I love cross stitch, partially because there seams to be endless ways bend and shape a rather traditional art form into something modern, even edgy. While I tend to focus on expressing my geekyness by using sci-fi quotes and glow in the dark embroidery thread I’ve recently been exploring ways to apply cross-stitch other items. Rusty the coin purse is my most recent product now for sale in etsy shop (stitchduchess.etsy.com), I first made rusty in the fall as a badge. Now rusty adorns a coin purse. The purse is 4.25 inches wide and 3 inches tall. I’ve added white cotton lace and thin line of chocolate polka dot fabric to front. To make sure that you don’t loose Rusty I’ve also attached a twill tape loop and key ring. This little pouch is lined with sew in interfacing and matching chocolate polka dot cotton in the interior.