Anniversary Hoops

For Valentine’s Day this year, I made these two hoops for our two wedding anniversaries. We had a court wedding, followed by a Hindu Temple wedding. I got the idea from Etsy shops: ScarletPyjamas and loveandbeststitches and YouMakeMeSewHappy,  as well as Feeling Stitchy. Instructions for making your own can be found from Martha Stewart (of course).

2014 02 Anniversary Hoops (2)

2014 02 Anniversary Hoops (1)

2014 02 Anniversary Hoops (3)

I also made a bonus Snoopy mini-hoop. Patter

2014 02 Snoopy

Micky & Minnie Cross-Stitch

After we got married, we went to Disney World with my parents (since they were visiting all the way from India, we had to make it worth their while).  So, technically not a honey moon (still waiting on that :D). But I did pick up this kit (I can’t find a link online), which is really pretty with silver flecks in the thread. I finished it in 2010,  but we just got around to framing it. I love the way it came out!

Mickey & Minnie

Shaun The Sheep

It is no secret that both the husband and I love Shaun the Sheep. I found this kit online at, and decide to make this as my Christmas present for my husband. As usual, it took up much longer than expected and going was very slow. In the end, I couldn’t finish it before Christmas, but I did get it done a few days after New Years, and cleaned & farmed (in an Ikea frame). The eyes are a bit a wonky, but I like how the rest of it came out.



Paul was my husband’s favorite movie from 2011, and “It’s Probing Time” was his favorite line (and “God-bothering Cyclops”).  So I made him this cross-stitch for our 3rd anniversary.

Inspired by the amazing patterns at WeeLittleStitches on Etsy. Initially, I got the idea from her Shaun of the Dead pattern, since it’s basically the same guys with different hair.  I drew out everything on a graph sheet then stitched it out. I recently saw that she has a Paul pattern too, which is awesome and not lame-ish like mine (but my quote is better :D).

My frame is $7 from TJ Maxx.



Ganesh Cross Stitch

Ganesha is the Indian God of new beginings and removing obstacles. When we decided to buy our house, the first thing I wanted to put in the house was this cross-stitch Ganesh. The house purchase went through much faster than anticipated, so I had to get through it pretty quickly.It was a labor of love that I finished in a little over three months – 94 days to be exact (while working full time and moving). To stay motivated to finish the project, I had planned to take a picture of my progress everyday, but that lasted only the first couple of weeks. After that, I tried to take a picture of my progress every week. I was very happy with how it turned out.The kit is from

Day 0
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Ganesh_001 Ganesh_002 Ganesh_003
Day 4 Day 5 Day 6
Ganesh_004 Ganesh_005 Ganesh_006
Day 7 Day 8 Day 9
Ganesh_007 Ganesh_008 Ganesh_009
Day 10 Day 11 Day 12
Ganesh_010 Ganesh_011 Ganesh_012
Day 13 (Back View) Day 20 Day 27
Ganesh_013 Ganesh_020 Ganesh_027
Day 34 Day 41 Day 54
Ganesh_034 Ganesh_041 Ganesh_054
Day 61 Day 68 Day 84
Ganesh_061 Ganesh_068 Ganesh_084
Day 91 – Outlining
Day 94 – Finished!
Framed (Done at a Michael’s)
Ganesh Framed