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Cross-Stitch Zombies

Filexd under: Arts/Crafts,Crafts,Decor — Tags: , , , , — jane @

After I did that post the other day I got curious and started looking around. I found this Zombie Cross-Stitch kit at Barnes and Noble on the bargain shelves. It comes with everything you need to create three of the twelve patterns to raise the dead. I can’t wait to start one. I just can’t figure out which one to do first. Unfortunately, that’s the most interesting thing I found. Apparently there are a few people out there that agree with me on the lack of non 70s/80s themed cross-stitch. A lot of the scary cross-stitch available is of the Halloween cutesy variety and I hate that. There seems to be quite a bit of frustration about this and I thought to myself that someone could really make some money on designing them. Of course, as usual, I thought I should do it. I already know how to make the patterns, so that part would be easy. As everyone in my life says, though, the last thing I need is another business. If pattern making wasn’t so time consuming I would do it. I guess selling books, blogging and now making jewelry are enough. I tend to start things out of the frustration of not being able to find what I want. Well, until someone starts a company like that we will have to be content with these zombies.

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Creepy Christmas Cross-Stitch

Filexd under: Accessories,Art,Arts/Crafts,Decor,Holidays — Tags: , , , , , , — jane @

I am a very crafty person. I always have multiple projects going on. My latest obsession is counted cross-stitch. My mother taught me when I was very young, but I just recently rediscovered it. My problem is finding patterns that don’t include cuddly kittens falling out of baskets, beach scenes with children and/or geese etc using pinks and baby blues. 98% of what is available out there is ridiculously cute and a throwback to the 80s. It’s like they designed everything back then and have not done any since. I do know how to make my own patterns, but it can be difficult and time consuming. I don’t really enjoy it. The other day I was looking around for some new patterns even though I already have 3 projects going. I was thinking about doing something Christmasy and came across a little company called Prairie Moon that makes the most unusual patterns I have ever seen. They have some non scary stuff as well, but they are still very original. Check out their site here. They have lots of different patterns.

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