Monday, 28 July 2014

Cross Stitch Showcase Week 1

Hi all!

I belong to this wonderful group on Facebook called "Cross Stitch Showcase". It is a place where designers and buyers get together for the designers to show off their work. If you are looking for new designers and designs I highly recommend joining in on the fun. New patterns are showcased every week by the designers that normally fall under themes. Not only does this allow variety in patterns posted but also challenges designers to maybe design something to fit the theme.

This week I am going to showcase Stitching Dreams. Their website is here: http://www.stitchingdreams.co.uk/index.html

There are some very gorgeous patterns on here. I know the designer and she is a real sweet heart and very wonderful to work with. Here are some of the patterns she has available:

 "Venus" artwork by Scot Howden

"In Dreams" artwork by Rose Moxon

Both are very gorgeous designs and I highly recommend clicking on their links to check them out. I would have posted photos but I can't save them this time. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do and I have a feeling I will be making a purchase in the future!

Monday, 23 June 2014

Cinderella Cross Stitch

Well my Cinderella cross stitch is almost 75% done! She is coming along very quickly it seems. Already thinking of my other Heaven and Earth Designs that I want to eventually get done.


So much love for this project!! I am not tired of it at all surprisingly. Just going to keep puttering along on her until she is DONE.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Modern London England Cross Stitch Pattern

Hi all! I have finally found some time to sit and design a pattern I have been wanting to do for a while now. I have this fascination with England and I am dying to go to London eventually for an extended visit to explore and take in the culture. I would love to be able to see the country side as well and stay in some bed and breakfasts and scout out some castle ruins.

Shannon Wasilieff's Modern London Cross Stitch Pattern
The stitch count is 110w by 40h and contains 9 DMC colours in full stitches with no back stitching or quarter stitches. It is a take on the modern style that seems to be popular right now but with shading so I guess you could say it is "semi modern". So you have the London Eye, a Double Decker Bus, London Bridge and some other London things. I am pretty tempted to stitch this one up and make it into a pillow so I can remind myself of where I want to be in a few years time.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Afternoon Tea Set

It has felt like forever since my Spring Time Street Scene was published back in issue 215. I am back this month with an Afternoon Tea Set in The World of Cross Stitching 218, plus a few of my patterns are published in the freebie booklet that comes with the magazine.

Now there is a mistake in how my teacups were charted. Things like this happens from time to time. All of the white stitching was somehow replaced with a dark purple. They are supposed to look like this:

Shannon Wasilieff's Afternoon Tea Card and Tag set (WOXS 218)
But they now look like this in the magazine:
The World of Cross Stitching issue 218
The World of Cross Stitching issue 218
The World of Cross Stitching issue 218
The World of Cross Stitching issue 218
My other publication is in the freebie booklet. I think there is 6 in total of my vintage floral patterns. I only have one photo of it at the moment:
The World of Cross Stitching Freebie booklet issue 218
Mine are the 2 in the lower right hand corner. I loved designing both the tea set and vintage flowers. They were both so much fun to do.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Pixies Officially Done

My Nora Corbett Pixies, Bluebell and Ivy, are both officially done. I posted many months ago the stitching was done and this weekend I pulled them out to finish off the beading. I just have to say they are gorgeous!!
Bluebell by Nora Corbett
Bluebell by Nora Corbett close up
Ivy by Nora Corbett
Ivy by Nora Corbett close up
I didn't change too much with the patterns that I can remember. I did add a Swarovski crystal to Ivy's dress though to add a little extra bling. Other than that they are both stitched on white 32 count linen and were both a joy to stitch!

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Business Trip

Well technically it wasn't a full on business trip, but I went to the island for my sister's graduation from university. For those of you not familiar with the area, the island refers to Vancouver Island, which is a really gorgeous place.

Before (and after) the grad my mom and I found some time to run into a brick and mortar cross stitch store!! Turns out the store was right next door to the hotel we were staying in! For those of you whom are curious what store that was it was The Stitcher's Muse in Nanaimo B.C. ( http://thestitchersmuse.com/shop/en/ ) We did walk away with a few things in there and I could have spent hours in there but we were rushed due to a tight time table. I will for sure be going back next time we are on the island!

Just Nan Patterns "High Hopes" "Bluebird Alphabet" and "Christmas Cheer"

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Teacups Cross Stitch Patterns

So I am pretty excited. The World of Cross Stitching's issue 217 has a preview of my teacups and tea bag gift tag cross stitch patterns that will be published in issue 218! The release date for The World of Cross Stitching is June 19, 2014 in England.

The World of Cross Stitching 217 preview for issue 218
It is still pretty surreal seeing my patterns being published. I get excited seeing them in print and can't wait to see more in the future!