This is just a quick little post to share this great cross stitch pattern! It was one of the first cross stitches I ever made and I loved how it turned out.
The pattern is only $5 from Craft Complex on Etsy, and I decided to switch up the colours to match our decor and colour scheme a bit better. I love how it looks in our welcome nook, and that it’s funny modern take on a very traditional cross stitch concept.
Would you wear one of these? I love them, but to make them I need to import the bamboo frames from Australia! If I order in bulk it’s cost effective, but first I want to know if I’m the only person that likes them…
For me, being gay or lesbian was never unusual, and it took me years to realise that other people have a problem with it – a thought I found really odd and hateful and based on nothing but prejudice and ignorance.
I was lucky. My blindness to this small difference was nurtured by my parents, and aided by my mother’s sister – the best aunt in the world.
If you haven’t gathered yet, Suzanne (nicknamed Zannie) is lesbian; and I grew up with the kindest, funniest, quirkiest, most awesome auntie ever. I was extremely jealous when she and her wife (they only married in 2007; though they dated and adopted children before that) became mothers to two children. They were on the frontier of battles to legalise gay marriage and adoption, and their wedding ceremony (held first at court, and then a much larger ceremony at their house) was really something special. They’ve also raised two incredibly cool kids.
But it wasn’t always so obvious that things would end so happily ever after. And this is where Meneer Smit comes in.
Pinterest, as always, leads me down the rabbit hole to new and interesting crafts (new to me, that is). Embroidery is my latest interest, and I’ve been adding it to Runny Babbits for a beautiful, hand-crafted touch.
Of course, if you have more experience and a steady hand quite fantastic things can be done with embroidery:
I have been such a busy crafting bunny that I haven’t blogged about what I’ve been up to in ages. It’s partly because the crafts progress slowly, stitch by stitch, and it’s hard to know when it’s interesting again. But below is an assortment from my Instagram feed and more of what I’ve been up to… and what’s coming!