My New Craft Project

19 March 2013 | 0 Comments

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CrossStitch

I usually knit blankets and hats if I’m feeling crafty, but lately I’ve been uninspired with knitting.  Then, a few weeks ago, I got an email from TinyModernist – the company that made the adorable toddler dress for Clara (remember, the one I tried to copy last summer, only so-so successfully?).  TinyModernist is now out of the kids’ clothing business, and into the cross stitch pattern business.  But these aren’t your grandma’s cross stitch patterns – these are cool and hip.

I haven’t done cross stitch since I was about 12 years old, but I thought I’d give it a whirl.  I picked a pattern that seemed pretty simple – the adorable “mod owl” pictured above.  At first, I just bought the PDF pattern, and then struggled to find a spot near me that sells DMC floss and aida cloth.  I wrote to Cheryl, the owner, who told me it can be hard to find cross stitch supplies in Toronto, and suggested I upgrade to the full kit for the owl pattern.  The full kit includes everything you could need – the pattern, instructions, DMC floss, aida cloth, and even a needle!

It arrive in the mail yesterday, and I’m now happily stitching away.  I’ll share a photo of the final product when I’m done.  In the meantime, check out the TinyModernist website – which cross stitch pattern would you pick?  There are so many to love…

 

 

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