The Five-Minute Stitch! Mini Kit Rotation – EP15


Welcome to Episode Fifteen our Mini Kit Rotation!

The Current Project: Teapot by Artiste

In today’s episode, I try to finish out the tea inside the teacup. This is it! This is the end of the first round of the Mini Kit Rotation. Next episode we will be back on Let’s Set Sail and starting on Round 2!

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Friday Finishes #29: Butterfly

The finished piece!

Today’s Finish!

Today’s Friday Finish takes me back… I finished this project a long time ago. It was my first project that I did Five Minute Stitch videos on, and it was the first project I decided I would take progress pictures on!

Name of Piece: #021-1389 Butterfly

Designed by: Kooler Design Studio

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

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

Finished Size:  2.25 inches by 2.75 inches oval

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Term Of The Week: Craftermath


Today’s Term of the Week was posted on my Instagram feed, and I decided I must do a Term of the Week on it! It fits so many so well.

So, what does the word Craftermath mean? It’s pretty basic. A Craftermath is the aftermath of a particularly intense crafting session. It is most often demonstrated by your crafting area of choice being a total disaster.

I’m sure we’ve all been there. You get into a particular groove and you can just go and go and go! And when you’re finished, your area looks like a tornado blew through it. There are fabric and bits of thread everywhere. I never look forward to cleaning up once I’ve had a long stitching session, as it usually gets pretty messy! Especially if I kitted up the project at the same time as well.


“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!


Progress Report: Families Photo Album, Part 5 – A Finish!

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Families Photo Album: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4


Here is the finale on the Families Photo Album piece! It was a bit of a trial… I should have done 18 count instead of 16 count to get the size I wanted, but I didn’t realize I miscalculated until it was too late. I made due with what I had, and I think it turned out all right, all things considered.

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Progress Report: Families Photo Album, Part 4

Read The Previous Articles:

Families Photo Album: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3


I was able to complete this piece in time for Christmas… it was all wrapped and everything! But then I didn’t actually see the recipient at all. Even now months later we haven’t seen each other! I may need to just send it in the mail so he’ll get it…

Anyway, here is some more of the progress on this piece!

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