• 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 create your store and sell your […]

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  • 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 in. If you decide to […]

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  • 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.   What’s the difference? All […]

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  • 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 get some speed into my […]

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  • 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 of us (okay, maybe just […]

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  • 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. However, some people are taking […]

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  • 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 online format in addition to […]

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  • 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 your creations. In this article, […]

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  • How many times did you spend hours online looking for your next cross-stitching project’s pattern and never finding one that was good enough? How many times did you wish you could stitch the exact image you have in mind? As someone who could barely draw and zero color coordination skills, I really envied designers on […]

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