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ORIGINAL You're Doing It Wrong cross stitch -- 5x7 framed with flower motif and No No No border

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You're Doing It Wrong original cross stitch -- subversive, completed and framed 5x7 cross stitch

This is the original "you're doing it wrong" cross stitch. :)

---The Story---

Are you tired of losing your voice telling others the better way to do things? A girlfriend who keeps going out with married men ("he's never going to leave her!" "You're right, you're right -- I KNOW you're right!")? A boyfriend who leaves his dirty clothes in a pile in the middle of the bedroom floor (as if he WANTS you to trip on the way to the bathroom)? A mom who won't stop giving you advice no matter how many times you refuse to follow it?

Now you can stop saying it and just point to this cross stitch.

An off-shoot of the other PSA stitches, "Your Mom" and "That's what SHE said," "You're doing it wrong" can be displayed anywhere you'd like to be slightly offensive, ironic, or both.*

*I wouldn't recommend displaying this in the bedroom. The offensiveness goes up exponentially in that environment.

---The Deets---

This listing is for one completed cross stitch that says "You're doing it wrong" in dark blue with a flower and "NO" border in red, yellow and green. It will be framed in a 5x7 frame (no glass). The photos above show an example of this stitch, of which yours will be an exact copy (unless you request customization).

*FRAME: This completed cross stitch is available as a 5x7, framed in fresh-from-the-Goodwill secondhand frames, and ready to hang or prop on a tabletop (except outside the U.S., where it will be received ready to frame).

The frame pictured is an example of a Goodwill frame, though not the exact one you will receive -- feel free to request basic colors/sizes/features, and I'll do my best to accommodate (write your preference into the purchase order notes at checkout or use the "contact seller" link at the bottom of this listing).

*CUSTOMIZE: Feel free to request any color combination you'd like in the purchase order, or other customizations via convo. Want the text in red and flowers in blue? Rather have orange and teal? Just let me know!

If you'd like a design-altering customization, convo me before purchasing so I can let you know what, if any, additional cost will be required (for design work and possible additional labor).

*GIFT WRAP: Giving "You're doing it wrong" as a gift? Let me know in the purchase order or by convo and I'll wrap it up in plain paper with a notecard for you to write your "to" and "from" on (or let me know whose names to write if it's going straight to the recipient).

*SHIP: I'll then pack it with some clean newspaper ads in a yellow envelope and send it on its way via USPS first class with delivery confirmation (or international first class -- again, unframed outside the U.S.). Please see my shop policies for further shipping details.

This stitch will ship within 2 weeks unless I convo you otherwise or you've requested a design-altering customization (in which case, please convo me in advance of purchasing).

Please let me know if you're working on a deadline, even if you think it will definitely arrive in time -- it helps me prioritize accordingly. :)


---The Links---

Want to stitch it yourself? Here's the pattern, available as an instant download and suitable for a beginner: https://www.etsy.com/listing/151904452/cross-stitch-pattern-youre-doing-it

Do you realize now that you've made a huge mistake? Here's the hoop for that: https://www.etsy.com/listing/92752622/huge-mistake-cross-stitch-inspired-funny

See the classic small "your mom" for the office or desktop, here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/94205946/your-mom-cross-stitch-small-framed-cross

Here's a larger 4x6 "Your Mom" for times when the mini just isn't enough: https://www.etsy.com/listing/96331515/your-mom-cross-stitch-4x6-framed-with

Want a matching 5x7 "That's what she said"? Find it here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/89440495/thats-what-she-said-dark-red-cross

Or get them both in tiny style. Here are the "your mom" and "that's what she said" minis: http://www.etsy.com/listing/94810617/thats-what-she-said-your-mom-mini-set-of

Check out the entire section of funny stuff in the Funny HAHA section of the shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/aliciawatkins?section_id=11185410

Back to the shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/aliciawatkins


---The Legal Stuff---

This design is the original "You're doing it wrong" cross stitch pattern; I do realize that other similar patterns now exist in other venues, but this stitch had been in existence for over a year before those arrived, so please don't feel the need to contact me to claim that I am copying other designers. It's a waste of time when you could be stitching instead! :)

My designs are copyright me (Alicia Watkins 2012), so please don't copy 'em, and please don't pin them without permission -- I'd rather hear from you and follow you on Pinterest! :)

