Friday 30 September 2016

Zodiac Scorpio October 23 - November 21 cross stitch design

Zodiac Scorpio October 23 - November 21 cross stitch design

Colour DMC Number Anchor Number
Black 310 403
Dark blue 518 1039
Blue 939 152
White 5200 1

Hello everyone,

I'm taking a little break from Halloween themed stitches to bring you another Zodiac cross stitch pattern.

This is a card sized design for all of the lovely Scorpio people having their birthdays starting in late October to mid November.
The colour scheme of this design represents that Pisces is a sign of the water element. I think these little circles look like a whole collection of bubbles or the scales on a beautiful fish.

It seems that water signs are very variable just like their namesake. Water can be calm, boiling, frozen or turbulent which makes water signs, not only a mixed bunch but can experience emotions in very different ways.

For more Zodiac themed cross stitch designs here are some links:
Zodiac cross stitch design Aquarius January 20 - February 18
Zodiac cross stitch designs - Capricorn December 22 - January 19
Zodiac cross stitch -  Pisces February 19 - March 20
Zodiac cross stitch design Aries - March 21 - April 19
Zodiac cross stitch design - Taurus April 20 - May 20
Zodiac cross stitch design Gemini - May 21 - June 20
Zodiac Cancer June 21 - July 22 cross stitch design
Zodiac cross stitch design - Virgo August 23 - September 22
Zodiac cross stitch design Libra - September 23 - October 22

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Wednesday 28 September 2016

Halloween Haunted house silhouette cross stitch design

Halloween Haunted house silhouette cross stitch design

Colour Anchor Thread numbers
Black 403
Yellow 291

Hello everyone,
I am already super excited for Halloween, Im getting ready to make my house nice and spooky and have already ordered a variety of spider webs, and skulls from ebay. Its not even October yet!

So I thought I would start off my Halloween designs with a really simple haunted house to get started on. This design would look brilliant on some patterned or dyed aida in a nice purple, orange or green Halloween colour.

I'll be back with a few more Halloween designs soon. I just love this holiday and want to have all the excuse I can to draw spooky stitches for all of you.

The reference image for this cross stitch design was found in the public domain here:

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
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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Saturday 24 September 2016

Cosplays spotted at Sheffield Film and Comic con August 2016

Cosplays spotted at Sheffield Film and Comic con August 2016

Hello everyone,
This post is coming up a bit late since I look so many photos at the convention it took a very long time to pick the very best ones. (trust me there were so many talented cosplayers I'm so sorry I have to cut this down to one post)

As for the convention itself it took place in the spacious Motorpoint arena which was filled to the brim with things to do, things to see and as always geeky things to buy. There were also a variety of talks, celebrity guests, board and video games to play.

Heres a little sneak peek of just how much filled the arena and just how many people came to have a great time on the day.

For more information on this years event here is the Facebook events page:

Lets take a look at some of the amazing cosplayers I found at the event:

Business Cat

This is a wonderfully clever cosplay of Business Cat, as you may guess from the name is a cat who runs a buisiness in an adorably funny way. This cosplay comes complete with milk in a sophisticated glass and a briefcase (which is presumably full of wool and treats.)

I'd like to raise a round of applause to this cosplayer for making the mask and of course for being able to wear it for so long considering how hot a convention can get even when not in costume.

If you'd like to find out more about Business Cat he is the star of a comic found here:

The Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland

This is an amazing cosplay, this cosplayer even took the trouble of exactly copying the make up and eyebrows for the mad hatter which must have taken ages to do.
If you take a close look this cosplayer has also included the row of threads that the mad hatter wears. I do wonder if this could also double as a holder for someone coming to the convention as a cosplay repair station?
Anyway this cosplay is just spot on and full of loads of detail. Well done!

Agents of Shield cosplay

Sheffield was almost in severe danger when Loki escaped into the arena! With Thor, Captain America and the other avengers busy buying comics and posing for photos it was up to the Agents of Shield to save the day and put Loki back into containment!
Luckily the day was saved and as always the Agents just took it as another day on the job while Loki redoubled his plans for revenge and to get the ultimate source of power. Who would have thought they would have hidden it right in the middle of a comic convention?

All joking aside this is a fabulous cosplay group, each one kitted out perfectly. I did spot one little boy hiding behind his father so Loki didn't spot him. Well done to all three of you for this amazing cosplay and an amazing well practice pose for photos!

