May 3, 2007

Mexican Fiesta!

I'm gonna be 100% honest with you and admit that I have no clue what Cinco de Mayo is about.

But everyone knows this holiday is a good excuse to consume lots and lots of tequila and give a few "gritos" (if you've never heard a grito, by the way, just drink a bunch of tequila and you're bound to do one eventually)... :)

Well, before you let loose with that tequila this weekend, why not try some of these crafty Mexican-themed ideas:

Sugar Skulls

Originally uploaded by wardi.

Check out this lovely sugar skull posted by wardi!

Or this awesome sugar skull embroidered by ykitty. Does that pattern look familiar? It's one of Jenny Hart's amazing Day of the Dead patterns.

Want to stitch your own sugar skull? Try this beautiful free cross-stitch pattern posted by xladyluckx on Craftster!

Mexican Dresses

I have always been inspired by Mexican embroidery - as a child I had a few "Mexican dresses" which I treasured.

Want to make and embroider your own Mexican dress? Try this pattern.

Also, be sure to visit Karen Elwell's (Teyacapan) inspiring photosets, Mexican Indian Blouses and Mexico Viejo for inspiration!

Vintage Kitsch
Want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but don't have dinero for patterns? Try these cute Mexican freebies I posted on my Vintage Transfers blog!

Are you inspired yet? Get stitching!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on my blog, and find my vintage transfer collection at Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!


  1. great links floresita!!
    and thanks for the good laugh about cinco de mayo :)

  2. Great stuff. My friend who lives in Mexico just sent me a beautiful local ly made embroidery. I'll post it to the flickr group soon.

  3. great inspiration floresita, thank you very much!

  4. Lovely Mexican finds Floresita! It sounds very exotic to a Scandinavian! The shirt is my favourite!

  5. Hi! Beautiful stuff! On 5 de mayo we celebrate the victory of Mexican forces over the French occupational forces.


  6. I had one of the kids from out bowling team ask me yesterday if my family was going to celebrate May 5th. My husband is Spanish and French and I am german and Polish! I told the little girl no. She couldn't understand why just because my last name is Castro!!

    I have printed out your pattern for the little Spanish dancer! That is my next project to make!
    Thanks for posting such wonderful goodies!