Friday Finishes #35: Wooden Owl Necklace

Today’s Finish!

Today’s Friday Finish is a wooden owl necklace I made for my sister’s birthday. This was the first piece of jewelry I have ever stitched!

Name of Piece: #72-74155 Small Square Owl cross-stitch necklace

Designed by: No designer listed

Chart or Kit?: Kit

Distributed as a kit by Dimensions Crafts under their “DIY Stitch Kit” series.

Kit Contains: 14 ct blank wood pendant, 18 inch chain, jump ring, thread, needle, instructions

Finished Size: Kit does not say! I would guess maybe 1 in by 1 in square?

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Progress Report: Push Button Get Bacon, Start To Finish

Progress Report: Push Button Get Bacon

Today’s Progress Report is a project I charted all by myself! I saw someone post a finished piece based on this image in one of my cross-stitch Facebook groups. I loved the piece and thought it was hilarious, so I asked the person who posted it where they got the chart. Well, when they told me where they got it and I went to look for it, the site was gone and the original chart no longer existed.

But I wanted to stitch it! So, I decided to make myself a chart! I took the original image, stuck it into a picture-to-chart cross-stitch converter, and made some adjustments to the lettering. Then I printed out what the chart converter gave me and started stitching!

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Friday Finishes #34: Artiste’s Snail

Artiste's Snail

Today’s Finish!

Today’s Friday Finish is an adorable snail I just had to stitch, plus it’s one of my first projects where the entire background on the piece is stitched. Join me to learn more about Artiste’s Snail!

Name of Piece: Snail

Designed by: No designer listed

Chart or Kit?: Mini Kit

Distributed as a kit by Artiste under their “Mini Cross-Stitch Kit” series

Kit Contains: Floss (colors listed), 18 ct aida fabric, needle, pattern, instructions, and frame

Finished Size: 2.5 inches by 2.5 inches

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Progress Report: I Luvdisc You, Start to Finish

Progress Report: I Luvdisc You

Today’s Progress Report is one very close to my heart: a Pokemon cross stitch! A romantic Pokemon cross stitch, at that! While I love Pokemon, this was only my second time stitching a Pokemon-related piece. You can read about the first piece here: Friday Finishes #9: Wooper Love. This piece was also stitched for my boyfriend. I started it as a birthday gift but ended up finishing just in time for Christmas!

The chart is I Luvdisc You designed by Birdie Stitching. (I made some alterations to the lettering to fit my piece.) You can get the chart yourself here: Pokemon – I Luvdisc You.

If you can, go and give Birdie Stitching some love; she is an awesome designer of video game and pixel art-related charts and all of her charts are FREE.

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Friday Finishes #33: Little Princess

Today’s Finish!

Today’s Friday Finish is a cute Little Princess piece that I stitched up because I wanted to work on a mini kit. I think I wanted to give it to one of my younger cousins and decided to keep it for myself… I’m a princess too, after all!

Name of Piece: #021-1389 Little Princess

Designed by: There is no designer listed for this piece.

Chart Or Kit?: Mini Kit

Distributed as a kit by Janlynn Corporation under their “Designs for the Needle” series.

Kit Contains: 18 ct cotton aida fabric, 6-strand cotton floss, metallic thread,frame, self-adhesive mounting board, needle, graph, and instructions

Finished Size: 2.75 inches x 2.75 inches oval (5.7 x 7 cm)

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Progress Report: Wooden Owl Necklace, Start to Finish

Progress Report: Owl Necklace

It has been ages since I’ve done a Progress Report! And boy do I have a lot of progress I need to catch up on. Today’s Progress Report is an owl necklace that I made for my sister’s birthday last year. It ticked all the boxes. Owls are one of her favorite animals, and this was my first venture into the growing cross-stitch jewelry market. I was excited to work on it!

This kit is Small Square Owl Cross Stitch Necklace by Dimensions, and I bought it from Hobby Lobby a few weeks before I stitched the piece.

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Friday Finishes #32: Families Are Forever

Friday Finish: Families Are Forever

Today’s Finish!

Today’s Friday Finish is a photo album cover I made for Christmas several years ago now. With this project I attempted to do something unique with the finishing for the first time. I can be very generic and prefer to keep projects in hoops or frame them, but this piece I carefully measured and stitched to fit in the hole where a cover photo would normally go!

Name of Piece: Families Are Forever

Designed by: DailyCrossStitch.com

You can find this chart for yourself here: Families Are Forever Cross Stitch Chart

Finished Size:  5 inches x 5 inches (71 x 72 stitches)

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A Stitcher’s Dictionary: Table of Contents

A Stitcher's Dictionary: Table of Contents

A Stitcher’s Dictionary: Table of Contents

Each week on Little Thread Crafts I do a Term of the Week dictionary article, where I pick a common word or phrase among cross-stitchers and explain its meaning. Here they are, all collected, as a Stitcher’s Dictionary!

Below you will find an alphabetized list of every term I’ve done so far. Think of it like a cross-stitcher’s dictionary, and this is the table of contents.

Click the word to read the article. Happy Stitching!

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Friday Finishes #31: Sweet Baby

Friday Finishes 31: Sweet Baby

Today’s Finish!

Today’s Friday Finish is actually a Christmas gift from last year! It’s been a long time coming. Sweet Baby was a fun piece to stitch and is a great, quick stitch for any baby gift, if you can find the chart!

Name of Piece: #021-1389 Sweet Baby

Designed by: As usual, the kit does not list a designer.

Distributed as a kit by Janlynn Company under their “Designs For The Needle” series.

Kit Contains: 18 ct. Aida fabric, 6-strand cotton floss, frame, self-adhesive mounting board, needle, graph, instructions

Finished Size:  2.5 inches round (6.4 cm)

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Term of the Week: PMS

Term of the Week: PMS

Term of the Week: PMS

This week’s Term of the Week is another acronym where stitchers have taken a word and claimed it as their own!

So, what does PMS mean? It’s fairly simple: PMS means Protecting My Stash. Actual PMS is known for its moodiness and irritability, which is what happens to stitchers whenever someone tries to threaten our stash! A common phrase to hear is, “Someone wants to clean out my craft room and I’m PMSing!”

As all stitchers know, we are very protective of our stash… so if someone tries to come between us and our stash – whether to say we have too much or wanting us to give or even – gasp! – throw some of it away, stitchers can get very aggressive and snappy!

Whenever I see the word used by stitchers, I picture a dragon hoarding and protecting its cave full of stashed stitching stuff. It’s definitely a useful term when you think about it!

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“Term of the Week” is a weekly blog post highlighting a new word or phrase commonly used among cross-stitchers but not found in an ordinary dictionary. These posts are to help explain the words’ meanings in context and provide a resource for anyone wondering what a term like “frogging” means. Check back every Thursday!

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