Needlepoint and Cross Stitch

Great article from Yahoo DIY today about Needlepoint here.

You know, any of my patterns can be turned into needlepoint. For example, the two pillows above that Urban Outfitters produced a year or so ago — these came from cross stitch designs of mine. You can always add more in the foreground if you don’t want to stitch a lot of the same color background. Experiment, jazz it up! See what happens! And send me photos if you do. Happy New Year!

Subversive Truthiness Sampler on Colbert

We here at Subversive are BIG fans of the Colbert, we’ve been loyal viewers since Day One. About 8 years ago, I sent Stephen a sampler of his phrase “Truthiness” which I read in several interviews that he kept in his office. He also sent me a wonderful handwritten noting saying the same (see it here).

So it was really fun to see the sampler show up on last night’s broadcast during a segment where Stephen had a yard sale of all the stuff accumulated in nine years! I don’t know if this was for real or if they’ll actually be selling things online or who knows what, but I’ve been waiting all these years hoping for a glimpse of this on screen and here it is! Yeay! Looking forward to Colbert’s next chapter, he’s our favorite!

Holiday Shipping [UPDATED]


Andy and Truman wouldn’t leave the party early and neither will we. We are still here and shipping like mad! The last chance to have anything arrive pre-Christmas is FRIDAY 12/19 and choose Priority Mail (according to the USPS).

ALSO, if you’re last-minute shopping we have SO many options for you:

You may have heard I have a book coming out in February… you could pre-order that (there’s a free gift card we can mail to you or the giftee).

Our fabulous PDF Gift Pack means you get 10 PDF patterns for the price of 5. The recipient can choose the patterns and they’re delivered via email. You can choose a gift card here to send to them directly with a promo code up to the last minute! Available until December 31st (gift codes may arrive when we resume business in the new year, so be patient please).

And of course we also have gift cards (my favorite thing to receive). Those are automatically sent, so this may be your best bet for last-minute gifts!

WE WILL TAKE A BREAK after Friday and cease shipping until the new year. You can still shop, but please be aware. Thank you for this incredible year of sales, we are thoroughly exhausted!!

PDF Gift Pack is back!

Here’s a great idea either as a gift for yourself or your friends: Give ‘em our PDF Gift Pack: for a flat rate of $25, you’ll get a promo code good for 10 PDFs (a $50 value). That’s enough half-price PDFs to keep you or your friend busy for months!

This year I’ve made a bunch of gift cards you can print out to give the recipient (not just for the Gift Pack, but you’ll find them all on that page.

Follow the directions here to get your PDF Gift Pack and enjoy the graphics! (there will be more).

Steal these Gift Tags!

Friday afternoon, noodling around. Decided to make these little gift tags for you to use when you buy a Subversive gift for someone. Download, enjoy, repeat.

Pre-ordered books come with free gift cards!

If you pre-order the new book on our site, we have these great 5″ square gift cards for you to give to the recipient for the holidays. Be sure to add one to your cart when you order the book and tell us where to send it! I added a separate page for the gift cards to make it easier and make sure you get one.

Gift cards? You betcha!

Shopping for someone else but not sure what to give them? Give them the gift of choice with a Subversive Cross Stitch Gift Card.

Gift cards are delivered automagically by Shopify by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout. Our gift cards have no additional processing fees. They expire one year from date of purchase.

Choose the amount from the drop-down menu: $10, $25, $50, $75 or $100.

They’ll love you forever!

Perfect gifts, lower prices

Nothing makes me happier than a tiny “fuck” stitched by hand and dressed up in a small ornate, vintage, gilded frame–my original inspiration for starting Subversive Cross Stitch. It still makes me giddy with delight.

The best part is seeing the look on someone’s face when they realize what you’ve just given them. It’s a delicious way to show them that you truly do give a fuck.

I’m sharing my coveted collection of vintage frames by turning them into one-of-a-kind originals, hand-stitched by me. Each piece is in a gilded frame with an antique wallpaper-finished back and signature. The wallpaper samples are actually used in my upcoming 2015 book.

This is a very limited edition of fucks! Now at lower prices in our FUCK shop.