Thursday, 2 April 2020

Home Stay home - Coronavirus lockdown cross stitch design

Home Stay home - Coronavirus lockdown cross stitch design

Home Stay home design

Thread numbers

Colour
DMC
Anchor
Light green
3347
226
Dark Green
3052
262
Light Pink
3326
36
Dark Pink
603
55

Hello everyone,
Today a small design which is a play on the traditional Home sweet home design for anyone looking for a punny design to sew while they are stuck in lockdown. I made this one small so it could be used as a card or a teeny little decoration maybe hung up in a really small embroidery hoop so it can find a place among your usul decorations until all this is over.

Heres a version with the traditional Home Sweet Home text so if you wanted to sew this or even unpick the word stay and re-stitch with sweet to keep this up in your home later.


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Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Cute spring lamb for a Easter card cross stitch design

Cute spring lamb for a Easter card cross stitch design



Thread numbers

Colour
Anchor thread number
White
2
Light grey
398
Dark Grey
871
Green
242
Blue
1038
Yellow
1217
Orange
1002
Pink
1016

Hello everyone,

Since its almost Easter I thought I'd share a cute little spring lamb perfect for cheerful greetings cards. One thing I love about Easter is that it helps celebrate the start of spring when the days become warmer and all the baby animals are born. Little lambs are so cute, they always seem to have so much energy since they run and jump about all over the place. This is such a difference to the adults who seem quite happy to stand and graze.

If you like this design why not check out my other Easter themed designs:

Easter

Flowers/ Plants Nature


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Saturday, 28 March 2020

Fun kids crafts tutorial: Making doll clothes from wrapping paper

Fun kids crafts tutorial: Making doll clothes from wrapping paper



Hello everyone, 
Today I have a wrapping paper dolls dress tutorial created by my talented friend Naomi. This quick kids craft is made from ordinary items you can find around your house. I bet theres a stash of wrapping paper in the attic which would be perfect for making colourful fashions for your dolls. 

Renember: Young children should ask an adult for help with cutting out the paper.

Step 1

Collect your materials: You will need a selection of wrapping paper, scissors and ordinary sticky tape


Step 2

First stick some pieces of wrapping paper tightly to the body to make a bodice. You can stick it right on the doll as the tape won't hurt the plastic and it's see-through


Step 3

Now make a cone shape and tape it at the back, fitting the narrow end round the thinnest part of the doll's waist.


Step 4

I had some crepe wrapping paper so I crinkled it up in strips and added it as a trim. You could also use fabric. You can also add stick-on gems, buttons or stickers or anything you've got lying around. You can look up clothes on the internet (Medieval ones are good) and you can keep layering and adding stuff. Remember, you can just rip it off if you don't like it. You can do this just as easily with any superhero figures - capes, masks and logos and crazy boots and armour.


Step 5

Cut a strip of paper with a zig-zag edge, make it into a circle and tape at the back. Now your queen can go outside and play among the flowers! Why not give everyone a makeover and have a tea party in the garden?



We hope you have fun making your dresses, with a little imagination a whole variety of lovely dresses can be made. If you don't have any spare wrapping paper why not try making the dresses out of plain paper and draw on your own designs. With a few coloured pencils or crayons you can have a go at being a cool fashion designer, 

For more craft tutorials why not check out these links:

Christmas Bauble Upcycling


Other Upcycling


Index of Card ideas


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Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Tiny wishing well motifs

Tiny wishing well motifs


Thread numbers


Hello everyone,

Its been a while since my last post. But here is a cute little wishing well design. One of the wells is cracked and old but the other is neat and new. These designs would be great for a good luck card, maybe pair it with a 'Make a wish' text nearby. 

I hope you have fun stitching this design. I'll try and post a little more for a while, I want to help fellow stitchers out during the coronavirus lockdown by providing a few more nice cross stitch designs to sew while we are all stuck indoors. 

Much love and happy stitching

Gemma

For more small designs you may be interested in these designs: 


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Saturday, 2 March 2019

Whole stitches only alphabet for bold impact - cross stitch design

Whole stitches only alphabet for bold impact - cross stitch design




Hello everyone,

Today I have a bold cross stitch alphabet for use in your designs. Theres no colour recommendation for this one since you can use your own choice of colours to match. Also it is up to you if you want to fill in the gaps in the letters. I left them plain and unstitched here but they can be filled in with the main colour for a really bold line or filled in with a complementary colour.

I started this alphabet from one word used in a Christmas design (which I will be posting nearer the time) I just love the way the letters where looking in that one word so decided just to see how the whole alphabet would look.

I hope you have fun with this alphabet should you decide to use it.

Much love and happy stitching
Gemma x

For more Alphabet cross stitch designs here are some links:

Blue and green alphabet sampler
Fancy alphabet cross stitch design
Big bold cross stitch alphabet
Easter egg alphabet
Meme caption alphabet
Big backstitch alphabet
Retro styled half and half alphabet
Happy new year, whole stitches single colour Alphabet
Pumpkin themed Halloween Alphabet
Large bubble Alphabet

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Friday, 22 February 2019

Yellow duck in the rain cross stitch design inspired by The Little Yellow Duck Project

Yellow duck in the rain cross stitch design inspired by The Little Yellow Duck Project




Hello everyone,

This sweet little Yellow Duck is enjoying the rain and splashing around in a puddle while wearing her cute little wellington boots. 

The design was inspired by The Little Yellow Duck Project, check out the web page here:
https://thelittleyellowduckproject.org/ 

The Little Yellow Duck Project has a simple aim, to encourage people to share acts of kindness.
Crafters can create little yellow ducks to leave around your local area to brighten up someones day, each duck should have a label attached encouraging the lucky finders to add their find to the map on the website. There have been ducks found all over the world including tiny islands and even Antarctica. 

While on the website the finders are encouraged to pass along a kindness of their own. They can also find out about blood and organ donation in their area as an example of something kind they can do if they are able.  

There are many ways to contribute by making a little yellow duck using a variety of crafts, the website has a whole collection of free patterns for embroidery, knitting, crotchet and now some cross stitch designs. 

This duck is only one of the designs I drew for this charity. In fact there are another 6 little yellow duck designs to download.  Why not head over to The Little Yellow Duck project website to find out all about this wonderful cause and download the PDF from the patterns list page to see if you can use your cross stitching skills to help out. To find the patterns head over to
https://thelittleyellowduckproject.org/ and click on the patterns drop down menu to see everything available. 

For a few more cross stitch designs related to this one here are some links:

Animals (pets)


Animals (not pets)

Counting themed designs




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