Showing posts from February, 2019

Old-Fashioned Travel: Savannah


Old-Fashioned Hobbies: Cross Stitch

When we are sourcing items for our shop, I'm always on the lookout for embroidery. I love it, personally (and I do tend to stock items I love), and it sells pretty well both in-store and online.

As with many handcrafted items, such as crochet and quilts, it's rare to sell an embroidered item at a price commensurate with the labor it requires to create. Unfortunately, unless you're a true artist, you'll have a tough time crafting for profit. To be honest, there's more money in creating patterns and teaching people to make these items.

However, most crafters aren't in it for the money. They do it because it's an enjoyable pastime; it relieves stress and boredom. Crafting can be practical, too; quilts keep you warm, crocheted doilies and antimacassars protect furniture, and they all enhance the beauty of our homes. As we stitch, maybe we think about the item becoming an heirloom to be treasured by the generations to come.

Cross stitch is a particular type of …