Friday, 1 June 2012

Mad Hatter and Cupcake Cross Stitch Patterns

I struggled with designing this Mad Hatter cross stitch pattern for a long time. I had the top section completed but struggled on making the pleats in the skirt and making it look realistic. Today I sat down and forced myself to finish and this is what I came up with:


She sits prettily with a dazed look on her face while sprinkling some sugar into her tea cup. I used beads for the sugar and she has a few more beads in her hair, her vest and the trim of her dress.  There is also details stitched with Krienik #4 very fine braid for the trims of her sleeve and her hat's ribbon and other areas.

And here is the finished cupcake cross stitch design I have done:
My favorite color combination was used here. Aqua and pink go together to make this romantic cross stitching of a cupcake and some chocolate bon-bons. A sprinkle of white beads are used for the sprinkles ontop of the blue icing. It is a very cute little cross stitching that I think would look amazing in my kitchen!

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  1. They both look great: I'm trying to design my own charts but I'm better at stitching than drawing.

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  2. Thanks Lynda. It has taken me a few years to understand how my program works and how to fully understand shading and such. But in the end it is straight forward once you take the bull by the horns. The best advice I can give you is play with your program every chance you get. Even if it for five minutes a day. Experiment with turning a photo of a flower into a pattern. Even if you only tweak the pattern a little bit save it and go back to it a few weeks later and just keep working on it!

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    1. Those pictures are stunning! You have skills!

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  3. I like both your patterns, but I especially like the Mad Hatter.I love the shading of her vest, and the skirt folds turned out really well.
    I am also trying to design my own charts, but I am still in the beginning stages of it...

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    1. I am really happy with the shading of the vest as well! And I love how you can see her foot under the fabric.

      I would love to see some of your designs once you have finished them! Do you plan on selling your patterns?

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    2. Some day ;). I designed and stitched this for my niece, this was my first full design, but I never got around to making a pattern.
      http://astitchingtime.blogspot.com/2012/03/my-first-big-design.html
      Thank you for your interest! I hope to see more of your designs.

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    3. That is very lovely :) you should do more!

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  4. Wow - you're amazingly talented. Your charts are fabulous!

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    1. Thank you! I plan on releasing a few more charts in the near future! I love your blog by the way with the handmade frames! So adorable.

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  5. Both of your patterns are nice but I especially like the Mad Hatter. Love her colors and especially that she is sprinkling sugar into her tea.
    Thank you for the free designs.
    Many hugs, conny

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    1. Your welcome Conny, I plan on getting another free design out soon so check back in a week or two! :)

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  6. The mad hatter is simply stunning, you should be very proud of yourself! I love her hat and her hair especially

    Hope youre having a good weekend

    Gems x

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  7. Both patterns are lovely but I to have to admit the mad hatter is my favourite. She looks so sweet. Well done on finishing the design off ;0)

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  8. That cupcake looks yummy!

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