The little lord is wearing velvet pants and a brocade vest, the hens come with beribboned gift boxes and the lady-a-dancing is twirling in the snowy landscape. Full of fun detail to cross stitch as you hum along the traditional Christmas carol. A design by Cheryl of Tiny Modernist, now available on Creative Poppy's website.
Here are some photos of an exceptional piece by Lesley Teare. Check out the wonderful detail of the angel's face, the luminous golden wings or the fine detail of the dress and laced boots. Each tiny section of the work will bring hours of pleasure.
We've received some new photos of the Lesley Teare'sHolly Girl stitched on natural raw linen over two (instead of white fabric). She was stitched by Marie-Claude who decided to add little snow flakes in the background. Well, well done Marie-Claude and thank you for sending your picture!
I'm looking for Christmas patterns suitable to make earrings out of, roughly 19 x 10 stitches total for each one, to be earing size. Do you have any small enough motifs?
Carole replies for Creative Poppy:
The two last rows of Maria Diaz 60 Christmas mini motifs, that's 22 designs, are small enough to fit into a 14 x 14 square. A couple of them are only 10 stitches wide, that's 3/4 inch high by 1/2 inch wide (2cm x 1.5cm) on 18 ct fabric. You can then roll and mount them into a tiny cylinder shape with a ring at the top hanging from the earring hook.There's plenty of fun themes including snowmen, Christmas tree, penguins, stars, and more... Why not stitch on red Aida?
I hope you find a lot of inspiration for your earring project. Do send us a photo!
Celebrating Christmas in the quiet of the woods....
Shy creatures of the forest, reindeer are such a beautiful theme in cross stitch. Here are two Christmas patterns with reindeer, brought to you by Barbara Ana, including this unique portrait of a reindeer, with deep blue eyes and a message of Joy.
Miniature Christmas landscapes - inside a Snowball
A lovely new series by Shannon Christine: tiny little snowy landscapes inside a glass globe. They come in different shapes so you can collect them or stitch them in a single piece of fabric. We just love the red Christmas truck loading the trees. So cute!
Brought to you by Riverdrift house. What makes this nativity design unique is that, like other Riverdrift House cross stitch patterns, it was created in the manner of a sampler, with plenty of detail and many decorative motifs and borders.
Winter is not all doom and gloom. Think of the frozen icicles shining in the pale morning sun, frost motifs on the windows, red berries in the bushes attracting all kinds of birds. Deborah A. Dick of Tempting Tangles, captures the spirit of Winter in this very pretty design.
Children singing merrily a little boy plays the violin. A delightful pattern by Perrette Samouiloff that will look great as the background of a Christmas wreath, or simply framed in an embroidery hoop.
Imagine receiving a personalized gift with this little polar bear and your own initial! These little bears by Lesley Teare are so cheerful and cuddly, they are a delight to stitch and will be cherished by the gift's recipient for their own sake.
Of course you could also stitch the whole alphabet as a banner too. Click on images to see the full alphabet.
Now complete, From Tempting Tangles, Deborah A. Dicks' "Night before Christmas" series, comprising 4 ornaments, that put together read the entire poem. We particularly love the beautiful last part with an imposing St Nicholas holding a bejewelled staff
Thre's a delicate Christmassy feel to this wreath pattern, embellished with red berries, ivy, holly and Christmas roses. Five little winter birds have come to visit, expertly rendered in cross stitch by Lesley Teare.
Indispensable in any stitcher's chart library: a chart full of joyful mini Christmas motifs, always handy whenever there is a personalized gift to make - or just for the fun of stitching cheerful and quick pieces, one for every day leading up to Christmas!
New from designer Deborah A. Dick, 2 designs inspired by the all-time favorite poem "The Night before Christmas". All Tempting Tangles designs, no matter how small, are elaborately designed with fun stitch detail such as the loop-made beard of Santa Claus, the red-bead-tipped noses of the reindeer, or the decorative borders worked with Sofia crosses and beaded diamonds.
One a year in Japan, GERA! designer Kyoko Maruoka stages her pretty embroidered creations in a small shop and invites stitchers to attend. It is an opportunity to exchange and proudly showcase one's achievements, find new ideas, seek inspiration and ask for advice. For those stitchers who live too far to attend, here is a glimpse of the GERA Christmas Shop!