Last week, a bit out of the blue, my daughter announced she wanted to learn to cross stitch. In my usual style, as soon as one of my children expresses the slightest interest in a crafty hobby, I go all out. I can’t help myself! We headed straight over to my friend Amanda’s website, The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. I had a feeling my daughter would love everything in her shop and I was right! She immediately picked the Leaning Tower of Macarons for her first project.
I decided I needed to make her a little tote to carry around all her project supplies. (I did mention I can’t help myself, right?) I happened to have the Road Trip Case Pattern from Noodlehead and decided it was perfect! I made one easy modification and put a vinyl zipper pouch on both sides rather than just one side. It holds pretty much everything she needs!
Then for my final splurge, because I couldn’t resist the cuteness, I bought a thread organizer from my friend Holly over at Bijou Lovely and a llama needle minder from A Needle Runs Through It on Etsy. (For those of you who knit, Holly also sells a version of her heart that is a knitting gauge.)
I bought two sizes of Aida cloth for my daughter to try out – 6 count and 11 count. She doesn’t like the idea of 6 count because it’s so big (even after I explained to her that it would be much easier for a beginner). So she is going to try the 11 count first. We will see how it goes! I promise to share progress and any lessons learned along the way. 🙂