Thursday, 4 February 2021

Advocato Avocado cat cross stitch design

Cross stitch design preview

Cross stitch design with grid

Thread numbers


Hello everyone, 

Today I have a design of a Advocato - A cat avocado hybrid, This little green smiling face is sure to brighten your day. Though would you want to pet or or eat it? 

I hope you have as much fun stitching this as I did drawing it. 

Much love and happy stitching

Gemma x

For more designs like this one here are some links, I wasn't sure weather to put this design with the animals designs or the food themed designs so I have included both lists:

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
Supercuties - Little horse 

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
Cute red fox cross stitch design
Pair of Seahorses
Yellow duck in the rain cross stitch design inspired by The Little Yellow Duck Project 
Cute spring lamb for a Easter card cross stitch design

Animals (farm)

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Monday, 25 January 2021

Big yellow digger construction vehicle cross stitch design


Cross stitch Design with grid

Thread numbers

Hello everyone,
Today I have a fun yellow digger cross stitch design, this bold design will be fun for construction vehicle mad kids to decorate their rooms or make them a fun squishy cushion. You don't need to stick exactly to these thread numbers if you'd like to include the childs favourite colour as the main vehicle colour. Just be sure to change up the orange highlights to a colour that complements the one you chose. 

Much love and happy stitching
Gemma xx

If you like this design here are a few more vehicle themed designs


Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Stabulous - Cross stitch design of a happy cute and murderous unicorn

Stabulous large version 
Size 92 stitches wide x83
Design preview

Stabulous large version design with grid

Stabulous small version
Size: 50 Stitches wide x 40 stitches high

Stabulous design with grid

Thread numbers chart
Thread numbers used on both sizes of the design are the same, please use this chart for both sizes. 

Hello Everyone, 

On one of my favourite cross stitch Facebook groups a great conversation started about this design idea. So I cannot take credit for the Stabulous phrase but I ran with it and created this design. 

I have charted this up in all regular DMC but if you are feeling brave you could use a few metallic colours on the sparkles. Some seed beads in the center of the sparkles or dotted throughout the hair would also add a magical touch. I will leave these choices up to the stitcher as I know some people find metallic thread and beads fiddily. Plus you can customize the design as you fee fit, Be creative and see what you come up with. 

Much Love and happy stitching. 

Gemma XX

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

Fantasy/ enchanted world


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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Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Reindeer heart cross stitch design for a large Christmas card

Reindeer heart cross stitch design for a large Christmas card

Colour Anchor Thread numbers DMC thread numbers
335 606

Inspiration for this design came from this picture in the public domain:

Hello Everyone, 

A few of my friends and I like to make a start on our Christmas cards in January while we are still feeling inspired from Christmas. So for fellow early Christmas card creators heres a lovely reindeer design. Since this design is only one colour it will be easy to switch up to colours to match your card stock or just what you think looks nice. 
This design could look great in variegated thread too in a fun Christmas gradient. 

I left the center of the design plain so that you can add your own message. From a simple Merry Christmas to a fancier Joyeux Noel the choice is yours. 

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

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Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Grand piano top black and white cross stitch design

 Grand piano top black and white cross stitch design

This first design reads:

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything!

This design contains a whole lot of backstitch for the letters but will be worth it if you want to display this poetic quote. 

Plain version of grand piano design

Finally heres a teeny tiny little grand piano design using just a little backstitch to create the edge of the white keys and the black keys on the piano keys. 


DMC thread number





Hello everyone, 

Today I have a little grand piano desigm for you. I was sent the quote shown above and was inspired to draw something music themed. This is a quick sketch so I may go more in depth with it later. 

These little designs can be good for cards, orinments are little gifts for a music lover in your life. 

For a few more designs you may like here are some links. For some small designs check out the motif collections and since this post is going out around Christmas maybe check out the Christmas designs for anything which strikes your interest. 

Motif collections

Cinema themed motif collection
Tattoo style dragons
New home card motifs
Square flower motif
Small motifs for St Patricks day cross stitch cards
Elemental coasters - simple cross stitch designs

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Bah humbug - Cheeky Christmas cross stitch design

Bah humbug - Cheeky Christmas cross stitch design

Colour Anchor Thread numbers
Black 403
White 2
Red 334

Hello everyone,

Today I wanted to share a new Christmas design for anyone not feeling too Christmassy this year. 
Its been quite the year hasn't it? So I'll be making this as this years Christmas decoration. 

For this picture the Humbug is a humbug sweet. If you have not tried one of these delightful snacks before its a boiled sweet usually flavoured with Peppermint which is striped black and white. Though other colour and flavour combinations exist the back and white minty sweets are by far the most often seen. 

For more information check them out on Wikipedia:

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Single colour Christmas card designs - Simple to sew cross stitched cards

Single colour Christmas card designs - Simple to sew cross stitched cards

A lovely ornate heart for someone you love this Christmas

A bold Christmas tree to wish someone a Merry Christmas

Colour Anchor Thread numbers DMC thread numbers
923 699

Hello everyone,

I was asked for a couple of designs which only used one colour to keep my nieces busy while they visited Grandma without having to bring along lots and lots of threads. I chose green for these because green is very festive and goes with almost any other Christmas decoration but theres no reason to stick with green if theres another colour you'd love. Why not try one of these with some variegated thread to really let the colour variations of the thread show through.

If you wanted the areas which are white in the original design to be a different colour you could always fill this in or to save yourself a little time (since there's always many Christmas cards to sew at once) change up the colour of the aida to something which compliments or contrasts with the embroidery thread you are stitching with.

I hope everyone has a lovely Christmas time and can have great fun with their family as well as fitting in a little relaxing stitching in the holidays.

Much love and happy stitching
Gemma xx

If you'd like to see some more Christmas themed cross stitches here are some links:

Christmas designs

Christmas stocking maze
Christmas bauble collection
Gingerbread people
Colourful Christmas Crackers
Christmas bauble maze
Cute advent calendar motifs
Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse - card and bookmark design.
Pengiun in a Christmas hat
Making friends - Santas Elf making a snowman
Fur topped stocking Christmas card design.
Sprouts! Just say no! Christmas cross stitch design for sprout haters!
Wavy Christmas tree - Simple Christmas card cross stitch design
Christmas Angel playing a trumpet cross stitch design
Simple cross stitched Christmas gift tag designs

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