A 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!
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!
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!