Friday, 20 January 2017

Cute girl bundled up in a purple scarf cross stitch design

Cute girl bundled up in a purple scarf cross stitch design



Colour Where is it used Anchor Thread numbers
Black Outlines 403
White Clothing and whites/ highlights on eyes 2
Dark brown Main colour of hair and pupil 1088
Light brown Iris and highlights in hair 1086
Light pink Skin tone 271
Mid pink Shadows on face and ears 1026
Dark pink Rosy cheeks 24
Purple Main colour of puple stripes on clothing 92
Light purple Highlights on purple clothing 97
Dark blue Shadow behind arms, shadow inside hood 1034
Mid blue Main colour on trousers and outside of hood 1033
Light blue Hightlights on trousers and hood, shading on white areas of clothing. 1031

Hello everyone,

Its been a cold, cold week and I have not enjoyed the journey to and from work due to being bundled up in my scarf gloves and coat and still getting chilly. So I thought to distract myself from the cold I would draw someone else all bundled up.
I think this girl looks like she is waiting for someone to show up otherwise she would be quickly heading away somewhere nice and warm.

This design is a little more detailed than cross stitches I normally draw. It was a nice challenge to do. If these harder designs prove popular I'll work on some more designs with a little more detail and colour threads to add nice shading.

Inspiration for this cross stitch design came from the following picture found in the public domain:
https://pixabay.com/en/girl-cute-cold-winter-anime-scarf-160326/

Anime

Cardcaptor Sakura cross stitch design
Sumomo from Chobits cross stitch design
Large Pom Poko Cross stitch design
Chi and Freya from Chobits cross stitch design

Supercuties

Supercuties - Little horse 

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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Valentines cards cross stitch design - love

Valentines cards cross stitch design - love



Hello everyone,
Its that time of year when crafters get their Valentines day projects ready for their special somebody. :)
So I thought I'd draw a nice simple design for a cross stitched card. I have no recommendations for thread numbers on this one since it can be stitched in any shade you like. While a nice bright red can be traditional for Valentines designs it can be stitched in any colour. Alternatively each letter can be stitched in a different colour for a really colourful finish. 

Have a great valentines day weather or not you'll be celebrating it with a special somebody or just having a nice day to yourself. (Stitching maybe?)

Much love and happy stitching. 
Gemma XX

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

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

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Friday, 13 January 2017

Hug a pug today - cute dog cross stitch design

Hug a pug today - cute dog cross stitch design



Colour
Anchor Thread numbers
Black
403
Grey
397
Red
1098
Brown
882
White
2

Hello everyone,

Today is a cute little pug cross stitch design to remind us all to hug a pug! My friend has an adorable little pug puppy who gives her many hugs whenever she is feeling under the weather.

This is a fun stitch for a pug loving friend or family member. Why not change up the shade of thread to look more like a pug you like to hug, maybe they will give you a hug while you are trying to sew this. Which now I think about it may not be entirely helpful and maybe a little distracting. Its ok though, since pugs are super cute they can get away with distracting me from my stitching.

Much love and happy stitching
Gemma xx

Inspiration for this design cam from this picture in the public domain:
https://pixabay.com/en/dog-ideas-pug-1294079/

For more animal themed cross stitch designs here are some links:
Peanut the cat in a box
Border Collie Puppy
Simple Beagle puppy
Rainbow Bridge - Angel cat with halo
Rainbow Bridge - Angel dog
Small wolf paw - little cross stitch design motif

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Envelope with hearts - Valentines day card cross stitch design

Envelope with hearts - Valentines day card cross stitch design




Colour Anchor Thread numbers
Red 1098
White 1

 Hello everyone, 
It's that time of year again where we start getting ready for Valentine's day, I know for some it may be a little early but it takes time to hand craft the perfect Valentines card. :) If you already have a Valentine in mind here's a simple and quick stitch to sew for a cross stitched card or gift. 