This design is for sale in my shop for just a few bucks!
You're Doing It Wrong original cross stitch -- subversive, completed and framed 5x7 cross stitch

This is the original "you're doing it wrong" cross stitch. :)

---The Story---

Are you tired of losing your voice telling others the better way to do things? A girlfriend who keeps going out with married men ("he's never going to leave her!" "You're right, you're right -- I KNOW you're right!")? A boyfriend who leaves his dirty clothes in a pile in the middle of the bedroom floor (as if he WANTS you to trip on the way to the bathroom)? A mom who won't stop giving you advice no matter how many times you refuse to follow it?

Now you can stop saying it and just point to this cross stitch.

An off-shoot of the other PSA stitches, "Your Mom" and "That's what SHE said," "You're doing it wrong" can be displayed anywhere you'd like to be slightly offensive, ironic, or both.*

*I wouldn't recommend displaying this in the bedroom. The offensiveness goes up exponentially in that environment.

---The Deets---

This listing is for one completed cross stitch that says "You're doing it wrong" in dark blue with a flower and "NO" border in red, yellow and green. It will be framed in a 5x7 frame (no glass). The photos above show an example of this stitch, of which yours will be an exact copy (unless you request customization).

*FRAME: This completed cross stitch is available as a 5x7, framed in fresh-from-the-Goodwill secondhand frames, and ready to hang or prop on a tabletop (except outside the U.S., where it will be received ready to frame).

The frame pictured is an example of a Goodwill frame, though not the exact one you will receive -- feel free to request basic colors/sizes/features, and I'll do my best to accommodate (write your preference into the purchase order notes at checkout or use the "contact seller" link at the bottom of this listing).

*CUSTOMIZE: Feel free to request any color combination you'd like in the purchase order, or other customizations via convo. Want the text in red and flowers in blue? Rather have orange and teal? Just let me know!

If you'd like a design-altering customization, convo me before purchasing so I can let you know what, if any, additional cost will be required (for design work and possible additional labor).

*GIFT WRAP: Giving "You're doing it wrong" as a gift? Let me know in the purchase order or by convo and I'll wrap it up in plain paper with a notecard for you to write your "to" and "from" on (or let me know whose names to write if it's going straight to the recipient).

*SHIP: I'll then pack it with some clean newspaper ads in a yellow envelope and send it on its way via USPS first class with delivery confirmation (or international first class -- again, unframed outside the U.S.). Please see my shop policies for further shipping details.

This stitch will ship within 2 weeks unless I convo you otherwise or you've requested a design-altering customization (in which case, please convo me in advance of purchasing).

Please let me know if you're working on a deadline, even if you think it will definitely arrive in time -- it helps me prioritize accordingly. :)


---The Links---

Want to stitch it yourself? Here's the pattern, available as an instant download and suitable for a beginner: https://www.etsy.com/listing/151904452/cross-stitch-pattern-youre-doing-it

Do you realize now that you've made a huge mistake? Here's the hoop for that: https://www.etsy.com/listing/92752622/huge-mistake-cross-stitch-inspired-funny

See the classic small "your mom" for the office or desktop, here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/94205946/your-mom-cross-stitch-small-framed-cross

Here's a larger 4x6 "Your Mom" for times when the mini just isn't enough: https://www.etsy.com/listing/96331515/your-mom-cross-stitch-4x6-framed-with

Want a matching 5x7 "That's what she said"? Find it here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/89440495/thats-what-she-said-dark-red-cross

Or get them both in tiny style. Here are the "your mom" and "that's what she said" minis: http://www.etsy.com/listing/94810617/thats-what-she-said-your-mom-mini-set-of

Check out the entire section of funny stuff in the Funny HAHA section of the shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/aliciawatkins?section_id=11185410

Back to the shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/aliciawatkins


---The Legal Stuff---

This design is the original "You're doing it wrong" cross stitch pattern; I do realize that other similar patterns now exist in other venues, but this stitch had been in existence for over a year before those arrived, so please don't feel the need to contact me to claim that I am copying other designers. It's a waste of time when you could be stitching instead! :)

My designs are copyright me (Alicia Watkins 2012), so please don't copy 'em, and please don't pin them without permission -- I'd rather hear from you and follow you on Pinterest! :)

This design is for sale in my shop for just a few bucks!

