For Christmas, my sister-in-law asked for a travel mug. Since I was on a crafting kick for holiday gift giving this year, I wanted to somehow personalize the mug and disguise the fact that it was store bought. I decided cross-stitch was the way to go.
Inspired by the petals pattern on the set of Avie Designs' stationery that I also included in her Christmas package (which I snapped up during the free stationery sale), I translated the pattern into cross-stitch, and cross-stitched it in shades of pink and peach. Because of the size of the surface, it took quite a bit of time to stitch, but I was happy with the results and definitely plan on using the design for other projects.