Friday, January 27, 2012

Melting Pot of Traditional and Modern Flair

Do you think any traditional craft can be modernized?  Maybe there is room for growth in all crafts.  The craft that I learned first, when I was around 8 years old, was cross-stitching.  I was taught by my mom and my aunt so I think I enjoy it so much because I know it runs in the family.  Our Christmas stockings were all cross-stitched by me and they are my favorite thing to pull out each year!  They are so special.  Here are the kids stockings with our elf on the shelf, I can't believe I don't have pictures of them alone.

 Anyway, very traditional patterns, what you think of when you think of cross-stitching, right?  But what about modernizing it.  I have thought it over for awhile, researched a bit on Pinterest and such and I felt adding modern things like graphic style designs and typography might modernize it a bit.  So here are some designs I came up with and finished today.

What do you think?  Can cross-stitching be modernized with designs like those?  I would love to hear your thoughts!


  1. Definitely. Love the dandelion clock. It's gorgeous xx

  2. oh! i love the hoop with the word wish in it. it's utterly delightful!

    thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

  3. That dandelion is so cute, gonna have to pin that one!

  4. I love cross-stitching and heck yes, it can be modern! Have you visited while it's mostly words, the sentiments are *very* modern and would have made our mother's blush!