New Project: Cross-stitching My Family Portrait
This pattern was created for me by the amazing Hayley and Joshua Harkin at the Etsy store YouMakeMeSewHappy!! Super easy process: I purchased a custom pattern for $12.99, then sent photos/descriptions of myself, my husband, and our two puppies. Less then a week later, I received the pattern featured above and a floss index chart in my inbox, ready to sew!
They also offer custom portrait patterns for families (up to 4 characters), weddings, holidays, and birth announcements, as well as adorable cross-stitch patterns featuring popular movies & TV shows.
This is such a cute idea, and perfect for DIY-ers and craftsy people! Go check them out!!
This is a project I've had my eye on for a LONG TIME now, and haven't gotten around to starting until now. Originally, I got this pattern back before Christmas as a surprise present for the hubs. But due to concerts, finals, and my over-ambitious plan to make stitchery presents for 4-5 members of my family, I wasn't able to manage.
It's also really hard to sneak-stitch when your intended recipient is always hanging around...
Love you, Hubby!!! You can hang around me all you want! I don't mind! *and cue obnoxious giggling*
I started out with the text, since I figured that would be the easiest way to center my figures/puppies.
(FYI: Aren't the mini cross-stitch converse ADORABLE?!?! I nearly died when I finished the first pair. How creative and cute are they?)