Disclosure: I received product from Austiner’s in exchange for a review. I only review and endorse products that I enjoy and believe that my readers will, too. All opinions are my own.
I love to cross stitch. If you’ve read the blog for a while, you’ll know that I have done quite a few projects over the past year. Last Christmas, I made ornaments for everyone in John and my immediate families. I also made a wedding present for two dear friends. I’ve done a ton of other projects in the last few years, but two things have remained: where I get my cross stitch from and the brand I stitch with.
I know that sounds like a weird plug for a business, but it’s absolutely true. Around 2011 or so, I came upon the awesomeness that is Mill Hill cross stitch kits. I absolutely love them; the patterns are fresh and modern looking. This stuff does not look like frumpy 1980’s stuff (which I absolutely detest). I love the use of buttons and beads in the kits too!
Mill Hill kits aren’t necessarily expensive (although they can be… just ask my wallet while John was gearing up for and then gone for his deployment). I found an amazing site, Austiner’s, just after I discovered Mill Hill and I have never looked back. Austiner’s service is truly unparalleled– the shipments have always ended up on my doorstep with in 2 or 3 days of ordering it and I have never, ever been disappointed in the condition that the materials arrive (or the price for that matter). If you check on RetailMeNot, you’ll find that they always have coupons up for regularly priced merchandise (and they have some really great sales periodically, too).
When I approached Austiner’s to be a brand ambassador, I was over the moon when they accepted me! (I’m not kidding, I am a groupie of this company!) They sent me half of the 2014 Mill Hill Spring line– check out these fun projects!
This is what I’m stitching this winter in preparation for spring: The Chick Egg, The Butterfly Egg, The Buzz, The Parrot, Pinwheels, and Tea Time. You’ll have to check back as I post my updates and finished products!