Friday, 24 March 2017

Rocket ship blasting off into space cross stitch design

Rocket ship blasting off into space cross stitch design


Heres a preview of the design as it would look when its stitched



Colour
Anchor Thread numbers
Black
403
White
1
Grey
234
Yellow
291
Orange
304
Red
334
Light blue
130
Dark blue
112

Hello everyone,

Today I was considering getting out the bunnys and cute chicks but really wanted to draw something quite dynamic before getting stuck into cute Easter cross stitches.
So heres a space ship blasting off into space. This design looks like its on a cloth badge as if it could be sewn onto the jumpsuit of a space explorer.
This design could be a nice bright addition to the bedroom of a kid who is mad about space, perhaps sewn on to a cushion so they can dream of space adventures every night. I'd quite like to see this on the back of a jacket. I wonder if it will look good on my denim jacket?

Inspiration for this design was found in the public domain at the following link:
https://pixabay.com/en/badge-patch-pink-rainbow-rocket-2026769/

For a few more cross stitch designs here are some links:

Vehicles
Cute red Mini Cooper - cushion sized cross stitch design 

Other patterns
Geometric black and purple cross stitch design
Rainbow coloured Geometric pattern
Wishing well card sized cross stitch design
Question Mark Maze
Cute bird sitting in some bushes
Blue and green sewn bird
Bright orange and yellow summer sun motif
Bunch of colourful balloons

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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Love in fancy lettering cross stitch design

Love in fancy lettering cross stitch design



Colour Anchor Thread numbers DMC thread numbers
Red 334 606


Hello everyone,

Here's another simple single colour design which uses whole stitches only. This colour choice is just a suggestion since love is commonly associated with nice shades of red but this one wold work well in your favorite shade of pink or practically any colour thread you'd like to use.

I designed this to be something quick to whip up for a large card - Mothers day is coming up this week after all! Who is still stitching their Mothers day card and may be stitching until midnight if you aren't already on your way to finishing the card? Luckily I'm already finished so I'm not rushing for the post like I did last year.

This would also make quite a striking Valentines day card even though I posted this just a little too late for Valentines this year maybe someone will find this post in time for next year

For more Love/ Valentines themed designs here are a nice collection of links for you:

Large Simple rose
Valentines motif collection
Simple, modern Valentines day Card designs
Love cushion with flowers
Fancy pink heart
Two hearts become one
Envelope with hearts
Valentines cards cross stitch design - love
Ornate two colour heart cross stitch design
Kawaii coffee cross stitch design - I love coffee, coffee loves me

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Spiral heart cross stitch design for Mothers Day cards

Spiral heart cross stitch design for Mothers Day cards


Hello everyone,

Heres a little sneak peek of the Mothers Day card I have just finished and will be posting out very soon.

For reference the top rose design is not one of mine, it came from a wonderful book called Crafting cross stitch cards by Sue Cook. The rose was originally part of a engagement card pattern but I thought it was so pretty by itself that I just stitched it without the rest of the Engagement card design.
If you like stitching cards I'd heartily recommend getting a copy of this book, its got a wide variety of small card sized patterns. You will be spoilt for choice for every occasion and terribly quick and satisfying to finish.

The middle section is a pretty piece of card. I'm afraid I cannot say where its from since it was a part of a big bunch of scraps I got given from a fellow crafter. It really helps fill in the card by using one of the apertures (minimizing the amount of stitching needed to fill the card if cards need to be finished quickly)

The final square in this card is filled with my own design. I wanted to stitch a heart but to get my card posted in time I didn't want to fill in the entire heart because I simply didn't have time. So instead I turned it into a spiral .


Colour
Anchor Thread numbers
Pink
52

If you'd like to see some more heart themed designs heres a collection of links for you:

Large Simple rose
Valentines motif collection
Simple, modern Valentines day Card designs
Love cushion with flowers
Fancy pink heart
Two hearts become one
Envelope with hearts
Valentines cards cross stitch design - love
Ornate two colour heart cross stitch design

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Saturday, 11 March 2017

Silhouette of a sitting panther cross stitch design

Silhouette of a sitting panther cross stitch design



Colour Anchor Thread numbers
Black 403

Hello everyone,

Today here is a nice simple silhouette design of a Panther relaxing. This design is just the right size for a cross stitched bookmark. Imagine this beautiful creature resting inside the pages of your favourite novel.

