Couture Cross Stitch

This has been a nice break from endless knitting, started over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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My awesome mother-in-law Bonney gave me the chart, which was created by Kyoko Maruoka, aka Gera. Her designs are way cuter than most traditional cross stitch.

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(My finished cross stitch will hopefully resemble the above in the end.)

Outside of Japan, you can get them from superbuzzy. But this cute Japanese import doesn’t come cheap—it’s$17.95 for just the charts to the above design, NOT a kit. No wonder Bonney thought she was getting kits, and ordered multiples of the same design! Well, at least I’m getting full enjoyment out of this project.

8 thoughts on “Couture Cross Stitch

  1. OMG, do I have time to pick up cross-stitching, too? That is so cute. I love it. When I was a kid, I remember using my allowance to buy a cross-stitching kit. Your chart is way better!

  2. Ha, there are plenty of things I can’t do. Crewel, illustration, and public speaking come to mind.

    And cross stitch is super easy! I’m even thinking about trying to make some of my own designs with graph paper. Because I don’t have enough to do as it is.

  3. Oh, I LOVE cross-stitch! I made a little bird on a branch for s present. They are so easy, and sometimes fast ( if there small )

  4. This is just beautiful Anna – I used to do a lot of cross-stitch – super fun !! I hope you do come up with some designs of your own!!

  5. I love cross-stitch, and I have seen lots of things as cute as that (though more Americana in feel). It’s just so sad that cross-stitch takes so much more time than knitting, or I would still be doing it all the time!

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