Free Cat Patterns!

I wrote a guest post for Bugs and Fishes and made a free pattern for this felt cat. You can see the tutorial and download the pattern there. The finished embroidery fits in a 6" hoop. I also made the cat into a free embroidery pattern! I should have used a stabilizer for the fabric, the satin stitches bunch up in some areas, but I think he's pretty cute if I do say so myself! Download the free embroidery pattern here. This cat would also make a good companion for the little bunny lady I posted the other day, did you download that pattern yet? And don't forget ... Read More

Free Bunny Pattern – Felt Embroidery Hoop

I'm not sure if you know this, but I went to school for illustration. I don't draw as much as I'd like, but it was on my list of 2014 goals to do it more. I love working with felt, and this felt wool from Benzie Design is so wonderful to stitch on! I created a free pattern for you to make your own felt hoop, but I've also made an embroidery pattern as well! To make the bunny you'll need: Wool felt - I made her white, but I think she would also look pretty cute in brown! Matching embroidery floss 6" wooden embroidery hoop Background fabric Print out the template ... Read More

Free Pattern Friday – April Showers

Spring is finally starting to show around here. We've had a few nice days and we had our first April shower. You can stitch up your own rain cloud. The finished piece fits in a 6" hoop when stitched on 14ct Aida. Enjoy! Download the PDF here -Free Pattern Friday April 2014 There are more free patterns to download here, and patterns to purchase here at my Etsy. ... Read More

Free Pattern Friday – Lego Movie Unikitty!

The credit for this pattern goes to my husband Josh. He told me he had an idea for a pattern that he was going to make, and it just so happened to coincide with Free Pattern Friday. If you're one of the many, many people who can't stop singing "Everything is Awesome!" you will definitely appreciate this adorable Unikitty cross stitch pattern! Josh and I got to see the Lego Movie together on Valentine's Day and we both absolutely loved it. You just can't resist Unikitty, she's so adorable and such a terrific character! I haven't started this one yet, but ... Read More

Free Pattern Friday – A Modern Valentine Heart!

I wanted to make a Valentine's Day pattern, but I wanted it to be modern and nontraditional. I worked on black Aida, but the pattern is for the version on white. I used DMC thread colors - 603, 208, and 333, but feel free to customize this any way you like. I think it would look great in any color scheme! The gradient of color around the edge is inspired by the E for Eclipse cross stitch, the both have the same way the colors dissolve on the edge. The heart is about 5 inches on 14ct. I made it intending on putting it in a 6 inch hoop. It fits but I think ... Read More

Free Pattern Friday – A New Year!

Here we are at the first Free Pattern Friday of 2014! I'm really excited about this pattern, hopefully you are too! I haven't stitched it up yet, but I think I'm going to start this weekend. I think this would be great in any number of color combinations, so have fun and experiment! This is about 5x5 inch when done on 14ct Aida and fits nicely in a 6 inch hoop! Download the PDF here - Free Pattern Friday - January 2014 There are more free patterns to download here, and patterns to purchase here at my Etsy. Shared on the Natural Suburbia and Craft Dictator ... Read More

Free Pattern Friday – Buffy Edition

The first Friday of December really crept up on me! I was planning on designing something more festive and Christmasy, but instead you get a vaguely Christmasy, more nerdy pattern. I watch through a lot of shows on Netflix and Hulu+ while I'm cross stitching and I recently rewatched all of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. I really wanted to make a Buffy cross stitch and I made a huge list of possible ideas. I started stitching this one up but got distracted by all the Christmas presents I'm working on. This quote comes from season 5, episode 9, "Listening ... Read More

The Crafty Christmas Tutorial Link Up!

So while I was making the free Santa raccoon cross stitch pattern, a bunch of other talented craft bloggers were making their own patterns and tutorials. I'm so glad that Laura organized this, there are so many fun Christmas projects! Felt House Gift Tag Holder – I ManuFatti Christmas Trinket Hoop Mobile – Carina’s Craft Blog Felt Polar Bear Ornament – La Creature and You Christmas Hoop – Claire Payne Embroidered Christmas Mug Rug – Button Button Polymer Clay Star Ornaments - Saraccino Knitted Christmas Stockings Garland – Knit Me a Cake DIY Christmas Ribbon ... Read More