Here comes a mermaid, perched on a pink flamingo ... The big stylized flowers, wallpaper-like background and vintage colors, bring a touch of the 70s. Barbara Ana's signature style blending unbridled fantasy and carefully thought out layout and colors.
Here are two designs featuring - by popular demand - some North American birds, a blue Jay and a Chickadee. They are both part of a beautiful series by Lesley Teare where the designer mixes needlework techniques, some parts delicate lace-like Blackwork, some parts cross stitch to create very unique designs.
Three new irresistible series of witches, just released by Barbara Ana Designs. They come in Barbara Ana's signature style that mixes humour, whimsiness, a reminiscence of Quaker samplers, a huge dose of creativity and a very subtle sense of color.
The warm feeling of being all wrapped up in a cosy warm blanket of home-spun wool. This tartan based cross stitch pattern with an oak leaf and acorn motif is the design for October, In Gracewood Stitches monthly calendar. Soon to come: November Bounty.
After the blue version, and by popular request - here is the red version of Lesley Teare's exceptional cross stitch pattern. The remarkably detailed pattern recreates in cross stitch and backstitch the effects of late 18th century fabrics famous for their bucolic landscapes.
For those of us who cannot resist the urge to create with a piece of fabric, a button, some embroidery floss or a pretty pin, here is a wonderful chart. It contains all the cross stitch motifs you can dream of, in three different scales. This means you can adapt the designs to virtually any project related to needlework, be it the cover of a large box or a tiny scissor fob or tape measure - and they will all match. A clever design and idea by Tiny Modernist.
A unique design inspired by the Japanese zodiac: this year is the year of the boar. Designer Kyoko Maruoka of Gera! shows the little boars roaming among flowers native to Japan, including coral red Higanbana (red spider lilies). The second design features a sparrow and forget-me-not.
The mansion looks beautiful in the background with large windows opening directly onto the grounds. The highlight though is the garden, with a beautiful terrace paved with colorful tiles, like a carpet. It is surrounded by basins of flowers and topiaries. Everywhere birds, flowers, a little corner of paradise.
Part of Riverdrift House's beautiful collection of cross stitch samplers featuring manor houses and gardens.
Brought to you by Riverdrift House, here is an elegant cross stitch sampler that will delight any music lover. As your eyes wander from word to word, no doubt you will start to hear the sweet sound of music.