Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Fluttershy Winking small motif - My Little Pony Cross Stitch design

Fluttershy Winking small motif - My Little Pony Cross Stitch design




Colour Used in these areas: DMC Number Anchor Number
Black Eyes 310 403
White Eyes, headdress 5200 1
Blue Iris, band on dress, pattern on headdress 3747 120
Dark Pink Outline on dress and headdress 3687 77
Pink Outline on hair 957 50
Light pink Dress, hair main colour 963 73
Dark Yellow Main body outline 726 295
Yellow Main body colour 745 300

This design was drawn originally with Anchor colours in my program. Use anchor threads to get the closest match. I used a conversion chart to get the DMC numbers.

Please let me know if any colours are off and I will amend them in the chart.

This is a small design of Fluttershy, the hair is based a little off a wonderful style she sports in 'Green isn't your Colour' during her short lived modelling career.
The dress however is not based on any particular outfit from the show. I just wanted to see what Fluttershy would look like in a fancy dress which was a similar colour as her hair with highlights the colour of her eyes. I don't think the amount of pink is too much in this picture but if you want to change the colour or pattern of the dress check out the 'Used in these areas' Column of the colour table to double check which colours to change out if you want to follow my design. Alterniately take this design as a base and draw your own dress over the top. If you do I'd love to see what you come up with. Feel free to pop me a link in the comments and I'll go and take a peek. :)

I think next time I'd like to design Fluttershy a more flowing dress, perhaps in a soft shade of green. I think the various green dresses we have seen Fluttershy in just suits her so much. I'm not even sure why because I'd have never previously throught that pink and green would look good together.

Fluttershy and characters from My little Pony: Friendship is Magic belong to Hasbro. This is fan art for other cross stitching fans of the show to share.I claim no rights to the character.

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Cross stitch designs

Spike the Dog
Fluttershy in Fall formal dress

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Cross stitch designs

Cutie Mark collection 1: Rarity, Applejack and Pinkie Pie
Cutie Mark collection 2: Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash
Cutie Mark Collection 3 - Cheerilee, Big Mackingtosh and DJ Pon3

Twilight Sparkle as a Filly
Daring Doo
Derpy Hooves sitting
Applejack as a Filly
Derpy Hooves Flying
Rainbow dash at the Hearth's warming Eve pageant
Fluttershy as a filly
Rarity in a blue and yellow Canterlot dress
Nightmare Moon - storybook
Derpy Hooves Cushion and card (valentines themed)
Mare do well
Golden Harvest/Carrot Top
The Great and Powerful Trixie
Lyra Heartstrings running
Filly Applejack Standing
Zecora the Zebra
Baby Applejack
Braeburn

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Fluttershy in a fancy dress My Little Pony cross stitch design

Fluttershy in a fancy dress My Little Pony cross stitch design




Colour Used in these areas: DMC Number Anchor Number
Dark Yellow Main body outline 444 290
Yellow Main body colour 745 300
Mid Yellow Wing in shadow 3047 852
Navy Main dress colour, headdress band 823 127
Purple Outline on headdress, outline on dress trim 917 88
Dark pink Outline on hair, pink trim on dress, headdress 956 54
Pink Hair main colour, area on saddle of dress 3688 60

This design was drawn originally with Anchor colours in my program. Use anchor threads to get the closest match. I used a conversion chart to get the DMC numbers.

Please let me know if any colours are off and I will amend them in the chart.

This is a design of Fluttershy in a dress featured in 'Green Isn't your colour' She wears so many lovely outfits in this episode. This is why I have been drawing so many Fluttershy pictures recently (will post  them all as I go) I just had to draw a few of these outfits. I just love seeing a new outfit in the show.

Fluttershy and characters from My little Pony: Friendship is Magic belong to Hasbro. This is fan art for other cross stitching fans of the show to share.I claim no rights to the character.

