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Hi! I'm a 37ish year old beardy fellow with the soul of some random old dude and the sense of humor of a drunk 12 year old boy.
I've always been a bit crafty...heck, at age 7 I was constructing AT-ATs out of condensed juice containers, pot pie boxes and pieces of string. That's pretty rad, right? Totally. I'm pretty awesome.
I didn't learn to cross stitch until 2009, after four long and frustrating years of convincing myself that I could knit. Mostly self-taught, with the exception of a few Youtube videos and text message advice from my friend flamgirlant (who also has a shop on Etsy and makes amazing patterns). Several of my pieces have been featured on MrXStitch and Subversive Cross Stitch - word up to my homies there - as well as Craftzine.com (the online version of Craft Magazine) and Thrillist.
All pieces are designed by me (a few of the fonts…

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  • Born on September 29
  • Joined August 14, 2011

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dmc floss, aida, wood, fake fur, briefs

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About

Hi! I'm a 37ish year old beardy fellow with the soul of some random old dude and the sense of humor of a drunk 12 year old boy.
I've always been a bit crafty...heck, at age 7 I was constructing AT-ATs out of condensed juice containers, pot pie boxes and pieces of string. That's pretty rad, right? Totally. I'm pretty awesome.
I didn't learn to cross stitch until 2009, after four long and frustrating years of convincing myself that I could knit. Mostly self-taught, with the exception of a few Youtube videos and text message advice from my friend flamgirlant (who also has a shop on Etsy and makes amazing patterns). Several of my pieces have been featured on MrXStitch and Subversive Cross Stitch - word up to my homies there - as well as Craftzine.com (the online version of Craft Magazine) and Thrillist.
All pieces are designed by me (a few of the fonts have been culled from various online pattern sites) by hand on graph paper with a Sharpie pen, and all pieces are hand stitched by myself as well - usually while watching Netflix in my underwear. So there's that mental image for you. You're very welcome.

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