How’s about a logo tee?

UPDATE: I’m not selling these on this site at the moment, but stay tuned–I’m opening up a separate shirt shop with lots of designs! More to come…

Cute, huh? Now you take the all-cotton Subversive logo gal with you and strike up a conversation about your favorite subversive hobby!

And if you stay tuned to our Facebook page, you might just win one!

New pins and magnet sets!

buttons, pins, magnets, busy, beaver, subversive, cross stitch, To celebrate our 10th year in bizznass, the fine folks at Busy Beaver Buttons made these adorable pin and magnet packs for us! Squee! Want one? I’m including them for FREE in all orders over $50 beginning today (until supplies last) OR if you really want one bad you can just buy the pack here.

As you probably know, I love Busy Beaver and they’ve been doing all the buttons, pins, magnets and bottle openers that I include in orders for every one of the past 10 years. They’re great to work with and it’s fun to see them constantly expand their line.

This pack includes three 1.5″ pins and the “Fancy Fuck” piece is a magnet. They’ll be FREE with orders over $50 while supplies last, or if you can’t wait you can order one here right now. Super-collectible, don’t you think? This should be put in a time capsule and opened in 3013!

Wear them all at once and display your Subversive pride with SPIRIT! Hee!

Custom Valentine Kit for 2013!

It’s time to redirect your attention from whatever has been distracting you from the one you LOVE*

What’s been keeping you from showering your sweetheart with all the attention they deserve? Pinterest? Facebook? New technology? Liquor? Kitten videos? Now’s the time to make up for it with a custom message you stitched yourself while you thought about your love with every single “x”. Awwwww.

Available in two versions: Single Valentine Kit ($10) and Enough for Three Valentine Kit ($15) Every kit comes with a sheet of suggested words, alphabet and extra blank grid for you to plan your message. Here are a couple we created:

* (you can also create the message “I Like You..” if it’s more platonic).

Christmas Break Creation (and KITTENS!)

Over the Christmas break I read a column by Mark Morford about the whole gun debate and this phrase struck me. So I stitched it, on a doily of course.

Just getting back into the swing of things here, working on lots of stuff for our 10th year celebration. Catching up on shipping. Otherwise, it’s all kittens, kittens, kittens. We’ve named them Wedowee and Paducah!

Taking a break! (don’t miss the p.s.)

THANK YOU for the amazing holiday season, it’s been our best and biggest one in 10 years of Subversive Cross Stitch.

I am going off the grid and taking an official break as I am completely exhausted. I hope you’ll be resting as well and enjoying the offline life.

I will return to start digging through email on January 7th, 2013 and start with a clean slate. This means if you haven’t received a reply by January 11, 2013, you’ll need to write to me again as I will assume your issue has been resolved or your order has been received in the meantime.

This also means that, except for PDF orders which are sent automatically, there will be NO SHIPPING until late in the week of January 7th, 2013 beginning, as always, with Priority Mail orders.

There will be a lot to look forward to in 2013, as we continue to celebrate our 10th year in business, beginning with all-new Valentines! So stay tuned.

Thanks again for everything: your love, support, kind words, enthusiasm…you make my work so enjoyable. Happy New Year and lots of love,

p.s. We have two new flamepoint Siamese kittens who have patiently been waiting for me to stop working so we can start playing. Introducing Wedowee and Paducah!

Kit Packaging Update

For our tenth anniversary, you may have noticed the kits have been redesigned a bit. I’ve updated the look with some snazzy fonts and changed the packaging. The paper envelopes I’ve always used are not only hard to print, but they just don’t wear well, especially in shops and at craft fairs. Although I love them, I think I came up with a better solution after giving it a lot of thought.

So I’m using poly bags–but not just any poly bags: ours are made from plants, compostable and biodegradable; they contain a minimum of 60% post industrial recycled material. So, they’re not hate-able. Plus they’re resealable, so you can keep your kit together in one place as you work on it.

Everything else is the same: both kits still have a full-color pattern, instructions, thread and material. The Deluxe Kit also includes a wooden hoop and two needles. The material is 14-count silver-grade white Charles Craft, which I have professionally die-cut with zig-zag edges to prevent messy fraying. The thread is DMC six-strand cotton (so you can easily find the colors at any craft store) and the needles are size 24 tapestry.

Let me know what you think of the new look! I think it’s pretty cool and I hope you do, too!