Tag: cross stitch


Cross stitch advent calendar pattern

I have shown a little bit of this cross stitch piece every now and then. Now it's finished! My cross stitch advent calendar! This pattern is part of the collaboration with my mother. She is the designer behind the motifs and I rearranged them to one picture, changed some little things and made a pattern out of it. mother daughter Christmas is not exactly around the corner right now, but let me tell you, it's going to take while to stitch this one up, so it's best to start a bit earlier then december. It took me about 2 weeks to make this one happen (the stitching alone). Some motifs are faster to make and some take their time, but at average you could do this as an actual advent calendar - one motif a......

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Summer days and starting projects

Summer has kicked in over here changing from unbearably hot to refreshing rainy days every couple of days. Last week I had my first car accident when I drove the kids back from school. I was sick, didn't eat and drink enough and my blood pressure was very low. It was 34°C (93°F) which is way too hot if your car's only ventilation is regulated by opening or closing the windows. Long story short, I got unconcious while driving but we had the most luck we could have had and nothing but a cracked side mirror happened. I can't describe how grateful I am for the man who drove by and helped getting me and my kids save home and that it went how it went. karteikarten Above you can see my organizer for the embroidery stitch flashcards. I like to have a physical......

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Adventures in crossing stitches - a mother-daughter-collaboration

Recently I have been working on a project with my mother. She is a gifted embroiderer and has made some beautiful motifs in cross stitch over the last years to make gifts from. Around christmas we got the idea, that it would be a shame to let these gorgeous patterns sit in storage for years to come and decided to make digital patterns out of them. fische1 My mother has a different style than me, but we share our love for bold colors and playful motifs. We also love adventures and travel so I picked the name "Adventures in crossing stitches". For me exploring the textile world is like an adventure and for my mother it is very adventurous to publish her ideas. So the first series in our collaboration are these colorful underwater world creatures. fische2 The first......

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cross stitch stash buster

kreuzstich2a I have the habit to keep left over strands of split up embroidery floss in my storage box. This pile became a little mess and I wanted  to do something with it before it became too tangled to use the embroidery floss. So this is what I made out of it - a chaotic mess of random cross stitches out of a chaotic mess of entangled embroidery floss. kreuzstich2bWhen you take some steps back from the hoop the colors blend in and you can see streams of cold colors (the blue hues) and warm colors (the red hues) floating around each other like with the yin-yang symbol. kreuzstich2c...

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geometric embroidery piece 4

There are some color combinations which I'm very fond of one of which is teal and pink and the other one is yellow and pink. Combined to teal-pink-yellow thie sweet little cross stitch comes out. Compared with the other 3 pieces in this series it is so cheery and round. No need to say I like it a lot!

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Here are the other 3 pieces in the geometric series: One, two, three.

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