Let it snow! these small motifs by Faby Reilly are worked in cross stitch on a Zweigart natural linen canvas with small printed dots looking like soft white snowflakes. The cross stitch base is further embellished with gold threads, pearl sequins, red seed beads. Irresistible isn't it?
Here is Cheryl's vision of Christmas. Cheryl is the designer of Tiny Modernist. The cross stitch piece features a thousand charming details, such as the Christmas wreath on the door, the streetlamps with their golden glow, the little bird perched on the snow-covered roof, smoke swirling from the chimney and of course, lots of little characters and animals come to help Santa.
Canadian designer Samantha Purdy continues to enchant us with her stories in cross-stitch, telling the simple pleasures of life: such as wrapping up on a chilly morning in a cosy woollen scarf and going out to sip coffee and enjoy the pale winter sun.
Trust Barbara Ana to come up with the most unexpected and whimsical ideas. Who hasn't waited excitedly for Christmas to arrive? Barbara's vision is that of Santa riding ... a snail. A whole town, roofs covered with snow, is enjoying the ride, as well as a couple of Santa's little helpers, sitting under a tree.
Counted cross stitch pattern by Shannon Christine Designs
You can now collect them all and stitch them as if they were on a shelf. So cute!
Love Beads? Love cross stitch? Here's an opportunity to combine both in an extraordinary piece of work where sew-on emerald, ruby and topaz-like stones are combined into the stitching. Some are actually embedded, forming the main motif of the baubles, others are actually pendants. Color shading and the dimensional effect of the beads are a pure wonder. A Shannon Christine Design.
Light sparkles in Faby Reilly's works with metallic threads, sequins and beads capturing light and adding extra dimension. Here are two new releases, a Christmas tree busrting with fine detail and a star ornament with intricately silver snowflakes.
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!
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.