Friday 24 January 2014

Eevee - Pokemon cross stitch design

Eevee - Pokemon cross stitch design

Colour Used in these areas: DMC Number Anchor Number
Black Outlines, inner ear, eyes 310 403
Light Brown Main body colour 422 943
Brown Shading on main body 3828 373
Dark brown Brown inside eye, and inner ears 829 906
Light Cream Ruff around neck and end of tail 712 926
Cream End of tail Ecru 387
Dark cream Shading on ruff around neck 613 956

This design was drawn originally with Anchor colours in my cross stitch design program. Use Anchor threads to get the closest match to the picture. I used a conversion chart to get the DMC numbers.

Please let me know if any colours are off and I will amend them in the chart.   

Here is a cross stitch design of the super adorable Pokemon Eevee. I must admit that this is one of my favourites. Although its stats are quite poor in this form (meaning for competitive battling it is much better to evolve your Eevee) it does fair very well in baby battles.

Baby battles are for unevolved Pokemon (Pokemon without an evolution are not eligible) at level 5 meaning most Pokemon for baby battles need to be specially bred to hatch with moves or rely heavily on TMs. One of Eevees advantages in such a battle is its ability Adaptability which boosts the power of its Normal type moves. Considering this is an arena where every single hit point counts this is very useful.

However the last time I did any serious baby battles was in the Pokemon Stadium 2 game. I do hope this gets brought back somehow as a viable battle variant because it does have many different sets of tactics and Pokemon which may not be seen in regular battles due to their lack of power. 

For more Pokemon cross stitch designs Heres some links
Pokemon Cubchoo
Pokemon Togepi
Pokemon Sylveon
Pokemon Spinda
Pokemon Pikachu
Pokemon Mistrevious

Cubchoo and other Pokemon are property of Nintendo and Game Freak.
For the Pokemon official website heres a link:

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Saturday 18 January 2014

Sumomo - Chobits Cross Stitch Design

Sumomo -  Chobits Cross Stitch Design

Colour Used in these areas: DMC Number Anchor Number
Black Outlines 310 403
White Eyes, hat 5200 1
Brown Eyes 838 1088
Peach Skin 739 387
Dark Peach Shadows on skin 842 388
Pink Clothing 225 1026
Dark pink Shadows on clothing 937 268
Purple Hair, inside mouth, bikini, ends of scarf, shoes 3726 1018
Light purple Highlights on hair 3743 869

This design was drawn originally with Anchor colours in my program. Use anchor threads to get the closest match. I used a conversion chart to get the DMC numbers.

Please let me know if any colours are off and I will amend them in the chart.

This is a cross stitch design of Sumomo from the anime Chobits. Sumomo is an adorable little Persocom. A Persocom is a computer which is in the shape of a person since she is so small she has the processing power of a small computer or netbook rather than the higher processing power of the larger human sized computers.
Sumomo is not only adorable in looks but in personality too. She is cheerful, energetic and occasionally plays a very small instrument as an alarm which is so cute.

If you havn't heard of this show it is a highly recomended anime to watch. It is available on youtube for free if you want to try it out. There are only 24 episodes so it won't be hard to get through like some of the multiseason epic animes about (thinking of Dragonball Z here with 291 episodes and 16 films!)

Chobits is created by Clamp and the anime produced by Madhouse studio. This is a fan art design to share with other fans.

For another Chobits cross stitch design heres a link:
Chi and Freya

For some more designs based on anime here are some links
Cardcaptor Sakura cross stitch design
Large Pom Poko Cross stitch design

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Saturday 11 January 2014

Equestria girls - Fluttershy cross stitch design

Equestria girls - Fluttershy cross stitch design

This is a cross stitch design of Fluttershy in her Fall Formal outfit featured in the Equestria girls movie. 
The hardest bit of this outfit to sketch was her shoes. I do wonder why on each character it seems that the boots are the most detailed item they have. But I suppose each character in this world has quite large shoes they must be a important feature of the characters design. 

I have been checking out the dolls for Equestria girls and I am not sure what to make of them. 
The dolls have the pony ears and long piece of hair which is shown in the transformation sequence but the clothing the doll has is not very much like any of the outfits seen in the movie. This is a shame really because the Fall Formal outfits are all quite pretty. 

However each doll does have a few outfits to choose from. For Fluttershy the basic doll has a cute blue miniskirt with butterfly patterns while the deluxe version has a choice of two party dresses. I must admit the blue off the shoulder dress is something I might wear myself (should it ever come in human size that is) 

Fluttershy and characters from Equestria Girls and My little Pony: Friendship is Magic belong to Hasbro. This is fan art for other cross stitching fans of the show to share.I claim no rights to the character.

For more Equestria Girls cross stitch designs here are some links:

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Cross stitch designs

And more My little Pony Friendship is Magic designs here are even more links:

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Cross stitch designs

Cutie Mark collection 1: Rarity, Applejack and Pinkie Pie
Cutie Mark collection 2: Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash
Cutie Mark Collection 3 - Cheerilee, Big Mackingtosh and DJ Pon3

Twilight Sparkle as a Filly
Daring Doo
Derpy Hooves sitting
Applejack as a Filly
Derpy Hooves Flying
Rainbow dash at the Hearth's warming Eve pagean
Fluttershy as a filly
Rarity in a blue and yellow Canterlot dress
Nightmare Moon - storybook
Derpy Hooves Cushion and card (valentines themed)
Mare do well
Golden Harvest/Carrot Top
The Great and Powerful Trixie
Lyra Heartstrings running
Filly Applejack Standing
Zecora the Zebra
Pinkie pie in a chicken suit
Princess Candence Happy
Gummy the Crocodile in a formal suit
Baby Applejack

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Sunday 5 January 2014

Upcycling worn out Christmas Baubles

Upcycling worn out Christmas Baubles

Hello everyone did you all have a lovely Christmas Holiday? 

This year I moved house and had no Christmas decorations of my own so I got a selection of baubles and tinsel from family members which is very kind of them. 

However some of these baubles were from the back of the attic and a bit scuffed, dented and untidy. Not to look a gift horse in the mouth I used some of my craft stash to make the baubles look nice. Heres a few examples of some very easy ways to make an old set of baubles look brand new. 

These two baubles had a scuff/ discoloured area area around the middle. I simply glued a complementary ribbon around the middle to hide it and made a bow out of more ribbon to glue on over the top of this. The ribbon was placed to cover the join where the two ends of the first ribbon met to make it look neat. 

This bauble was not damaged but just a little plain and did not match with the other colours on the Christmas tree. So a good friend of mine kindly painted this bird on the bauble using glitter glue over a sticker stencil. 

Before you begin it will be wise to set up an area for your bauble to dry. You wouldn't want it rolling over the table and spoiling all of your hard work (and perhaps also the tablecloth). The baubles should be painted on one side then left to dry before painting the other side to avoid smudging the side you had already painted. I rested each bauble inside a cup to keep it still as it dried which worked quite well. 

These two baubles were covered in small scratches and bumps where the silver colour underneath  was showing through. It seems my Dads cat had been playing with these one Christmas. 
All I did with these is cut out a whole bunch of heart shapes out of felt and carefully glued them over the most scuffed areas then added additional felt shapes in the gaps  so that the shapes are evenly spaced all over the bauble.
If you want to try this yourself its very simple you can use a complementary or contrasting colour and any shape you can think of. If you have one large scuff try gluing on one large felt shape to cover it up.

My stitching New years resolutions

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