It is the middle of the summer and it has been blisteringly hot in Southern California. Since it’s too hot to actually be outside enjoying all that California has to offer, I created this new 70s retro style “Dude” cross-stitch pattern to give me those California vibes while indoors and blasting my AC.
I’m really digging the clean and colorful lines and curves of that specific 70s retro style lately and I knew I wanted to try it out in cross-stitch form. It turned out pretty great, right?! I have a few more ideas for some future patterns in the same style so stay-tuned for those.
The pattern took me about a month to stitch but that is only because I was using it primarily as my Virtual Craft Night project and so I was only working on it a few hours a week. If you were to work consistently, this dude could be stitched and completed within a week.
Hope this little guy brings you as much nostalgic joy as it brings me! He is currently posted up near the record player in our living room 🙂
UPDATE: Craft Night is now closed to new members. Thank you all for 7 months full of crafting and friendship.
While we all do our part to socially distance ourselves for the betterment of others, we can still virtually come together for group craft nights!
For the foreseeable future, I will be hosting Group Craft Nights. A space where we can come together to chat, commiserate, and work on our current projects while giving ourselves a little space from our under-the-same-roof quarantiners.
Here’s the schedule:
Note that all times are Pacific Standard Time.
Sign up here and come craft with us! Note: Please check your email (including spam) 1 – 2 hours before the session to receive the zoom link.
I am also offering One-on-One Casual Coffees! We can pretend we are at a cute little coffee shop instead of in our home offices, living rooms, and bedrooms.
Sign up for a Casual Coffee here!
And if you are looking for some project ideas, you can try these:
Embroidered Baseball Hat
Hand Stitched Rainbow Wall Hanging
“No Space for Negativity” Coloring Page
Scrabble Fridge Magnets
Toy Dinosaur Necklace
Fiber Rainbow Jacket Pin
Iron-on Sock Patches
It’s the holiday season and I truly had high hopes of getting lots of projects and posts out to you guys this year but life had other plans. Instead of devoting all of my time to Christmas DIYs, we ended up BUYING A HOUSE and spending every minute of our free time working on all the fixer upper stuff you could imagine. I plan on getting a big post out to you all that explains all of the house stuff that is going on but right now we’re covered in paint, caulking, piles of lumber, and everything else you can think of when it comes to renovations. So more on that eventually!
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As much as I am yearning for cooler temps and fall colors, temperatures are still in the 90s here in LA. To make lemonade out of lemons, I decided to use that extra sunshine to do some more sun dyeing! This time, I reused a small cloth bag that once housed a CBD bath bomb, and recreated it as a little gift bag!
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