Pokémon cosplay - Butterfree, Syther and Zubat

This trio of Cosplayers certainly drew a crowd when they walked into the Arena. The lovely Syther mentioned that their hat had already been knocked off by someone throwing a surprisingly accurate plushie Pokeball. There were a few people trying to take pictures of the cosplayers through the Augmented Reality function on Pokémon Go.

These beautiful gijinka costumes are colourful and fun. I love the way that each cosplayer chose the most important elements of each Pokémon so we know who they are meant to be. The wings on each one are especially awesome and Sythers claws being hold able items are a nice touch (since I imagine if they were firmly attached they could well get in the way)

Once upon a time - Regina

This wonderful cosplayer rocked the stage at the cosplay competition. (and scooped a well deserved top prize in the contest) not only is this villians costume amazingly detailed down to the beads and sequins this cosplayer really knew how to show off the Villian look. I had to resist the urge to hide after taking this photo as she did appear to be getting ready a particularly evil spell! However that is all part of the fun of the Cosplay contest to pretend to be your favourite character for a little while.

I wonder how long all those beads and sequins took to sew on to the outfit? By the sheer number on the bodice alone this must have been many nights worth of work and don't forget everyone that there are even more on the sleeves to be sewn on. Well done to this cosplayer for this amazing achievement! I hope you can use it for a few more conventions to come to really show off your skills.

Aurora from Disneys Sleeping Beauty

This cosplayer was so dedicated to her Sleeping Beauty cosplay that she took a little nap on the cosplay stage. Either that or making all the details on this costume just took it out of her since it is very accurate even down to all the shades of pink used in the costume.

I'll say well done to this Cosplayer for all of her hard work once she wakes up.


Jawa from Star wars

I spotted this cheeky little Jawa at the cosplay contest. I love all the little details on this cosplay and lets not forget the fact thet the leather areas are a little worn rather than brand new. That's a excellent touch since I don't think the Jawas would often be popping to their local clothes shop to buy themselves a new ammo holster.

On a side note this Jawa decided it would be a good idea to make off with some of the tech from the backstage team at the contest and almost took off with a microphone but luckily the team sprang into action and retrieved it.

Captain Jack Sparrow - Pirates of the Caribbean

This cosplayer has done a wonderful job of  replicating the ever popular Captain Jack Sparrow, down the details, beard decorations and even copying the famous slightly wobbly walk that our lovable Captain always displays.

Take a moment to look at the way this cosplayer even has the Captains famous dreadlocks (I honestly wasn't sure if this was a wig or real hair) and even his collection of shiny rings because what pirate would turn down such a handsome treasure? The coat is an excellent feature in this cosplay, sometimes when a character has an element which seems plain such as the plain brown of this coat it is even more important to ensure that any details that do exist are correct as these will draw the eye. Indeed this coat does have those little touches from the cut of the sleeves to just the right type of brass buttons. Well done to you Captain Jack Cosplayer for your hard work is making the costume and emulating the character. :)

Red Guy from Don't Hug me I'm Scared

This is a brilliant version of the Red Guy outfit from Don't Hug me I'm scared. Don't worry its not a typo this character doesn't have an official name so fans have given him the name Red Guy. He is a person in a full body costume who stars in a childrens TV series which has a tendency to go wrong (or creepy)

This cosplay must be very hot since the wig is made mostly out of red wool and covers the whole head. also it looks like each strand of wool has been added to the hat individually making this actually a while lot more work than it appears to be on the surface. Well done to this cosplayer for having the patience to make this costume and the fortitude to wear it all day. I hope you had loads of fun at the convention (what you were able to see through the wool anyway)

If you are intrigued by Don't Hug me Im scared its all hosted on this Youtube channel;

Be warned however though it looks at first to be a childrens program this short film is not suitable for young children. It scared me in a few places I must admit.

Shaun from Shaun of the Dead

This is a cosplay I have seen a few times but I love the brilliant job this cosplayer has done on it. It looks like Shaun has already been attacked by Zombies and come out a little worse for wear in this picture. Theres one question we need to ask! Did he make it to the Winchester or is Sheffield Film and Comic con on the way? Whatever the case he looks like hes ready to fight zombies with his signature cricket bat, grab a pint and wait for it all to blow over.