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(2,611)
Reviewed by Bridgett Payseur
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 20, 2018
Love it! I love all the variations she gives. I was a bit hesitant on the price, but it was clearly worth it with all the pattern components given! I put it on a flour sack towel, and it looks amazing!
Cross Stitch Patterns -- Wash Your Hands 5x7 (5 versions) and bonus Wash Your Hands patterned for bathroom towel (2 versions)

Reviewed by Mary C
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 19, 2018
The pattern is great. I can't wait to stitch it as a gift to artist friends.
Cross Stitch Pattern -- Exposure House, Pay Artists, 8x10 counted cross stitch sampler, cross stitch pattern

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If you find you need to cancel a made-to-order item, and I have not yet started working on it (which usually happens a few hours after I receive the order! So be quick), I will refund you the full price minus fees (listing and Etsy fee). This is also my policy for already made items that have not been shipped.

If you need to cancel a made-to-order item I have already started working on (to a significant degree), I will refund all but half the price or $10, whichever is lower, to make up for materials, labor and fees. (For instance, if an item is $20, I will refund $10 and shipping; if an item is $5 I will refund $2.50 and shipping; if an item is $40, I will refund $30 and shipping.)

If you've ordered a custom order that cannot be sold in my shop, and you'd like to cancel your order, contact me so we can discuss details.

Orders that have already shipped cannot be cancelled or refunded without clear communication between you, the buyer, and me, the seller; expect to return the item at your own expense and have the cost of shipping and relevant listing fees deducted from your refund, please.

I pay sales tax only on items sold to other Connecticut residents; if you are living outside CT, please consult your state's tax laws to determine whether you owe use tax to your state for items purchased from my shop.

For the convenience of other CT residents, sales tax will be added to your purchase price at the time you order. This means your sales taxes are taken care of, and you do not need to include your purchase when accounting for "use tax" at year's end.

Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
PLEASE NOTE: DOUBLE CHECK YOUR ADDRESS when you check out. Check the email you get from Etsy confirming your order as well, to be sure your order is being sent to the right place. I don't offer refunds to items delivered to an old address, and several customers have contacted me to say that although they entered the correct address at checkout, the information that I ultimately received was an address where they hadn't lived for several years.

If your item does not arrive, or arrives damaged, please contact me.

I cannot replace broken frames, and because the price of my items is the same with or without framing (it's optional and free!), broken frames will not receive a refund.

Because needlework is best shown without being smushed up against glass, and because of the fragility of glass in transit, glass will not be included in the larger framed cross stitches. Please request that your stitch be sent either mounted or plain on cloth if this is unacceptable.

If the needlework itself arrives irreversibly damaged, please be willing to take a photo that shows the damage. If you asked for insurance on your shipment, I will replace the needlework (with an identical piece) as soon as possible. If the item was uninsured, we can come up with a case-by-case solution, but I cannot guarantee a replacement in every case.

Replacements will be shipped without a frame except in cases of wood embroidery hoops.

If I've listed your item as "shipped," but it has not arrived in due time and the tracking number shows no progress toward its destination, let me know. (You may also want to contact the US Postal Service in this instance or if you are not in the U.S., your local post office or customs office.)

Again, if an item is listed as "delivered" to the location you have on file with Etsy (or a specified location you include either in a convo or purchase order note), and you haven't received it, it is considered delivered. If that occurs, consider contacting your local post office and inquiring; ask neighbors if they saw your package; and, as a UPS delivery man once told me, "check the bushes." ; ) Unfortunately, in that instance I cannot offer you a replacement or a refund, as it is considered lost or stolen at its destination. (But always feel free to contact me in any case, as I certainly don't want you to feel disappointed in your purchase.)

Payment for shipped items will only be refunded in extreme circumstances.

Shipping policies

Please make a note in your purchase order or contact me if you have a deadline by which you'd like to receive your stitchery so I can prioritize accordingly, even if you believe it will definitely reach you in time. : )

I send items out via USPS, usually first class and with tracking.

