Time Spent with Cats is Never Wasted

Sunday, October 23, 2016

We spent about 24 hours in the car this last week driving around France so I brought along a stitching project to help pass the time!
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DESCRIPTION: I saw this print on etsy, turned it into a cut file, and stitched it. Instead of painting in the letters or filling them with patterned paper, I "string arted" them! 

JOURNALING SAYS: I have an unhealthy obsession with my fat cat Rachel - but luckily I think the feelings are mutual because Rachel loves to snuggle me as much as I do! She purrs sooo loud, like a chainsaw, I love it! She's so soft and sweet and nice and adorable and I love Rachel!

HOW TO: Draw a big title onto white cardstock using a Silhouette Camep, pierce holes, then stitch through them changing colors of thread for each letter. I backstitched around the outline first and then just tried to cover the entire letter with back and forth stitching, going into each hole at least once. Cut a piece of colorful stripe paper and adhere it on the right edge. Layer two photos and embellishments over the paper. Journal on the left then drop watercolors around. 

SUPPLIES: Cardstock, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Patterned paper, wood veneer, paperclip, button, mirror leaves, die cuts, roller stamp: Pink Paislee; Watercolors: Loew Cornell; Floss: DMC; Cut file: Etsy; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo

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Off to go snuggle Rachel :)


  1. Every time I think you have outdone yourself, you do it again! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this! WOW wow and MORE WOWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. WOW-this is AMAZING, way to use your time wisely--seriously GORGEOUS!!

  3. I started to read your post and for a second I went, "wait, France?". LOL, then I realized I had time traveled back to 2016. Look how pretty it was 😄! You were ahead of the curve, adding stitching back then. Super fun and beautiful ! 🥰


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