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Monday, 20 June 2011

Cupcakes, Cross Stitch and Cocktails

On Staurday I went to the latest Cupcakes, Cross Stitch and Cocktails event in Shoreditch, London and had a good long chat with Phil, author of the new 'Twisted Stitches' cross stitch book and owner of 'Urban Cross Stitch' company.

cupcakes cross stitch and cocktails poster

It's been 3 years since I last attended an event although they had only one other after that. It was really good to chat with Phil and catch up on events etc. We talked about his newest kits, his new book, which is actually quite funny, although not for the faint hearted, and also how he had found it difficult to find stitchers to make up the projects from the book for publishing.

twisted stitches book

I pre-ordered the book on Amazon and despite them saying it would be published in March, Phil told me it actually didn't get released until June. Anyway I did receive my copy and already have my eyes set on a gorgeous butterfly pattern which looks like a skull.

I had some really good chats with some of the attendees and even helped get someone started on a large project called 'Balloon Girl'. As well as all of this I even managed to stitch a couple of pieces too. Firstly a pair of pants which is part of an urban cross stitch kit, and secondly some more progress on my tribal butterly:

IMAG0933 tribal butterfly

There are some more upcoming events in London. The closest being July 1st - 3rd to promote a new range of beer. Check out Urban Cross Stitch on facebook too for all upcoming events!

Monday, 13 June 2011

Sale #2

I have made my second sale on Etsy!

My PacMan magnets card

I hope the customer likes it...
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