Thursday 29 May 2014

Crafty Obsession - Cross Stitching

A while ago, after seeing lots of cute pictures online, I decided I wanted to take up cross-stitching. I mentioned it a few times to friends and family but never actually got round to it because I didn't have a clue where to start or what to do.

That's when one of my best friends took it upon herself to make me this cute little Cross Stitch Starter Kit, to keep me busy while my flatmates went home for Christmas.

I completed the stitch in about a week and my obsession with cross-stitching grew from there. Obviously, I had a lot of uni work to do this year, so I stitched in dribs and drabs, but since finishing uni a few weeks ago, I have spent nearly all of my spare time stitching away.

I love how cute and intricate stitches look when they're finished and while I am by no means an expert, I really enjoy doing them. I still have to get to grips with cleaning the back up and find a way to not get agitated when stitching large blocks of colour, but other than that I am loving cross-stitching.

Here are a few I've been working on lately, and remember: don't judge, I'm still very much a beginner!

Bit of an amateur one. but Jake the dog from Adventure Time

Cute little owl

A project I'm currently working on, The Powerpuff Girls (Note Spice World on in the background)

Birthday present for my mum, quite proud of this one!

Seal inspired housewarming gift for my boyfriend and his uni pals

A stitch I did for my Guinness-loving friend for her birthday earlier this year

And lastly, one I did for myself!

In accordance with my recent stitching obsession, I also took it to another level and spent a good three hours organising my skeins of stitching thread into this nice, neat little box:

As sad as that is....I love it!


  1. This is such a creative and adorable hobby! xx
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  2. These came out wonderfully! I'm a fan of cross stitching, as well. Lovely blog. Just followed! :)

  3. Thank you, I really enjoy them!

    :) x