Cross stitching is how I unwind after a killer day of holiday shopping. I started making gifts on November 1. Whether you are looking to make gifts or some holiday decorations for yourself here are some cross stitch patterns and supplies that I like below.
Don’t sweat holiday stress and try to find humor in the problems that come up with this dino pattern by Nerdy Little Stitcher.
Have a kitty holiday with this festive reindeer cat pattern by Magic Mau’s Menagerie.
I know how money can be tight this time of year and that is why I love Kandi Patterns to find cute stuff to stitch up. As I have mentioned in the past, these bead designs work perfectly for cross stitch – you just get a smaller product, making them great for 4-inch hoops – that can double as ornaments.
I also picked up some flat charms from Happy Kawaii Supplies (USA) and turned them into needle minders using rare earth magnets (from a hardware store) and strong glue. There are plenty of tutorials out there, like this one by Nuts about Needlepoint. It’s a quick gift for friends who stitch as it only takes a few minutes.