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Crafts: Monogramming Round 2

15 May

After posting my first cross-stitching success I decided to bust my butt and finish the T! I had the top half done and pushed myself to finish it tonight 😀

It actually turned out a lot better than the P. Probably because I am getting the hang of it but I still want to try a smaller waste canvas size!

Another thought I had after finishing this one was just doing an outline instead of fulling it in and then trying a different type of stitching. I’m not sure if there are actually different ways to stitch but I’ve got some ideas in my head that I think would be cute 😀

Hopefully more to come soon!

Love Always,

J

Crafts: Monogramming Madness!

15 May

Hooray! I finished my first cross-stitching letter and .. I am not that great at it! But practice makes perfect so I am making a T next 😀

I am really happy I stuck with my idea even though everyone gave me funny faces when I suggested my plan! I think once I get better at cross-stitching it will be a super cute way to finish off my frames.

I also think I need to add a layer of stiffener to the back of it so it doesn’t pucker the fabric as much. I was a little worried when I had the idea that it would make the frames that much more expensive but it turns out cross-stitching is super cheap! Once you have the needles and hoop the waste canvas is $1.00 for 12″ by 8″ (which makes three frames worth for me) and the thread is like 60 cents each. One pack of thread did this entire P. I’m also thinking about getting a smaller size waste canvas so the little purple fabric doesn’t show through as much in between the stitches.

Let me know what you think!

Love Always,

J

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