New stuff! Tote bags to stitch, tiny tweezers, thread keepers, water-erasable fabric pens and mounting boards!! Go get ‘em!
It’s been a VERY trying time since October in my personal life, with several sudden losses including my dad in January, some illness, the loss of our best kitty (Boone from Kitty Wigs) and adjusting to having my mom two miles away in Assisted Living (which is super delightful but diverts my attention from YOU).
Things seem to be settling down, so I’m finally designing some new kits for you! I forgot how much I love to do this. If you’d like a sneak peek at the process, follow me on Instagram where you’ll see who the true mastermind is behind Subversive Cross Stitch — Paducah!
For our tenth anniversary, you may have noticed the kits have been redesigned a bit. I’ve updated the look with some snazzy fonts and changed the packaging. The paper envelopes I’ve always used are not only hard to print, but they just don’t wear well, especially in shops and at craft fairs. Although I love them, I think I came up with a better solution after giving it a lot of thought.
So I’m using poly bags–but not just any poly bags: ours are made from plants, compostable and biodegradable; they contain a minimum of 60% post industrial recycled material. So, they’re not hate-able. Plus they’re resealable, so you can keep your kit together in one place as you work on it.
Everything else is the same: both kits still have a full-color pattern, instructions, thread and material. The Deluxe Kit also includes a wooden hoop and two needles. The material is 14-count silver-grade white Charles Craft, which I have professionally die-cut with zig-zag edges to prevent messy fraying. The thread is DMC six-strand cotton (so you can easily find the colors at any craft store) and the needles are size 24 tapestry.
Let me know what you think of the new look! I think it’s pretty cool and I hope you do, too!
I thought I’d clarify a few quick things to help you become accustomed to all this new stuff:
When you have added items to your cart and are ready to check out, you will be taken to Paypal to log in first. Then you’ll come back to our checkout page.
THAT is when you’ll have the option to enter a promo code and also create an account if you’d like to.
As you finalize your transaction, you’ll see a space to enter a promo code if you have one. I’ll issue promo codes for sales now and then, so stay tuned to Facebook, Twitter, and this here blog!
Also, you will see the option to check out as a guest or create an account. Creating an account will allow easy log-in for future visits, you can check on past orders and you won’t have to enter a shipping address every time.
If you’d like to create an account, simply designate a password on the Thank You page after you place your first order. Please note that the phone number field is optional–I really don’t need your phone number.
Hope this makes sense. Please remember you can ALWAYS drop me an email any time you have an issue with any of these new features! That’s what I’m here for!