Alice is a well behaved and courteous - but wildly curious - little girl that goes on a fantastic adventure when she falls into a rabbit hole. She is always pictured by GERA! with a black ribbon in her hair, a blue dress and impeccably white apron. Part of Alice in Wonderland portraits
He appears at the begging of the book and Alice follows him into the rabbit hole. he is always in a hurry, mutternig: ""Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!". GERA! pictures him elegantly dressed in a waistcoat and holding a pocket watch.
Alice meets the Caterpillar in a wonderful garden. He is smoking a sort of pipe. She doesn't like him at first because he ignores her. Then he asks her short and rather rude questions. GERA! portraits the caterpillar in vivid bright colors and making rings of smoke. Detail of The caterpillar
When Alice meets the Hatter he is drinking tea, having been sentenced by the Queen of Hearts to be stuck in time and the permanent state of having tea. He plays tricks and makes riddles. GERA! pictures him with a bow tie and top hat with a card hidden in it. He is holding a teapot with the Dormouse inside. Part of Alice in Wonderland portraits
The main feature of the Cheshire cat is its devilish grin. The cat vanishes, its whole body disappearing except for the evil grin. GERA! pictures the cat as a purple and turquoise striped cat with green and orange eyes. Alice is riding on its back in the Cheshire cat miniature and holding the cat in her arms in her own portrait.
The smallest of all, the eternally sleepy dormouse is used as a cushion while the March Hare and Hatter have tea. At one point they put him in a tea-pot. GERA! pictures him sticking its head out of the teapot, with little pink ears and blue whiskers.
Harbinger of spring, cherry blossom always seem like a little miracle, the delicate white petals unfolding in the first warm rays of sunshine, revealing a light pink heart and frail pistils. Designer Perrette Samouiloff does a remarkable job of rendering the dainty flowers in cross stitch.
Skilfully intertwined in the shape of a heart, these roses will stay forever fresh. Stitch them for a special event, a friend or daughter/grand daughter's wedding. Or save them for yourself, they will give an elegant and classic touch to your home. A cross stitch pattern designed by Faby Reilly.
New and Exclusive! Spring Welcome by Tempting Tangles
Spot the tiny dragonfly to the right, with shimmering wings and gleaming eyes. It's one of the tiny details that make Tempting Tangles so much fun to stitch. Full of cheerful colors, this is an exclusive cross stitch piece designed especially for Creative Poppy by Tempting Tangles.
A chart full of cross stitch mini motifs in all shapes and sizes, an essential resource for any stitcher. Think birthday cards, weddings, gift cards, small keepsakes... you'll be using these cross stitch motifs for many projects.
How about using waste canvas or soluble canvas top stitch on any textile surface?
You can easily turn a little girl's white T-Shirt into a very special piece, or customize a pair of jeans!
Creative Poppy is proud to now be showcasing the works of Dana batho, of
Peacock & Fig. Always an artist, Dana Batho only recently started to tackle needlework and is showing a lot of promise. More and more stitchers are discovering her work, now available as instant downloadable patterns on Creative Poppy's website.
Peacock & Fig charts published by Creative Poppy also come with:
- a one page overview pattern (for digital devices)
- a bonus thread sorter with any chart of more than 5 colors
Picture those little girls as you stitch, two sisters, close in age, maybe twins, sitting side by side with their work on their lap. They pick their yarns from the same sewing box. Each one is inspired by what the other is stitching, yet determined to do her own thing. Ideas flow, more motifs are cross stitched....
When completed, the two sisters' samplers are assembled into a single one, a lovely idea by Barbara Ana.
Not booked your tickets yet? No problem, you'll be transported to a Parisian street as soon as you start stitching this lovely pattern by Shannon Christine, chock-full of quaint detail. Check out the potted windows above the florist's, the yummy cakes in the patisserie windows, or the tempting tables outside the café.
Counted cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs
Romantic cards and greetings
Make a friend happy! Send them one of these glamorous cards for their birthday or another special occasion. These cards combine cross stitch and beadwork, and use golden highlights resulting in a remarkable 3-D effect. Also by Shannon Christine Designs.
With large star motifs like giant fireworks in the foreground, and tiny specks of light in the distant sky, here is an amazing explosion of light brought to you by designer Kathy Bungard of Gracewood Stitches. It's part of the series Traces of Lace that is designed in the Assisi stitch style.
Here are 6 Blackwork studies by Lesley Teare, each combining densely filled Blackwork flower motifs with colorful areas filled with cross stitch. There is a little bit of challenge in stitching the Blackwork motifs, but the stitched piece is so decorative, it's well worth it's while.
Cat lovers, check out this little black and white cat with a red collar and bell, out in the garden chasing butterflies and bumble bees. These 4 easy mini motifs by Lesley Teare are great fun to stitch.
A carpet of spring flowers, a sky full of brilliant stars, and central to the design, a little white horse. This is a unique and very poetic design brought to you by GERA! Kyoko Maruoka. Designed in cross stitch, it can also be stitched in needlepoint (tapestry).
Counted cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka
You've got mail!
Also by GERA, here's a delightful postman, in his impeccable uniform, busy delivering mail. Full of adorable detail, this pattern can also be used, with very little adaptation, to create your very own stitched envelopes. Don't forget to use real stamps though!
Counted cross stitch pattern by GERA! by Kyoko Maruoka
Last but not least, here's a fun surprise by GERA! Full of creative ideas, the designer has turned these 3 matryoska into playful needlework accessories. She uses a little trick to vary the size of these Matryoshka, you'll find out more by clicking on the design.
Warning: you'll soon be stitching many more of these super-cute matryoshka, not doubt your friends will want you to stitch some for them too!
Piercing through the snow, this amazing little flower always fills us with joy. Thanks to designer Faby Reilly, you can now stitch these little treasures in a series of exquisite needlework accessories including a scissor case, a needlebook and a cute biscornu that can double as a pin cushion.