Thursday, 30 April 2015

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, 

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

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

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

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.

Monday, 27 April 2015

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.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

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. 

Saturday, 25 April 2015

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.

Friday, 24 April 2015

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.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

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.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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

Monday, 20 April 2015

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?

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Gluten Free Chocolate fudge cake recipe

When I was diagnosed a Coeliac, one of my first thoughts was 'Oh No. No Cake!', but in reality that really isn't the case. You just need to find some winning recipes that work for you. This is definitely a winner for me as it rises well, has great texture but also uses only Cocoa powder for the great chocolate taste and so it becomes a great store cupboard cake as well.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Handmade butterfly Mother's day card - How to.

Handmade butterfly Mother's day card - How to.
I have received some lovely comments about my card making, so I thought I would share another design I created for my Mother's day card making course. It's simple but effective perfect for anyone to start making cards.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Hand made Mother's day card - How to.

Hand made Mother's day card.
 I ran a Mother's card making course a while back, but I know that Mother's day fall later in the USA than here and since most of my readers are from across the pond I thought I would post some of my designs now.


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