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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Friday 15 February 2019

Space Explorer with Union Jack flag cross stitch design

Space Explorer with Union Jack flag cross stitch design


Preview:


Chart
Thread numbers:




If you would like to make the Space Explorers suit to be more white make the following changes:
Replace ANC 231 with ANC 1
Replace ANC 399 with ANC 231 


Hello everyone,

Today I have a design for a spaceman holding the Union Jack. This was designed with a space loving little boy in mind. Since hes from the UK he loved to have a space man holding this flag as he imagines one day he will plant this flag on the moon or another distant planet just like Neil Armstrong planted the American flag many decades before. 

Hes even been training for his space mission with all the enthusiasm that a 10 year old can muster. (which is a lot to be honest) He insists on eating healthy food and even though he has never been fond of broccoli once his mum told him that is so full of vitamins he was determined to eat it.
Hes been making sure to be going to his football practice every week and practices against his cousins at every opportunity as he thinks this is a good way to be fit enough to go through astronaut training. 


For more designs related to space exploration here are some links:


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Saturday 9 February 2019

Cute Skull and cross bones in red and black heart cross stitch design

Cute Skull and cross bones in red and black heart cross stitch design


Thread numbers

Colour Anchor Colour DMC Colour
White 1 5200
Black 403 310
Red 334 606

This design was originally drawn in Anchor colours and a conversion chart was used to get the DMC thread numbers. For the closest match to the picture please use Anchor colours.


Hello everyone,

This simple motif has been designed with clothing patches or Halloween cards in mind. With only three thread colours and whole stitches only it could even be used as a simple yet bold decoration when sewn on to plastic canvas.

I know its a bit early for Halloween right now but I love all things to do with the season and couldn't resist posting a small design for anyone like me who can't wait to get crafting some decorations. Plus its a heart shape I can pretend its for Valentines day :)

Maybe I'm showing my age but I do recall this style of design being very popular when I was a teenager. We often used to mix skulls and bright colours together to create bold but slightly gothic looks. I even embroidered such a design on to one of my denim jackets long ago.

Much love and happy stitching
Gemma xx


For more designs suitable for Halloween here are some links:



Halloween

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
Halloween Haunted house silhouette cross stitch design
Pentagram for Altar cloth
Butterfly inspired sugar skull cross stitch design
Witches bookshelf - small bookmark cross stitch design
Sad ghost at a gravestone
Simple scary skull cross stitch for Halloween Trick or Treat bags
Sugar Skull cross stitch design template

For more valentines day designs:

For more card sized motifs :



Motif collections



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Sunday 3 February 2019

Rainbow hearts cross stitch designs for Valentines day

Rainbow hearts cross stitch designs

Rainbow heart with no lettering



Colour Anchor Thread numbers DMC thread numbers
Red 334
606
Orange 314 741

Yellow 290 444

Green 226 702

Blue 1089 3843

Purple 89
718

Choose Love heart


Colour Anchor Thread numbers DMC thread numbers
Red 334
606
Orange 314 741

Yellow 290 444

Green 226
702
Blue 1089 3843

Purple 89
718
White 2 White


Fancy love lettering on heart


Colour Anchor Thread numbers DMC thread numbers
Red 334
606
Orange 314
741
Yellow 290 444
Green 226
702
Blue 1089
3843
Purple 89
718
Black403 310


Hello everyone,

Today I'd like to share these three rainbow heart cross stitch designs. I had a load of fun stitching the rainbow heart for myself so I thought it would be nice to add other variations on the design. These would be nice for greetings cards (maybe for Valentines day?) or place a few together to make a larger design which would go with almost any colour fabric as a cushion.

You don't need to stick exactly to these colours though, this set of hearts would look great in nice pastel shades of embroidery threads to create a subtle stitch which will fit in with many decor colours. Just grab a few shades that you think will look great together and go for it. 


Wednesday 30 January 2019

Rainbow pencils cross stitch design - Thank you card

Rainbow pencils cross stitch design - Thank you card




Colour Anchor Thread numbers
Brown 363
Black 403
Red 334
Orange 304
Yellow 290
Green 245
Blue 147
Purple 88
Indigo 85

Hello everyone,

Here is a quick design for a pencil themed Thank You card, such a card would be perfect for teachers.
I have also included a version without the text if you'd like to use it as a decorative patch, maybe for a school bag or pencil case for kids. If used on a school bag the child name could be sewn on to the design where the letters are using a simple backstitch font. This will will be a really fun way for your child to recognise their bag in the pile to make sure they are picking up the right lunch.

I recommend using two strands of black for the backstitch letters on this design so that it really stands out against all the different colours on the design.
You are welcome to change up the colours of each of the pencils, why not grab a cool selection from your thread ends to stitch these?

I have also made another pencil themed cross stitch design, this one is a little larger but just as colourful. Check it out here: https://buzybobbins.blogspot.com/2017/06/pencil-themed-thank-you-card-for.html

Happy Stitching everyone. :)

For more Small card sized designs here are some links:
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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