Free cross stitch pattern, busy seas boat motifs

Continuing the transportation theme this week, here’s a free pattern for you. Three boat motifs from my transport collection.

Free cross stitch pattern, busy seas boat motifs

A steam boat tug, a barge and a speedy yacht all sail across the fabric in this cute busy seas design. Quick to stitch up with a limited pallet it would look great in a nursery or playroom. Or sew the motifs individually for greetings cars. Just click on the read more link for the free pattern.

Free cross stitch pattern, busy seas boat motifs

Free cross stitch pattern, busy seas boat motifs

Free cross stitch pattern, busy seas boat motifs

Free cross stitch pattern, busy seas boat motifs

Free cross stitch pattern, busy seas boat motifs

Free cross stitch pattern, busy seas boat motifs

Free cross stitch pattern, busy seas boat motifs

Free cross stitch pattern, busy seas boat motifs

Free cross stitch pattern, busy seas boat motifs

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Free cross stitch pattern, busy traffic

The country traffic design I published the other day, proved popular. So here is another little set of transport themed motifs for you. These are based on my busy traffic design, which can be seen on fabric via my Spoonflower shop or on a variety of products in my Redbubble store.
Just click on the read more link to download the free pattern.

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 As a mother of boys I am always looking for things to decorate their rooms that appeal to their interests and my sense of style. Posters are O.K, but soon end up falling off the wall and getting dog eared. So the perfect solution for me is a framed Art print. What could be nicer than this busy seas print for a toddlers room?

Fun soft furnishings can often be hard to find, especially if you want something that isn’t the latest cartoon crazy and will date rapidly. This busy traffic cushion cover is the perfect solution and would look great in a bedroom or playroom.

Or for your bigger kids, how about this country traffic mug? There is a free coordinating cross stitch pattern here on my blog. Why not stitch up a matching mug cosy or coaster to make the perfect gift.

Or for someone who likes a faster pace, why not buy them a racing cars mug. 
Demolition is a game that has always proved very popular in our house hold and I know my boys would love to have a set of these diggers, dumpers and demolition cushions for the playroom.

Kids starting school soon? The perfect solution for not loosing their PE kit, take it in this busy traffic drawstring bag.

All the designs featured here can be bought on a variety of products from my Redbubble store, please stop by and check out my transport collection and others.

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Free cross stitch pattern, country traffic

Here’s a set of cute vehicle motifs. Perfect for adding to birthday cards or sewing on a car play mat. They are only small and can easily be adapted to suit colour preferences. I titled these country traffic as I’m often caught behind caravans, trailers and horseboxes!
Just click on the read more link to download the free PDF file pattern.

If you like my free patterns and fancy something larger or more challenging check out my Etsy shop.
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You can also find co-ordinating items for my country traffic design in my Redbubble store. Like this ‘country traffic’ mug.

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Matching fabric is also available from my Spoonflower store.


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Free Father’s day blackwork card pattern

I know it may seem a little early to be sharing this pattern, but Blackwork, if you haven’t already tried it can be quite time consuming. So I’ve given you lots of time to stitch the beauty up for your Dad.

I don’t know about you but I always like to start in the centre of my design then work my way out. I tend to spread my stitch around as I often get bored stitching in one area for too long and have a desire to see what the final look might be quicker!

I love sharing my progress shot of my stitching and I know other stitchers like to see all the hard work that goes into some of designs. If you also want to follow along with my personal sewing, stop by my Instagram.

I was really pleased with the finished blackwork design. It was intricate and beautiful but not too flowery or ornate. Perfect for a male greeting card.

I kept the mount simple and just trimmed the aida neatly and mounted on white card.

I do love this close up shot!

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Free cross stitch pattern, star flower

 It’s been a while since I posted a free pattern. I’ve been busy doing jobs that earn money, as I can’t support myself on my creativity alone. Shame.
So feeling in the Summery mood, I thought I’d share this pretty flower design. I called it a star flower but I’m sure it has a better name botanically.
Just click on the read more link to download the free PDF file. Enjoy.

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Spoonflower daily favourites

Well, I can’t believe it really. Two days in a row, one of my designs have been featured in Spoonflower’s daily favourites. I’m so chuffed, as I got a sale straight off the back of yesterdays feature.
Spoonflower is such a great market place for different, distinct and quirky fabric designs. Don’t just stop by my shop (although please do!), take a look at what everyone else has to offer. There are fabrics to suit everyone and every occasion.

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Spoonflower daily favourites

 Just wanted to share with you my good news for the day. My fishes fabric has been picked and featured in Spoonflower’s Daily favourites today. It’s really lovely getting an email like that.

If you like my fishes fabric please stop by my spoonflower store and check out my other fabrics.

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Backstitch embroidery

       Backstitch has got to be one of my favourite embroidery stitches. It’s like drawing with the needle and thread. So many of my little sketches have been converted into embroidery just with the use of this one simple stitch. A perfect place to start for would be embroiderers. So here is a quick reference point with ‘how to’s ‘ and some beautiful inspiration. All using this one simple beautiful stitch
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