There are so many more cosplays I would have included but unfortunately this post is getting very, very long. So I'll have to leave it here. I'll plan to head back to this convention if I can next year as I can only expect it to get bigger and better.

I hope you all enjoyed these cosplays as much as I did

Much love and Happy stitching

For more cosplay posts here are some links
Cosplays spotted at EMcon 2016
Cosplays spotted at MCM London Expo May 2016 - Part 1
Cosplays spotted at MCM London Expo May 2016 - Part 2 

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Wednesday 21 September 2016

Don't Hug me I'm Scared - Cross stitch designs

Don't Hug me I'm Scared - Cross stitch designs

Hello Everyone,

The final Episode of Don't hug me I'm Scared was posted a few months ago and I am still trying to figure it out. Even watching them multiple times there will be another detail to see or another way to interpret actions on screen. So while watching a video on a possible interpretation of the show I decided to draw a few of the characters to see if that would help me figure out something.

If you are intrigued by Don't Hug me Im scared its all hosted on this Youtube channel;

Be warned however though it looks at first to be a childrens program this short film is not suitable for young children. It scared me in a few places I must admit.

These designs are just small cross stitch portraits perfect for cards or a quick evenings stitch

Computer from Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 4

Colour Where is it used Anchor Thread numbers
Grey-brown Main computer colour 387
Grey Screen 234
Black Backstitch, french knot, eyes, arms 403
White Whites of eyes 1
Green Letters on screen 240

Red Guy

Colour Where is it used Anchor Thread numbers
Black Pupils and backstitch 403
Red Main colour 334
White Whites of eyes 1

Clock from Don't Hug me I'm scared Episode 2

Colour Where is it used Anchor Thread numbers
Black Pupils, outline, arms and legs. I in time 403
Red Clock hands, T in time, Backstitch on bow tie 334
White Whites of eyes 1
Yellow Clock bow tie, number indicator, E in time 290
Blue Main clock face colour, M in time 132

Yellow Guy

Colour Where is it used Anchor Thread numbers
Blue Hair and overalls 131
Yellow Main skin colour 289
Black Backstitch 403
White Eyes 1
Orange Nose 313
Dark red Mouth 1005

Colour Where is it used Anchor Thread numbers
Green Main colour 269
Yellow Beak colour 289
Black Backstitch, mouth 403
White Whites of eyes 1
Brown Shirt 339
I guess that you have come to this post as a fan of Dont hug Me I'm scared.
However this series needs lots of explanation and analysis so may I recommend this wonderful video by Night Mind which can be found here:

This video even goes so far as to make itself look like part of the shows world to present analysis, theories and a few things that you may have missed. It is an hour long so make some time for it after watching the show because it is very worth a watch.

For a few more fan art cross stitch designs from media here are some links

Miscellaneous Childrens TV shows
Poddington Peas
Dexter from Dexters Lab
Parsley the Lion from The Herbs
Pocoyo playing with a train
Atomic Betty - High jump kick
Raa Raa the Noisy Lion

Bert Raccoon from the Raccoons
Trampy from The Shoe People
Rastamouse cross stitch
Stopit and Tidyup
Johnny Bravo
Samuri Jack
Penny Crayon
Powerpuff Girls Z Bubbles, Buttercup and Blossom
Rocko from Rocko's Modern Life
Ghostbusters logo
Robin from Teen Titans - Kneeling
Robin from Teen Titans - High Jump kick
Count Duckula
Doctor Lollipop the Unicorn Doctor

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Friday 9 September 2016

Sheriff star badge cross stitch design

Sheriff star badge cross stitch design

Colour Anchor Thread numbers
Yellow 295
Brown 306

Hello Everyone!

This week is a nice cross stitch design based on a sheriff star. My friends little boy wanted something easy to stitch to do with his latest fascination with cowboys. So we are going to get this one stitched onto some plastic canvas to make him a really cool Sheriff badge for when he wants to play at protecting the Wild West.

I bet this one would make a really nice door sign your a young child who likes shootouts at high noon while stopping trouble in one horse towns! Just add the name in the same colour as the word Sheriff. Would anyone like this font drawn into a full alphabet by the way? I quite like how the tall and thin letters turned out.
I may just give that a go next time I get to sit down and draw. If I get enough requests I'll hurry up and make it the next Alphabet I post.

