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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
Cyber Stitchers
DMC Free Projects
Hancock's House of Happy
Witty Living

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.

Close up of flowers

Frame of flowers in embroidery hoop


Finished cross stitch