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Hi there!  If you watched Flosstube #49 than you heard me mention that I am spending more time in my craft room preserving our family memories and creating beautiful cards.  I spend a great deal of time researching products that are not just beautiful, but that are also very simple to assemble and create.  Simple Stories offers 2 great kits that make this so easy!  Simple Cards and Simple Pages.  

I made my 4 page scrapbook layout using the Hearth & Home Collection Kit and I made the 8 greeting cards using the Hearth & Home Card kit.  These were super simple and quick and you just need your favorite glue!  No cutting required!

You can also add a package of the coordinating Brads if you want to add a little extra touch to your pages or cards.

I will be working on my Winter layout tonight so stay-tuned!

Perfectly Imperfect

My philosophy on cross stitching, quilting, and paper crafting is that it’s okay to be Perfectly Imperfect. It’s silly to strive for perfection when it in doing so, you lose the joy and the love that you have for your craft. There are no Cross Stitch Police or Paper Crafting Police or Quilting Police!  It’s perfectly okay to be off a stitch or two; have a crooked seam, or wish the photo you adhered to a page wasn’t off center. 

We tend to be so hard on ourselves. We think we should stitch on linen, when like me, it makes us miserable. Or that the backs of our projects need to look as good as the front. What starts out as joy and excitement when our new pattern arrives, turns to frustration and dismay when we have to frog for an hour just to correct that one little stitch we missed.

It’s okay to be Perfectly Imperfect and to proudly display the cross stitch piece that is missing a motif, or that has an x that isn’t crossed. And it’s okay to be Perfectly Imperfect and have a quilt that might have corners that aren’t perfectly pointed or a crooked binding.  Be gentle with yourself and remember that at the end of the day what matters most is that you stitch or sew or craft and that it brings you happiness.   

Until next time,









Owner, Anabella's

Welcome to Anabella’s! I hope you will sit back, relax and take some time to get to know us! We would love to be your go-to shop for all things cross stitch, quilting, and paper crafting related!
Happy Stitching!

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