Crafty Buy: Graffiti-inspired Cross Stitch Pattern by Jacinta Lodge
Everyone loves babies (except perhaps for the occasional Buffy villain), but does everybody love cutesy baby products? Not I, my friend... not I.
I've had to face my fears, though, because a new Lindner is on the way (though I should note that this particular bun is not in my proverbial oven.) Instead of falling for frills and pastels, I've found inspiration in this vintage graffiti cross-stitch pattern, designed and made into a simple but super-appealing baby blanket by Australian-born, German-bred crafty bad*ss Jacinta Lodge.
The meticulous Ms. Lodge is selling this, and other patterns, in her Etsy shop, so you can make one for your little tyke or for the lucky offspring of a cherished friend or family member.
And if you use my new favorite craft product, soluble cross stitch fabric, you can apply this design to any fabric you like.
Fancy giving Jacinta's pattern a try, but you don't know to cross stitch? No problem - just take a peep at this online tutorial, from Yarn Tree - it's simple, concise, and will have you stitching in minutes.