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Happy New Year from the Laurel Witch

Happy New Year from the Laurel Witch

My wish for you is that you find magic in your life, in any form that works for you. I wish for you that you are able to grasp onto the good energy that the universe conjures up to offer you, so that all your […]

Merry Witchmas – Boxing Day Free Pattern

Merry Witchmas – Boxing Day Free Pattern

Free Cross Stitch PatternThe Laurel Witch by Laura Daub I couldn’t resist a little Boxing Day Bonus pattern! I hope you’ve enjoyed my Cross Stitch Advent Calendar Patterns. No matter if you celebrate Witchmas… or any other holiday during this season, Happy Holidays to you. […]

How to Decorate Your Home with Meaningful Handmade Decor – Redfin Article Contribution

How to Decorate Your Home with Meaningful Handmade Decor – Redfin Article Contribution

Don’t miss the recent Redfin article I was featured in: “How to Decorate Your Home with Meaningful Handmade Decor” Whether you recently bought a home in Toronto, ON, or a townhouse in Nashville, TN – it can often feel intimidating decorating your home, with the countless decor options […]

Makers are Magic: Tenui Filo Magnum Texitur Opus

Makers are Magic: Tenui Filo Magnum Texitur Opus

Tenui Filo Magnum Texitur Opus – From One Fine Thread, a Work of Art is Born. This blog post was originally posted on February 1, 2020. I embroidered this piece in 2018 and was inspired From the Encyclopedia of Needlework by Thérèse de Dillmont, an […]

Free Cross Stitch Pattern – Iconic Women – Iris Apfel

Free Cross Stitch Pattern – Iconic Women – Iris Apfel

I hope you have fun stitching this pattern of Fashion and Business Icon, Iris Apfel. She is my first in a free series of Free Iconic Women Cross Stitch patterns. They may be sweet little cross stitch figures, but they are inspired by women with […]

Cross Stitch Resources

Cross Stitch Resources

I don’t include instructions with my cross stitch patterns, so here are some resources for beginners. I did a lot of cross stitching after graduating from my Fashion Design program many years ago. When I started back up cross stitching after a hiatus of many […]

Iconic Women – Free Cross Stitch figures coming up

Iconic Women – Free Cross Stitch figures coming up

If you’ve been following along with my blog, you’ll know I’ve been designing sweet little cross stitch figures patterns. The cross stitch design program I’m using allows me to turn my patterns into previews as if they’re stitched on cloth, so instead of waiting until […]

FREE CROSS STITCH PATTERN # 4: Little Love Bug and a Bee

FREE CROSS STITCH PATTERN # 4: Little Love Bug and a Bee

Here’s my fourth free little cross stitch pattern. Actually there’s two! a Little Love Bug AND a Bee! I cross stitched mine in green, but at some point, I may have to do the bee too. You’ll notice on the bee I added backstitches to […]

FREE CROSS STITCH PATTERN # 3: Halloween ~ Samhain 1

FREE CROSS STITCH PATTERN # 3: Halloween ~ Samhain 1

Here’s my third free little cross stitch pattern. I’ll probably be designing more Samhain and Halloween Cross stitches as they are really popular in the Cross Stitch world-wide community and plus, I love them!!! Please see my first post for details on how to get […]

How to Support Artists

How to Support Artists

Fellow artists – feel free to share this image – just right click on it and copy or save it to share on social media! If you’d like a good quality downloadable print of it to print out and frame, please do purchase it in […]