cross stitch for beginners
Cross-stitch kits for beginners should be your top choice if you’re introducing someone to this craft. They will help beginners slowly learn how to stitch without having to spend hundreds of dollars by buying every single color of floss before deciding on whether they’re not interested in it or not (which […]

Cross Stitch Kits for Beginners

completed cross-stitch
Did you know you can make money from selling your completed cross-stitch projects? If you enjoy doing it and have pieces you don’t really know what to do with, you can always try selling them! They make great gifts but not everyone enjoys cross-stitching. There are several websites online where you can […]

Where Can I Sell my Completed Cross-Stitch Piece?

Easter Cross-Stitch Patterns
Easter may be a couple of months away but cross-stitching takes a bit longer so now is the perfect time to get to pattern selection and shopping. In this article, you will find 5 Easter cross-stitch patterns that I personally found to be original that you may also be interested […]

5 Easter Cross-Stitch Patterns to Get Today!

stamped cross stitch
While shopping for patterns, you may come across cross stitch kits described as counted versus stamped cross stitch for mainly kits. So what is really the difference between those two and which should you choose? Disclaimer: This blog post may contain affiliate links. For more information, check out our Affiliate Disclosure. […]

Counted versus Stamped Cross Stitch

There are times when I wish I could cross-stitch faster, especially when I have several great project ideas and I’m really impatient to finish what I’m working on to start with the next one. In order to overcome that problem, I had to think of things I could do to […]

Five Tips to Stitch Faster and Better

About 20 years ago, J.K. Rowling published her first book in the Harry Potter series starting a worldwide phenomenon. Adults and children alike have been obsessed with the young wizard and his friends’ stories and their fight against You-Know-Who. We’ve shared their ups and downs, heartbreaks and griefs and some […]

Round-Up: Our Favorite Harry Potter Patterns

Elli Jenks - BrightSea Express Feature
Are you tired of sticking to the traditional cross-stitch patterns and finishings? Here’s a new challenge you can take on: 3D Cross Stitching! Don’t be alarmed: 3D Cross Stitching is not an entirely new technique: you’re already doing it when you turn any piece into a cube or a card. […]

3D Cross Stitching

cross-stitching magazines
Cross-stitching magazines are still of value in the life of a cross-stitcher. They offer patterns, tutorials, advice and plenty of tips and tricks and finishing ideas! Even though you can still buy them at your local craft stores or bookstore, a lot of these magazines have made the jump to the […]

Looking for Cross-Stitching Magazines?

Are you a pattern designer? A cross-stitcher? Are you also knowledgeable in online crafts, design, etc… basically anything handmade or vintage? You can start making money and profiting off of your skill! Etsy is a marketplace focusing on unique handmade and vintage items. You can buy items or simply sell […]

Start selling on Etsy: How to Create an Etsy Store