Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Small alphabet using whole stitches and half stitches

Small alphabet using whole stitches and half stitches


Hello everyone,

Here is a cross stitched alphabet made of big bold letters, theres no thread colour suggestion as this can be sewn in any colour that will match the design its being paired with. 
This design would be nice on big bold signs, maybe a nice snarky comment design? 

Much love and happy stitching

Gemma x

For more alphabet cross stitch designs here are some links: 

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Friday, 22 June 2018

Red and yellow high speed train cross stitch design

Red and yellow high speed train cross stitch design

Stitch preview



Chart with grid


Colour Anchor Thread numbers DMC thread numbers
Black 403 310
White 2 White
Red 1098 3801
Yellow 290 444
Dark grey 235 414
Light grey 234 762

This design was originally drawn in Anchor colours and a conversion chart was used to get the DMC thread numbers. For the closest match to the picture please use Anchor colours.

Hello everyone,

A friend mentioned that there was not many cross stitch designs of modern trains. Of course as any seasoned cross stitcher would know there are loads of designs of steam trains (or even Thomas the Tank Engine characters) they make some lovely stitches to sew with all the detail and the beauty of steam. However there are many kids who would associate trains with the modern sleek high speed trains we see today.

So this one is for all the train enthusiasts who want something a little more modern for their stitching or decoration.

Much love and happy stitching

Gemma xx

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


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Monday, 18 June 2018

Cute Golden Unicorn cross stitch design

Cute Golden Unicorn cross stitch design


Thread numbers
Colour Where used Anchor DMC
Dark brown Main body outlines 359 801
Light brown Hooves and muzzle 361 738
Yellow Main body 300 745
Dark pink Hair outlines 41 893
Pink Hair main colour, cheeks, eye colour 24 776
This design was drawn in Anchor colours, a conversion chart was used to get the DMC numbers.

Designers notes: Feel free to change the colours in any way you like. The colours in the chart above are only a recommendation so have fun picking the colours you think will look the best.

This design was based on an image in the public domain, the reference image can be found here:



Hello everyone,

Its been a while hasn't it? I have been working super long shifts at work so have not been able to devote as much time to cross stitch design as I used to. So heres a cute little unicorn design which should be fun for anyone to sew as it does not have too many colours and only a few half stitches.

Much love and happy stitching :)
Gemma  x

For more cute designs here are some links:

Kawaii

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

For more designs for young children here are some links:

Birth Samplers/ baby designs

Fairy baby birth sampler
Pink and purple baby girl birth sampler design
Little Rainbow over the Hills Cross stitch design
Small pink and purple princess castle
Simple baby feet birth sampler design
Mummy's princess - heart with a crown
Cute bear in a hot air balloon
A Princess sleeps here, Pink text with cute pink flowers
I love you to the moon and stars and back again - small symbol
Baby shoes in Pink, Blue or Yellow

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Simple scary skull cross stitch for Halloween Trick or Treat bags

Simple scary skull cross stitch for Halloween Trick or Treat bags



ColourAnchor Thread numbers
Black403
White1

Hello everyone,

Heres a design for a simple yet scary skull for your trick or treat bag this year. This could make a rather spooky treat bag to compliment a skeleton costume. If you are running low on time to stitch this it can be stitched on white adia so only the black stitches need to be sewn.If you'd rather stitch on black aida make the outlines in a different colour to match your costume.

Alternately why not stitch this and place it inside a ornate black frame to place upon the mantlepiece next to your other decorations as an awesome handmade touch.

If you are feeling creative this design is simple enough to use as a base for a sugar skull design. Just add your own colours and motifs. There are loads of of sugar skull design inspiration online but trust me you can spend hours looking and just find so many different ideas.

For more Halloween cross stitch patterns here are some links:

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

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Sunday, 24 September 2017

Toy Unicorn Cross stitch design

Toy Unicorn Cross stitch design


Stitch preview


Full stitch


Colour
Anchor Thread numbers
DMC thread numbers
Black
403
310
Brown
362
437
Dark brown
365
435
Blue
1090
996
Purple
98
553
Dark pink
27
893
Light Pink
48
818
Yellow
292
3078

This design was originally drawn in Anchor colours for the closest match to the reference image use Anchor threads. A conversion chart was used to get DMC colours.  

Hello everyone,

Today I thought I'd share a super cute toy unicorn cross stitch design.This design will be perfect for the bedroom of a unicorn loving kid since you can never have enough unicorns for a real fan.

Please feel free to change the colours of the unicorn to any you feel would look nice together. This is not a particular character so no specific colours are needed. The mane can be as bright and colourful as you like or more natural shades for a lighter look.  

Inspiration for this design was found in the public domain here:
https://pixabay.com/en/paper-ponei-blue-pony-2767127/ 

If you like this design why not check out these links:

Cute pastel unicorn - kawaii cross stitch design
Kawaii coffee cross stitch design - I love coffee, coffee loves me
Cute girl bundled up in a purple scarf cross stitch design
Make a Wish - Dandelion seeds turning into Butterflies
Dinosaur relaxing on a sunny beach
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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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