Kayla and I were talking cross stitch and she asked if she could write a guest post here on the blog. I said sure…
A guest post from Kayla…
I saw a great idea on TikTok… You can support the people of Ukraine by making digital purchases from their Etsy shops.
Once a shop owner uploads a file and makes a listing, the item can be sold and downloaded continually with no additional work from them. So even though their lives are in turmoil, their Etsy shop can keep working away for them.
Think of things you might already purchase digitally: Printable art, planner pages, etc, and filter results by location to Ukraine.
I did this with cross-stitch patterns and rounded up a few of my favorites to share.
XCrossStitchPatternX has a great variety of Scandi-inspired designs.
And choosing a single pattern from her Norwegian-inspired category was far too difficult, so this set of five fits the bill.
It’s hard to choose favorites from StitchyPrincess. The shop has many whimsical seasonal samplers.
This bunny and carrot design would work up quickly for Easter.
And it never occurred to me to need a cross stitch sampler for my bathroom, but this one made me consider it.
FireplaceHobby is a shop full of biscornu patterns. They come together in such interesting ways.
Like this reindeer design with trees that meet in the middle
Or this spider design for Halloween
Consider making a purchase from these makers and comment below if you have found digital items that other readers might like. It’s such a small thing to do, but as an Etsy seller myself I know how much I appreciate every notification for every sale. Let’s light these folks’ phones up with sales and messages of support.
I’m also adding a link to The Quilted Twins’ website HERE. In this post Becky, the missionary in Poland, tells about what she is doing with the money that has been donated so far to help the refugees coming to Poland from Ukraine.