Monday, 29 February 2016

Mother's day card ideas for kids

       Here is a great collection of kids to make their mums. Great inspiration for teachers and dads!
         Follow Ruth Cartwright's board Mothers days cards kids on Pinterest.   

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Cross stitch Mother's day cards

   It's only a week till Mother's day in the U.K but there is still time to sew a little cross stitch card to show how much you care. I've gathered together a great collection of patterns and inspiration for you on my Pinterest board. Happy stitching.              Follow Ruth Cartwright's board Cross stitch Mother's day on Pinterest.   

Free Cross stitch pattern, ice lollies.

Wouldn't this pattern be a treat stitched up and hung in the Kitchen for the Summer. It makes me think of warm lazy days and the kids playing on the lawn.

Using full count stitches it's perfect for beginners and a wiz to stitch up for more experienced stitchers. Just click on the read more link to download the free PDF pattern, which comes in colour or black and white whichever you prefer.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Free cross stitch Mother's day bookmark PDF pattern

Here's a quick make for the most important person in your life. Happy Mother's day.

Perfect for any book loving Mum or perhaps use the motifs for card making instead!

Free cross stitch Mother's day bookmark PDF pattern

Free cross stitch Mother's day bookmark PDF pattern

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Thursday, 18 February 2016

Spoonflower design competion, Love is in the air

Do you know Spoonflower? It's a great website which allows you to design and print your own fabric. It is also a great place to shop for unique and original designed fabric as many of the designers list their work in their own little store. I have a store on Spoonflower and would love it if you took a look.

They also run a weekly design competition and I love to take part as it often make me design things I wouldn't normally draw.

The latest competition is entitled Love is in the air.
The brief was to:

'Create a love-inspired and weather-centric design! Clouds, wind, rain, sun, birds and bees! With Valentine's Day and National Wedding Month upon us, love is certainly in the air! Designs must include elements of weather and love.'

I went with a bight blue Summer sky filled with heart shaped balloons and bubbles. That pop and spell 'love'. What I like most about this design is the simple colour pallet limited to four colours. What do you think?
If you like my design please pop over to Spoonflower and vote for me. Voting opens today.

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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Free cross stitch pattern, Black taxi

Sometimes I list things on Etsy and for whatever reason they don't sell. I like to give each pattern five tries at selling and if they don't I move them to here to give away for free. Thankfully, this is the first pattern I have had to do this to. I hope you enjoy this iconic black taxi pattern. Perfect for any car lovers or fans of this Nations capital.

It's perfect for beginners too! Don't be put off by the size of the pattern as it uses only full count stitches and only one colour.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Art Nouveau inspired prints

I use floral imagery a lot in my design work and I think my biggest influence has to be the Art Nouveau movement. I love it use of colour and it's combination of intricate and simple patterns. William Morris is a favourite of mine and I have various bits of his work around my house. It was one of his pieces that inspired me to create these bubble flower prints.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Free cross stitch pattern, little boat

How cute is this little boat? Right now I could just imagine sailing away on it. As we battle with the cold weather and the runny noses it seems like the perfect getaway. I can also imagine this boat being the perfect accent to finish of a nursery. However you choose to use it, I hope you enjoy my free pattern. Happy stitching.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Valentine's fabric collection

Feeling romantic? Or creative? How about both? These designs are part of my Loved up collection and are all available as fabrics from My Spoonflower and WovenMonkey stores.

Free cross stitch pattern, Calligraphy frame

I often find when working on a small motif in cross stitch I want to add a frame to it to make it suitable for a card or just to add something extra special. This calligraphy inspired frame does just that. Use it portrait or landscape to add a bit of class to your stitching and make some thing extra special for someone. Why not use it in combination with one of my heart designs, you can find them in my cross stitch patterns page and make a gift for a loved one this year. Whatever you use it for I hope you enjoy stitching another of my free patterns and continue to stop by Craft with Cartwright to see what else I have made for you to enjoy.


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