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Cross stitch designs

Spike the Dog
Fluttershy in Fall formal dress

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Cross stitch designs

Cutie Mark collection 1: Rarity, Applejack and Pinkie Pie
Cutie Mark collection 2: Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash
Cutie Mark Collection 3 - Cheerilee, Big Mackingtosh and DJ Pon3

Twilight Sparkle as a Filly
Daring Doo
Derpy Hooves sitting
Applejack as a Filly
Derpy Hooves Flying
Rainbow dash at the Hearth's warming Eve pageant
Fluttershy as a filly
Rarity in a blue and yellow Canterlot dress
Nightmare Moon - storybook
Derpy Hooves Cushion and card (valentines themed)
Mare do well
Golden Harvest/Carrot Top
The Great and Powerful Trixie
Lyra Heartstrings running
Filly Applejack Standing
Zecora the Zebra
Baby Applejack
Braeburn

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Foal Applejack - My Little Pony cross stitch design

Foal Applejack - My Little Pony cross stitch design



Colour Used in these areas: DMC Number Anchor Number
Black Eyes 310 403
Red Apples 606 334
White Nappy, eyes, freckles 5200 1
Orange Main body colour 676 891
Brown Mud on cheeks 435 365
Light brown Outlines 976 1001
Yellow Hair 772 259
Dark yellow Hair outline 472 253
Pink Tounge 605 1094
Green Apple stalk 3348 265
Grey Nappy outlines 414 235

This design was drawn originally with Anchor colours in my program. Use anchor threads to get the closest match. I used a conversion chart to get the DMC numbers.

Please let me know if any colours are off and I will amend them in the chart.

This is a design of Applejack as a very tiny baby. Isn't she super cute in this way?
This design is based on Granny smiths flashback in the Apple family reunion. Her face is covered in apple pie which she seems to have snuck under the table so she can  eat as much as she likes without adults telling her to slow down. I guess most kids have done this but we soon learn once we get a stomach ache, at least until next time theres an easily obtainable snack to pilfer.
This helps to show that even as a baby Applejack loves apple pie. Its a good job too since she lives on an apple farm, shed probably have to get another profession if she didn't like apples.

Applejack and characters from My little Pony: Friendship is Magic belong to Hasbro. This is fan art for other cross stitching fans of the show to share. I claim no rights to the character.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Cross stitch designs

Cutie Mark collection 1: Rarity, Applejack and Pinkie Pie
Cutie Mark collection 2: Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash
Cutie Mark Collection 3 - Cheerilee, Big Mackingtosh and DJ Pon3

Twilight Sparkle as a Filly
Daring Doo
Derpy Hooves sitting
Applejack as a Filly
Derpy Hooves Flying
Rainbow dash at the Hearth's warming Eve pagean
Fluttershy as a filly
Rarity in a blue and yellow Canterlot dress
Nightmare Moon - storybook
Derpy Hooves Cushion and card (valentines themed)
Mare do well
Golden Harvest/Carrot Top
The Great and Powerful Trixie
Lyra Heartstrings running
Filly Applejack Standing
Zecora the Zebra
Flutterbat
Pinkie pie in a chicken suit
Princess Candence Happy
Photo Finish
Gummy the Crocodile in a formal suit
Braeburn

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Cross stitch designs

Spike the Dog
Fluttershy in Fall formal dress
Rarity in Fall Formal Dress

  
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Friday, 25 July 2014

West Ham United logo - Football themed cross stitch design

West Ham United logo - Football themed cross stitch design



This is a cross stitch design for west Ham football club logo. I noticed on their website they also have a snazzy black and white version of this design. I wonder if I should doodle that one too since it looks amazing in just two colours.


For the clubs official web page follow this link:  http://www.whufc.com/page/Home
This logo belongs to the West Ham United. This design is fan art and I claim no rights to it.

