Thursday, 27 June 2013

Canada Day Weekend Freebies!

It has been a while since the last freebie cross stitch pattern, so here is the latest pattern for your weekend enjoyment. A pink stiletto shoe embroidered with gold flowers!

For some reason the quarter stitch symbols don't show up too well due to how I had to make this into a jpg so I could share, if you leave them off it won't make a huge difference to the design but if you zoom in well enough the symbols are a bit easier to see. To save the pattern click on the picture and right click and save.
On top of that, to celebrate Canada's birthday I am offering a 10% off coupon for my Etsy store until July 2nd when you use the coupon code CANADA2013 at check out!

French Princess Shoes

Here is a little sneak peak at my latest cross stitch design.

Twelve Princess shoes sit on the gold and jewel adorned shelf waiting to be worn. The pattern was designed with my love of the Brother's Grimm Fairytale "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" in mind. In the cross stitch pattern I have incorporated beads and Krienik to add small details to the French inspired princess shoes.

Along with this bigger project, a bell pull pattern and a small gift tag pattern are also available.

Bell Pull:
 Gift Tag:

These patterns are for a more advanced stitcher or someone looking for more of a challenge. Quarter stitches and color changes are used to create the gold framework and the shoes of each pattern. The patterns will be available in the next couple of days and can be found on my Etsy site.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Cinderella 3 Pages Done!

I had to put my 30 day design challenge to the side for now. It will be picked up again soon, things just got busy and in the way! (I did manage 6 patterns though, 3 of which I can't share just yet!)

While vegging out I have made a lot of progress on Cinderella! In total that is 3 pages complete with..I don't know how many more to go yet lol.

My half year goal is to get 2 partials and one full page done by the end of the year, plus a page on Golden Wood by Ruth Sanderson.

I am thinking of adding some petite beads to the swirly stuff when done, along with a small crystal on her glass slipper to make it something a bit more special! We shall see when I am done the stitching though.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

I see Beads in my Future...

Just a quick update!

Bluebell's stitching is done now too! Her and Ivy get washed tomorrow and while they dry I will be adding the last of the beads to Nora's letter P my mom had stitched a few weeks ago...I don't mind I love sparkles!

I have a feeling I will be beading more than cross stitching this month I also have this to bead:
Which is this far could have been done completely 2 months ago if I just did it:

Saturday, 8 June 2013

First Finish of 2013...Kind of!

Feels so good to have put the last stitch into Ivy by Nora Corbett this evening! She is done and ready to be washed for beading.

Bluebell is near completion as well, she finally has another leg! I think all that is left to do on her is back stitching and I am hoping to get that done tomorrow so I can wash them at the same time. While they dry Mermaids of the Deep Blue will be pulled out and the beading will be worked on some more!

Before picking up Ivy my Winter Maiden by Joan Elliott got a page done! Just the snow at the bottom of her feet needs to be done. I keep putting her off knowing I have to do her hands 1 over 1 as well. I love the effect, it is just so time consuming!