Simple cross stitch

Good evening guys,

I have been super slack with my blog over the past couple of weeks as I have had so much going on, which I will be sure to explain in another post. I thought that I’d do a quick write up on a cross stitch I’ve just completed. It’s another design from the ‘Subversive cross stitch book and it was so quick and simple.

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This took me about an hour and a half and one of the main reasons I decided on this design was because of the gorgeous Spring, pastel colours. Sometimes, I prefer to work on much more simple and quick designs as sometimes I struggle to find motivation when I know the finished product is going to take such a long time.

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As I’ve said in a previous post, if you’re interested in starting up stitching and want some sassy designs then the Subversive cross stitch book is definitely worth a buy. Here’s the link for it on amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Subversive-Cross-Stitch-Designs-Sassy/dp/1576877558/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1463862800&sr=8-1&keywords=subversive+cross+stitch

Do any of you guys like crafting? If so, what do you like to make?

Tori Moore xoxo

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First completed cross stitch

Hey guys,

Just before Christmas I decided I would really love to get into some crafting and something I thought would be fun was cross stitching. I could only really find vintage designs and standard pictures when I was looking for designs. I wanted to create something fun, something that I would put up in my house. Then, for Christmas, I recieved a book, which turned out to be one of my favourite presents, it was from my fiance, Jake.

This book consists of 50 designs to cross stitch, most of them are hilarious and are definitely not for the easily offended! There is an introduction which gives more detail on how to stitch and the background of the author (Julie Jackson). It also comes with a range of fonts in the back to make it easier to design your own patterns.

It was really difficult deciding what stitch to do first, I wanted to do one for someone as I thought it would give me the enthusiasm I needed to keep it up, and I decided my fiance would be the perfect person. It took me a few weeks to complete, I wasn’t doing it every day, about 3 times a week for an hour or so. For my first stitch I couldn’t believe how it turned out and Jake was very happy with it! Below is my finished product.

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I find stitching really therapeutic, especially when you can put your headphones in and get lost in the craft of it. It got me into considering selling the ones I made, if its a hobby I enjoy doing, why not make money from it?! So I’m planning on getting and Etsy store up and running soon. I love having this as a hobby as before stitching and blogging I would struggle to find something to do in my spare time. Below you’ll find a couple more examples of designs in the book and what I’m intending to stitch next.next stitch

 

 

 

 

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I hope you enjoyed reading about my stitching and let me know if you’d like me to post my next completed stitches!

Tori Moore xoxo

@vickykennedyx @torimooreblogs

 

 

 

Scrabble Art

Good evening,

As I previously said, there would be some crafty posts on here and I felt this is the perfect one to start with. I’d seen so many pictures of these online just before Christmas and decided I would give it a go myself to see how it came out.

I made 3 for Christmas, for my Dad, Sister and Fiance.

These were so simple and didn’t cost much to do, I found when I gave them as gifts they had a lot of sentimental value and they’re really enjoyable to make. All it took was some scrabble tiles, which I found on Amazon, a frame which I got from my local craft shop (although I have some IKEA ‘Ribba’ frames on order as they are perfect for this) and some optional photos and sticky gems to add a bit of detail.

I first laid out the tiles and worked out how I wanted them to sit with everyone’s names. When doing this you made need to add some short words such as ‘family’ or ‘love’ if you are unable to join the names together. I then used some UHC transparent glue to stick these to my white card background.

After that I then decided what detailing each individual would like. The possibilities for detailing are absolutely endless but I wanted to start simple and self adhesive diamante gems were the perfect and most easy way of adding some sparkle. My fiance, Jake, had seen me making the other ones for my sister and Dad and said he thought it would look cool with pictures, so I experimented with his frame.

These are really worth giving a go, they have a lot of sentimental value and I think they make the perfect birthday/wedding/Christmas gift.

Tori Moore xoxo

@vickykennedyx @torimooreblogs