For the love of needlework…

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Hi there!

My name is Pippa, and I’m a creative and crafty lady from Melbourne, Australia who loves to make stuff. I’m inspired by a love of colour, handcrafting and the world around us to produce beautiful things for adornment, decoration and nesting.

I’m a lifelong embroiderer, sewer, beader, painter and yarn addict. My first job was as a cross stitch sampler and I became immersed in the production of handcrafts full time, running market stalls and Etsy shops, while making commissioned works for different venues. I have won awards for cross stitch at local agricultural shows in Geelong and Melbourne and enjoy socialising, cooking and home decorating. I’m also interested in interiors, ceramics, miniatures and antiques.

This geometrical heart shows an optical illusion when stitched.
This geometrical heart shows an optical illusion when stitched.
A favourite pair of distressed jeans that I photograph the cross stitch on.
A favourite pair of distressed jeans that I photograph the cross stitch on.

In 2015, I opened my fourth Etsy shop and named it Lucky Star Cross Stitch Patterns. A year later, I renamed it Lucky Star Stitches.

At Lucky Star Stitches, I pride myself on stitching all of the patterns and making all of the tutorials so I can offer you a quality, finished product that’s been handmade and practically tested. The photo you see in the pattern listing is photographed as a real, finished item that’s been created by me with love and care. I make crafts physically to ensure you get the best colour combinations, techniques, fit, size and use.

Each digital pattern or tutorial comes as an instant download PDF, allowing you to shop wherever you want for materials and to save on labour and postage costs that would normally inhibit the price of purchasing actual finished physical goods.

I hope you are inspired by my range of handcrafted digital goods!