Your home. Just the mention of it brings good things to mind: family, warmth, comfort, and of course, creativity. Fashioned to bridge the ever-widening gap between the need for self-expression and the modern lack of time, these projects combine cross stitch and backstitch with easy shortcuts, including Leisure Arts' exclusive Stitch 'N Paint and Stamp 'N Stitch techniques. These new stylings from Mary Engelbreit's design desk will be perfect additions to your haven.
12 cross stitch designs: monogrammed Teapot Towel; Floral Quartet; Toile Basket; Leaves; Floral Icons; Living Is Joy (The mere sense of living is joy enough); Love (So much of what we know of love we learn at home); Floral Bouquet; and monogrammed Boxes & Leaves.
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Do you like Mary Engelbreit and doing cross stitch? If so, then HOME CREATIONS is a booklet you should pick up. Of course, since I never leave anything "as is", I can see may other possibilities for these patterns. After creating the wonderful cross stitch designs such as the Treasure Box pattern, take the same designs and color it using fabric crayons (or as the book suggests Stitch 'N Paint) and make a matching quilt! The book says to use watercolor paint for the Treasure Box which is not washable but I'm betting that if you spray a clear sealer over the watercolor it could, at the very least, be able to be wiped with a damp rag. Try the process on a scrap before spending your time creating the whole project Pillows, wall hangings, framed pictures and a table topper are among the shown uses for these designs. A tote bag or quilt could also be created from them. Each completed project is shown in color and father back in the book is the matching pattern to create the project. The charts are done in limited colors and the instructions with the charts include thread color suggestions and the size of the cloth needed to create the item. The last section is a how-to on reading a chart, creating the stitches and how to use paint or stamps.