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.

Big Kit Sale!

Starting my sale SO respectfully late, mostly because I got a little Drinky Crow last night and just woke up. Don’t tell anyone. Oops, internet. Oh well. Enjoy 25% off all kits through Sunday — you know you need to get busy on presents if you want your holidays to be swanky, right? Yeah. Use promo code GETBUSY. I’m going back to bed now.

Pre-Order the New Book!

I am SO excited to finally get to tell you more about my second book of Subversive Cross Stitch! You can pre-order a copy here on our site and we can even send a special little gift card to the recipient before the holidays if it’s a gift.

Here’s the deal: the official release date is February 24, 2015, but I will have copies here to sign and ship in early February. So I thought I’d pre-sell in case you want to make it a holiday gift for someone (I mean, you can order one for yourself as well of course!). The cards are really cute–not here yet but I’ll post an image on the book page when they arrive.

This book includes all the patterns from my first book, which is out of print and I know some of you have been trying to find one. So I included everything from the first, plus added enough new patterns to make it a book of FIFTY total patterns. I redesigned all of the charts to make them easier to read and also added stitch counts for each chart. Plus, there are three alphabet charts, a DIY grid and a photo of my mom in space!

I’m really excited about it–I’ve waited four years to work with the publisher, powerHouse books, because they do beautiful work and I wanted to do a book with a company that doesn’t usually do craft books. They mostly do art and photography books.

I will have my copy in mid-December and you can bet I’ll share more images then. In the meantime, stay tuned for more details and pre-order on our site for earliest delivery. Thank you for your support and excitement, I really hope you love it!

The Perfect Subversive Gift

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! From $50-150 in our FUCK shop.

More Extreme Cross Stitch

After my last post about Shannon Downey extreme cross stitching, I received this amazing photo and email from Kirsty G:

Good morning from the UK! 

I’ve just seen the photo of the extreme cross sticher on Facebook and I thought I’d share my most extreme photo with you too. Obviously, great subversive cross stitchers think alike! 

My husband is in the UK Military and is currently deployed. While he’s away I try and raise money for charity by doing silly things (it keeps me busy!). This year my friends have been setting me various challenges. I am currently in the middle of “50 photos of extreme cross stitching”. The photo attached is my most extreme so far. It was taken on the Falkland Islands (in the South Atlantic) last week and it’s next to a mine field.

Well…wow! I couldn’t wait to share with you, but I did because when I asked if she had more photos, she created this blog to share more of her adventures with us! Go check out her amazing photos and all the extreme situations she managed to cross stitch in. And she’s doing it all for charity — if you donate to her cause, you can suggest a new challenge for her! From the looks of the photos, I think she’s up for it! Way to go, Kirsty!