This cross stitch design shows an envelope overflowing with hearts. It seems fitting for a card as it may contain some very lovely sentiments which will make it seem like it too is bursting with love. 

I think I may have to sew this one for my lovely boyfriend. I think the striking design will suit him as he has never been a fan of the traditional cutesy animals or flowers which normally adorn cards at this time of year. 

Much love and happy stitching
Gemma xx

For a few more Valentines day cross stitch Designs here are some links:
Large Simple rose
Valentines motif collection
Simple, modern Valentines day Card designs
Love cushion with flowers
Fancy pink heart
Two hearts become one

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Friday, 6 January 2017

Bright Modern flowers cross stitch design

Bright Modern flowers cross stitch design





Colour Anchor Thread numbers
Orange 302
Yellow 289
Green 255
Pink 11
Pink40
Purple98
Green255

Hello everyone,
Since it's been a little while since we have had some lovely weather I thought it would be great to cheer you all up with a bright and easy cross stitch to remind us that warmer weather is on the way.

As always feel free to change the colours on this stitch to threads you like the look of, to match a room or perhaps your mood. They can be stitched as a set or just one at a time. Have fun stitching these lovely flowers as we wait for warmer weather coming up

Reference image for this design was found in the public domain here:
https://pixabay.com/en/abstract-colorful-decorative-floral-1299099/

For a few more fun and colourful cross stitch designs here are some links:

Geometric black and purple cross stitch design
Rainbow coloured Geometric pattern
Pretty circle of Butterflies and Flowers
Wishing well card sized cross stitch design
Primrose Fairy
Question Mark Maze
China blue flower motif
Girl blowing a Dandelion
Cute bird sitting in some bushes
Make a Wish - Dandelion seeds turning into Butterflies
Blue and green sewn bird
Bright orange and yellow summer sun motif
Bunch of colourful balloons
Two hearts become one
Small backstitch flower motif


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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Applejack in DIY mode - My Little Pony Cross stitch design

Applejack in DIY mode - My Little Pony Cross stitch design



Colour Where is it used Anchor Thread numbers
Dark grey Outline on eyes and pupils, outlines on saddlebags 400
Light grey Main colour on saddlebags, spanner, and outline on goggles 234
Dark brown Outline on hat 351
Brown Hat main colour 1046
Red Bobbles 1098
Dark orange Applejacks outline 316
Orange Applejacks main colour 311
Light orange Skin tone within Goggles 305
Green Iris 241
White Whites of eyes 1

Hello everyone, 
Happy new year everyone! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and a nice new years eve. Its now time for resolutions. My new years resolution is to finally get the things in my house fixed with some good DIY jobs that I have been putting off. So to help me out I drew this picture of Applejack from the episode 'Applejacks Day off' when she is ready to fix the pipes in the spa where it seems that Applejack cannot rest for a moment when there is work to be done, even if it is to spend a relaxing day with Rarity. I guess Applejack is a too stubborn a pony to relax. 

For a few more My Little Pony Cross stitch designs here are some links:
Boy this list is getting a little bit long isn't it?

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
Flutterbat
Pinkie pie in a chicken suit
Princess Candence Happy
Photo Finish
Gummy the Crocodile in a formal suit
Baby Applejack
Fluttershy Winking
Fluttershy in a fancy dress
Braeburn
Pipsqueak in his Nightmare night pirate outfit
Pinkamena Diane Pie (Straight haired Pinkie Pie)
Doctor Whooves
Princess Celestia reading a letter
Queen of the Changelings Queen Chrysalis
Derpy Hooves Trotting
Fluttershy in a green dress
Snips smiling
Rainbow Dash about to take off
Filly Cherilee
Hipster Rarity - Sweet and Elite
Big Macintosh
Rarity in a Red dress
Dj Pon3 at her DJ desk
Princess Luna

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Cross stitch designs

Spike the Dog
Fluttershy in Fall formal dress
Rarity in Fall Formal Dress
Twilight Sparkle in fall formal dress.
Rainbow Dash in Fall formal dress

MLP fan art 

Fluffle Puff


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Friday, 23 December 2016

Fun things to make with Simbrix this Christmas - Part 2 - Glass markers and table decorations - advanced designs

Fun things to make with Simbrix this Christmas - Part 2 - Glass markers and table decorations - advanced designs




Hello everyone,

Heres part two of the Fun things to make with Simbrix posts, this time I'll be concentrating on a few designs which require a little construction to make them work out.

