Friday, January 31, 2014

Delightfully Dark Finds: The Addams Family Cross Stitched

If I have a couple of spare minutes here and there, one of my guilty pleasures is to do quick, random searches on Etsy... just to see what turns up. Sometimes, I'll type in a favourite movie or TV show. Sometimes it's "skulls", or "stripes", or, "Halloween", or "bats"... you get the picture.  Anyway, last week it was, "The Addams Family", which is a regular one for me, and up popped The Addams Family PDF Digital Cross Stitch Pattern pictured above. I had to stifle a little squeal.

Now, although I do some simple embroidery on my dolls, I have never done cross stitch before... but c'mon... it's The Addams Family! I had to get it!

Within a few minutes, I was emailed the pattern from The Little Stitcher, who turned out to be the lovely Laura from Italy. We got into a bit of an email chat and I ended up checking out her blog (here) and discovering other cross stitched goodies like this fabulous little freebie pattern for a Vintage Witch (pictured left). If you'd like to download the free pattern for yourself, you can find it here.

So now I'm off to write, "Learn Cross Stitch", on the good old "To Do" list! 



32 comments:

  1. I do love that Addams Family cross stitch and can't wait to see your own masterpiece in the future :)

    Isn't the witch freebie gorgeous?! I'm off to visit The Little Stitcher's blog.

    Thank you for sharing :)

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    1. Yes, the freebie witch is adorable, Yvonne! I don't have the skills to tackle the Addams "masterpiece" quite yet, but I think the witch might be a good project for a newbie like me.

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  2. I wish I had the skills... well, the patience to do that, it's lovely.

    xoxo
    Dani
    A Strangeness in me Blog

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    1. Hi Daniela! Nice to meet you! :)

      I definitely don't have the skills at this stage, but if anything is going to motivate me to learn, it's my beloved Addams Family! ;)

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  3. That is so adorable! No wonder you squealed. lol

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    1. Haha. Yes, I have a tendency to get a little excitable upon making these discoveries, Lexa! ;)

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    1. Yes, I know that you love the Addamses too, Zombydolls! ;D

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  5. That is so cool. I haven't cross stitched in ages but I want to start again now.

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    1. Yes, patterns like this would be great motivation to get cross stitching again, Jessie! Or in my case, learn cross stitching. :) I'm not sure if cross stitch is experiencing a new wave of popularity, but I seem to be seeing it about a lot lately, and there are some really cool designs popping up, especially Halloween and Gothic-y style ones.

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  6. THANK YOU!! I'm so happy you like my creation!! Thank you thank you!! *.*
    (The Little Stitcher)

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    1. My pleasure, Laura! :) I'm so glad that I discovered your lovely, little shop!

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  7. I do random object stalking on Etsy too, and you unearthed a couple of beauties! Well done:)

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    1. Thank you, Sunshineshelle! I suspect there may be quite a few of us engaging in regular R.E.S. or Random Etsy Searches. ;D

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  8. I need to add a few things to my "must learn list." After seeing the little witch, cross stitching sounds like just the thing!

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    1. Yes, the little witch is very cute, Magaly, and doesn't look too daunting for those of us who are newbies to cross stitching. :)

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  9. This is adorable! It's definitely going on my list of spooky crafts. :D

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    1. Yes, I've discovered a whole new appreciation for cross stitch now, Maud Lynn Pixy! :D

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  10. Wonderful! I adore Morticia's dress! The Little Stitcher is quite a talented Miss, I only hope I become as ept at cross-stitching as her some day! I am definitely going to have to do the little witchy one at sometime soon, thank you so much for sharing! <3

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    1. Yes, Laura really managed to capture Morticia in all her tentacled glory! :D The cross stitched goodies you've created are beautiful, Sandy! When I saw the little witch, I thought of you immediately! Just your cup of tea, methinks! ;D

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  11. OMG! That's sooooo crazy! Sooooo damn wonderful!

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    1. Yep, that was my reaction too, when I first set eyes upon this Addams-y goodness, MK!

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  12. Oh! I LOVE this! Perfect for a gothic mansion! I always said Gomez and Morticia had the best marriage on television. (and Mr Burns and Smithers had the most doomed romance).

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    1. Haha. Couldn't agree with you more, Rhissanna! Morticia + Gomez = Best Couple Ever!!! :D

      And poor Smithers! ;D

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  13. How about the Addams on one of those medieval tapestries! Now that's a bit of cross stitch I'd like to see.

    Ali

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    1. Now you've got me imagining something like the Bayeux Tapestry, Ali, only featuring the Addams Family! How awesome would that be?!! ;D

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  14. Nice find. Etsy is an amazing website.

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    1. Yes, exploring on Etsy is always fun (and occasionally rewarding), Lady Lilith! ;D

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  15. OMG how Fantastic! You're a woman after my own Heart! I always wanted to live in the Addams Family Mansion... my Quest is to make Bohemian Valhalla my own version of that Delightful Abode.

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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    1. Hi Bohemian! Nice to meet you!

      Yep, there's no better abode than the Addams Mansion and I can't think of a more fun quest than creating a version of it for yourself! Gotta have a Lurch too! ;D

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  16. How fun!!!!
    Can't wait to see the finished piece:)

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    1. It might be a long while, Incipient Wings, because I have to learn how to cross stitch first. Haha. I just couldn't resist getting the pattern and hopefully it will give me the incentive to learn a new skill. :)

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