cross-stitch project: travel mug

For Christmas, my sister-in-law asked for a travel mug. Since I was on a crafting kick for holiday gift giving this year, I wanted to somehow personalize the mug and disguise the fact that it was store bought. I decided cross-stitch was the way to go.

Inspired by the petals pattern on the set of Avie Designs' stationery that I also included in her Christmas package (which I snapped up during the free stationery sale), I translated the pattern into cross-stitch, and cross-stitched it in shades of pink and peach. Because of the size of the surface, it took quite a bit of time to stitch, but I was happy with the results and definitely plan on using the design for other projects.


  1. That is so cute!! I got one for Christmas but I didn't realize it was two pieces...I unscrewed the bottom- the middle part fell out on the tile floor and shattered! I was so sad to have to throw it out :(

    Yours is fabulous!

  2. Oh, Angela! Sadness! You should ask for another one. :)


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