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

A Finished Arenal Logo cross stitch with Kits
Fullham FC cross stitched logo
Sheffield Wednesday logo cross stitch
Wolverhampton Wanderers Design
Tottenham Hotspur Logo
Norwich City club logo
Blackburn Rovers Logo
Nottingham Forest Club Logo
Swansea City Club Logo
Aston Villa FC logo
Celtic FC club logo
Stoke City logo

Football General designs

Two boys playing football cross stitch design


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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Craft Book Review: Manga Cross-Stitch > make your own Graphic art Needlework

Manga Cross-Stitch > make your own graphic art needlework
by Helen McCarthy

Briefly what is this book about?
This book is about learning to design manga styled cross stitch. It includes a variety of manga styles and Japanese influences. This book also comes with a cross stitch design program and instructions on how to use it.

Who is it for?

This book is suitable for beginners in cross stitch design wanting to have a go at the art or intermediate to expert designers who want more ideas on how to include manga styles into their work.

What is included?

This book contains a wide variety of hints and tips on how to design cross stitch in a manga style. There are some very lovely features which make this book rather different to other books on designing I have in my collection.
There are also a selection of Manga style designs included ready to stitch (none of them are from established manga or anime series however) Many of the designs are actually really big they can get to nearing 10 inches on 14 count aida to just over 20 inches on the very largest designs. Some of these I'd love to sew but I cannot bring myself to tackle such a large project. At least the designs use mostly whole stitches with a little backstitch for highlights. However the charts in the book itself are very small. I had difficulty reading most of them, it is required to install the cross stitch program to view the charts. (more on that below)

The format of this book makes it stand out from other books on cross stitch design or cross stitch in general I have on my bookshelf. There is a double page spread on a selection of topics which are specific to Manga style drawings. For example pages I have found very useful include use of sound effects, use of speedlines (and different ways to chart them) and the comedy and drama manga sections which also include suggestions on how to chart various facial expressions using a combination of cross stitch and back stitch. This makes the book feel like it has such a variety of things you can try

I love the inclusion of a selection of phrases in Japanese to incorporate into your designs. There is a sampler made from Hiragana and a selection of charts which include Kanji.

Since this book is very modern it does not contain any help in designing your own stitches on graph paper or helping to chart out your own or existing alphabets with graph paper and is very oriented around using computer programs for this. So if you need info on how to design on paper without a computer (I know some people prefer to design on paper)

My favorite project in this book?

Its been very hard to choose a favorite project but I must recommend the cross stitch design of a grumpy but confused looking cat trying to find a mouse. Behind the cat is a little mouse hole above it is the Japanese onomatopoeia for the sound a mouse makes. Its very simple, only one colour and I think it would make a really cute card for my friend who is learning Japanese and loves cats.
When I sew this design I'll definitely post up the finished piece to show you all.

The cross stitch design disc included:

 The cross stitch design program which comes with this book is suitable for Windows XP or Vista and MAC OS X 10.4 or later. However this program is a demo of a full cross stitch design program, either Stitch or Macstitch depending on what type of computer you have. The program contains files for many of the designs featured in the book so they are easily available for you to print off as you wish (or work off your PC like I do). The program uses all of the basic stitches, full, half and backstitch for you to have a go at your own designs.
Since this program is a demo your own creations cannot be saved until you upgrade to the full program so its not worth choosing this book just for the program but since theres plenty more to like about this book.

If you really need a free cross stitch design program there are a few online to choose from so you could use one of them instead of the demo on this disc to start your cross stitch designing on.
At the moment my favourite free Cross stitch design program is called KG chart

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Friday, 18 July 2014

Mothers day finished cross stitch cards - Tea and flowers

Mothers day finished cross stitch cards - Tea and flowers




Hello everyone I thought today I'd show off some mothers day cards I made this year. There are three cards because I have three wonderful people who I send mothers day cards to each year. I do believe that not only is mothers day for your own biological mum but for the most wonderful women in your life who you would consider to be mentors or who helped you through life.

Ok so this post is a little late for Mothers day but I didn't want to put the photos online before I sent them all out then forgot to put the post up on the blog OOPs.

All of the designs for these cards come from the book Quick and clever Cross stitch if you want to make these cards yourself. I wrote a review of this book here

The flowers and daffodils are on Page 80,  and the Teacups are on page 51

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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Craft book review: Quick & clever cross stitch: Eight sampler templates with over 1,000 pick-and-mix motifs

Craft book review: Quick & clever cross stitch: Eight sampler templates with over 1,000 pick-and-mix motifs

Book title:

Quick & clever cross stitch: Eight sampler templates with over 1,000 pick-and-mix motifs
By Helen Philipps

What is it about?