For some more fun kid friendly cross stitch designs here are some links:

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
Presents with stars - Fun and colourful Birthday card cross stitch designs


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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Wednesday 7 September 2016

Making friends - Santa's Elf building a cute snowman

Making friends - Santa's Elf building a cute snowman

Hello everyone
Here is a cute cross stitch design of a cute elf making a snowman. Its quite a large design but will make a nice panel for a cushion or a quilt as a Christmas present.

ColourWhere is it usedAnchor Thread numbers
WhiteSnowman main colour, on snowmans hat and bobble and Elfs bobble1
BlueSnowmans hat and scart1064
RedElf outfit334
GreenElf outfit224
OrangeSnowman nose925
PinkElf skintone1010
Dark pinkElf cheeks52

I know it may seem a little early for a Christmas themed cross stitch designs but a few of my friends are already stitching sacks for Santa to put presents in, stockings and decorations. Since many of these items have to be ready for mid December at least best give yourself a few months to get it done.

With that in mind today I am posting this nice design of one of Santas elves making himself a little snowman friend. Its quite a large design but I thought it would be good for a cushion or other large decoration.

For more Christmas themed Cross stitch designs here are some links: 
Christmas designs
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
Simple cross stitched Christmas gift tag designs

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Friday 2 September 2016

Cosplays spotted at Newark comic convention 2016

Cosplays spotted at Newark comic convention 2016

Hello everyone,

On 7th August, there was a wonderful convention at the Newark showground. With this convention being the first I was not expecting very much at all to be honest but I was honestly surprised and delighted by the event.

If you are interested in next years event there is already a Facebook page which will be updated as it comes up to the event here:

But without further ado let me tell you about this years event and some of the fabulous cosplays I found there.

As expected at a comic convention there were loads of comics to buy. There was a selection of comics to buy, from new to old from rare to cheaper ones for starters. It was a blast looking for my favorite characters. (I admit I spent too long looking for Deadpool comics)

There was also a large selection of geeky merchandise. I managed to bag myself a few special dice for my next Dungeons and Dragons game. I was tempted by all these lovely Star wars goodies though.

There were also celebrity guests, replicas of cars from various TV shows and films and several displays.

This is a beautiful duo of Anna from Frozen and Maleficent, both cosplays are amazing.
Though it makes me wonder what would have happened in the Maleficent film if she had a sister like Anna. how differently the film would have turned out... fanfiction anyone?

It was a very hot and sunny day so the convention hall was rather warm particularly with the crowd which had gathered. So well done to these cosplayers for standing the heat wearing long dresses and cloaks and still managing to look stunning.

This is a wonderful duo of Cosmo and Wanda from Fairly Odd Parents. I love the detail of the tiny wings and lets not forget the floaty crowny things which are held up almost invisibly. These cosplayers were so amazing I was worried they would Poof me out of the Showground!

 Boba Fett from Star Wars. This cosplay is wonderful each detail, even the weathering on the costume is just right. I hoped this cosplayer would not vaporize me with his gun.

This is a troupe of Star Wars cosplayers from the Sentinal Squad posing with a young Star Wars fan.

The Sentinel Squad raise money for charities at each convention they attend. At the Newark Comic convention they announced that they had raised a large amount of money for . This charity raises money for therapy for children with Cerebral Palsy and other physical disabilities to help with speech, occupational and physical therapies. 
However unexpectedly the Jawas tried to make off with the out sized cheque! Luckily Darth Sidious managed to keep those little trouble makers in line and the money safely made its way to charity. 
If you'd like to find out more about The Sentinal Squad here is their Facebook page:

This is a wonderful cosplayer who is playing Pink Catwoman giving some sass to the Joker who is helping to judge the cosplay competition

And this is Pink catwoman winning the cosplay contest. She was a little surprised to win since there was some stiff competition but it was well deserved. Well done, this is a brilliant cosplay and you wear it with style. :)

So as you can see I had a really great time at the convention and will definitely be back next year (if my work allows)
Again if you'd like to check out the Facebook page for next year here is a link:

For more cosplay posts here are some links
Cosplays spotted at EMcon 2016
Cosplays spotted at MCM London Expo May 2016 - Part 1
Cosplays spotted at MCM London Expo May 2016 - Part 2 

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