Dr Mischief PhD cross-stitch sampler

I designed and stitched this sampler during my thesis writing breaks. The pattern of writing for 40 minutes, stitching for 8 minutes, making a fresh cup of coffee or peppermint tea, then starting again went on for months (and months and months and months). On the days where I felt zero thesis-progress was made, IContinue reading “Dr Mischief PhD cross-stitch sampler”

I didn’t know if I could, so I did #Kofi #crossstitch

Of all the ludicrous thesis side projects I’ve undertaken, this is possibly one of the most joyful. Originally conceived as a present for Dr Valentine, an inspirational and beautiful friend – I didn’t admit I had begun this project until I finished sewing the whiskers. When Mitzy first took Kofi-the-cat on, she was a tyrannicalContinue reading “I didn’t know if I could, so I did #Kofi #crossstitch”

The Art of #Swearing (#sass, #snark, cross-stitch)

Stitching Snark: The Art of Swearing Slowly Commissions welcome Are you fed up of saccharine bon mots, and bland homilies like Live Laugh Love? If, like me, you don’t want to be pacified by Keep Calm and Carry On and would actually prefer to state the (fucking) obvious. Indeed, if you tell me to Keep Calm, IContinue reading “The Art of #Swearing (#sass, #snark, cross-stitch)”

Sarcastic cross-stitch

This began as a conversation with Rachel, an old friend, confidante, and fellow mischief-maker. She was speaking about someone specific, who was making her life more awkward than necessary. Context here is everything.  The edited conversation went something like this… Me: Ooooh, I could make that for you. [Pause] in cross-stitch. Rach: [Looks blank, andContinue reading “Sarcastic cross-stitch”