Zombie cross-stitch kit #Do It Yourself#crafts#cross-stitch#geeky#zombies June 28 | Guest post by Mich And you thought cross stitch was for little old ladies, stitching BORING samplers and twee "kiss the cook" and "bless this house" patterns. Well, you were wrong! I was lucky enough to get this amazing crafting kit from a dear friend (who knows me all too well) for my birthday a couple of years ago. It's a ZOMBIE CROSS-STITCH kit! Okay, so the instructions aren't the clearest, the floss isn't high quality DMC floss but it's still fucking awesome! You can buy your own from Barnes and Noble. I've completed three projects from the pattern book so far. And I'm working on my 4th (all just from stuff included in the kit). Anyone else created some geeky or subversive cross-stitches? I think my next cross-stitch project will be inspired by this Marvel Avengers/superheroes cross-stitch. Join our community! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Mich Mich is an Offbeat Bride who recently moved from the UK to the USA. She loves octopuses, cupcakes, and of course ZOMBIES. https://www.facebook.com/MichMonsterClothing PREVIOUS I got over my fear of The Crib NEXT Hang your necklaces from shower curtain hangers on your towel rack Show/Hide comments [ 14 ] Oooh, hello Christmas present ideas. Also, suddenly so tempted to replace our bathroom art with these… Reply I recently cross-stitched the TARDIS onto a phone case, but I've been looking for a new project… thanks! 1 agrees Reply Gahhhh!!!! I want to learn how to cross stitch!! Here is your chance to overload me with tips, ideas, and links on how, what to buy, and where to start! Help a creative, needs-this-now girl out! Reply It's simple and quite relaxing. Have you done any needle craft before? because you could always start with one of the kids craft project sets where the pattern is printed onto the fabric (called AIDA) as for regular cross stitch, you can buy all the stuff at Michaels or any other craft store. You will need: – AIDA (that special crosstitch fabric with holes) – Floss (there are 6 small strands making up floss, generally you use 2 of them at a time) – A blunt needle (small enough to fit through the holes in the fabric, but big enough that you can thread the floss) – A pattern my top tip for making sure your cross-stitch looks good is to make sure that when you make the crosses you always make sure the same stitch is done first and lies underneath. A cross stitch is made up of two stitches in the same square a / and a \ i.e. always do you / stitches before your \ stitches (i hope that made sense) Reply oooh I'm pretty sure that Avengers one is from weelittlestitches on Etsy. I am continually lusting over their patterns http://www.etsy.com/shop/weelittlestitches Reply YAY! Also check out subversive cross stitch!! HILARIOUS! My brother got me "Shut your whore mouth" for christmas a few years ago and I just recently found it and decided to start it. The juxtaposition of old lady craft+bad words makes me laugh. 1 agrees Reply Thank you SO MUCH for sharing subversive cross stitch. My fiance and I were crying laughing at some of these. I'm so excited to make Christmas gifts now! Reply Two of the zombie patterns have been hanging in the front hallway of my house all year. It got me into doing lots of other stuff – I did a ton for gifts this past year and I'm working on some Harry Potter themed ones for the future. I'm considering coming up with my own little flower covered cross stitch pattern saying "Despite all my rage" to put up over my rats' ratchelor pad. 2 agree Reply My sister cross stitched one of my partner's favorite phrases for us- "Every fart is a cry for help from a trapped turd". There are flowers and a bright shining sun around the phrase, and it hangs in our bathroom. It makes me laugh to think of guests (such as my partner's lovely, proper ladylike mother) walking in, seeing a pleasant, old lady cross stitch, and then doing a shocked double take. Plus it just makes me snicker when I walk in there. 2 agree Reply I love the cross stitch! For Christmas I stitched a Dexter cross stitch of a scalpel dripping with Blood and the immortal words "If you're bad, Dexter will cut your face". Currently working on a silhouette of a stags head on a cushion, but it is taking FOREVER because its so large. But once Ive done that i'm gonna start a LOTR Pixel people patternt that I found on Etsy. Seriously, Etsy is AMAZING for Offbeat patterns and Kits. Also, I read a post on Regretsy about a website where you can upload any picture you want, and it turns it into a pattern for you, complete with colour guide! Amazeballs. Reply I recently re-discovered my love for cross-stitch thanks to this AntiCraft pattern: http://theanticraft.com/archive/03-2012/pogmothoin.htm. So snarky and fun! Reply Wow, so many of you cross stitch!! get some photos up in the flickr pool please I would love to see what the rest of you have done 1 agrees Reply I am surprised no one has mentioned spritestitch.com If you go to the forum, there are so many amazing geeky patterns! Reply Would love to actually see all the projects, if possible before I commit. My local stores don't carry so I can't flip through. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. 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