Friday, 26 May 2017

Birthday cake - card sized cross stitch design

Birthday cake - card sized cross stitch design


Colour Anchor Thread numbers
Grey 234
Brown 363
Blue 129
Yellow 290
Orange 304

Hello everyone,
I have been wracking my brains this week for the perfect design to stitch for Birthday cards. I wanted something which wasn't too hard to sew but still looked very impressive since I'll have to stitch a few at once for my families Birthdays which fall close together.

However when I got down to designing I just went crazy with half stitches. I mean don't those candles and that fancy cake stand look great? However if you find half stitches a little daunting you can avoid several of them by stitching the candle in one colour and squaring off most of the half stitches in the base (or leaving off the base to stitch just the cake)

The blue icing is a reference to my friends favourite colour so I wanted to include it somewhere on the design I sew for her.However the icing can be swapped out for any colour you think will look nice, White, pink or yellow are quite traditional icing colours but with the range of food colourings available practically any shade of thread would work.

I may have to re-use the cross stitch design for this cake base, perhaps make it a little fancier and add a wedding style cake instead of a birthday cake. Lets see what I can come up with for this :)

Much love and happy stitching
Gemma xx

For more food themed designs here are some links:
Marmite jar

Raspberry ripple ice cream in cup
Ice cream cone with heart decoration
Ice cream double scoop cone - Summer fun cross stitch design bookmark
Kawaii coffee cross stitch design - I love coffee, coffee loves me
Cute coffee - Simple Kawaii cross stitch design


For another Birthday design heres a link:

Presents with stars - Fun and colourful Birthday card cross stitch designs

  For the Buzy Bobbins Index page Click here.  

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Ice cream milkshake sundae - summer fun cross stitch design.

Ice cream milkshake sundae - summer fun cross stitch design.



Colour Where is it used Anchor Thread numbers
Black Outline on icecream, cherry and wafers 403
Pink scoop of ice cream 48
Yellow scoop of ice cream 293
Red Cherry and stripes on straw 46
White Shiny areas on cherry and stripes on straw 2
Brown Ice cream scoops and backstitch on wafer (shown in red the chart) 1048
Light brown On wafer 852
Dark blue Outline and details on glass 123
Light blue Main colour on glass 1031

Hello everyone,
I got a little bit peckish and decided to draw a delicious summer treat for you all.
What better to have on a warm summers day than a cool milkshake topped off with ice cream and a wafer. This is something that you would find at a beach side cafe to sip while under a beach umbrella.I may have to pack myself a nice cross stitch kit to work on while i enjoy the sunshine this year. I look out of the window and hope for some but its been raining all week :(

Feel free to change up the scoops of ice cream to represent your favourite flavours. Its as simple as picking a skien of embroidery thread which reminds you most of that flavour and swapping it out.

Anyway I hope you enjoy this design
Much love and happy stitching.
Gemma xx

For more food themed cross stitch designs here are some links:

Food

Marmite jar

Raspberry ripple ice cream in cup
Ice cream cone with heart decoration 
Ice cream double scoop cone - Summer fun cross stitch design bookmark
Kawaii coffee cross stitch design - I love coffee, coffee loves me
Cute coffee - Simple Kawaii cross stitch design

  For the Buzy Bobbins Index page Click here.  


Saturday, 13 May 2017

Rainbow butterfly cross stitch kit by Climbing Goat Designs - Unboxing and review

Hello everyone,

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Tyre tracks cross stitch design for borders

Tyre tracks cross stitch design for borders



Colour Where is it used Anchor Thread numbers
Black Cross stitch 403
White Back stitch (shown in red on the chart for visibility) 2


Hello everyone,

This is another request from a friend of mine. She wanted to sew a little dump truck for her little boys bedroom. We found a perfect pattern in a magazine but alas it was just a little bit too small

For another border design heres a link:

Blue, green and yellow flower border

For some more Vehicle themed designs here are some links:
(ok so I don't have many now but I really want to have a go at drawing a few more vehicle type designs, watch this space for some more updates)

Vehicles

Cute red Mini Cooper - cushion sized cross stitch design
Rocket ship blasting off into space cross stitch design

  For the Buzy Bobbins Index page Click here.  

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Jesters hat small card sized cross stitch design

Jesters hat small card sized cross stitch design



Colour Anchor Thread numbers
Yellow 298
Red 1098
Blue 142
Green 228

Hello everyone,
Today I'd like to share a nice colourful design of a Jesters hat. This design is sized for a card but could make a cute motif for a number of purposes. Why not pair it with other small colourful designs for a kids room? 

Feel free to mix up the thread numbers to use up any scraps you have since this design would be sewn in any colour and still look nice. 

Reference image for this design was found in the public domain:
https://pixabay.com/en/clown-fool-fools-hat-hats-and-such-1295112/

For more bright and colourful cross stitch designs here are some links:

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Simple cartoony rocket ship - cross stitch design.

Simple cartoony rocket ship - cross stitch design.




Simple cartoon spaceship thread numbers

Colour Where is it used Anchor Thread numbers DMC thread numbers
Black Outlines 403 310
White Reflection on window 2 White
Blue Window 1062 598
Dark grey Window frame and colour of booster rocket 235 414
Light grey Main colour of spaceship 234 762
Red Nose and fins of spaceship 1098 3801

Note: The design was originally drawn in Anchor colours and a conversion chart was used to get DMC numbers. For the closest match the to original chart please use Anchor colours.

Size in stitches: 99 stitches high x 58 stitches wide
Stitched size on 14 count aida: 7 1/8 inches high x 4 1/8 inches wide

Hello everyone,

I hope you all like spaceships, I got an urge to draw yet another spaceship. I should probably rename the next month vehicles month and just run with all of the ideas for designs I've had which are to to with vehicles. To be frankly honest this week my drawing challenge was the statue of Liberty so after lots of research and at least 5 attempts I ended up closing my cross stitch program in a rage (without saving) one cup of tea later I then decided to draw something a little easier. 

This design is for people like my friend who likes to fill in between the lines. She tells me after a long day filling in large blocks of the same colour is relaxing (like colouring in) and she doesn't have to worry about checking with the chart, and just stitch away while watching a TV show before bed and keeping an ear out for the baby monitor. 

Anyway Much love and happy stitching

Gemma xxx

Reference image found in the public domain here:
https://pixabay.com/en/rocket-spaceship-space-shuttle-nasa-147466/


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

 For the Buzy Bobbins Index page Click here.  

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Cute coffee - Simple Kawaii cross stitch design

Cute coffee - Simple Kawaii cross stitch design


Colour Anchor Thread numbers
Dark brown 359
Light brown 373
Pink 24


Hello everyone,
This week I decided to let my friend challenge me to draw a cross stitch design. So the challenge was

'Draw the thing you thought of first in the morning'

Well naturally the thing I think of first is coffee, closely followed by plans to destroy my alarm clock. So here is the result of the challenge a cute cup of coffee to help me start each day. This stitch could be a nice card or a little decoration for an apron. :)

Much love and happy stitching

Gemma xx

For more food themed designs here are some links:

Food

Marmite jar

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

 For the Buzy Bobbins Index page Click here.