8 Modern Halloween Cross Stitch Patterns

8 Modern Halloween Cross Stitch Patterns

How is it already 3 weeks to Halloween? This fall is flying by for us. Not only are we currently in the process of buying our own home (aah! I’m a grown up!) but we also found a stray dog in Griffith Park this last weekend and we registered her for Los Angeles’ new “Shelter at Home” program – you know, because we decided moving wasn’t going to be enough of a life change! So it’s fair to say, I’ve completely missed out on the Halloween fun so far this year.

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DIY: Make Your Own Fiber Rainbow Pin for Saint Patrick’s Day

DIY: Make Your Own Fiber Rainbow Pin for Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is a weird holiday, right? It started as a celebration of the day that Saint Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland, so obviously we celebrate it by wearing green, pinching people, drinking beer, and eating chocolate coins? Bizarre.

And of all of these things, the pinching really pisses me off. I think it’s mostly stems from the childhood horrors of being pinched (because what adult pinches another adult these days?), but it makes me so angry. And what do you do if you just aren’t a green person? Try to wear a teal shirt and hope that people give you the benefit of the doubt?

This year I took matters (and fibers) into my own hands and came up with a trendy and modern way to celebrate the holiday.

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Printable: Cheesy Valentine’s Day Puns for your Cheeseboard Dinner in

Printable: Cheesy Valentine’s Day Puns for your Cheeseboard Dinner in

I love Valentine’s Day. I love the celebration of romantic and platonic relationships (did you read about my Galentine’s Party?), all the pink, and all of the chocolate. What I don’t love is the crowds on Valentine’s Day night.

Lucky for me, I have a partner who feels the same way. For the past several years, we have celebrated at home, cooking a delicious meal, and watching the NBA All-Star events.

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