This is a rather unique book of cross stitch designs which focuses on creating your own custom cross stitch samplers. The first section of the book provides a selection of templates for you to fill in with either your own designs or from the variety of designs in the motifs collection in the book. There are detailed instructions and plenty of hints on how to make a sampler with the templates and provided motifs.
The motif collections are a perfect size for cards if you just need a quick stitch for one. There is a large variety for each of the themes presented in the motif collection of the book.

Who is it for?

I would recommend this book for beginner to intermediate or above cross stitchers. The designs themselves are small but use a variety of stitches and techniques. Also to make up your own unique sampler you may need to do a little charting of your own. This may seem like a little extra work but to be honest it is very worth the effort since you will have the tools with this book to make a unique sampler for almost any occasion.

Any extra info?

I'm not sure where to begin with all of the extra info you get with this book. Along with the usual run down of cross stitch techniques I love the collection of alphabets that come with this. Not only good for the samplers in the book but for other projects. I like to use these alphabets as reference for cards and small projects.
Even though this book is about customising your own samplers there are a variety of pre-made samplers which can be used straight from the book should you wish or altered just a little for your own needs. My favourite for this is the wedding sampler on page 10.

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Friday, 11 July 2014

Craft book review: Fashion Trims: Customize and Create bespoke clothes and accessories

Craft book review: Fashion Trims: Customize and Create bespoke clothes and accessories

Book title:

Fashion Trims: Customize and Create bespoke clothes and accessories
ISBN: 978 1 906417 05 5

What is it about?
This book contains a fabulous selection of ideas for making your own accessories or jazzing up clothes and accessories you already have. Each project has step by step instructions with photographs each step of the way and a picture of the finished item worn by a model so you can have a good idea of what the finished project will look like.
The majority of the projects use only ribbons, old clothing and various beads making these projects low cost to make but still beautiful to wear. Other projects which can be made from scratch will need extra fabric but again if you have old clothing you wish to decorate you can use that and decorate it according to the instructions, only needing to make from scratch if you want a very particular colour or look to your items.

Who is it for?

This book is suitable for anyone with basic sewing knowledge some projects are easier with a sewing machine but a number can be done by hand if you don't have a sewing machine. I would recommend this book for anyone who really wants to add individual flair to their clothing and accessories. While each project is a starting point by simply changing the colours, types of beads or just using the techniques on different styles of clothing a very unique wardrobe can be put together.

Any extras?

Along with a few of the projects to be made from scratch there are templates ready to to be enlarged on a photocopier or manually scaled up for your own projects. I personally like this touch to make it easier to get started.
There is also a simple chapter explaining basic techniques. I have found these useful on their own as it contains instructions on how to make some of the trims out of ribbons which can be used in a variety of ways or on your own designs.

My favourite project in this book:

It has been so hard to pick a favourite project from this book. Can I cheat and pick a whole chapter?
Personally I am very fond of the chapter on bags. It contains a mix of projects to make from scratch and several ideas of how to very simply update an old and boring bag. In particular there are some awesome ideas for old woven baskets. I definitely want to use these tips from the shopping basket
project (page 100) to spruce up a picnic basket to use this summer.
I must admit this review is very positive because this book is definitely in my top ten favourites on my crafty book shelf.

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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Daria Cross stitch design

Daria Cross stitch design


Colour Used in these areas: DMC Number Anchor Number
Black Outlines 310 403
Dark Brown Hair 400 351
Light brown T-shirt 782 308
Pink Skin 3770 1009
Green Jacket 699 923
Grey Zip 414 235
This design was drawn originally with Anchor colours in my cross stitch design program. Use Anchor threads to get the closest match to the picture. I used a conversion chart to get the DMC numbers.

Please let me know if any colours are off and I will amend them in the chart.

