4-inch-xstitch-kit-AWow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted a Project of Doom, I need to keep up!

I’ve made it abundantly clear that I absolutely hate factory-made cross-stitch patterns, so I thought I’d try my hand at making some up for myself! The Craftease Etsy shop will soon be selling DIY Cross-stitch kits, complete with fabric, DMC thread, a needle, and even a vintage hoop for hanging. All of the patterns are designed by yours truly and will feature such weird and wonderful things such as 3-D glasses (pictured), cute zombie animals, meat and organs, just to name a few. All of the patterns are super-simple and can be customized with your own colors. I’m even going to put together a few X-stitch alphabets to give your finished piece a personalized touch. If you’re feeling lazy, I’ll also be selling the finished cross-stitched pieces so you can display all of the cute without doing any of the work. ┬áBe on the lookout for my kits in the next few weeks!

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I am beyond picky when it comes to finding a good cross-stitch pattern. The ones you find in chain stores are generally benign, cutesy, harmless, and so boring I envision myself stabbing myself in the eye with my needle if I would even attempt to make one. Instead of resorting to violence, I’ve started making my own patterns and grids. Normally my projects are one-offs and aren’t intended to be reproduced, so the patterns are more of a general drawing than a nicely laid out grid. I’m trying out a new way of doing these and wanted to start sharing them with you, my lovely loyal readers. Yes, it’s girly and flowery and still kind of benign, but my original idea of a grill with a bloody steak on it needs more work (check back next week – it may well be ready by then). Check it out and let me know what you think!