Tis the season to park your butt on the couch and watch all the traditional holiday movies: Die Hard, Scrooged, Hogfather, etc. Why not put some of that time to use by stitching a small ornament or festive wall hanging? I’ve put together a short gallery of cross stitch samplers that is certain to make your nights merry and bright, at least until the eggnog kicks in.
The thing with being crafty is that you are always looking for new things to try. You find yourself with a bunch of chipboard from various projects and you found a couple of bin full of embroidery thread you stashed away years ago and you wonder “What the heck am I going to do with all this?” These days, you can just head to the Internet and find someone, somewhere, who has done something cool with those materials.* Which led me to the embroidered card tutorial over at Design Sponge. After I had made a couple, I found myself with lots of leftover chipboard. Too small for cards, but too large to just chuck. With the holiday season coming up, I decided to try my hand at making embroidered gift tags.