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 Heart on Cane Webbing for Valentine’s Day Decor

Cross Stitch Heart on Cane Webbing for Valentine’s Day Decor

There I was, on a thrifting adventure. I had walked around the store and didn’t find a single treasure for my cart. Don’t you hate it when that happens? Anyway, I hit the last corner of the store when my eyes spied some cane webbing. Were they chair seat replacements? I wasn’t sure, but with Valentine’s Day decor on my mind, I was certain that a cross stitch heart would look darling on each one.

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Independence Day Decor in a Vintage Colander / Metal Colander

Independence Day Decor in a Vintage Colander / Metal Colander

Not too long ago, I posted a photo on my Facebook page that garnered a LOT of attention- an embroidered flower on a vintage mesh strainer. It was gorgeous and unique…and I was immediately struck with an idea of my own. Why not do something similar with a vintage colander, the kind with a star design? And then use it as Independence Day decor?Read more ›