How to Upcycle a Counted Cross Stitch into a Shopping Bag

How to Upcycle a Counted Cross Stitch into a Shopping Bag

I constantly find old needlework pieces on my thrifting adventures- be it counted cross stitch, needlepoint, crewel work, or otherwise. And I have a hard time passing them up! But then I think, “What in the world will I do with all these?”.

And so was the case with this larger cross-stitch- it had a great retro / country vibe…which, while not my personal style, is kind of trendy again with the farmhouse / Fixer Upper obsession. As I hemmed & hawed, I couldn’t help but think that it would make a fabulous graphic on a reusable grocery bag.Read more ›

Cross Stitch My Heart & Hope to DIY

Cross Stitch My Heart & Hope to DIY

So, would y’all mind another Valentine’s Day project? It’s February…a new month…and time for my latest contribution to The Good Life Blog. Why not celebrate with some simple, thrifty, V-Day décor?Read more ›

Oh Say Cane You See: Oversized Cross Stitch American Flag

Oh Say Cane You See: Oversized Cross Stitch American Flag

This, my friends, is an absolute first for me- truly a case of trash to treasure…or, as I like to say: “Junkernecking”!

There we were…just getting started on a Saturday road trip- the sun was rising, the dew was fresh, and we were in search of treasures and fun and adventure.

As we merged onto a blissfully open road, we spied a pile of rubble to the side of the on-ramp. Literally- right there in the curving shoulder next to I-385.Read more ›