This is a cross stitch design for Daria who stars in her own show called 'Daria' (who would have guessed) She also featured in the show Beavis and Butthead for a while before getting her own show.

I used to like the fact that she is quite smart and deadpan. It seemed that she was the only sane person in the school.

Daria was created by Glenn Eichler and Susie Lewis Lynn. This is a fan art design for sharing with other fans I do not own this character.

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Monday, 7 July 2014

Button Mash - My Little Pony Cross Stitch design

Button Mash - My Little Pony Cross Stitch design



Colour Used in these areas: DMC Number Anchor Number
Black Eyes 310 403
Green Shadows and outlines on console. On fan on hat 989 242
Pale green Main colour of console. Outline on fan on hat 966 240
Yellow Lightning on console, stripe on hat, top of stool 725 305
Red Stripe on Hat, on Joystick and side of console 3705 35
White Eyes, side of console, hat 5200 1
Very Dark Brown Outline on Button mash and stool 939 381
Light Orange-brown Stripe in mane and tail, Highlight in iris, side of stool 729 890
Orange brown Stripe in mane and tail, main iris colour 301 1049
Brown Main body colour 370 856
Darker brown Legs in shadow 610 889

This design was drawn originally with Anchor colours in my program. Use anchor threads to get the closest match. I used a conversion chart to get the DMC numbers.

Please let me know if any colours are off and I will amend them in the chart.

  
This is a design of the super cute Button Mash. Thats his fan name, at the moment he does not appear to have a official name at the moment. This is his appearance in the Episode 'Hearts and Hooves day' blink and you'll miss him he is the Pony who is just too young for Miss Cherilee in the song.

There is a wonderful fan made animation by Jan Animations
However as I type this video is currently unavailable on You tube else I would provide a link to it.
This animation helped to bring Button Mash from a brief background character to a cute fan favourite.
To read a little more on why the video is unavailable Equestria Daily has some Articles worth reading up on: Here and here

Button Mash and characters from My little Pony: Friendship is Magic belong to Hasbro. This is fan art for other cross stitching fans of the show to share. I claim no rights to the character.

For more My Little Pony cross stitch designs check out these links

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Cross stitch designs

Cutie Mark collection 1: Rarity, Applejack and Pinkie Pie
Cutie Mark collection 2: Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash
Cutie Mark Collection 3 - Cheerilee, Big Mackingtosh and DJ Pon3

Twilight Sparkle as a Filly
Daring Doo
Derpy Hooves sitting
Applejack as a Filly
Derpy Hooves Flying
Rainbow dash at the Hearth's warming Eve pagean
Fluttershy as a filly
Rarity in a blue and yellow Canterlot dress
Nightmare Moon - storybook
Derpy Hooves Cushion and card (valentines themed)
Mare do well
Golden Harvest/Carrot Top
The Great and Powerful Trixie
Lyra Heartstrings running
Filly Applejack Standing
Zecora the Zebra
Flutterbat
Pinkie pie in a chicken suit
Princess Candence Happy
Photo Finish
Gummy the Crocodile in a formal suit
Baby Applejack
Braeburn

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Cross stitch designs

Spike the Dog
Fluttershy in Fall formal dress
Rarity in Fall Formal Dress

For the Buzy Bobbins Index page Click here.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Wishing well cross stitch design

Wishing well cross stitch design




Colour Used in these areas: DMC Number Anchor Number
Black Outlines/backstitch 310

403
Grey Stone
762
234
Dark grey Dark areas on stone
414
235
Green Grass/leaves
987
245
Yellow Flower, line on bucket, rope coil 444

290
Brown Bucket and wooden frame
720
326
Red Flowers
606
334

This is a cross stitch design of a stone wishing well. With this design I wanted to make something simple without too many colours. I think this would be really useful for good luck or get well soon cards. I could not decide what message would go best with this picture so just left it plain so you can decide what you would like to stitch instead. 

I wonder if I should expand this picture a little, put the wishing well in a sweet garden perhaps near a cottage but then it would be a far bigger project than it is now. 

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


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