Free cross stitch Robotic PDF pattern

The boys in my house are big robot fans and with that in mind I designed this Robotic cross stitch pattern. It would look great stitched down the arm of a hoodie or made into a patch for a bag, 

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Free cross stitch camera pattern PDF

 Here’s one for the holidays, great to stitch up as a patch for a rucksack or maybe combine in your scrapbooking. However you use it, I’d love to see it. Post your pic’s on my Facebook page.

Free cross stitch camera pattern PDF

Free cross stitch camera pattern PDF


Free cross stitch camera pattern PDF

Free cross stitch camera pattern PDF


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Playroom patchwork cushion

If your a regular reader of my blog, you will know that I also sell fabric designs on the site Spoonflower. This is an amazing online fabric selling site, where you can buy interesting and varied designs for fabric or if you want custom make your own fabric designs and have them printed. When you upload your designs, if you want to sell them, you have to order a swatch of the fabric to make sure you approve of the print. So, I had a whole pile of swatches and many of my designs are child oriented. The perfect solution to this was to finally finish covering the last cushion on the playroom sofa. I’ve combined nine of my favorite designs onto the front cover of the cushion, mixing a range of child themed prints.

On the back of the cushion I used this amazing vintage fabric that I’ve had in my fabric stash. I love the wild choice of colors and the big animal print.

The cushion fits in perfectly with my clashing designs on the other playroom sofa cushions.

Finally all the cushions are covered! The only problem is now the seat pads could do with being recover too! That’s the problem with being the sofa in a playroom for boys, you have to take a lot of beating.

Handmade card ideas – embossed garden design

Handmade card ideas – embossed garden design

I wanted to share this design with you as I’m not quite sure about it. It was my first attempt at embossing and although that has gone well. I don’t feel it’s an overall success. Maybe it’s the pink? I’m not much of a pink fan. Perhaps you will disagree with me or perhaps offer a way to improve? I’ve posted how to make it on the read more link, if you like the design and fancy recreating it. If you do have a go at making this design, please Facebook me with some pics I’d love to see them.

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Handmade card ideas – embossed garden design
  1. To make the card, I first made an A5 folded card using pink cardstock.
  2. Then I embossed the right edge with a zig zag pattern and trim that edge along the pattern.
  3. Then I added a self adhesive ribbon along the revealed white card on the right hand edge. (I love this ribbon as it has tiny pearl beads stuck on it)
  4. Then I punched a square of pale pink card and glued this in place near the bottom of the card.
  5. Using the pink card I cut a flowerpot shape out and embossed dots along the top edge and a wavy line below. 
  6. I mounted this on top of the pale pink square.
  7. Finally I added some flowers, stems, leaves and a butterfly from a glittery sticker pack.
Handmade card ideas – embossed garden design

Handmade card ideas – embossed garden design

Victorian girl greeting card.

Just a quick one from me today, thought I would quickly share this card with you. It is one of the easiest cards ever to be made, but it is so lovely I thought you would like to see it.
All it is , is a pre-printed card with window pre-cut. I have added a baking piece to the window and rub this beautiful rub-on design of a Victorian girl in the window. I think both work really well together and I am sure anyone would be happy to receive this card. 

Step by step handmade purple butterfly card

If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you will know I have a love affair with butterflies. So I couldn’t resist making a card with them included. It’s a really simple design, but if you stick to one colour scheme if looks really effective.

  1. First I made an A5 fold in Purple card stock.
  2. Then using a roll of tape held down on top of some light purple handmade paper, I tore around the roll of tape to make a circle.
  3. I glued the circle in place near the top of the card, much like a moon.
  4. Finally, I used a range of sizes, purple glitter butterflies and stuck them from the bottom right hand side in a fan shape as if taking flight.

Free Green buttons cross stitch pattern PDF.

If your like me and your already a keen crafter, then I know you probably also share my love of buttons. With that in mind I created this new pattern of buttons for you. They would look great all stitched up as hoop art, or use a few and label up your button jar. Perhaps even change the colors and use a matching colored button design for each of your button jars? Or maybe that’s just me, who sorts their buttons into color coded jars! They could even be used on card making, stitched individually and used as toppers. So many ideas from one great pattern. Just click on the read more link to download the PDF file. Enjoy! 
Free Green buttons cross stitch pattern PDF.

Free Green buttons cross stitch pattern PDF.

If you like my free patterns, have a look at my Etsy store I have a great range of patterns to suit everyone’s style.
 

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Blackwork Hammer pattern.

As I said I have been working on my new love at the moment, Blackwork and just wanted to share with you this first Blackwork pattern I have added to my Etsy store. Great for any DIY enthusiast or woodworker. It would look great stitched up and framed but could also be used to personalize a tool belt or apron. Any feedback much appreciated. Please don’t forget to stop by the store and check out my other range of great patterns.
Blackwork Hammer pattern.

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Free Blackwork Spoon embroidery pattern PDF

I have a new sewing passion which is Blackwork, I love how patterns can fill simple silhouettes with such interest. I love the combination of simple geometric shapes and a simple color pallet. To share my love with you, I have created this Blackwork pattern for a Spoon. I think it would look great stitch up up on Kitchen linens, or framed in a cafe or for home deco. Whatever you want to sew it on to I’m sure it will look amazing. Link on the read more link to download the free pattern.
Free Blackwork Spoon embroidery pattern PDF

If you like this Blackwork pattern, please check out my Etsy store as I’m currently updating it with a new range of Blackwork patterns.

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Christening gift, cross stitch ‘G’

Christening gift, cross stitch ‘G’

Recently I have been busy designing and sewing new stock for my Etsy shop. I have posted a couple of my Button Alphabet patterns on the blog before and just thought I’d share one that I stitched for my youngest’s bedroom the other day. These patterns make great Christening or baptism gifts, or if your quick enough you could stitch one up for a new baby, once you’s heard the name.

Christening gift, cross stitch ‘G’

They are great patterns for newbies as they use only full count stitches and a limited color pallet. Don’t worry if your not a fan of the traditional blue or pink as they could easily be adapted to suit any color scheme. They’d look great stitched up in a rainbow scheme, wouldn’t they?

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