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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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:

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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.