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scene-stitcher ain’t a mistake
Framed cross stitch of Li’l Sebastian from “Parks and Recreation” with halo and “Mind your minis.”


Quality fabric, fade-resistant cotton floss, and a frame for fending off oils and dust? Duh.


Going green can mean spending green, but reducing single-use plastic stays top-of-mind.

Cross stitch design of Michael Scott from “The Office” with quote trailing off: “Sometimes I’ll start a senten-”


Custom stitches, ship to a friend (or you), free local pickup... or a gift card? Do you, boo.

Die-cut vinyl sticker of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) in colors red, green, and blue (RGB) on wooden texture


We don’t need no stinkin’ patterns! Consider this your catch-all for shopping small and original.

Don’t DIY! Every 7 x 5” is stitched with premium materials, gently washed, pin mounted to acid-free foam board, and secured in a shadow box frame! 🙌🏽

Original 7 x 5” designs are delivered as printable PDF with actual-size mockup, DMC floss suggestions, and intuitive chart in color and grayscale, plus a photo finish. Also giftable!

Pretty enough for the fridge, mighty enough for the car. 🧲 These 3 x 1.92” die-cut magnets enable fear of commitment. 🤔 Gift to a friend by noting their mailing address in your order.

Must-haves for your vinyl collection. The holographic and matte finishes are both durable thanks to a weather-resistant laminate.

No biggie, here are the smalls. 🧐 Ranging from 2 x 2” to 2.5 x 3.5” (plus frame), pieces out of stock can be preordered with $3 deposit. A great gift or petite yo’ self! 🤏🏾

Each on-demand product is made especially for you, so fulfillment via Printful takes a bit longer. Creating with POD reduces overproduction, expands offerings, and saves us a bit of time! Love that for Justin.

Welcome to The Goüd Life. 🌽 These 5.5 x 4” (folded) note cards are printed on 14 pt matte stock with subtle inside border, envelope included (cornfield piano not yet available).

Can we get a suggestion from the audience? Pull up a comfy chair and relinquish your hopes and dreams. Could be… who knows…

a lit’ral origin story

setting the scene

Not your mama’s cross stitch, however scene-stitcher is a tribute to my late mom’s crafty skills, loving legacy, and immigrant spirit. She taught me the fundamentals long ago for my first Tweety cross stitch, and I requested a refresher during what ended up being our last Thanksgiving together.

When I saw black Aida cloth I realized I could mimic film stills and combine cross stitch with my graphic design experience and pop culture obsessions: self-care for me, smiles all around. We kicked things off during the pandemic and can’t stop, won’t stop, now.

Justin Gibson holds an in-progress “RBG in RGB” cross stitch at a makers market in Lincoln, Nebraska
The late Lil Gibson poses with son Justin and Cornhusker mascot Li’l Red at the Nebraska Football Road Race


No, unless you are fully throwing shade at Comic Sans.

Generally, original patterns take a long while to design, though criteria will vary. Your best bets are small-scale ideas and popular references with plenty of lead time… message me!

Yes, and fo’ free! If you’re in the Lincoln, Nebraska area select pickup during checkout and we’ll figure out a top-secret drop.

First of all, I place prepositions where I please. Second, virtually all finished pieces here utilize DMC cotton floss on Charles Craft 14-count Aida cloth.

I mean, they’re cute, but this control freak prefers a picture frame that’s easy to display and helps protect from dust and natural oils. Here for a good time and a long time.

No. Though… that’s probably what the killer would say. Anyway, my sign is Sagittarius.

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🔗 Photo by Justin Morgan

snitches get more stitches

Customer-provided photo of “live, laugh, loathe” acrylic pin on bag with person using laptop in background
Close-up of tumbler with tea bag string and applied “RBG in RGB” vinyl sticker on customer’s kitchen counter