A bit of cheeky cross stitch
This project was inspired by the fabulous Julie Jackson of Subversive Cross Stitch. Her designs combine the charm of cross stitch with a not-so-subtle dash of impropriety. Who can resist the declaration of "Home Sweet Fucking Home" enclosed in a border of timid pink flowers?
This sort of project is endlessly customisable and makes a lovely piece of wall art. The only tricky thing is finding nice patterns to adapt. Here's a list of good sites I came across in my searches:
Cross Stitch Directory
Alina's Adventures in Home Making
Better Cross Stitch Patterns
Cross Stitch Pattern Central
DMC Free Projects
Hancock's House of Happy
As a gift to a very special friend, my housemate and I immortalised her catchphrase in cross stitch. What follows are a few pictures of the process.