For the love of handcrafts…

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Hi there!

We are two creative and crafty ladies from Melbourne, Australia who love to make stuff. When we get together, we’re inspired by our love of handcrafting and the world around us to produce beautiful things for adornment, decoration and nesting.

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

Suzanne is a professional graphic and web designer who is perpetually attracted to bright colours and exploration in photography and typography. She is interested in alternative lifestyles and bohemian concepts. Cross stitching and beading at a young age, her journey has meandered through many arty mediums, including acrylic painting, sketching, collage, glass, rock painting, crochet, rag rugging, patchwork, polymer clay, fossicking and lapidary. From selling paintings in cafes to editing the Victorian Gem Club Association magazine, Suzanne is a hands-on media and craft enthusiast with an appreciation for original works.

Discovered by Pippa: this geometrical heart shows an optical illusion when stitched.
Discovered by Pippa: this geometrical heart shows an optical illusion when stitched.
Our favourite pair of distressed jeans that we photograph the cross stitch on.
Our favourite pair of distressed jeans that we photograph the cross stitch on.

In 2015, Pippa opened her fourth Etsy shop and named it Lucky Star Cross Stitch Patterns. A year later, Suzanne joined her and together they founded Lucky Star Stitches.

At Lucky Star Stitches, we pride ourselves on stitching all of our patterns and making all of our tutorials so we 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 us with love and care. We 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.

We hope you are inspired by our range of handcrafted digital goods!