Living on the Veg – Cross-stitch

I’ve recently taken up a new hobby–as if I didn’t have enough half-done art projects strewn about. I’ve never done anything like this before, because I’m not particularly blessed when it comes to needle and thread. Yet, here we are.

Cross-stitch.

And, like with all other new projects, I hurled myself into this hobby willy-nilly, buying a bunch of supplies without even watching a video or something explaining how I was supposed to make cross-stitch art. I did watch a few videos after I’d bought the supplies, which, by the way, turned out to be spot on. I don’t know how I managed to guess at the stuff I’d need, maybe it’s some kind of art instinct.

Anyway. I found this video really helpful. If you, like me, are just starting out, I suggest checking it out.

On the very day I raided Michael’s for cross-stitch stuff (not a sponsored post) I began working on my first project. Then the next project when that one was done (the next day). Then back to Michael’s for MOAR CROSS-STITCH STUFF.

Which brings us to today. 🙂

I figured out pretty early on that cross-stitch has a lot in common with pixel art–another thing in which I’ve dabbled. So I found it pretty easy to make my own patterns.

I wanted to make a gift for a very dear vegetarian friend, Amber (check out her blog here). Since her blog is called Running on Plants, I figured I’d make something that went with that.

A quick Google search for vegetarian sayings brought me to ‘living life on the veg’, and I was inspired to create my own design. This is what I came up with.

You’re welcome to use this pattern for free! I don’t have a fancy shmancy PDF for you to download, just my hand-drawn design. Still, do with it what you will. 🙂

If you’re interested in the exact colour floss I used, these are colour-changing ones from Loops & Threads:

  • 816 (black)
  • 812 (green)
  • 808 (purple)
  • 806 (red)
  • 800 (yellow)

If you don’t follow me on Instagram (please do!) these are the other two projects I’ve completed.

Anyway, that’s it from me for today. Hope you have a good weekend, and if you do end up trying out cross-stitch, send me a pic of your work in the comments. I’d love to see what you make.

Yolandie

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