Monday, March 14, 2011

Cross-stitch my Heart

I am seeing cross-stitch everywhere lately. But not your Grandma's cross-stitch, that's for sure!

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Seeing all this gorgeous folk-turned-chic art makes me want to find some cross-stitch patterns and make my own little cross-stitch art for our home.

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*Cross-stitch inspired mural by Eline Pellinkhof, and cross-stitch necklace from Nea.

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*Cross-stitch inspired embroidered top on left from Vilshenko. Top on the right is from Plumo.

I absolutely love that wall mural, don't you? So cute for a girls room, or a parlor or bathroom. And I love how cross-stitch is even making an appearance in jewelry and fashion. Who knew that cross-stitch could be so chic?

What do you think of the Cross-stitch Comeback? Thumbs up or thumbs down?

(*all photography in this post is from the corresponding linked sources).

PS. I am guest-posting at Habibi today about my six favorites for this season. Come by and say hi!)

30 comments:

CM said...

i think it's great! it's very boho chic

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

I definitely like that the patterns have gotten more modern. My grandmother taught me to cross stitch when I was young and I used to sit with her and do it all the time. It's really a lot of fun. I have to say, I doubly like the use of it on clothing -- I'd never thought of that.

Tali Schiffer said...

I am actually a fan of the cross stitched stuff! That top on the left reminds me Romanian folk shirts :) I used to have a bunch of those growing up!

simply objekts said...

i love it! especially the wall mural.

Merylu said...

Thumb up! I adore the mural, I love that necklace, and the last blues is amazing! :)

Sey said...

Thumbs Up! Definitely. I remember those days I was hooked up with them. True beauty!

Colores said...

love those patterns for the clothes! and the drawings are amazing!

Nuha said...

I love the vibrancy of the wall art! And both shirts are so pretty! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

xoxo

Dancing Branflake said...

Totally love the top on the left. Thumbs up!

Melanie's Randomness said...

I like it on one or two shirts! It's a very pretty accent!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

JuneBug said...

I was literally just having this conversation in my head. I've started trying my hand at embroidery and have been using my old cross stitch materials. I think it's great on a tunic or shirt, but besides that I do think more old fashioned. But I'm biased - of course I think embroidery has so much more freedom!

Punctuation Mark said...

i love those tops... they are so cute and girlie!

Signe said...

Thumbs up! And that second top is amazing :)

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Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

i think i could get used to it. although it is hard for me to not think of my granny's house :)

these are the most trendy cross stitch examples i've seen!

jessica said...

Dionne love the russian style

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Love your piece, Dionne and the wall mural, as well. I used to do a lot of crosstich, but my vision does not allow it anymore. (can't read the patterns anymore.) I need a new hobby.

Fondly,
Glenda

Gloria said...

that wall mural is so creative and gorgeous - what a statement it makes!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I'm not too fond of cross stich, but those tops are gorgeous, Dionne! xo

Barbara said...

I used to cross stitch everything, Dionne! I loved it as much as needlepoint....sometimes more as you don't have to fill in those boring backgrounds!

Going over to see your guest post now...

Phoenix said...

Coming from a decidedly uncrafty home, I never cross-stitched, sewed, or knit growing up. I think for most people it's nostalgic, and since I didn't grow up with it, the nostalgia factor is lost on me!

I do wish I could sew though... that would come in so handy.

MARĂ„NG FORM said...

Love your blog! Everything about it!

/Elina

Almalu's Place said...

I adore cross-stich!<3

LBB said...

I loove those tops you found...so so pretty!

abigail said...

I love the necklace! genius!

Zoe said...

I think the cross stitch come back is great! My mum got me the Stitch! book by Cath Kidston. It has so many cool modern cross stitches that I am looking forward to doing, especially now it's easter break and I have more time on my hands.

Notes from Holly St. said...

love that cross-stitch is making a comeback! there's something so sweet and comforting about the pattern and now that it's been modernized it's even better!

Lil Wildflower said...

That mural is amazing. I love how people can take things and change the way you perceive them. Cross-stitching as wall art- who would have thought. Thank you for sharing.

Tender Branson said...

I enjoy the subversive cross stitch, they look all sweet but the sayings are stuff you probably wouldn't want hanging up in your kitchen.

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