Not Your Mom’s Cross Stitching – Needlework for the Modern Girl

Home is where the bra isn't cross stitch
I like to think of myself as a generally crafty girl. Or at the very least, I own a lot of craft supplies. Lately, I’ve been seeing needlework make somewhat of a resurgence. Except this time, people my age aren’t stitching “Home Sweet Home” or Irish proverbs. Instead, people are making stuff with funny/lewd sayings, Beyoncé lyrics and other wonderful stuff. I love this so much.
If you’re looking to do this yourself, there’s an amazing tutorial on Jezebel to help you do just that.
If you want the art without the work, check out some of these shops on Etsy.
Because my life is dope and I do dope sh**. Buy here from ChicagoStitch.
Surfboard. Buy this or other ones (including the poop emoji) from SewsAndStitches.
And for those who love decorating their cubicles like me, Cubicle sweet cubicle. Buy here from SuperSassyStitching. 
Oh…and the feature graphic…that’s my work so far on my recent cross stitching project. It will eventually say Home is where the bra isn’t. 🙂

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  • Ally

    I’m terrible at DIY anything (I have no patience)- but I’ll definitely give the Jezebel tutorial a glance! The “surfbort’ stitch is cute!

    Alessandra | The PumpUp Blog

  • Allison Ellzey

    I tried this once when I was younger and the cat I was going for ended up all wonky and I never tried again lol

  • I would love that last one to hang in my office!

  • These are so funny!!! I love it!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  • I’ve seen these on Pinterest. I love them!

  • I absolutely love these! Plus, I love how you linked shops and a tutorial 🙂 Very helpful!

  • Haha I love seeing fun little cross stitch pieces. Maybe I should take up cross stitching!

  • I wish that i wasn’t horrible at cross stitching, because these are adorable! I love kitschy little pieces like this. I need one for my gallery wall 🙂

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  • This is so fun haha.
    I wish I knew how to do something cool like this.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  • Ashley

    These cross stitch pieces are hilarious! What a whimsy little touch to a home!

    xo Ashley

  • This is SO cool – one of my aunts used to do this all the time and I completely forgot about it! Such a cute way to decorate!
    xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

  • Courtney Dunsmore

    Omgosh, these are adorable! Need to learn this skill, stat.

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  • Lauren Ashley

    This is so cool! Why am I not a creative human being?!?


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  • gettinfitfab

    OH MY GOSH. The surf one would be perfect for a friend. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • My friend does needlework stitchings of Drake lyrics and it kills me! I need to try this tutorial ASAP!!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  • These are adorable! I’m not super crafty, but the one thing I can do is needlepoint! Doing this!

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  • Marie Huang

    I love all of these sassy cross stitches! I really want to needlepoint a sassy pillow, I just don’t know what I want it to say yet! These are great picks!

    Marie H.
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  • Ally Gagliardo

    Hahah! I love this! This would be a great gift for some of your best friends! I definitely want to learn how to do this!

  • caroline | thecarodiaries

    OMG these are hysterical! I need the dope shit one!

  • Whitney Jones

    LOL, I love all these!!! I’ve been thinking about doing embroidered phrases for my new pillow collection, but I haven’t fully mastered the art of embroidery, yet.

  • these crafts are so rad!