Craft Rewind: Cross-Stitching ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Craft Rewind: Cross-Stitching

Continuing with my craft rewind series of posts, I am bringing to you the very first craft that I remember seriously spending time doing.  I remember going to the store with my mom to buy new patterns, and I am sure that my mom still has a bunch of them!

Anyways, here are a few of my earliest creations.  :)


Craft Rewind: Cross-Stitching on Diane's Vintage Zest!


I don't know that this actually counts, but this is the very, very first cross stitching that I did.  It is obviously a kid's version of cross-stitching from when I was really young.  I actually remember doing this and having an "Aha!" moment when the picture started to form.  I was hooked!


Craft Rewind: Cross-Stitching on Diane's Vintage Zest!


There are a few other ones that I remember doing, but I couldn't find them right away in my mom's stash.  One of the first ones that I remember making was a rabbit wearing a bonnet and bloomers.  Also, I stitched a few gifts as well, so there is no access to those...  :(

I remember making this one in high school, and my mom hung this up in the hallway between my bedroom and my sister's.  Cute!  It still hangs there nowadays.  :)



Craft Rewind: Cross-Stitching on Diane's Vintage Zest!


This is another one that I made as a baby present.  That baby is now 12!  Crazy!  I actually remembered to take a picture of this one before I gave it away.  :)


Craft Rewind: Cross-Stitching on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Lastly, this one is still up in my mom's home, which is sweet!  I remember this one was so hard because there was no really easy pattern to follow, and I would attack each color all at the same time to avoid rethreading.  Imagine doing all of the red items first, so I would have to jump around.  There is an error somewhere in there actually, but I can't remember where right now...


Craft Rewind: Cross-Stitching on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Anyways, it's nice to see some of my first creations ever, and a couple still on the wall!  :)


What was the first crafting hobby you ever made?




7 comments:

  1. Ooh...I love cross stitch! My mom taught me when I was 8, and I've loved it ever since. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Me too! I would love to add a few details to my next sewing project inspired by cross-stitching! :)

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  3. I have cross stitched for many years! Many, many projects later it is still my go to craft. Hopping here from Tuesdays with a Twist and following on Google+. Blessings to you and yours!
    Marie @ http://countedcrossstitchcafe.com,

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  4. I used to LOVE to cross stitch when I was younger!

    Again, thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  5. Oh my goodness, I can't believe that you already started Christmas gifts! Then again, it does take time, and it does pay to start early. :) Thanks for visiting!

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  6. I have a ton of cross stitch pieces from my grandmother, aunt, and myself! Even though they are precious to me, I have them stored in a closet ~ shame on me! Thanks for the inspiration to get them out and show them off!


    Thanks for sharing at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party!
    ~ Ashley

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  7. Definitely! You can credit my mom for that idea, because she is the proud displayer of my work in her house. :)

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