Tuesday, 26 September 2017

A new big project: 2018 Weavers Tapestry Band Sampler SAL.


As with most big projects, time to plan and prepare is important so I'm starting this with lots of time to get ready for a year's worth of weekly pattern sections. The patterns will create one large band sampler designed using weavers draft patterns found on the Antique Pattern Library site which I transferred into a cross stitch pattern.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Friday Freebie: Theodosius Hagia Sofia

Sometimes you can find the most amazing things carved in stone! This week's pattern is a prime example - it's a section of a carved archway that was in the Theodosius Hagia Sofia.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Friday Freebie: French Lily

This week's pattern was inspired by another background in a medieval manuscript that I saw some time ago. I loved the tiny French lilies set in a grid of gold lines so decided to see if I could recreate it.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Friday Freebie: The Unexpected Edition

You are probably wondering why it's the unexpected edition! Well it's because this AM I didn't think I'd be able to access my patterns as my computer had decided it didn't like life the way it was for it and refused to even start up.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Fridayish Freebie - Wedding Background

Some of you may have noticed that I love using medieval manuscripts and art as inspiration for patterns - this is another of those times, and it is in fact the start of a small series of medieval inspired patterns I'm going to share here. Most of these patterns can be made any size you want as long as you stick to a repeat of the pattern.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Friday Freebie: Cinderella Fob

Welcome to the last of the Mucha princess fobs! This pattern was inspired by the Mucha princess patterns Pinky the Pink has made, this one uses the colours of Cinderella which you can find here (if it hasn't sold out yet as it's a limited edition pattern). Pinky's etsy shop can be found here with more princesses and much, much more!

Friday, 11 August 2017

Friday Freebie: Megara Fob


This pattern was inspired by the Mucha princess patterns Pinky the Pink has made, this one uses the colours of Megara which you can find here (if it hasn't sold out yet as it's a limited edition pattern). Pinky's etsy shop can be found here with more princesses and much, much more!

Friday, 4 August 2017

Friday Freebie: Pocahontas

This week first the pattern then some personal stuff.  Those of you who saw all the Christmas in July patterns will have seen this week's pattern converted as a stocking (yes I made the fob pattern first!)

Monday, 31 July 2017

Christmas in July: Day 31 Bonus - Silver and Grey

You didn't think you were finished already did you? Ha! I had one more pattern up my sleeve and thought I'd surprise you with it now. This one was inspired by one of the Ornament of the Month patterns I did 2 years ago: April

Christmas in July: Day 31 - Snow White

Welcome to the last day of the Christmas in July freebies! I can't believe I made it, it's been a lot of work, especially with me going off on holiday in the middle of it all. I hope you have enjoyed the patterns! Please do leave a message if you have started - or completed one or more of the patterns, you don't need to have an account anywhere to comment, though to share a photo you will need somewhere to host the image if you don't have a blog etc. to share it on.