Thursday, May 2, 2019

Not-Your-Grandma's Crafts

I've been trying to get back into crafting for stress relief. I come home from work five days a week emotionally and physically exhausted, so I've decided that I need something to preoccupy my hands and mind again. I've dabbled in crochet, knitting, scrapbooking, painting...but lately, I've been doing cross-stitch. 

My Michaels haul
Now, I'm not talking pretty little kitties and birds and such. This is not your grandmas cross stitch. Let me show you:

I'm talking phrases like "Don't be a Cunt" and "Eat Shit and Die" type of stuff. Crude humor. Inside jokes. With some little hearts and flowers for effect.

I first decided to buy a little cross stitch kit from Walmart just to see how I liked it. I didn't read the instructions and just did what I thought made sense. I took that little kit and, instead of constructing the picture on the sheet, I wrote 'idfc' and a heart. From there, I was "hooked".

My first ACTUAL project was a cross stitch for my favorite podcast My Favorite Murder. SSGDM!

But lately it's more floral with bitchy little quotes to go along.

I do plan to sell them. I'd like to open an etsy store but, after talking to another fiber artist, she said that they take a decent chunk out of your earnings. It's something I truly enjoy doing and it helps me be creative and decompress, so even if no one wants to buy them I'll keep making them just for me.

If you're interested, though, I'm up for taking commission pieces!

Hell, maybe decades from now someone will find MY cross stitch in an antique store..."shut the fuck up" and all...