Crafts & Cocktails

I’m back! And I’m combining my two favorite interests—drinking and crafting. Not to brag but not only is this craft directly related to drinking, I also drank an impressive amount of alcohol while making it.

I’ve been wanting to teach myself to cross-stitch for a while, especially after funny and sarcastic phrases starting getting popular. I know that “I need a drink” seems like it took as much thought as opening a beer, but it beat out about 50 other options I was weighing.

I settled on this phrase because it was funny, 95% of the time true, and nothing I would have to hide when my parents came to my apartment. Then I found this Old-English font with a stitching chart on Pinterest. The font combined with this phrase looked perfect—kinda like all these smarmy phrases showing up on old-fashioned cross-stitch projects. 

Then I made a pattern on Stitch Fiddle. This site is amazing for making your own pattern. It’s like a piece of online graph paper where you can design a color-coded pattern. It was a slow process to count out all the squares and spacing, but it’s much easier than counting the minuscule squares on the fabric. Hot tip: don’t forget to add more than one column of squares between words. This is a lesson the lack of space between “I” and “need” will never let me forget.

Overall, this was a fun project that was easy to teach myself and customize to say anything. It doesn’t hurt that the sum total of supplies was about $5.

And here’s an unrelated bonus: my gallery wall, 2.0! I’ve been busy starting a new job and moving states and apartments lately, so it feels like home again to get this back up on the wall.