If you'd like to try your hand at a few easier designs first here's a link to my first post containing a few fun things to make:
Fun things to make with Simbrix this Christmas - Part 1 - Easy designs

First up are some markers to wrap around your wine glasses to help you renember who has which drink.

Flat glass markers


Here are a few examples of shapes which can be used for the flat glass markers, renember each one needs to be different to help tell apart the glasses. They can be different colours for each glass or mix up the shapes for each person.
To attach them to the glass split your finished design in half and reconnect the Simbrix around the stem of the glass. My glasses are standard thin stem glasses, if your wine glasses have thicker stems you may need to make the hole in the middle a little bigger to fit your marker around the glass.

Christmas tree Glass marker


This one is a little complicated to build and the exact number of pieces that you will need will depend on how tall the stem on your glass is. For each piece split it in the middle and re-form it around the stem. It is easier to attach the bottom pieces first and work up. 

For my glass I used:
3 x shape 1 (shape one is the trunk of the tree)
2 x shape 2
3 x shape 3
2 x shape 4
1 x Shape 5
1 x Shape 6

For the green shapes feel free to mix up the greens between the light and dark green to give your tree a more natural feel. Id you'd like to make more than one as a glass marker why not replace a few of the edge Simbrix with other colours so that it looks like your Christmas tree has a few colourful Christmas baubles. 

For special occasions my Mum let me drink my lemonade out of a wine glass. I felt so very grown up with my fizzy pop in a wine glass. However it was revealed to me later that the wine glass was rather small compared to our large tumbler glasses and it served a second purpose of making sure I only had a small glass of lemonade. :) It worked though and in fact I still do it today.

Standing train decoration

 
 
For this design make one copy of the train and three copies of the stand (the shape at the top) Once all of the pieces are made simply slot the stand piece into the gap in each wheel and your train will stand up.
This method can be used for all sorts of standing sculptures just make sure to leave a gap of two Simbrix spaced evenly on your sculpture to fit the stands in.
 
 
3D Christmas tree



This cute little Christmas tree sculpture is made from two pieces of Simbrix sculpture slotted together.
 
Simply build the two pieces as shown above (feel free to mix up the greens on the tree or add bricks of other colours to look like decorations)
Then slot the two pieces of Simbrix together to create the 3D tree.
 
Why not use these to give your favourite toys a Christmas tree. My tree ended up just the right size for the kids room in my dolls house but it could also be used as a mini tree for Barbie sized dolls so they can join in the Christmas fun.
 
Table markers


 
 
This is a little idea for a table marker, it is made to place at the dinner table to remind family, friends and guests where their seat is for their meal.
They can be made plain just like the picture above or made with a letter in the middle to represent the first letter of the name of the person who will be sitting in that place.
 
To put your table marker together build the marker and two stands (the shape on the left), then slot the stands into the gaps in the place marker section. With two stands your place marker should stand firmly without wobbling.
 
 
These colours are only suggestions of course. Why not make each one in the favourite colours of the person who the stand is being made for? Alternatively the stands could be made to match the table decorations or just at random with whatever colours you find fun to use.
 
Anyway I hope everyone has a awesome Christmas, if you get a bag of Simbrix under your Christmas tree have a great time making some fun sculptures!
 
Much love and happy crafting.
Gemma x



For more information about Simbrix here are some links:
A preview of Simbrix - Interconnecting bricks for creative sculptures
Fun things to make with Simbrix
Fun things to make with Simbrix this Christmas - Part 1 - Easy designs

However if you are here for a few christmas cross stitch designs 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! 

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