Monday, 18 September 2017

Small birthday cake design - perfect for cross stitched greeting cards.

Small birthday cake design - perfect for cross stitched greeting cards.





Colour
Where is it used
Anchor Thread numbers
DMC thread numbers
Brown
Main cake colour
363
977
Light pink
Icing
50
957
Dark pink
Candles and backstitch on plate (shown in green on chart for clarity)
29
891
Yellow
Flames on candles
289
307
White
Plate
1
5200

This design was originally drawn in Anchor colours, a conversion table was used to get the DMC colours.

Hello everyone,
Today is a simple design of a small pink birthday cake. This is a design I just grabbed some threads and a tiny scrap of left over Aida and tried to see what I could make. Since the design was meant to be for a birthday card I though a small simple birthday cake would be ideal. 

Heres a pic of the finished design:


The rose was a tiny motif from Donna Kooler's 555 Cross stitch designs for the young at heart. Its a brilliant book by the way if you are ever looking for a new book for your cross stitch designs. 

The heart in the square is in the same book, a small part of a larger design. I changed the colours to match the pink theme. Then added a nice happy birthday sticker match the silver metallic threads. 
Though I really dislike stitching with metallic threads its rather fiddily and the thread likes to split apart as you sew. However you can't deny that the end result is so pretty. 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Pair of seahorses cross stitch design

Pair of seahorses cross stitch design


Stitch preview

Cross stitch design with grid


Thread numbers

Colour
Anchor
DMC
Orange
314
741
Yellow
295
726
Blue
130
799
White
2
White
Black
403
310

Inspiration image may be found here:

Hello everyone,

Its been a while since I posted, unfortunately work and other life matters had taken up most of the time I would spend cross stitch designing. So heres a cross stitch design of a pair of seahorses for all of you now I finally found one evening to sit down and draw. 

While researching seahorse I found that some species can come in a lovely shade of orange but also shades of yellow, blues and purples. So I decided to mix up a vibrant shade of blue with the orange in this design. Since seahorses can be such a vibrant animal and come in so many variations this design can be stitched in such a variety of colours you can pick your favourites for it. 

So this is a nice easy stitch for the end of summer. One of the seashorses from the pair could be used on its own for a smaller stitch or swap out the second seahorse for a collection of your favourite sea themed motifs. I may try it out with a few colourful seashells or some small tropical fish. 

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

Animals (pets)


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Friday, 30 June 2017

Pencil themed Thank you card for Teachers or artists cross stitch design

Pencil themed Thank you card for Teachers or artists cross stitch design

Thread colours:

Colour Anchor Thread numbers
Brown 363
Black 403
Red 334
Orange 304
Yellow 290
Green 245
Blue 147
Purple 88
Indigo 85
White 1

Hello everyone,

Today I though I'd share a a colourful thank you card aimed at teachers or artists. The colourful pencil design is sure to bring some smiles.

Of course you are welcome to change the colours of the pencils to any colour embroidery thread you think would suit. Maybe pick a thread which is the teachers favourite? Just make sure the colour you choose for the lettering stands out over the top of which ever thread colour you choose.

If you don't fancy making a card why not pop this on a band on a simple pot to create a colourful and personal pen holder.

Much love and happy stitching
Gemma xx

For more colourful designs here are some links:

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
Jesters hat small card sized cross stitch design

 For the Buzy Bobbins Index page Click here.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Giant Ice cream sundae with loads of scoops- summer fun cross stitch design

Giant Ice cream sundae with loads of scoops- summer fun cross stitch design



Colour Where is it used Anchor Thread numbers
Black Outline on icecream, strawberry and wafers 403
Pink Front scoop of ice cream 48
Yellow Back scoop of ice cream 293
Red Strawberries and cherries 46
White Ice cream sauce, shiny areas on fruits 2
Brown Ice cream scoops and backstitch on wafer (shown in blue on the chart) 1048
Light brown On wafer 852
Dark blue Outline on glass 123
Mid blue Details on glass 343
Light blue Main colour on glass 1031

Hello everyone,
Its a suprisingly sunny week this week so I thought I'd draw a nice cooling ice cream sundae. Oh man I really want an ice cream now but no I must resist I am trying to get a beach body!

