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).
I also made a bonus Snoopy mini-hoop. Patter
We are the children of the
corn 80s and my husband loves his turtles. For my first cross-stitch napkin project, he requested the Turtles. The pattern is from Wee Little Stitches at Etsy.
At the other corner, I did the logo. The colors of the logo or the turtles are not exact, but I still think they look cute.
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!
It is no secret that both the husband and I love Shaun the Sheep. I found this kit online at 123stitch.com, 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.