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I remember my mother teaching me to cross stitch when I was around 10 and bored, living in small town Iowa. I stitched a cute little teddy bear that held a hearth and was so proud of it. I remember being grateful that she had taught me a simple skill that I could use to create such cool things and put them in cheap plastic frames to hang on my wall. We worked on a few larger projects together but I soon became a teen that was more interested in boys and loud music and forgot about cross stitching.

It wasn't until a couple of years ago, when a friend showed me a Nintendo-themed project she created, that I fell back in love with the art. I searched for fun patterns on the internet that fit my style but had a hard time finding the perfect piece to make. At that point I did some research and some toying around and figured out how to make my own patterns. The DIY punk in me was happy with the outcome,…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 16
  • Joined February 3, 2011

Favorite materials

embroidery floss, aida cloth, glue, beads, yarn, paper

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I remember my mother teaching me to cross stitch when I was around 10 and bored, living in small town Iowa. I stitched a cute little teddy bear that held a hearth and was so proud of it. I remember being grateful that she had taught me a simple skill that I could use to create such cool things and put them in cheap plastic frames to hang on my wall. We worked on a few larger projects together but I soon became a teen that was more interested in boys and loud music and forgot about cross stitching.

It wasn't until a couple of years ago, when a friend showed me a Nintendo-themed project she created, that I fell back in love with the art. I searched for fun patterns on the internet that fit my style but had a hard time finding the perfect piece to make. At that point I did some research and some toying around and figured out how to make my own patterns. The DIY punk in me was happy with the outcome, and so were a few people who had seen my patterns. At that point I realized that what I was creating was special and decided to share them on Etsy, the site I so frequented.


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I also have a cooking blog:
www.smartphonekitchen.com



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