Oh what the hey, my beach body can just be however I enter the beach. I mean I will be a body on the beach, it doesn't matter what size it is (unless I guess I take up the entire beach which I think is impossible) Im sure a few ice creams won't make THAT much of a difference right?

I wish cross stitching burned a whole bunch of calories. If it did I'd be a supermodel by now! tee hee

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

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Facebook page spotlight - CS Love freebies source for free cross stitch designs

Facebook page spotlight - CS Love freebies source for free cross stitch designs

Hello everyone,

Just a quick post today I'd like to give a shout out to the Facebook Group CS Loves freebies

Heres a link

This is a really useful page for cross stitchers on a budget. The page is regularly updated with links to pages where free cross stitch designs can be found. From freebies offered by big name designs to blogs like this one where designers post their designs for free. There is no particular theme so you can find a little bit of all themes posted up there.

Its a great page to flick through for links to a variety of designs and to keep popping back to for inspiration. You can follow the page for notifications of updates but since its a public page you can just pop over there and take a peek whenever you are looking for a new design to start on.

Much love and happy stitching
Gemma xx

For a few more spotlights here are some links:

Unboxing and review of Cutiepies' Hair bows 
Artist Spotlight: Maz's Boutique
Artist Spotlight: Pins and Needles
Artist spotlight: Geeky Clean - Power-up your bath time with geeky themed soaps 
Artist Spotlight: Twinkle Kitty Boutique
Zukiestyle - Beautifully bespoke fashion and pet accessories
Rainbow butterfly cross stitch kit by Climbing Goat Designs - Unboxing and review

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Saturday, 10 June 2017

Fidget spinner cross stitch design

Fidget spinner cross stitch design

Hello everyone,

There are no suggestions for thread colours on this one because it is designed to be sewn in any colour you feel like. If you are sewing it for a fidget spinner loving friend why not use a thread that matches their favourite spinner.

This design is the right side for a card but could be used for a pouch for a fidget spinner if you have some matching material for the back of the pouch to put it all together.

Not heard of a fidget spinner? They are devices which have surged in  popularity over 2017 (though they were invented much earlier) They are devices which spin on ball bearings to help people with anxiety to focus on something other than the thing which is making them anxious. It is also used for children with Autism or ADHD and provides something to focus on.

Reference image for this design was found in the public domain here:
https://pixabay.com/en/fidget-spinner-add-a-d-spin-2304681/


For some more cross stitch designs here are some links:
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
Jesters hat small card sized cross stitch design

 For the Buzy Bobbins Index page Click here.  

Friday, 2 June 2017

Cute red fox cross stitch design

Cute red fox cross stitch design


Colour Anchor Thread numbers
Orange 316
Cream 386
Brown 380

Hello everyone,

Today I'd like to share a cute red fox design, this will make a nice easy stitch if you like to fill in a whole lot of one colour. I am unsure if this design may need two skiens of orange but I may just stock up anyway. You can never have enough threads, right?
I'd make this as a awesome cushion suitable for a modern styled room or for a animal loving person to have in their room. (in my case it would be among the dozen fox plush I have)

When I have a design with a very large area to fill I sometimes like to experiment with Variegated threads, it makes the whole stitch very interesting as you just never know exactly how its going to turn out until you are all done. Best of all if someone else tries the same pattern and same threads your stitch will still be totally unique since verigated threads never turn out the same way twice.

Much love and happy stitching
Gemma xx

Reference image for this design was found in the public domain here:
https://pixabay.com/en/raccoon-owl-fuchs-application-1157728/


For a few more animal themed designs here are some links:

Animals (pets)

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

Animals (not pets)
Small wolf paw - little cross stitch design motif
White wolf howling at a crescent moon cross stitch design
Silhouette of a sitting panther cross stitch design

Counting themed designs

Kids animal counting: 1 Hippo
Kids animal counting: 2 Giraffes
Kids animal counting: 3 Monkeys

Kids Animal Counting: 8 Elephants

Kids animal counting: 11 Slimy Snails
Kids animal counting: 12 Pawprints

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