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Everything looks cooler in cross stitch. Not that Royal Baby Charlotte in her designer clad wardrobe needs any more of a style push , but we thought that we should share this fun royal inspired cross stitch chart to celebrate the birth of the new Princess.
We are loving this sampler by our friend Nancy Greenberg, owner of Pickle Barrel Designs.
Because we were so excited to welcome her Royal Highness into the world, we are running a Baby Sale on our shop! Save 35% off all stitchable baby items, sale ends tomorrow at midnight!
It looks like 2015 is the year of Marsala, a beautiful wine-colored tone – according to the Pantone Color Report.
What do you think of the official color of 2015?
You’ll find some wonderful Thread Winding Tips on Sew We Stitch! Using a DMC Bobbin Winder, Plastic Bobbins and a power drill, a determined stitcher wound up an impressive array of DMC threads – a full 10 boxes of them! (How many do you have?)
She has lots of helpful tips for the process, and a tantalizing thread collection.
There’s a cute Pink Ombre Hearts Tutorial with a free cross stitch pattern on Sew French – well illustrated with photos and helpful tips for absolute beginners!
I love the pink shades she chose – DMC 600, 601, 602, 604, 605, but wouldn’t it also be fun to celebrate the 2015 color of the year by using a variety of wine-colored tones?
I love that this necklace can be easily adapted to suit your tastes and favorite colors.
How cheery and adorable is this Fiesta Scissor Fob Tutorial on Craftsy?!
This project is a great way to practice fun stitches that may be new to you, and there’s even a chance to experiment with our Memory Thread!
Tuto Crown for the Galette de Rois is a fabulous universal crown project which can be made at any time of the year. This project was posted on DMC France Blog around Christmastime. However I thought with the reds and creamy white colors that it could be a perfect crown to make for Valentine’s Day.
-DMC Light Effects Embroidery Thread (I recommend Red Ruby E321 and White Gold E677)
1. Cut a crown shape out of a piece of Charles Craft Vinyl Aida
2. Thread needle with light effects color of choice and begin stitching a continuous cross stitch “x” shape around the crown.
3. Stitch a few circle, button hole or heart shapes at the crown points.
So many possibilities with this project. A crown for Valentine’s Day, St. Patty’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthdays, the list goes on. I’d love to see what you come up with.
Hi Everyone, its time for a new year and a new set of adventures. As we move forward into 2015, its time to restart and begin creating new memories, attend new events, welcome new holidays, new seasons and fresh new creative ideas. Not to mention the start of the Valentine Season.
That’s right Valentines Day is almost 6 weeks away. Do you know what that means? Lots of sweet, romantic reds, pinks, chocolates and creams. Tokens of love and romance begin to fill the air. Valentines Day also brings us closer to Spring and warmer days.
I adore this cute embroidered bird over at Stitching Dreams – This is just too sweet, I love the mix of blues and reds which came together to create this fun embroidered Valentine. Perfect for that special Valentine in your life.
When I saw this adorable ladybug embroidered piece, I instantly fell in love. Over at The Floss Box– Emily creates fabulous embroidered and stitched pieces. She offers galleries, patterns and great ideas. Visit the DMC Spain Blog to read Emily’s interview and get inspired.
As soon as I saw this gorgeous embroidered bird mirror necklace over at La Bastidane – I was smitten. The various reds and color mixes, the details, love it. A perfect accessory for your Valentine dinner or friends tea time luncheon.
A pair of adorable love birds can be seen over at Two Little Aussie Birds – With just two simple stitches, back stitch and a single lazy daisy petal stitch, some DMC floss and free pattern, you can make this adorable embroidered piece.
Embroidered hearts of love can be found over at Dutch Sisters – These red and white gingham hearts with embroidered centers are so sweet and cheery, perfect for adding some sweet love on Valentines day.
Look forward to more projects, Valentine inspiration, interviews and events to come.
Have a great day!
The best part of the holidays besides giving gifts is making holiday heirlooms for the Christmas tree. Every year I get excited to create new ornaments for our tree.
Today I grabbed some inspiration from our DMC France Blog. If you love creating with felt and threads, then you will love this whimsical holiday felt ornament project from DMC France.
If you want to create your own set of these whimsical felt ornaments here are the supplies and directions you will need.
- White and brown felt
- A pair of scissors
- An embroidery needle
- DMC Metallic Pearl Cotton in gold color (5282)
2. Then assemble the felt pieces. Place the smaller brown felt piece onto the larger white felt piece. Stitch eyes and nose onto the piece using the metallic pearl cotton thread, using a cross stitch. (see step 2)
4. Fill in the details of the antlers with more metallic pearl cotton thread using a back stitch. (see steps 5-8)
5. Add a tassel made from the remaining metallic pearl cotton to the bottom center of the felt ornament.
Click here for an index of DMC stitches to help you with your projects.
Your projects can include additional stitches and colors, personalized to fit your holiday tree. We are always looking for fresh ideas and would love to see what you come up with.
This Free Christmas Village Pattern on Create and Decorate is just lovely, isn’t it? Stitch all the designs together, or break up the designs and stuff each one individually to make a cute cross stitched village!
How about our Whovian stitchers? This Doctor Wholiday Cross Stitch Pattern on Phoebe’s Craft Closet is so awesome and perfect for a true fan.
The free pattern includes all the DMC floss colors you’ll need and a quick stitch tutorial if you’re new to stitching on Aida cloth!
This dainty Felt and Sequin Snowflake on Ordinary Mommy Design looks delightful – all you’ll need is a few sequins, felt, and some DMC floss.
I’d love to stitch these up in light brown felt for a gingerbread look, or with some metallic floss – they’d make perfect ornaments or embellishment for a special gift!
I’m loving this adorable Felt Christmas Mouse on Molly and Mama Makes – another great project to break out your felt, sequins, and metallic floss!
Customize the stocking with initials or the year to make this little ornament a special keepsake.
These Crocheted Hoop Earrings on Gossamer Tangles are gorgeous, and a perfect color combination for the holidays, no?
Crocheted with DMC Pearl cotton – they’d also look lovely in a snowy color scheme for the holidays!