Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Elemental coasters - simple cross stitch designs

Elemental coasters - simple cross stitch designs


Earth

Air

Fire


Water

Colour Where is it used Anchor Thread numbers
Blue On water, and air 145
Black Outlines 403
Brown Earth (bottom of mountain) 351
Yellow Middle of fire sign 288
Orange Main colour of fire sign 304

Hello everyone, 
Today I'd like to share with you a little collection of simple designs for cross stitched coasters. This set represents Earth, Air, Fire and Water, the four essential elements. You could sew them individually if you like or sew the whole set to display together. 

For more cross stitch designs here are some links:


Other designs
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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Small motifs for St Patricks day cross stitch cards

Small motifs for St Patricks day cross stitch cards 



Leprechauns hat
Colour Anchor Thread numbers
Green 230
Brown 324
Yellow 288


Leprechaun
Colour Anchor Thread numbers
Green 230
Pink 271
Black 403
Orange 303
Yellow 288
Brown 324


Lucky Clover

Colour Anchor Thread numbers
Dark green 230
Light Green 241



Lucky Horseshoe

Colour Anchor Thread numbers
Dark grey 235
Light grey 397

Hello everyone,

Since theres a month to go to St Patrick's day and I have been asked to make a few quick little motifs for St Patrick's day cards.
The lucky clover and horse shoe could also be used for a simple Good Luck card or lucky charm piece.

For some more small motif collections here are some links:

Cinema themed motif collection
Tattoo style dragons
New home card motifs

For a few more designs for popular holidays find a few recommendations below:

Valentines day Designs

Large Simple rose
Valentines motif collection
Simple, modern Valentines day Card designs
Love cushion with flowers
Fancy pink heart
Two hearts become one
Envelope with hearts
Valentines cards cross stitch design - love
Ornate two colour heart cross stitch design
Kawaii coffee cross stitch design - I love coffee, coffee loves me

Easter

 Simple Easter bunny - Large and small versions
Pink Bunny Silhouette - Large snd card sized versions
Cute Easter cards with bunnies 
Daffodil Spring/ Easter card designs

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Monday, 13 February 2017

Dynasty Warriors Lubu sprite Valentines card

Dynasty Warriors Lu Bu sprite Valentines card



Photo of the finished piece

The full sprite


Colour
Where is it used
Anchor Thread numbers
Black
Outlines
403
Dark grey (actually two thread colours sewn as one)
Armour
One strand of 403 and one strand of 235
Light grey
Halbeard
234
Red
On armour, feathers on head and backstitch on halbeard
334
Yellow
On halbeard
290
Light pinkish brown
Skintone
311

Hello everyone,

Its almost Valentines day so I thought I'd share the card I made for my lovely Fiancee. Hes not into lovey dovey things but he is into Dynasty Warriors. We have completed several of the games on two player mode. I usually pick some of the bad ass ladies while my lovely partner will often pick Lu Bu so I decided to re purpose a Final Fantasy 6 sprite of the Fighter class into a approximation of Lu Bu from Dynasty warriors 8. Of course being such a small sprite I couldn't get all of the detail into the design that is present in the full game. I did make sure to include his impressive red feathers which he always wears on his helmet and his signature halberd complete with red tassle which he can be found wielding in almost all of the games he features in.

If you take a close look at the finished cross stitch you will see that the armour is actually sewn with one strand of black and one strand of dark grey. I found this a really effective way to represent the armour in stitches without adding extra complication for the stitcher. It really looks like the textured armour that Lu Bu wears when viewed in real life. I do hope that this comes across well on my photograph.

The text on the card reads:

Wu are Red
Wei are Blue
I would conquer
The Three Kingdoms
for you!

The backstitch alphabet I got from the following blog:
http://lecoeurdemargot.eklablog.fr/broderie-abcedaires-c24860498

Check out the alphabets on these pages they are so amazing!

For a few more game themed designs here are some links:

Link from The Minish Cap
Small Doom logo
Cute Chocobo
Phoenix Wright - Objection
Fidget from Dust: An Elysain Tail

D20 small dice design

Valentines day Designs

Large Simple rose
Valentines motif collection
Simple, modern Valentines day Card designs
Love cushion with flowers
Fancy pink heart
Two hearts become one
Envelope with hearts
Valentines cards cross stitch design - love
Ornate two colour heart cross stitch design
Kawaii coffee cross stitch design - I love coffee, coffee loves me

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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Square repeating flower motif cross stitch design

Square repeating flower motif cross stitch design



Colour Where is it used Anchor Thread numbers
Blue Outlines 161
Pale blue Flower petals 128
Green Leaves 259
Yellow Inside of flowers 292

Hello everyone,

Today I have a nice small and easy design suitable for cards, small motifs and cross stitched coasters.

As always these thread number suggestions can be swapped out for your favourite colours or the favourite colours of the person you would like to stitch for.

This design was inspired by a recent visit to a stately home. It was for a wedding and while waiting for the bride to get ready I took some pictures of the scenery around the building. I love how these grand old houses are decorated. Watch this space I'll have some more designs for you all based on the simple repeating patterns I took pictures of.

Much love and happy stitching

Gemma xx

For more small designs here are some links
Daffodil Spring/ Easter card designs
Cinema themed motif collection
Cute Easter cards with bunnies 
Tattoo style dragons
New home card motifs
 For the Buzy Bobbins Index page Click here. 

Friday, 3 February 2017

Kawaii coffee cross stitch design - I love coffee, coffee loves me

Kawaii coffee cross stitch design - I love coffee, coffee loves me



Colour Anchor Thread numbers
Black 403
Pink 24
Brown 347
White 1

Hello Everyone,

Since Valentines day is coming up I've been wracking my brains to think of some fun and unique things to draw. However when I thought what do I love the most, I realized the answer was Coffee. So today weather or not you have a Valentine here's a design to express a love of the wonderful brown stuff which is coffee.

If you'd like to see more of the font used on this design I used my own Fancy Alphabet cross stitch design since I thought it would help capture the style sometimes used on coffee cups from fancy or expensive coffee shops. Find the link below:


For more Food related cross stitch designs:

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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Ornate two colour heart cross stitch design

Ornate two colour heart cross stitch design



Colour Anchor Thread numbers
Dark pink 35
Light Pink 23

Hello Everyone

Today is like to share a nice swirly heart design. I thought it would make a fun cushion or quilt square.
While the colours I have given here are solid for ease of reading the pattern I think this may look very effective if one of the colours were changed for variegated thread to give a lovely effect across the design.

Since this design only has two colours it will be easy to swap them out for any colours you like the look of, why not match your decor if you'd like to turn this design into a cute cushion.

For more hearts and some Valentine's day designs here are some links.

Valentines day Designs

Large Simple rose
Valentines motif collection
Simple, modern Valentines day Card designs
Love cushion with flowers
Fancy pink heart
Two hearts become one
Envelope with hearts
Valentines cards cross stitch design - love

 For the Buzy Bobbins Index page Click here. 

Cherry motif - Cross stitch design

Cherry motif - Cross stitch design


Colour Anchor Thread numbers
Green 241
Red 334
Brown 324
White 2

Hello everyone,

Today I wanted to share a simple little motif, this can be used for a variety of cross stitch uses, it would look great on a tea towel but could also be amazing for a little card for a friend.

I hope everyone enjoys stitching this little cross stitched motif. :)

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