Sunday, 25 October 2020

Baby Stegosaurus dinosaur cross stitch design for kids



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If you like this design theres another Dinosaur design on this blog

Hello everyone,

Today I have the cutest little Stegosaurus drawn to be a fun addition to a dinosaur mad kids room. I'll have a few more Dinosaurs coming up when I finish sketching them as they are so fun to draw

Dinosaur relaxing on a sunny beach

Fantasy/ enchanted world

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Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Skeleton Cameo Gothic cross stitch design

Skeleton Cameo Gothic cross stitch design

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Dark brown
Light brown
Light yellow
Pale Golden brown
Golden brown

Hello everyone,

My favourite season Halloween is fast approaching. I can't wait to get some snacks and watch some horror movies to celebrate the whole month 
So today I thought I'd share a skeleton Cameo, its something you may find in a haunted house where all the family portraits turn into something spooky. I was inspired a little by the haunted mansion at Disneyland Paris. I remember being fascinated as a child by some pictures in the queue line which turn from normal old fashioned portraits to spooky skeletons, ghosts and vampires as you walk past. Im sure I missed a few places in the queue walking backwards and forwards to watch the portraits change. 
I really want to go back to Disneyland one day. I wonder if those portraits are still there? 

Much love and happy stitching
Gemma xx

This design is based on an image in the public domain which can be found here:

If you like this design Why not check out these
Simple sweet themed Trick or Treat Bag
I Love my Mummy simple Halloween motif
Pumpkin Alphabet
Jack O' Lantern Coaster designs for Halloween
Cute ghost coming out of a pumpkin
Cute cat in a pumpkin
Cute ghost giving a gift
Happy Ghost at a gravestone
Halloween Haunted house silhouette cross stitch design
Pentagram for Altar cloth
Butterfly inspired sugar skull cross stitch design
Witches bookshelf - small bookmark cross stitch design
Sad ghost at a gravestone
Simple scary skull cross stitch for Halloween Trick or Treat bags
Sugar Skull cross stitch design template
Cute Skull and cross bones in red and black heart cross stitch design

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Friday, 14 August 2020

True Crime and Red Wine with evidence markers cross stitched bookmark design


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Evidence Marker Alphabet designs. 

Hello everyone,

This week I have a request from a friend. She loves to relax with a glass of red wine while listening to true crime podcasts or reading true crime books so we thought it would be fun to mix these two loves together in a bookmark. So when she has finished her chapter she can pop this little bookmark in to keep her place for next time.

I have also included an alphabet to be used on the evidence marker in the main design. In this way you could use the first initial of the person who will receive this if you are making a gift as an easy customization. Though any letter or number will do if you don't have anyone particular in mind.

I have not included white in the design inside the wine glass. You may stitch this if you like or if you are stitching the design on coloured aida to ensure the glass stands out. I left it off so that on white or light coloured aida the lack of a block of stitching makes the glass look more transparent and also makes the design really quick to sew as the bulk of the design is backstitch which I usually find very quick to do.

If you are a fan of true crime podcasts to listen to while cross stitching here are a few of my favourites to listen to:

My Favorite Murder - A true crime comedy podcast hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark where they talk about true crime and also a slice of life. I am very fond of the positive attitude towards mental heath, medication and therapy The fanbase of this podcast call themselves 'Murderinos' 

Last Podcast on the left - This podcast has a lot of true crime comedy content but if you fancy a lighter change check out the episodes on conspiricy theories, bigfoot, creepypasta and strange news. Theres something for most people in this podcast and all episodes have easy comedy banter throughout. 

Lore - Lore is a podcast delving into folklore. Each story is well explained and researched. I find each one a fascinating listen as the stories are varied throughout the podcasts long run. 

Casefile - This true crime podcast deep dives into each true crime tale. With detailed descriptions throughout the story.
This isn't a comedy podcast and can occasionally give some details of disturbing topics but for someone interested in true crime these podcasts are a great introduction to a great amount of cases. 

For more food related 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
Giant Ice cream sundae with loads of scoops- summer fun cross stitch design

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Sunday, 9 August 2020

Wake up and be awesome, rooster crowing cross stitch design

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Hello everyone,

I hope you like this design today. It is based on a sketch by a friend who wanted to make a new take on the phrase Wake up and be awesome. I love this idea as a rooster is an ultimate sign to wake up as they would crow at the dawn being natures alarm clock. Though being a city dweller I just leave my bedroom curtains open so that the sun can wake me up naturally. :) 

I designed this with very few colours as the challenge was to make it mostly back and white. But I thought I would add colour to the rooster and around the motovational phrase to give it some oomph in the design. 

Anyway I hope you have fun stitching this, 
Much love and happy stitching
Gemma X

If you like this design here are some links

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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Sunday, 2 August 2020

Wake up and be awesome sunrise cross stitch design

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Hello everyone,

This design was inspired by a very special litte boy. He has medical difficulties throughout his life but strives to be positive every day. This Phrase, Wake up and be awesome is one of his favorite phrases. I love this phrase as it inspires several things including to start the day as you wish to go on. Get up, stretch and proceed to be awesome in everything you do. It is a brilliant positive phrase which I find inspiring so I hope it will inspire you too. Its something so simple but powerful at the same time if you think about it. 

If you don't have the exact threads don't worry just go for this design with whatever colors you think feels right as sunsets are all sorts of colours after all. nature provides us with a different display every day. 

Much Love and happy stitching

Gemma xx
If you like this design here are a few more nature related designs 

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Thursday, 30 July 2020

Space themed Motifs, planet, rocket, satellite, sun and Ursa Major cross stitch design

Space themed Motifs, planet, rocket, satellite, sun and Ursa Major cross stitch design

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Hello everyone, 

Today I have a space themed cross stitch for you. These can be used as individual motifs or all together as one big stitch. I designed this with a space mad child in mind. When I was a child I was fascinated with space, I had those glow in the dark stars and made sure to place them on my ceiling in the shape of constellations so I could practice spotting them before I sleep. I even had a scientific star chart on my wall to Make sure I could correctly identify all constellations in the northern hemisphere.
So this chart is for all the kids like I was who loved to learn about space. 


Motif collections

Monday, 20 July 2020

Bee Happy - Bees, honeycomb and flower heart cross stitch design

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Bee Happy cross stitch design

Hello everyone,

I thought it would be time to draw a nice colourful and summery design. This could be a fun decoration, a gift or a large card for someone special.

Stitchers note: Stitchers can use either 1 or two strands of thread for the back stitch. 1 strand will produce a more delicate design while two will be thicker and bolder

Theres no need to stick to the exact colours for the flowers, feel free to pick your favourites or just some pretty colours if your bits and bobs stash.

Much love and happy Stitching


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

Flowers/ Plants Nature

Girl blowing a Dandelion
China blue flower motif
Make a Wish - Dandelion seeds turning into Butterflies
Small backstitch flower motif
Primrose Fairy surrounded by Primroses
Pretty circle of Butterflies and Flowers
Bright Modern flowers

Kawaii/ cute

Cute pastel unicorn - kawaii cross stitch design
Kawaii coffee cross stitch design - I love coffee, coffee loves me
Toy Unicorn Cross stitch design
Cute Golden Unicorn

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