Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum

The Handmaid’s Tale

A few years ago, I read “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood and was blown away. A true modern classic, it made me angry cry (considering I was pregnant at the time, this is understandable) and filled me with hope that nothing like this would ever happen. Don’t let the bastards grind you down!

You can purchase The Handmaid’s Tale pattern at my etsy store here!


Marvel Cinematic Universe Cross Stitch Pattern

I created my first Marvel inspired cross stitch alphabet back in 2015 — side note — doesn’t that seem like a million years ago?? Since then, there have been so many movies that have been released with legendary characters! Over the years, I have had many custom requests for an alphabet to showcase the new characters. I decided to create a new and improved version without the custom price!

I tried to incorporate all of the new movies! Also, my Memorial Day Sale ends 5/26!

To purchase the new Marvel Inspired Superhero Alphabet Go Here!

To purchase the ORIGINAL Marvel Inspired Superhero Alphabet Go Here!

For the Honor of Grayskull!

When I was a girl, I absolutely LOVED She-Ra! This should not come as a shock to anyone considering how 1) I kind of looked like her 2) she was a bad-ass warrior woman WITH A SWORD 3) she lived in a forest with crazy colors and everyone had awesome hair!

If you are not a child of the 80s, then you might have missed out on He-Man and She-Ra. Luckily for us all, they re-booted it and made the characters better than ever! I’m not going to lie – watching your favorite cartoons as an adult is … interesting, but I still love this show.

I kept all of my She-ra figures and now Audrey plays with them. Santa visited with the entire set during Christmas!

A few years ago, I was a part of the Matty Etheria Club and bought many awesome sculpted toys. I have a few still boxed, but yeah, my kids love the shows while playing action figures.

I loved designing this pattern, and I’m excited to see the final season starting next week!

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power cross stitch


Jem and the Holograms are TRULY Outrageous!

Knotty as Jem!

I will admit it, I miss Saturday morning cartoons. Can you remember waking up, running to the tv and watching all the great shows while your parents were occupied doing other things? Some of my favorite childhood memories involve these special mornings. I wrote a blog about this a few years ago which you can read here.

One of my all-time favorite cartoons is Jem and The Holograms! How could you not love this show filled with intrigue, fashion, and music? To this day, I get these songs stuck in my head. A few years ago, I went as Pizzazz, the meanest Misfit (and possibly the meanest cartoon character of all-time… truly, she tries to MURDER people…. whoa) for our yearly Halloween costume party. (Man, I miss those days!!!)

My favorite character was Aja since she was Asian, and as a half-Asian kid in the 80’s, it was pretty rare seeing an Asian woman with blue hair. I then became obsessed with Mynx from the Stingers since she had super straight blonde hair like me! At the time, I was an only child, and I had almost all of the dolls and would play the cassette tapes every night.

Check out this “gem” of a picture of me hanging out with my favorite doll while listening to the tape. I have the Jem and the Holograms box set, so I can watch any episode from my childhood whenever I want! I’m a sucker for “Midsummer Night’s Madness,” since it has my favorite song of all time “Can’t Get My Love Together” in it along with Greek Gods and Goddesses! They just don’t make cartoons like they used to. (Believe me, I know!)

I have been stitching these Jem and the Holograms themed cross stitch patterns, and I hope you enjoy them! Here are 3 of the patterns I have for sale on my etsy page!

Jem and the Holograms Cross Stitch by knottybytes

The Misfits cross stitch pattern by knottybytes

The Stingers cross stitch pattern by knottybytes

Happy stitching and Get Knotty!