Tuesday, 26 August 2014

SAL Stage 2

Forgot to mention but the second part of the SAL has been released on my designer Facebook group! ( here ) This is the first house out of 4 and looks yummy enough to eat! Check it out if you haven't yet :)
Copyrighted by Shannon Wasilieff, for personal use only
I have also uploaded a new Christmas Ornament pattern to my Etsy site. A little gingerbread man for these houses. He measures 50x50 stitches and is such a little sweetie.
Copyrighted by Shannon Wasilieff

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Upcoming Pattern

I am really excited to finally show you guys my favorite pattern so far that I have designed! The World of Cross Stitching issue 221 (on sale September 11, 2014) has a bunch of Christmas related stitching and my Cookie Sampler is part of the designs for the month.

The World of Cross Stitching issue 221 on sale September 11, 2014

The red can easily be changed to a colour that goes with your decorating schemes and beads or regular stitching can replace the French knots used in the pattern. Also you can change the middle motif to say something like "Wasilieff's Kitchen" or make it into a frame for a picture of you baking with your kids or grandchildren. Could also stitch it as a cover for your Christmas recipes book.

Fairytale Giftset

I am excited to show you all my latest patterns that are out. The World of Cross Stitching issue 220 has my generic Fairytale Gift set in it, which includes a gift tag (magic wand), birthday card (castle), ornament (carriage) and main pattern (princess dress).

World of Cross Stitching issue 220 on sale August 14, 2014

These could be stitched up for just about anyone! I know a few people (children and adults) that would adore these as gifts. There are beads and krienik in them to add that extra sparkle and enchantment.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Free Christmas SAL 2014

Hello everyone! This year I have decided to do a free Christmas stitch along (with a little help from a friend) on my Facebook page. It has 5 parts in total and measures 100w by 100h. The content is gingerbread houses, so if you love my Victorian style ones from last year you are going to love this stitch along! This is what the frame looks like:

(c) Shnnon Wasilieff 2014 Free Christmas SAL
In order to join all you have to do is like my page on Facebook and join in on the fun. To join follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1443923709209364/ or type in the search Shannon Wasilieff Designs and you should be able to find it. It is a closed group so you will have to be approved beforehand but it shouldn't take long to be approved :)

Hope to see lots of you there!! :D

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.