Monday, April 4, 2011

Let Them Eat Cupcakes

Well, Bobs and Betties, I realize that it has been eons since I have posted anything.

Mostly because I have been just flat out brain lazy for about a year. I am blaming it on getting older. Unfortunately, the truth is that Bravo keeps putting on far too many "Housewife" shows. It is a practically a full time job to keep up with them.

Still lying.

Its just been awhile since I have made anything I liked enough to share with you all.

This weekend in a rare spasm of creativity (ouch!), I decided to peruse a stack of patterns I copied out of this book I checked out of my local library...

Its a very nice book even though the title makes me gag. A Rainbow of Stitches? Puke.

The authors are French, so they are very familiar with Fromage. Bien Sur!

Anyways, the actual patterns inside are very nice and easy. They manage to be both modern looking and sort of retro at the same time. (This is why I do not work for any sort of reputable review journal). They are also simple enough to complete in a few hours.

I would buy this book and use it all of the time. I'll just have to make a better title for it.

Hardcore Crosstitch Psycho-Bitches?

Embroidery for World Domination?

So here is what I made this weekend...

See what I mean? Sort of modern? Sort of retro? Like the sign for one of those annoyingly trendy cupcake bakeries on "Cupcake Wars?"

Of course, I couldn't just leave well enough alone...

Well, that's all I have for today.

I will try to be more vigilant in the future.

PS... While I was looking on Amazon for the cover of "A Rainbow of Stitches" (gag), I saw a book of patterns based on Ed Hardy designs. This brought to mind the question, "In the great Venn Diagram of humanity... how large is the intersection of 'crafter' and 'Douchebag?'"


  1. Just been reading through your blog, not only are you a talented cross-stitcher but your humour is fantastic you have had me in stitches (pun intended. Yup, I went there). Looking forward to future posts eagerly!

  2. Well, thanks kids. Always appreciate the encouragement.

    Almost done with the next part of this project, and I'll post it as soon as its done.

    Welcome aboard Lenne! I was just thinking how I needed to attract more tasteful, intelligent people as yourself here. xoxo