A girl can never have too many shoes

Or so I’m told. I’m not your average girl and wear the same 2 pair of flip flops pretty much year round. I love living in California! But I digress….

I’m not normally much of a cross stitcher. My mom taught me when I was a kid but I haven’t done much since. Two of my favorite bloggers, Nana Company and Pretty By Hand, have been making some adorable projects that include some cross stitching. I started thumbing through a copy of Cross Stitcher magazine, looking for some cute designs and found this. This was a larger project than I was looking to make but it reminded me of my daughter, who loves her pink Converse high tops.

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The magazine included a pattern to make a linen tote bag. I decided I needed to make something that would be destroyed less loved less. I’ll hang this on the wall in my daughter’s room.

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I’m not good at cross stitching directly on linen, so I used one of those wash away grids. I bordered the linen with some scraps and stapled it to a 12″x12″ canvas I bought from Michael’s. I’m pleased with how it turned out. My 8-year-old son is too. He wants a pair in red.

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