As always you can change up the thread numbers to make this any colour you'd like but I much prefer the simple black in this design which can look quite striking against most colours of aida.

For a few more animal themed cross stitch designs here are some links:
Animals 
Small wolf paw - little cross stitch design motif
White wolf howling at a crescent moon cross stitch design

Peanut the cat in a box
Border Collie Puppy 
Simple Beagle puppy
Rainbow Bridge - Angel cat with halo
Rainbow Bridge - Angel dog
Hug a pug today - cute cartoon pug

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Saturday, 4 March 2017

Cute pastel unicorn - kawaii cross stitch design

Cute pastel unicorn - kawaii cross stitch design


Colour
Anchor Thread numbers
Park purple
97
Light purple
103
Yellow
300
Light Blue
1062
Pink
60
White
2




























Reference image for this design can be found in the public domain here:

Hello everyone,

Today I decided to draw a super cute unicorn because who doesn't need a dose of cute once in a while? 
 If you don't like to cross stitch a whole load of white onto white aida (I know a few people who tell me that this is a nightmare) there are a couple of changes you can make. This design would look nice on some pastel coloured aida so the white will be easier to sew on it. Alternately the main colour of the unicorn could be changed to a lovely pale pink or blue (or any other light colour really) so that you can have fun sewing this colour instead of a large area of white. 

I may have to sew this one for my own bedroom, its already got its fair share of unicorns so will fit right in. :)

If you like this design here are a few you may like:

Supercuties - Little horse 


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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Sperm whale and a bowl of petunias - Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy cross stitch design

Sperm whale and a bowl of petunias - Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy cross stitch design




Colour Where is it used Anchor Thread numbers
blue Whale 134
Brown bowl 1047
Black Letters (backstitch) 403
Purple Petunias 88
Yellow Inside petunias 288
Green Leaves on petunias 230

Hello everyone,

Today I completed yet another listen of the audiobook for Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. I just love this book so much so I thought it would be fun to do a cross stitch design of this most famous scene where two homing missiles get turned into other things by the impossibility drive of the Heart of Gold. 

The first missile gets turned into a rather surprised sperm whale who wants to know about the world it is created into. It wants to become friends with everything even the ground that it is hurtling toward until its rather unfortunate and messy demise. 

The second missile gets turned into a bowl of Petunias who thinks 'Oh no, Not again!' Heres the full quote for that:

Curiously enough, the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias as it fell was Oh no, not again. Many people have speculated that if we knew exactly why the bowl of petunias had thought that we would know a lot more about the nature of the universe than we do now.


Inspiration for the sperm whale was found in this image in the public domain:
https://pixabay.com/en/whale-fish-blue-marine-sea-life-297718/

If you liked this design here are a few more on a geeky theme

Friday, 24 February 2017

Ice cream double scoop cone - Summer fun cross stitch design bookmark

Ice cream double scoop cone - Summer fun cross stitch design bookmark



Colour Where is it used Anchor Thread numbers
Dark green Outline on mint scoop 209
Green Main colour on mint scoop 206
Dark pink Outline on Raspberry scoop 35
Pink Main colour on Raspberry scoop 1021
Brown Outline on cone 1049
Tan Cone main colour 852

Reference image found in the public domain here:
https://pixabay.com/en/ice-ice-cream-sundae-cream-cups-1428089/

Hello everyone,

I am currently wishing for summer to finally arrive, its been cold, wet, windy and miserable. So to cheer myself up I designed this cute little ice cream cone bookmark to remind me of lovely warm beach holidays.
This will be perfect for my summer beach reading, or the book I will take with me on the long journey to warmer climates. I'll sew one for my friends to mut change up the colours of the scoops to be their favourite flavours of ice cream.

If you are sewing this design for a fun greetings card it would be fun to use beads on the top of the scoops along with the coloured stitches to look even more like sprinkles. I left them off the bookmark version since little beads could dent the pages if squashed inside a book but on a nice card it will add a nice sparkle and a little dimenstion to the stitch.

I really should start getting my easter designs ready soon but with the weather it has been more like the depths of winter this week. Perhaps more excuse to stay in and stitch!

Much love and Happy Stitching

Gemma xxx

Food

Marmite jar

Raspberry ripple ice cream in cup
Ice cream cone with heart decoration
Kawaii coffee cross stitch design - I love coffee, coffee loves me

Other spring/ summer

Cute bird sitting in some bushes
Blue and green sewn bird
Bright orange and yellow summer sun motif
Bunch of colourful balloons


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