STITCH UP SOMETHING SWEET WITH THESE PATTERN MAKERS
When it starts to get chilly outside I tend to begin looking for ways to entertain myself indoors. A few of my favorite things include crocheting, crafting, and needlework. Sometimes I feel like one of those Victorian ladies who sit inside and embroider during the day, minus the fancy tea parties and suitors coming to my door.
While browsing Pinterest one afternoon for a new project I came across images of The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. The stitchery is run by two friends, Amanda and Ashleigh from Northern California, and they make seriously adorable needlework patterns.
After checking out every single pattern they produce, a few of my favorites include Toast Jump and Elements of Love which are both adorable. They include links to the embroidery floss they use along with hand dyed canvas and linen to stitch on.
One thing that The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery does that I think is unique is offering mystery stitching patterns that run for a few weeks, or up to a whole year like their samplers. Whenever possible I like to make my gifts for the holidays and decided to try their Christmas on Gingerbread Lane (above) three week sampler. So for three weeks in November I received a part of the pattern to finish.
The sampler itself is only $15 and includes the first PDF, which gives you all the supplies needed and color charts for picking up your own embroidery floss. So after a quick stop at my local craft store, I had all my colors, canvas and was ready to stitch.
Each Friday I received a part of the pattern as a fun mystery till I had the complete pattern. It made for a nice ending to my work week and gave me motivation to work on the pattern during the weekends. They even have a “stitch along” Facebook to chat with other crafters stitching the same patterns.
The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery is a must hit for anyone who loves cross-stitch and wants to make cute, fun patterns instead of the traditional flowers. I plan on purchasing their year long sampler to finish in my free time. Right after I put the finishing touches on my Christmas on Gingerbread Lane to send as a gift to my family back in Kentucky (my work is shown above.) Stop by their shop online just for a smile from the adorable characters including smiling pumpkins and jumping toast.
Readers – Did you make anything adorable this holiday for gift giving?
(thanks to Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery for the use of two photos)
Lucy loves Lady Gaga, lattes, trashy television and anything zombies. She’s a geeky girl who likes tech gadgets, reading tons of books, playing with gender roles and is constantly surrounded by a small army of cats.