Please be sure your address is correct *before* you check out and then check it again *after* you've checked out. If you need me to change your address for you, I can usually do that but I do not guarantee it. I will not replace or refund an item that is delivered to an address that you entered incorrectly (either by typing it in or automatically filled in by Paypal, etc.) or that you entered correctly but it was then switched in the process of checking out to a wrong or old address for reasons none of us can fathom. (This has happened to several customers who entered the correct address and then later found their items had gone to a place they hadn't lived in several years. Apparently the only way to prevent this is to delete all old addresses from your account so that the only available address for Etsy and the USPS to pass on to me is the correct one.)

PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR ADDRESS.

NOTE to UK CUSTOMERS: If your total order is valued above approximately $20 USD, please know that based on my experience, you have about a 50/50 chance of having your package stuck in customs in your country and waiting for you to pay a fee that will probably be NO LESS THAN £11. This will include a holding/processing fee of £8 plus the actual customs tax. For some reason, you will probably NOT be informed that your item is being held in customs, but if you see your package listed as "delivered" according to Etsy's tracking number and the USPS, it's very likely that customs is holding your package. I recommend you check with your local post office or customs office to try to locate your package; I can't do anything helpful for you from here. If you choose not to pay the fee, your package will probably get sent back to me after a few weeks. When I receive it back, my current policy is to refund the cost of the item (unless it is in any way a custom item), but not the cost of shipping, since it was shipped and did incur that cost. Contact me for details if this happens.

Please consider these facts before purchasing anything from my shop. By purchasing anything from my shop, you are agreeing to your country's customs laws and these shop policies.

International Buyers in general: Please note that import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying. I will not lie on customs forms, so please don't ask. Penalties for lying on a customs form are severe -- and sure, there's plenty of time to cross stitch in jail, but I'm pretty sure they wouldn't let me bring a needle in there anyway.

If an item is listed as "delivered" to the location I am given as the shipping address via the transaction, and you haven't received it, it is considered delivered. If that occurs, consider contacting your local post office and inquiring; ask neighbors if they saw your package; and, as a UPS delivery man once told me, "check the bushes." ;) Unfortunately, in that instance I cannot offer you a replacement or a refund, as it is considered lost or stolen at its destination. (But feel free to contact me in any case, as I certainly don't want you to feel disappointed in your purchase.)

If the item never arrives according to the tracking number you will receive in a shipping confirmation email (directly from Etsy to the email address you have on file with the site), please contact me so we can discuss next steps.

If you would like insurance, PLEASE LET ME KNOW and I will invoice you for the additional shipping amount. I do not automatically include insurance in my shipping rates for most items because it adds cost. I will sometimes insure higher priced items, which will be reflected in slightly higher shipping charges.

When the item is 5x7 or larger, Priority mail or Priority flat rate are occasionally cheaper, and in that case, your items will be sent priority. In rare cases, I may ship larger pieces with heavier frames parcel post.

Framed cross stitches will be wrapped in clean paper and sent in either a yellow envelope or (if relevant) a box, unless you request otherwise. Glass will not be included in the frames, and refunds are not available for frames, which are secondhand and free to you.

For international shipments outside the U.S., 4x6 or larger cross stitch pieces will be sent without a frame. The cost of shipping a secondhand frame is prohibitive, and it's very likely you can purchase a better frame in your local area for less. Instead, the stitch will be sent to you ready to frame yourself, mounted on a self-stick mounting board. Please convo me with your preferred dimensions if your area uses standard framing measurements that do not rely on inches, and I will cut the board to your standard.
Please make a note in your purchase order or contact me if you have a deadline by which you'd like to receive your stitchery so I can prioritize accordingly, even if you believe it will definitely reach you in time. : )

I send items out via USPS, usually first class and with tracking.

Please be sure your address is correct *before* you check out and then check it again *after* you've checked out. If you need me to change your address for you, I can usually do that but I do not guarantee it. I will not replace or refund an item that is delivered to an address that you entered incorrectly (either by typing it in or automatically filled in by Paypal, etc.) or that you entered correctly but it was then switched in the process of checking out to a wrong or old address for reasons none of us can fathom. (This has happened to several customers who entered the correct address and then later found their items had gone to a place they hadn't lived in several years. Apparently the only way to prevent this is to delete all old addresses from your account so that the only available address for Etsy and the USPS to pass on to me is the correct one.)

PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR ADDRESS.

NOTE to UK CUSTOMERS: If your total order is valued above approximately $20 USD, please know that based on my experience, you have about a 50/50 chance of having your package stuck in customs in your country and waiting for you to pay a fee that will probably be NO LESS THAN £11. This will include a holding/processing fee of £8 plus the actual customs tax. For some reason, you will probably NOT be informed that your item is being held in customs, but if you see your package listed as "delivered" according to Etsy's tracking number and the USPS, it's very likely that customs is holding your package. I recommend you check with your local post office or customs office to try to locate your package; I can't do anything helpful for you from here. If you choose not to pay the fee, your package will probably get sent back to me after a few weeks. When I receive it back, my current policy is to refund the cost of the item (unless it is in any way a custom item), but not the cost of shipping, since it was shipped and did incur that cost. Contact me for details if this happens.

Please consider these facts before purchasing anything from my shop. By purchasing anything from my shop, you are agreeing to your country's customs laws and these shop policies.

International Buyers in general: Please note that import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying. I will not lie on customs forms, so please don't ask. Penalties for lying on a customs form are severe -- and sure, there's plenty of time to cross stitch in jail, but I'm pretty sure they wouldn't let me bring a needle in there anyway.

If an item is listed as "delivered" to the location I am given as the shipping address via the transaction, and you haven't received it, it is considered delivered. If that occurs, consider contacting your local post office and inquiring; ask neighbors if they saw your package; and, as a UPS delivery man once told me, "check the bushes." ;) Unfortunately, in that instance I cannot offer you a replacement or a refund, as it is considered lost or stolen at its destination. (But feel free to contact me in any case, as I certainly don't want you to feel disappointed in your purchase.)

If the item never arrives according to the tracking number you will receive in a shipping confirmation email (directly from Etsy to the email address you have on file with the site), please contact me so we can discuss next steps.

If you would like insurance, PLEASE LET ME KNOW and I will invoice you for the additional shipping amount. I do not automatically include insurance in my shipping rates for most items because it adds cost. I will sometimes insure higher priced items, which will be reflected in slightly higher shipping charges.

When the item is 5x7 or larger, Priority mail or Priority flat rate are occasionally cheaper, and in that case, your items will be sent priority. In rare cases, I may ship larger pieces with heavier frames parcel post.

Framed cross stitches will be wrapped in clean paper and sent in either a yellow envelope or (if relevant) a box, unless you request otherwise. Glass will not be included in the frames, and refunds are not available for frames, which are secondhand and free to you.

For international shipments outside the U.S., 4x6 or larger cross stitch pieces will be sent without a frame. The cost of shipping a secondhand frame is prohibitive, and it's very likely you can purchase a better frame in your local area for less. Instead, the stitch will be sent to you ready to frame yourself, mounted on a self-stick mounting board. Please convo me with your preferred dimensions if your area uses standard framing measurements that do not rely on inches, and I will cut the board to your standard.

Additional policies

Unless specified otherwise in the listing, the frames I use, especially with 4x6 and 5x7 cross stitches, are secondhand and will vary from item to item. I believe in this policy because it's eco-friendly, supports the local thrift shops in my area, and it allows me to frame your items, if you'd like that, at very low cost.

I do not frame finished work that is 8x10 or larger except in special circumstances when I have been convo'ed in advance of an order.

I cannot send you a photo of your options for any secondhand framing sizes in my shop; I have too many frames and a too quickly rotating stock for that. However, you're welcome to let me know your preferences in color and material (i.e. wood, metal, plastic) and I'll do what I can to accommodate your wishes.

Because they are unique and unapproved by you, I do not pass on the cost of the 4x6 or larger secondhand frames to you, except for the cost of shipping (usually about a $2 difference). This is why international orders do not receive a discount for frameless stitchery -- because the frames are free. (International shipping reflects the real cost of sending a mounted, unframed cross stitch. Smaller stitches ship as shown in most cases, but please see individual listings for details.)

When you order an item from me, rest assured that you are only paying for the stitchwork (plus other relevant materials), and you may treat the frame as a "suggestion" -- if you don't like it, give the frame away! Your 4x6 or larger cross stitch will come with a mounting board that will allow you to easily pop it out of the "suggested" frame I've sent it in and into any same-sized frame of your choice.

