Review: ‘Santa Muerte’ Counted Cross Stitch Kit by Povitrulya

Before we jump into the kit, let’s chat about the ‘Day of the Dead.’ You’ve probably seen those colorful skulls and thought, “That’s some cool art!” But let me tell ya, there’s so much more to the ‘Day of the Dead’ than just pretty designs. Buckle up, ’cause we’re going on a cultural rollercoaster!

A Bit About the ‘Day of the Dead’

Santa Muerte image on the wall in Mexican house

Origins & Roots: So, way back in the day, indigenous groups in Mexico had this tradition of honoring their ancestors. When the Spanish colonizers came along with Catholicism, things got mixed up a bit, and bam! ‘Día de los Muertos’ was born. It’s like a cultural cocktail of ancient Aztec beliefs and Catholic traditions. Talk about a mashup!

All About Those Altars: One of the big things during the celebration is setting up altars, or ‘ofrendas.’ These aren’t just any altars, though. They’re decked out with photos, candles, marigolds (the flower of the dead), and the favorite foods and drinks of the departed. It’s like a welcome party for the spirits!

Costumes & Makeup: Okay, this is where things get super fun. People dress up with these epic costumes, but the real showstopper is the sugar skull makeup. Think vibrant colors, intricate designs, and flowers galore. And it’s not just about looking fab; it’s a way to connect with the departed and celebrate life.

Celebration Vibes: Imagine a party where the entire town comes alive at night. Streets are filled with parades, music, dancing, and some of the most mouth-watering food you can imagine (hello, pan de muerto!). It’s a time to remember loved ones, share stories, and just revel in the beauty of life and death.

The Symbolism: Beyond the party, there’s deep symbolism in everything. From the monarch butterflies that are believed to carry the souls of the departed, to the ‘calaveritas’ (little skull poems) that poke fun at the living, it’s all about embracing the cycle of life. 🌼🎉💀🎶🦋

A Quick Shoutout to Povitrulya: So, ever heard of Povitrulya? If not, you’re in for a treat! They’re this super cool brand from Ukraine that’s all about needlework. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been stitching for ages, they’ve got something for everyone. And trust me, their designs are chef’s kiss perfect!

Alright, Let’s Talk About the Santa Muerte Cross Stitch Kit

Design Vibes: This kit? Absolute fire! It’s got this stunning girl rocking the classic sugar skull makeup and a flower crown. It’s like a beautiful mashup of tradition and style.

What’s in the Box: For $19.90 (what a steal!), you get:

  • A pattern (your roadmap to awesomeness)
  • That classic 14 count Aida fabric in crisp white
  • 18 shades of the coolest embroidery threads
  • A sturdy metal needle (because who wants a flimsy one, right?)

The Experience: Okay, so this isn’t your typical printed canvas. It’s a counted cross stitch, which means you’re in for some real fun! It’s a bit of a challenge, but in the best way possible. Perfect for those looking to level up their embroidery game.

Why It’s Awesome: Apart from the fact that stitching is super relaxing (hello, zen mode!), this kit is just a joy to work on. And once you’re done, you’ve got this amazing piece that screams ‘Day of the Dead’ vibes.

To Wrap It Up: The Santa Muerte Kit by Povitrulya isn’t just another stitching project. It’s a ride through the colorful streets of Mexico, a party for the soul, and a total mood booster. Whether you’re gifting it or just treating yourself (because why not?), this kit is where it’s at. Happy stitching, and may your threads always stay untangled! 🎨🧵🚀🌟

Some Extra Tips and Tricks:

Getting Started: Before you dive in, make sure you’ve got a comfy spot with good lighting. Maybe throw on some chill tunes or that podcast you’ve been meaning to catch up on. Stitching is all about the vibe, and setting the mood is half the fun!

Stitching Hacks: If you’re new to the counted cross stitch world, here’s a pro tip: start from the center of the fabric. It’ll help you keep everything symmetrical. And if you ever mess up? No biggie! Just backtrack a bit and keep going. Remember, it’s all part of the journey.

Snack Breaks: Let’s be real, stitching can be intense! So, don’t forget to take breaks. Grab some snacks, maybe a cheeky glass of wine or a cuppa tea, and give those fingers a rest. Your masterpiece will be waiting for you when you get back.Show It Off: Once you’re done with your Santa Muerte masterpiece, flaunt it! Whether you frame it, turn it into a cushion cover, or just snap a pic for the ‘gram, let the world see your handiwork. And hey, if you get a bunch of “OMG, where did you get that?!” comments, just wink and say, “Made it myself!”

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