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Get Your Geek On: Doctor Who-Inspired Cross-Stitch Valentines | Red-Handled Scissors

Get Your Geek On: Doctor Who-Inspired Cross-Stitch Valentines

Having an “Oh @#$%, it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow!” moment? Love a geek? I’ve got you covered with these Doctor Who-inspired cross-stitch valentines. Read more

Pattern: Nevertheless, She Persisted Cross-Stitch Sampler | Red-Handled Scissors

Pattern: Nevertheless, She Persisted Cross-Stitch Sampler

As a pro crafter and cross-stitch pattern designer, I was pretty much required to design a “Nevertheless, she persisted.” cross-stitch sampler, right? Read more

Pattern: Doctor Who-Inspired Time Lord Cross-Stitch Valentine | Red-Handled Scissors

Pattern: Doctor Who-Inspired Time Lord Cross-Stitch Valentine

Looking for the perfect DIY card for that special Time Lord or Time Lady? Stitch up your own Doctor Who-inspired Time Lord cross-stitch valentine with… Read more

Ode to Thread Heaven: Savior of My Hands and My Sanity | Red-Handled Scissors

Ode to Thread Heaven: Savior of My Hands and My Sanity

Thread Heaven: A magical thread and embroidery floss conditioner that is solely responsible for saving both my hands and my sanity. (With a how-to video!) Read more

Pattern: Geometric Color Block Cross-Stitch iPhone Case | Red-Handled Scissors

Pattern: Geometric Color Block Cross-Stitch iPhone Case

When it comes to cross-stitch and embroidery, I’ve always been drawn to geometric and repeating patterns, especially those found in styles like laid work and… Read more

Organize: Cross-Stitch Storage Canisters | Red-Handled Scissors

Organize: Cross-Stitch Storage Canisters

A few simple, easy-access organization bins can make all the difference when it comes to keeping your craft supplies neat and at the ready, but,… Read more

Tessellating TARDIS iPhone Case Cross-Stitch Pattern | Red-Handled Scissors

Tessellating TARDIS iPhone Case Cross-Stitch Pattern

Geek crafts get a little more grown up with my new Doctor Who-inspired [not quite] Tessellating TARDIS iPhone Case Cross-Stitch Pattern with printable PDF template!… Read more

Pattern: Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine | Red-Handled Scissors

Pattern: Dalek Cross-Stitch Valentine

Hello once again, geeky valentines! Need a last-minute card for your favorite companion? Skip the sappy stuff and get straight to the point with my… Read more

Downton Abbey-Inspired Dowager Countess Embroidery Pattern | Red-Handled Scissors

Downton Abbey-Inspired Dowager Countess Embroidery Pattern

“Edith, dear, you’re a woman with a brain and reasonable ability; stop whining and find something to do!”—Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham I’m just… Read more

Tutorial: Embroidered Typography Wall Art | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Embroidered Typography Wall Art

I stitched this piece of embroidered typography wall art for my graphic designer husband as a gift for our third anniversary. (It was yesterday! Hooray!)… Read more

Tutorial: Embroidered Needle Case with Scrapbooking Attitude | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Embroidered Needle Case with Scrapbooking Attitude

I’m not usually a scrapbooker, but when I saw Scrapbooking Attitude printable film, I knew it had huge creative potential—even for non-paper crafters! I wanted… Read more

Tutorial: Altoids Tin Travel Embroidery Kit for Craftzine.com | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Altoids Tin Travel Embroidery Kit for Craftzine.com

My Altoids Tin Travel Embroidery Kit tutorial is now on CRAFT! Altoids tins are an easy way to keep your embroidery supplies organized, no matter… Read more

Video Tutorial: Perfect Straight Stitches | Red-Handled Scissors

Video Tutorial: Perfect Straight Stitches

Learn how to make evenly spaced straight stitches for sewing, embroidery, and appliqué projects with my new video tutorial! This method is especially effective for… Read more

Tutorial: Embroidered Shrink Plastic Pendants | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Embroidered Shrink Plastic Pendants

Create your own custom embroidered pendants with shrink plastic! This tutorial below will show you how to make one embroidered shrink plastic pendant necklace. The… Read more

Tutorial: Downton Abbey-Inspired “Team Dowager” Badge | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Downton Abbey-Inspired “Team Dowager” Badge

When it comes to Downton Abbey, I stand firmly on Team Dowager. From the very first episode, I have been utterly smitten with Dame Maggie… Read more

Pattern: Firefly Jar LED Embroidery Pattern | Red-Handled Scissors

Pattern: Firefly Jar LED Embroidery Pattern

When my friend Becky from Sternlab.org sent me samples of her awesome LED sewing kits to try out, I did what any girl in my… Read more

Pattern: Geek Love Cross-Stitch Pattern and Geek Crafts Column on FaveCrafts | Red-Handled Scissors

Pattern: Geek Love Cross-Stitch Pattern and Geek Crafts Column on FaveCrafts

My first Geek Crafts column is live on FaveCrafts! Starting today, I’ll be making your Wednesdays a little bit more awesome with a weekly dose… Read more

Pattern: TARDIS Cross-Stitch Valentine | Red-Handled Scissors

Pattern: TARDIS Cross-Stitch Valentine

Hello, geeky valentines! Need a last-minute card for that special someone? Surprise your favorite, er, companion by stitching a quick Doctor Who-inspired valentine with my… Read more

Tutorial: Embroidery Floss Travel Box | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Embroidery Floss Travel Box

Organized embroidery floss. On the go. No knots, no tangles—even if it’s bouncing around all day in your bag. (No, seriously.) Inspired by a conversation… Read more

Organize: Embroidery Floss | Red-Handled Scissors

Organize: Embroidery Floss

It’s almost the New Year, and I’m hard at work tidying up my studio and getting everything in order for a fresh, organized start in… Read more

Dandelion iPhone Case Cross-Stitch Pattern | Red-Handled Scissors

Dandelion iPhone Case Cross-Stitch Pattern

When I was a kid, I spent countless crisp afternoons rescuing wooly bear caterpillars from sunny dirt roads and blowing on dandelions in the fields… Read more

TARDIS iPhone Case Cross-Stitch Pattern | Red-Handled Scissors

TARDIS iPhone Case Cross-Stitch Pattern

I’ve been on a huge Doctor Who kick lately. So, when I ordered my new iPhone a few weeks ago, I knew that I needed… Read more

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