If you're pretty sure you'll dislike the frame I'd send, please request that your stitch be sent either mounted on board ready for you to frame, or on just the cross stitch cloth, and I'll save the frame for future customers. :)

Again, because needlework is best shown without being smushed up against glass, and because of the fragility of glass in transit, glass will not be included in 3x5 or larger framed cross stitches and often left out of mini frames as well. Please request that your stitch be sent either mounted or plain on cloth if this is unacceptable.

AGAIN, NOTE to UK CUSTOMERS: If your total order is valued above approximately $20 USD, please know that based on my experience, you have about a 50/50 chance of having your package stuck in customs in your country and waiting for you to pay a fee that will probably be NO LESS THAN £11. This will include a holding/processing fee of £8 plus the actual customs tax. For some reason, you will probably NOT be informed that your item is being held in customs, but if you see your package listed as "delivered" according to Etsy's tracking number and the USPS, it's very likely that customs is holding your package. I recommend you check with your local post office or customs office to try to locate your package; I can't do anything helpful for you from here. If you choose not to pay the fee, your package will probably get sent back to me after a few weeks. When I receive it back, my current policy is to refund the cost of the item (unless it is in any way a custom item), but not the cost of shipping, since it was shipped and did incur that cost.

Please consider these facts before purchasing anything from my shop. By purchasing anything over about $20 USD, you are agreeing to your country's customs laws and these shop policies.
Unless specified otherwise in the listing, the frames I use, especially with 4x6 and 5x7 cross stitches, are secondhand and will vary from item to item. I believe in this policy because it's eco-friendly, supports the local thrift shops in my area, and it allows me to frame your items, if you'd like that, at very low cost.

I do not frame finished work that is 8x10 or larger except in special circumstances when I have been convo'ed in advance of an order.

I cannot send you a photo of your options for any secondhand framing sizes in my shop; I have too many frames and a too quickly rotating stock for that. However, you're welcome to let me know your preferences in color and material (i.e. wood, metal, plastic) and I'll do what I can to accommodate your wishes.

Because they are unique and unapproved by you, I do not pass on the cost of the 4x6 or larger secondhand frames to you, except for the cost of shipping (usually about a $2 difference). This is why international orders do not receive a discount for frameless stitchery -- because the frames are free. (International shipping reflects the real cost of sending a mounted, unframed cross stitch. Smaller stitches ship as shown in most cases, but please see individual listings for details.)

When you order an item from me, rest assured that you are only paying for the stitchwork (plus other relevant materials), and you may treat the frame as a "suggestion" -- if you don't like it, give the frame away! Your 4x6 or larger cross stitch will come with a mounting board that will allow you to easily pop it out of the "suggested" frame I've sent it in and into any same-sized frame of your choice.

If you're pretty sure you'll dislike the frame I'd send, please request that your stitch be sent either mounted on board ready for you to frame, or on just the cross stitch cloth, and I'll save the frame for future customers. :)

Again, because needlework is best shown without being smushed up against glass, and because of the fragility of glass in transit, glass will not be included in 3x5 or larger framed cross stitches and often left out of mini frames as well. Please request that your stitch be sent either mounted or plain on cloth if this is unacceptable.

AGAIN, NOTE to UK CUSTOMERS: If your total order is valued above approximately $20 USD, please know that based on my experience, you have about a 50/50 chance of having your package stuck in customs in your country and waiting for you to pay a fee that will probably be NO LESS THAN £11. This will include a holding/processing fee of £8 plus the actual customs tax. For some reason, you will probably NOT be informed that your item is being held in customs, but if you see your package listed as "delivered" according to Etsy's tracking number and the USPS, it's very likely that customs is holding your package. I recommend you check with your local post office or customs office to try to locate your package; I can't do anything helpful for you from here. If you choose not to pay the fee, your package will probably get sent back to me after a few weeks. When I receive it back, my current policy is to refund the cost of the item (unless it is in any way a custom item), but not the cost of shipping, since it was shipped and did incur that cost.

Please consider these facts before purchasing anything from my shop. By purchasing anything over about $20 USD, you are agreeing to your country's customs laws and these shop policies.

