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subversive cross-stitch patterns

Bollocks, Pulp Fiction, & Oregon Trail: 9 subversive cross-stitch patterns

When you’re more about the LOLs and less about the “live laugh love,” these are the subversive cross-stitch patterns for you. Most are DIY patterns you can download, but a few are available to purchase completed, so you can find something no matter your skill level.

From bollocks to Pulp Fiction to IT Crowd references to Oregon Trail, the cross-stitch market has gone hilarious…

Gift your buddies cute-yet-easy embroidered gifts

Want to give your friends and family something unique and hand-made, but don’t really have the skillz to pay the crafting billz? What about finding cute but totally easy embroidery patterns? That brown bird pattern looks as adorable as it is simple. I would hang the shit out of that on my wall.

Reader Round-up: Batdogs, city pigs, gallery walls, and cross-stitch charms

Once again, I loved getting peeks into the lives of my wonderful Homies from your Offbeat Home Flickr pool submissions. I got lessons in how to calm a “batdog,” got to peep a glorious gallery wall, and had my mind blown by a tiny cross-stitched charm. Ooh, I share with you yet another weekend adventure. This time, you’ll NEVER guess the animal I helped my friend adopt.

Golden Girls cross-stitch

I LOVE seeing new stuff when it pops up in the Offbeat Home Flickr pool. (Ahem, have YOU been submitting?) And our latest photo addition is one of the best things I’ve ever seen to come out of the crafting world: Viva la Frida’s Golden Girls cross stitch.

How to cross stitch custom designs sans computer

I bet I’m not the only Offbeat Homie who loves needlecraft with a passion that borders on the obsessive! Now you too can read all about my crazy methods for creating custom cross stitch designs without using cross stitch computer software.

Zombie cross stitch kits!

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. It’s called the Zombie cross-stitch kit, and Mich is showing you how it’s done.

Scott Pilgrim cross-stitch: I’m in lesbians with you!

I just finished my partner’s Valentine’s Day gift and, well, it’s pretty nerdtastic. I thought it would be a good share for anyone who’s a fan of One of his favorite movies of all time is Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

Library cats, bunnies, and guinea pigs in the pantry — photos from our readers

It’s an animal-filled Monday Montage, and we’ve also got a homemade reading tent and a radical balcony gardening solution. In the links, nerd out on office supplies and learn what people make from 200 plastic bags.