Free Union Jack Heart Cross stitch pattern PDF

An adapted version of my heart design incorporating the Union Jack pattern. Enjoy!

If you have sewn any of my designs I’d love to get some feedback and or see some of your stitching! Please don’t forget to credit the designer and do not pass of my work as your own. Thanks.

Union Jack heart cross stitch pattern (designed using KG Chart) © R Cartwright

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Free heart cross stitch pattern

Free heart cross stitch pattern

 A quick and simple make. Perfect for beginners or for cards and tags.

Free heart cross stitch pattern

Another larger heart design. Simple and would look lovely in any colour and on coloured backgrounds as well. Sew on 14 count Aida with two strands.

Free heart cross stitch pattern
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Duck pond cupcakes

 William and I were looking to create something slightly different for Easter and wanted to avoid all the chicks and bunnies topping cakes. So this is what we came up with ‘duck pond cupcakes’. They are just normal cupcake mix topped with blue glace icing and yellow fondant ducks and green fondant duck weed. I will never proclaim to be the best modeler but I am quiet pleased with the results. I’m not even put off by the blue icing.

Duck pond cupcakes

Close up Duck pond cupcakes

Free spotty tea pot cross stitch pattern

So, I couldn’t resist doing one more version of my tea pot design and to incorporate one more of my loves into the design. SPOTS! Enjoy.

To download the free pattern just click on the read more link


This Model was expertly stitched by the talented Jeni Lynn Ingram. If you would like to work with Jeni, you can contact her via the FaceBook group Embroidery Model stitchers and Designers.

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Double the Monkey Business

Craft room organisation photos

My new study is finally coming together and I am starting to feel organised again. It great not having to share my space with anyone and having enough space to leave things out when I’m still working on them. I thought I’d share some of my favorite elements of my new study. 
These are my curiosity shelves with some useful items and some nick knacks I’ve picked up along the way. There’s plenty of room left on them to add to the collection and they were a bargain a few years ago from a junk shop. They have just been waiting in the loft until I had a room of my own to house them in. 
Craft room organisation 
This set of shelves my father made for me about 25 years ago they are based on a swan design and they now very proudly house my buttons and findings. 

Craft room organisation 
This is my pride and joy. I inherited the piece of furniture from my grandmother and the glass front makes it ideal to store my fabric. Unfortunately it is not big enough to fit everything in but its a great start. Some day I’ll get around to color coding it. 

Craft room organisation 
Finally I love the new shelves my husband put up for me. They house a few paper backs but mainly my collection of arts and crafts reference books and my ever growing craft magazine collection. (which I must stop buying until I’ve made everything I want to make)

Craft room organisation 

Synthetic flower corsage

Synthetic flower corsage. 
Whilst I have had the chance I have been tinkering and sorting through my scrap box. One of the makes I have been meaning to have a go at ever since my technician showed me at school was making flowers from synthetic material that you melt the edges with a candle. I’m not sure I’d picked the right materials as mine burnt more than melted but I am still quiet please with the result and think I’ll make a group of these and sew to a hair comb for a summer fascinator. 
These bunnies keep appearing in my studio. 

Free Union Jack tea pot cross stitch PDF pattern 10

Here’s an adapted version of my tea pot design for all patriots out there. Again it only uses full count stitches, no fractionals and some backstitch. Sew on 14 count Aida. 
Free Union Jack tea pot cross stitch PDF pattern 10

 To download your free copy of the pattern, just click on the read more link.

Free Union Jack tea pot cross stitch PDF pattern 10
Free Union Jack tea pot cross stitch PDF pattern 10
Free Union Jack tea pot cross stitch PDF pattern 10
Free Union Jack tea pot cross stitch PDF pattern 10
Free Union Jack tea pot cross stitch PDF pattern 10
  

Josie’s Garden embroidery – from Mollie makes magazine

Josie’s Garden embroidery – from Mollie makes magazine 

I know I and my blog have been currently obsessed with cross stitch but I am not adverse to other forms of stitching. Whilst spring time still feels a long way away I came across a pattern for a piece of embroidery called Josie’s Garden in issue 2 of Mollie Makes. (One of my favourite ways to kill time – flicking through old issues of magazines). It uses a combination of running, back, chain and daisy stitch with a few French knots thrown in. I didn’t follow the pattern exactly and changed the colour scheme a bit to suit what I had lying around. Never the less I am pleased with the final result and think it will look great appliquéd onto a gardening themed gift bag for a friend.