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Ella + KatA couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be asked to try out a cross stitch kit from the brilliant Sarah at Ella + Kat. I’ve been admiring Ella + Kat’s wickedly modern patterns for ages, and although they didn’t ask me to write a review in return for the kit I’ve decided to as I absolutely loved it!

Cross Stitch Ella + Kat

Where Has The Time Gone?!

The last time I bothered with cross stitching of any sort was definitely before Amelia was born, and it’s a past time that’s been relegated in my mind to “things I don’t have time for anymore”. In fact, it’s been languishing there along with painting my toenails, getting a haircut, and finishing novels.

Turns out, though, that there is still time to do the things I enjoy. If I’m passionate enough about something then I find that I make the time, and this is exactly what happened when I started this kit. In fact, the same thing happened a couple of months ago when I started reading a novel and finished it the same week, which is something I haven’t done for a couple of years!

The kit came with everything I needed to stitch and display the pattern. The packaging is simple and stylish in a very modern way. Anyone who has received a present from me recently wrapped simply in brown paper and twine will know what I’m getting at!

Cross Stitch Ella + Kat

Branching Out

I’ve been looking for a reason to branch out into doing a few vlogs here and there, and call me crazy, but I decided that this would be the ideal opportunity! Editing the video was cringe-worthy to say the least, and I scrapped the whole thing numerous times, but after much ado I decided to just get on with it!

My apologies in advance for the shoddy first video – I have learned tons just from creating it, and I promise the next one will be better! Also apologies to Ella + Kat for constantly referring to them as “Ella + Kat Stitch” call it word vomit……

Create Your Own

You can find amazing kits from Ella + Kat in their Etsy shop and over on their website. They have a selection of ready made kits, and also do amazing personalised kits which you can contact them about. Ella +Kat are also on Instagram, so do pop on over and give them a little follow – you won’t be disappointed!

Happy #internationalWomensDay from me and all my girls 💜

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37 thoughts on “Cross Stitch With Ella + Kat: Finding Time For Me

  • May 10, 2017 at 1:49 pm
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    I haven’t done this since I was in school. Just one of my many abandoned hobbies. Sure brings back memories. #StayClassyMama

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    • May 10, 2017 at 8:12 pm
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      Yep, abandoned hobbies! Same here lol!x

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  • May 8, 2017 at 1:36 pm
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    This is such a great idea. Love the patterns and so great that everything you need is included. I haven’t done anything like this since I was a kid but I remember finding it very relaxing and therapeutic. Thank you for sharing with #StayClassyMama

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    • May 8, 2017 at 2:53 pm
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      I loved how modern the choices were!x

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  • May 7, 2017 at 7:50 pm
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    These look amazing, would love to do one – i’m just not the most creative of people! #Blogstravaganza

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    • May 7, 2017 at 7:52 pm
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      Haha! I think I like cross stitch because it’s like sewing by numbers! And the patterns for Ella + Kat are so simple to follow too x

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    • May 7, 2017 at 7:42 pm
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      Haha! I find that with regular sewing, and cross stitching is like sewing by numbers so stops me from being a messy cow haha!x

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  • May 7, 2017 at 7:29 pm
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    I haven’t done cross stitch since I was at school! More years ago than I care to remember … Those do look lovely

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    • May 7, 2017 at 7:32 pm
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      My Nan taught me when I was little, and pre-kids I used to do quite a bit, but these really captured my interest x

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  • May 7, 2017 at 7:27 pm
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    I love a cross stitch, I find it so relaxing, as you say if you love it you’ll find time! On a novel note, if you have any recommendations send them my way because I definitely need to find the time to read! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx
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    • May 7, 2017 at 7:31 pm
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      Oh don’t get me started! I could recommend a thousand haha! I read a book recently called My Name is Leon which was really amazing – I wrote a post about it a few weeks back, it’s deffo worth a read! x

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    • May 6, 2017 at 7:42 am
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      I’m pretty sure these are the only ones available that are so modern! Oh god, thank you. It’s such a leap, and I can’t stop saying the word “cringe” since I had to spend hours editing it (listening to and watching myself on repeat 😫) I’m just not too sure what to do next haha!! Xx

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  • May 4, 2017 at 9:16 pm
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    My bestie made me lovely cross-stitches when the boys were born. I love them! Of their hands and feet. I love this design and well done you too for having some me time 💙 Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉 looks fab!

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    • May 4, 2017 at 9:18 pm
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      Ah I really love personalised cross stitches! Amelia has one made by a friend too, and Ella & Kat did a lovely one for someone I know recently too. Thanks so much for hosting! Xx

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  • May 4, 2017 at 9:03 pm
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    Ooh I’d love to do one of these they are SO cool! I’ll add it to my list of the many things I feel I never have time to do ha ha!

    Thanks for sharing with #coolmumclub
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    • May 4, 2017 at 9:04 pm
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      That list seems to grow with each passing month doesn’t it haha?!?! X

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    • May 4, 2017 at 5:51 pm
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      Ahaha that really made me laugh!!!! Yes, I can totally see how it came across that way!!!!x

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  • May 4, 2017 at 4:46 pm
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    Ohhh that’s lovely, I have never done cross stitch but would love something like that. Thanks for sharing #stayclassymama

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    • May 4, 2017 at 4:55 pm
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      Definitely check out their site, that have some really cool kits and they’re super simple to do! X

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  • May 3, 2017 at 9:28 pm
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    Ooohhh this kit looks like loads of fun. I think mini projects like these are perfect as the results are pretty quick. Thank you for sharing with the #DreamTeam and well done on your VLOG! X
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    • May 3, 2017 at 9:30 pm
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      It was a great kit! I lived working on it, and it was perfect for those of us time starved haha! The other kits on their site are amazing, I kind of want all of them now haha!!!x

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    • May 3, 2017 at 3:05 pm
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      Aren’t they great?! It was so nice to cross stitch something that felt modern and cool!x

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    • May 2, 2017 at 6:16 am
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      Aww thank you! It was so cringey doing it! I hadn’t cross stitched for ages either, but these were a great re-introduction as they didn’t take too long and weren’t difficult to follow at all!xx

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  • May 2, 2017 at 5:51 am
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    Yes, no time for anything! I’ve been trying to get to books too, but I end up having to renew them 3 times at the library to get through only one. Glad you found some time! #dreamteam

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    • May 2, 2017 at 7:43 pm
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      Haha!! Yep, same here!! I really enjoyed doing it, so I guess that’s what kept me at it!x

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    • May 1, 2017 at 10:36 pm
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      It had been a while for me too, convinced I didn’t have the time! These are just the right size to not feel like a huge project though. Xx

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    • May 1, 2017 at 8:43 pm
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      I really didn’t think I’d find the time either, but I did a little bit over a couple of nights and before I knew it I was done!xx

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