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Not my circus, not my monkeys.


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The phrase "Not my circus, not my monkeys," sounds so much more fun and whimsical than, "Not my problem," doesn't it? This small picture stitches up quickly and makes a great gift. The pattern is beginner-friendly, with tips and suggestions to help if you haven't done much cross-stitching before. You'll also find a list of colors with the names and numbers for buying DMC floss for the project. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY make a cross-stitch and backstitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS about 5 inches by 7 inches on 14-count Aida cloth

Recommended with this pattern

  • embroidery floss - 1 skein for each color
  • Aida cloth - minimum 8 inches square in 14-count
  • scissors

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Craftypodes Embroidery & Cross-Stitch
Craftypodes Embroidery & Cross-Stitch
We are a husband and wife crafting team. Our focus these days is needlework. He does counted cross-stitch, she does hand embroidery. In the past, he did knitting and she did crochet. (It sometimes still happens for personal projects and gifts.) Our work reflects our interests. Sometimes that means themes like video games and science. Sometimes it means techniques, such as adding Dorset buttons or hexies to a piece. We live and craft from our home in Texas, where we are owned by an adorable rat terrier.