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Cute Kawaii Cross Stitch

Our second book, Cute Kawaii Cross Stitch (David & Charles) is due for release on June 20. While my very mature (uh-hem) adult self is typing this as any ordinary thing, my inner child is dancing and singing and jumping up and down on the sofa cushions. And I’m not about to tell her to stop. I’ve wanted to be an author since I was 5 years old. By the time I was 13, I wanted to write the Great American Novel, with all the prerequisite teenage broodiness and Hemingwayesque glibness I could muster. Mercifully, that dream fizzled, and I was able to focus on doing what I loved, and taking that route to the ultimate dream of writing a book. Now, with our second book-baby due for release, while my mind & body are still exhausted from work and stress, my soul is doing cartwheels. All in all, it’s a wonderful feeling.


If you’ve been a fan of Trellis & Thyme and our kawaii cross stitch and feltcraft patterns, or if you’ve enjoyed our first book, Kawaii Craft Life, you’re going fall head-over-heels in love with Cute Kawaii Cross Stitch. We designed over 400 kawaii darlings to stitch! And they’re beyond cute, with gobs of seasonal motifs, foods, treats, critters, and everything. I’ll take some time over the next few weeks to share snippets and sneak-peaks. In the meantime, you can pre-order your copy at all fine retailers, and have it arrive at your door on June 20th!

‘Till next time.