FAQs

I love to do custom work during the non-holiday months! I try to work on one custom project at a time so that I can give each project my full customizing attention; as a result, a significant lead time on deadlines for receiving your custom order is very much appreciated.

If possible, try to contact me at least a month in advance of a deadline for receiving a 5x7 custom cross stitch. (That said, if you're in a pinch and you know I'm the stitcher for the job, convo me anyway! If I happen to be in between custom orders, I can often get things out in a much shorter time, and like I said, I love working with customers on personalized stitchery.)
Most of my small finished cross stitches have an option for gift wrapping.

If you don't see a drop-down list as you purchase a small hooped or framed cross stitch (smaller than 4x6), but you would like your item to be wrapped in plain paper (with a small notecard for your message included), request gift wrap as you check out in the "notes to seller"!

If you're having your gift sent directly to the recipient, please double-check the address it's going to before you finish checking out, and let me know what you'd like me to write in the notecard to your recipient! :)

Etsy has a "this is a gift!" option that helps you tell me not to include a receipt -- I don't anyway! -- but I do not gift-wrap large items or kits.
Mini kits are available for wholesale ordering at any time; contact me for details on which kits I have available with shelf-ready labeling, and for pricing details!

I also offer a selection of finished cross stitch available for wholesale or certain consignment situations, for stores that feel my work would be a good fit. Contact me if you're interested in carrying my work in your store, and we'll talk about what I've done in the past and what you're looking for! :)
I believe in using secondhand frames because it's eco-friendly, supports my local thrift shops, and allows me to frame your items, if you'd like that, at very low cost.

Because they are unique and unapproved by you, I don't pass on the cost of the secondhand frames to you, except for the cost of shipping (usually about a $2 difference).

When you order an item from me, rest assured that you are only paying for the stitchwork, and you may treat the frame as a "suggestion" -- if you don't like it, give the frame away! Your 4x6 or larger cross stitch will come with a mounting board that will allow you to easily pop it out of the "suggested" frame I've sent it in and into any same-sized frame of your choice.
I can't send you a photo of your options for secondhand frames; I have too many frames and a too quickly rotating stock for that. However, you're welcome to let me know your preferences in color and material (i.e. wood, metal, plastic) and I'll do what I can to accommodate your wishes.

If you receive your stitchwork and you HATE the frame I chose from my cache of secondhand frames, never fear! The stitching for a 4x6 or larger frame will be mounted on a board that you can simply pop out of the secondhand frame you received, and pop INto a frame you choose from a local store, another Etsy seller, or anywhere you find perfect frames.

Because the secondhand frames I send are free, I cannot offer replacements or frame-related refunds.
Google and Youtube are your BFFs in learning to cross stitch, but if you've purchased a kit or pattern from my shop, I can also offer you a Basic Cross Stitch instruction booklet via email. Just let me know you'd like one, and I'll send it along! :)
Nope! What I sell are patterns and kits for original counted cross stitch designs, which means you'll be using a printed pattern (or your computer screen if you prefer -- being able to zoom in on a detail can be very helpful!), almost the way you would use a map to navigate in a city.
The details of what is included in each of my kits can be found in the listing for that kit. Click "read more" under the pics for details.
If you've never tried counted cross stitch before, many of my patterns are beginner-friendly, and I'm happy to say that many first-time stitchers have reported fun and success with my kits. I'm also happy to send you a Basic Cross Stitch instruction book via email. Just let me know you'd like one, and I'll send it along!
Why yes! Yes I am.
Here's what that means for the shop:
*I will be unavailable for replying to convos during that week. Feel free to write to me anyway and I'll do my best to get back to you when I return!
*I will email patterns that should be emailed after I return. Instantly downloadable patterns will still be instantly downloadable!
*I will mail out kits within 3 days of my return unless that's impossible for some reason (i.e. my apartment burns down and also all the local craft stores burn down).
*Please add one week to the regular shipping estimate shown in the SHIPPING section of each listing for any item that usually ships within 1-2 weeks.
*I will do my best to be on time with items that have a 3-4 week shipping time.

ORIGINAL You're Doing It Wrong cross stitch -- 5x7 framed with flower motif and No No No border

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cross stitch cloth, DMC, thread, frame, 4x6 frame, 5x7 frame
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