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Stitchy Saturdays

Each Saturday, I will feature either something I’m currently stitching, something I’ve just finished stitching, or something I’ve just designed. I hope you’ll all join me in displaying some of your own work and leaving a link to your post in the comments below.

New Designs

Design: Don’t Fence Me In
Size: 71w x 41h
A quick-stitch sampler with a message for all!

Design: Outside the Box
Size: 33w x 64h
Charted for two colours, this simple chart encourages unusual thinking.

Design: Mum
Size: 39w x 34h
A small, quick-stitch Assisi-style heart – the perfect size for a Mothers’ Day card or gift.

Design: Royal Diamond Jubilee Sampler
Size: 139w x 70h
Available exclusively from my Folksy store. Stitch and share your patriotism!

Design: ChrisTening
Size: 63w x 27h
The perfect size for a card or small gift to mark the occasion.

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if you would like a birth or wedding sampler (or for any special occasion, really) designed to stitch yourself, drop me a line with details and preferences:

kincavel_krosses@yahoo.co.uk

prices are very reasonable and will not break the bank!

All designs delivered via email in PDF format, so no delivery charges and you don’t have to wait an age to get them.

All payments by Paypal.

For examples of previous commissions, click here.

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Stitchy Saturdays

Each Saturday, I will feature either something I’m currently stitching, something I’ve just finished stitching, or something I’ve just designed. I hope you’ll all join me in displaying some of your own work and leaving a link to your post in the comments below.

Out now:
Design: Who Am I Kidding?
Size: 93w x 67h
A cute little subversive sampler proclaiming “I will not be naughty!” We all know that just can’t be done, right? Stitch all in a single colour, or choose half a dozen soft shades to tone with your decor.

Out 30th January
Design: Night Circus Diagonal Bookmark
Size: 70w x 70w (this design is stitched diagonally on the fabric)
This was inspired by the novel The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, and designed as a gift for my Mam to go with a hardback copy of the book. Charted for a single colour, but as you can see, you can stitch different areas in whatever colours you choose for a different effect.

For Valentine’s Day (coming in the next few weeks)
Design: Love Me Do
Size: 66w x 44h
Are you a fan of The Beatles? Or are you just a romantic? Stitch this simple little phrase for your loved one in whatever colour will best appeal.

Design: All You Need Is Love
Size: 68w x 58h
Second in the song titles trio, and another Beatles track.

Design: Love Me Tender
Size: 74w x 44h
If Elvis is more your style, then the third in my song titles trio is the one for you!

Design: Assisi Valentine Heart
Size: 39w x 34h
Did you forget it’s almost Valentine’s Day? Then this last-minute quick stitch will fit the bill for a card or gift you can make the night before and still make your loved one feel special.

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if you would like a birth or wedding sampler (or for any special occasion, really) designed to stitch yourself, drop me a line with details and preferences:

kincavel_krosses@yahoo.co.uk

prices are very reasonable and will not break the bank!

All designs delivered via email in PDF format, so no delivery charges and you don’t have to wait an age to get them.

All payments by Paypal.

For examples of previous commissions, click here.

Stitchy Saturdays

Each Saturday, I will feature either something I’m currently stitching, something I’ve just finished stitching, or something I’ve just designed. I hope you’ll all join me in displaying some of your own work and leaving a link to your post in the comments below.

I have several new designs out at the moment, and a new one will be posted on Monday…

Design: 2012 Band Sampler
Size: 63w x 143h
This is a freebie to celebrate the new year. It’s in the same style as the 2011 Band Sampler with different motifs and colour scheme, but of course, you can stitch it in any colours you like. I’ll be releasing a new year band sampler each year, so look out for another in January 2013!

Design: Courage
Size: 117w x 71h
Available exclusively from my Folksy store. It’s charted for four soft shades, but can be stitched in any colour to matched to your home decor. A great message of strength and encouragement for loved ones…

Design: Little Soldier
Size: 35w x 50h
This little guy is just the right size for a card or ornament for a little lad who likes to play soldiers, or for the real soldier in your life.

Design: Do It
Size: 57w x 45h
Release date: 16th January 2012
A timely reminder to stick to those new year resolutions, or to hit any goal you’ve set for yourself. Stitch for a friend in need of encouragement or just to remind yourself to keep at something.

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Stitchy Saturdays

Each Saturday, I will feature either something I’m currently stitching, something I’ve just finished stitching, or something I’ve just designed. I hope you’ll all join me in displaying some of your own work and leaving a link to your post in the comments below.

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Stitching Update:
I’ve done a little extra work on one of my Crazy January Challenge pieces – Oh, Christmas Tree! Just beading to do now – red beads throughout the tree and gold beads for the star on top.

New Designs:
Catherine and Henry
Coming 31st October
In honour of my favourite Jane Austen Novel, Northanger Abbey, here is a sampler commemorating the heroine and her hero. With the novel’s Gothic style, this is the perfect release for Halloween!

Three Little Maids
Coming 4th November
“Three little maids from school are we. Three little maids from school!” Ah, The Mikado – that sublime operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan. I couldn’t resist designing these three little kokeshi dolls – and they have reverse sides too (not shown here) so they can be stitched and stuffed as dollies for playing. What little girl wouldn’t love them? In fact, what girl of ANY age could resist their charms?

