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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Cross Stitch

Charlie Brown Christmas Tree cross-stitch pattern

Christmas cross-stitch patterns are some of my most popular designs. It’s great to be able to take that finished piece out year after year and incorporate it into your holiday décor for the family to enjoy and ooooh and awwww over for generations to come.

If you haven’t had a chance to stop by my Bella Stitchery shop in awhile, here are just a few of my current designs. I like to create everything from kitschy and retro, to funny and pop culture.

Thoughtful Santa cross-stitch pattern

Vintage Santa and praying girl cross-stitch pattern

Retro Christmas snowman cross-stitch pattern

Vintage Christmas Carols Pattern

Retro Reindeer cross-stitch pattern

Retro reindeer with candy canes cross-stitch pattern

Retro ice skating silhouette cross-stitch pattern

Nativity scene silhouette cross-stitch pattern

Coca Cola Santa Pattern

Jack Skellington cross-stitch pattern

Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for? Feel free to contact me for custom designs! 🙂

Thanks so much, and happy stitching!

xoxo

Genevieve

1950's, finished cross stitch, pin-ups

Pin-Up with Plane Finished Cross-Stitch

Pin-Up with Plane Finished Cross-Stitch http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/251722864165?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123
Pin-Up with Plane Finished Cross-Stitch
http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/251722864165?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123

What takes 8 months to complete and a lifetime to enjoy? This handmade finished cross-stitch! I finished this pin-up with plane fiber art in 2013 and she’s looking for a good home.

You can check out the listing here on eBay and she is packed and ready to ship to the highest bidder – just in time for Christmas (it’s the perfect gift idea!)

Pin-Up with Plane Finished Cross-Stitch http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/251722864165?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123
Pin-Up with Plane Finished Cross-Stitch
http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/251722864165?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123
Pin-Up with Plane Finished Cross-Stitch http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/251722864165?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123
Pin-Up with Plane Finished Cross-Stitch
http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/251722864165?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123
Pin-Up with Plane Finished Cross-Stitch http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/251722864165?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123
Pin-Up with Plane Finished Cross-Stitch
http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/251722864165?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123
Pin-Up with Plane Finished Cross-Stitch http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/251722864165?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123
Pin-Up with Plane Finished Cross-Stitch
http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/251722864165?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123

Happy bidding, and thanks so much for supporting handmade!

P.S. Love this pin-up, but want to make something of your own? I also have this fabulous retro illustration available as a fabric block! Perfect for embroidery hoops, altered art embroidery, pillows and more!

Pin-Up with Plane Fabric Block http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pin-Up-Girl-with-Plane-8x10-Fabric-Block-Great-tor-Quilting-Pillows-Wall-Ar-/251250357722
Pin-Up with Plane Fabric Block
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pin-Up-Girl-with-Plane-8×10-Fabric-Block-Great-tor-Quilting-Pillows-Wall-Ar-/251250357722
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Friday Freebie – Vintage Pumpkin Patch Cross-Stitch Pattern Download

FREE Vintage Pumpkin Patch Pattern

Welcome to my Bella Stitchery blog, and I am so happy to give you today’s freebie pattern!

I made it just last night with the help of a Vintage Thanksgiving illustration, Photoshop, my cross-stitch software, and some late-night coffee (love the Caramel Brulée Latte from Starbucks).

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Simply click here to download the pattern, complete with DMC floss requirements. All the stitches are full X stitches, so it’s great for any level of cross-stitcher. This piece will be approximately 20×12.25 inches, based on a 14 count fabric (you can use any size you like, however) and the stitch count is 280×173.

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Thanks so much, and happy stitching!

xoxo

Genevieve

bella stitchery, cross stitch patterns, Thanksgiving

Thankful for Fiber Art

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The holidays are here once again, and it’s a great time to cozy in with the family, enjoy a little time off of school and work, and get busy cross-stitchin’! With all the classic holiday movies about to start up on television, what better way to relive those old favorites than with a Thanksgiving themed cross-stitch pattern?

Here are some that I have made. They can all be found under the holiday section of my Bella Stitchery Design shop on Etsy.

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Do you have a favorite image or photo that you would like to make into a cross-stitch project? Please feel free to contact me for custom patterns – I would be delighted to design a special project for you!

xoxo

Genevieve

embroidery

It’s a Swedish Thing

Love the thick satin embroidery over the dark red cloth.
Love the thick satin embroidery over the dark red cloth.

My new obsession – Swedish embroidery.

Love the color. Love the flowers. Love the style.

What is it? It’s rich – full of life and character. It’s a feeling.

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Happy flowers make for happy linens at Brodera.

Here are some examples of Swedish folk art fiber art:

Embroidery featured on Sticka's blog.
Embroidery featured on Sticka’s blog.
Machine embroidery pattern from www.emblibrary.com
Machine embroidery pattern from http://www.emblibrary.com

Check out the rich tapestry on the chair below, found in Kurbits’ blog. It’s just so very unique and special.

Something to CHAIRish.
Something to CHAIRish.

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I love this amazing technique on the jacket here, too. Fabulous!

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Friday Freebie – Peach and Pink Roses Cross Stitch Pattern

TGIF!

Hope you enjoy this one-of-a-kind pattern. It is based on a photo of rich pink and peach roses. This tapestry would go beautifully in a country or shabby chic style home.

Peach and Pink Roses Pattern

Happy stitching, and have a lovely weekend!

xoxo

Genevieve