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Monday, 25 February 2013

J&C Creations Celebrate National Embroidery Month

February is National Embroidery Month in the USA.  Apparently this came about from the editor of Stitches Magazine in the 1990s thinking about made up "marketing holidays" such as National Hot Dog Day, with her team who decided they needed a day like that for embroidery.  They wrote to the publisher of a book of marketing holidays which was primarily sold to public relations firms and advertising agencies.  They announced that Stitches Magazine was sponsoring National Embroidery Month and started promoting it.

This is my take on a cross stitch project as I don't have any actual stitching work, I used black, red and silver markers to make up a pattern (I used to do a lot of cross stitch work and found a template I could use).

Items from J&C Creations:

6x6 white blank card
Coconut card
Green & Yellow card
Best Creation paper 12 x 12 GP336
Marianne Creatables Tiny Flowers 1 (LR0248)
Stickles – Yellow
Green ribbon

You will also need:

Black, Red and Silver thin-tipped markers
3 glittery yellow buttons


Cut the green card and paper to fit the 6x6 card and mat.
Print small squares onto the coconut card to use as the base for the faux cross stitch pattern of choice.
Using red, black and silver pens make crosses in the squares as per chosen pattern.
Mat the image onto green card and then onto the base card.
Attach ribbon to the bottom of the card and add buttons of choice.
Die cut 2 of LR0248, one in green and the other in yellow and replace the green flower head with a yellow one.  Attach it to the card and cover in Stickles.


  1. Your cross stitch ladybug is really eye-catching Pauline and nice to see something a little bit different. I used to do cross stitch but the dexterity is not up to any more so to seeing what others have done is extra special.

    B x

  2. Hi Pauline

    I too used to do lots of cross-stitch years ago and still have a few projects on the go. I dread to think when they will be finished .. .. my favourite "work in progress" is a Victorian Dolls House but it hasn't had a single stitch added to it for at least 3 years!! :-(

    Love how you have created that lovely ladybird and your stunning ribbon!

    Love Jules xx


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