- 100 stitches wide by 100 stitches high
- 7″ wide by 7″ high on 14 count
- Full stitches and backstitch
- 9 colours
- Full colour chart includes DMC colour key, colour preview and thread sorter
- Includes full black and white pattern
- Includes one-page pattern for digital devices
- Optional free “How To Stitch” guide available at checkout
- Tutorial for using Kreinik metallic floss available here
- Dozens of tutorial videos available at Peacock & Fig’s YouTube channel
The Struggle is Real Cross Stitch Pattern
Some days you wonder why you even got out of bed — the struggle is real. Get yourself home, throw on your most comfortable slippers, and curl up with this fun elephant cross stitch pattern! You can relax and unwind from your day while chuckling at this sassy pattern. Inspired by a vintage circus illustration, The Struggle is Real is guaranteed to add a bit of spice and humour to your decor. It’s also the perfect gift for the person who has everything! Accented with vibrant reds and sparkling gold, this funny pattern will add whimsy to your life. The struggle is real, but you can face it with humour and glamour today!
Model stitched on 14 count Zweigart Aida fabric using DMC embroidery floss and Kreinik metallic thread.
Please note: This is a digital PDF pattern only, not a printed pattern that will be shipped in the mail. It is not a kit or a finished product. You will be sent a download link when your payment has been processed. Any up-to-date PDF reader (for example Preview on a Mac, GoodReader on iOS, or Adobe Reader on a Mac or PC) will be able to read the patterns, or they can be printed for ease of use.
Change up the frame
For a different look to your project, how about changing the gold frame to a rich burnished black? Blending one strand of DMC 310 (black) and one strand of gold Kreinik blending filament can add a gorgeous wrought-iron effect to your project. See the tutorial here for how to blend threads!
Customize your patterns
Want to customize this pattern with your own text? Now you can with the Spirited Animals cross stitch alphabets! Alphabet 3 is the font used in The Struggle is Real. This alphabet is available individually or as a set, check out the cross stitch alphabets here.
I Believe I Can Fly Cross Stitch Pattern
Ever needed a funny motivational quote to get you through the day? Maybe this tongue-in-cheek cross stitch pattern is just what you need! I Believe I Can Fly uses a vintage illustration as inspiration, and features vibrant greens and rich golds. This pattern will add a touch of class and humour to any home. It could even be put in a place of honour at the workplace, keeping everyone’s spirits up. The combination of backstitch and full cross stitch makes this pattern a fun and delicate project. Get yourself motivated to start each day with the I Believe I Can Fly pattern!
Inner Unicorn Cross Stitch Pattern
Who doesn’t love unicorns? These beautiful mythical beasts represent the good and magical part of ourselves, and this pretty unicorn cross stitch pattern gently reminds you to believe that in yourself as well. Using gentle tones of creams, greys and peach, the soft colours bring out the whimsical nature of this vintage-inspired pattern. The metallic gold horn evokes mystery and grandeur, and the gold frame adds a glamorous elegance to this design. Remind yourself every day to bring out your inner unicorn, and create magic and sparkle wherever you go.
Spirited Animals Alphabet 3 Cross Stitch Pattern
This ornate cross stitch alphabet is featured in patterns such as I’m Fabulous, Queen Bee, The Struggle is Real, Be the Flamingo, and the rest of the Spirited Animals Collection (excluding Too Glam to Give a Damn). The alphabet comes in two sizes to be adaptable and give you a lot of flexibility when adapting or creating your patterns.
Be the Flamingo Cross Stitch Pattern
Have you ever had those moments when you feel like you’ve been stuck out in the middle of a lawn, all alone? Instead of feeling self-conscious, celebrate your uniqueness with this fun flamingo cross stitch pattern! With the beautiful baroque-inspired gold frame, and the lovely vibrant pink tones, this pattern is sure to become a family favourite! Stand out from the crowd, tell those pigeons to get lost, and remind yourself to show off your unique beauty with this joyful pattern.
I’m Fabulous Cross Stitch Pattern
Do you need to tell it how it is? This funny inspirational quote will certainly make a cheeky statement in your home! No matter how your day is going, this bold detailed pattern lets the world know you are simply fabulous. With delicate backstitch, glorious vivid blues and greens, and a metallic gold frame, this gorgeous cross stitch pattern will be a statement piece for years to come in your home. The next time you need a little pick-me-up just think to yourself, “Bitch please, I’m fabulous.”
Count Me Baby Cross Stitch Pattern
Do you have trouble sleeping, or have too many things whirring around your head? Maybe this fun sheep cross stitch pattern will help! It’s a common belief that counting sheep will help soothe your mind and help you drift away, but it’s possible you’ll be giggling yourself to sleep with the cheeky meme “Count me baby, all night long.” This pretty pattern is perfect for that rustic glam look, and can add a splash of elegance to any decor. Whether you make this pattern for yourself or for a friend, it is sure to be a great discussion piece!
Queen Bee Cross Stitch Pattern
If you are the queen of your castle, you should let the world know they need to All Hail the Queen! This gorgeous cross stitch pattern is the perfect inspirational quote for women and all the queens in your life. Whether you are referring to yourself or making a tongue-in-cheek reference to the “Queen Bee” Beyonce, nothing says glamour and elegance like glorious metallic gold. Inspired by a vintage illustration of a bee, this pattern will be a fabulous statement piece for your home or the perfect gift for the woman who has everything. This pattern is also ideal to adorn the office of all the strong boss ladies out there. Bring out your inner queen bee with this stylish pattern!
I’m So Glam Cross Stitch Pattern Set
Need “assistance” in expressing what you’re really thinking? Let loose with the funny inspirational sayings in the I’m So Glam Set of cross stitch patterns! This set features the exquisite Too Glam to Give a Damn pattern and the spectacularly sassy I’m Fabulous pattern. Get inspired to be your best self with this elegant cross stitch pattern set!