Grudge
Coming 7th November
A subversive sampler with a truthful message. Don’t let them grind you down! Let them know you’re the bigger person by displaying this proudly and then ignoring them – and they won’t have the fun of getting a rise out of you!

Charity Stitching
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! I have seven freebie designs for your own fundraising efforts or just for little gifts to raise awareness, but there is also the What Cancer Cannot Do Charity Blackwork Sampler chart which is available from my Folksy Store, with all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK. I’ve also listed some stitched goodies for sale at the store and again, all proceeds are going to charity. Even if you’re not a stitcher, you can visit my Just Giving page and donate a small amount f you wish.

Rules For Life SAL Group
If you’re stitching my Rules For Life sampler (available from my Folksy store HERE), you might like to join the Facebook stitch-along group. There are quite a few people stitching it right now in so many different ways – the range of fabrics and flosses is stunning.

Stitchy Saturdays

Each Saturday, I will feature either something I’m currently stitching, something I’ve just finished stitching, or something I’ve just designed. I hope you’ll all join me in displaying some of your own work and leaving a link to your post in the comments below.

Quite a lot to post about this week, so I’ll just bang straight on with it!

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Finished stitching:
I finally stitching the Quaker Alphabet Sampler which will be going into the lid of one of my sewing boxes. It’s stitched on sand-coloured 28-count Quaker cloth in Threadworx 1089 which is a variegated floss of deep red. I’ve never mounted stitching in a box lid, so I hope it all works out well and I don’t ruin the piece in the attempt!

New designs:
Bite Me Miniature Subversive Sampler
Released 17th October
This quick-stitch sampler is charted for just two colours – red and black – but could just as easily be stitched in monochrome (perhaps red on black, or black on red would look rather striking!). Perfect for displaying over Halloween or, if you’re a bit subversive like me, all year round!

Elizabeth and Darcy
Released 24th October
For all Jane-ites and fans of Pride and Prejudice, this pretty design in the style of a wedding sampler commemorates one of the best-loved love affairs of classic literature along with the name of Darcy’s famous home and the year the novel was first published.

Charity Stitching
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! I have seven freebie designs for your own fundraising efforts or just for little gifts to raise awareness, but there is also the What Cancer Cannot Do Charity Blackwork Sampler chart which is available from my Folksy Store, with all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK. I’ve also listed some stitched goodies for sale at the store and again, all proceeds are going to charity. Even if you’re not a stitcher, you can visit my Just Giving page and donate a small amount f you wish.

Rules For Life SAL Group
If you’re stitching my Rules For Life sampler (available from my Folksy store HERE), you might like to join the Facebook stitch-along group. There are quite a few people stitching it right now in so many different ways – the range of fabrics and flosses is stunning.

Stitchy Saturdays – Breast Cancer Awareness Month Stitchables

Each Saturday, I will feature either something I’m currently stitching, something I’ve just finished stitching, or something I’ve just designed. I hope you’ll all join me in displaying some of your own work and leaving a link to your post in the comments below.

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I’ve stitched a couple of items for sale to raise a little money for Cancer Research UK as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month. They’re available now from my Folksy Store.  On top of that, I’ve posted some freebie designs on my Kincavel Krosses blog for your own fundraising efforts.

For Sale at my Folksy Store (All proceeds to Cancer Research UK):

  • What Cancer Cannot Do Charity Blackwork Sampler PDF – £3.50
  • Think Pink Key/Scissor Fob (x 1) – £3.00 + P&P
  • Think Pink Fob (x2) – £2.50 + P&P
  • Think Pink Biscornu (x1) – £4.00 + P&P

Free designs to stitch for yourself:

Even if you’re not into stitching, you can help by visiting my JUST GIVING PAGE and make a donation there. Don’t forget to add gift aid if you’re in the UK – it doesn’t cost you anything extra, but it means the charity gets a little bit more.

Thank you!

Stitchy Saturdays – Serendipity…

Each Saturday, I will feature either something I’m currently stitching, something I’ve just finished stitching, or something I’ve just designed. I hope you’ll all join me in displaying some of your own work and leaving a link to your post in the comments below.

This week I had a bit of serendipitous stitching. I took Xander to a soft play centre and sat down to do a little stitching while he played – it’s something I regularly do when we’re not meeting friends, or until our friends arrive as we’re invariably early. One of the ladies who works at the centre approached me and said that she’d often seen me stitching and wondered if I took orders.

Well, I always have a few of my cards on me so I handed one over and we chatted a while. It seems she started a project years ago for her grandchildren but never finished it as her eyes aren’t as good as they once were and she would like a tag stitched for each of her nine grandchildren to complete the piece. As Im’ a regular customer there, she’ll bring in the piece as it is to show me so we can discuss what she needs.

It’s a good thing she’s in no hurry because I couldn’t possibly take on another stitching commission till at least the new year!

New Designs:
Design: Alphabet Band Sampler
Size: 90w x 137h
This traditional-style sampler was released on Monday 19th September. As you can see, it’s charted for the traditional red, but could be stitched in any colour to compliment your home decor. I think it would look gorgeous in a variegated floss, or you could choose different colours for each section for a completely different look. Or how about different shades of the same colour for a tone on tone look? Or two contrasting colours? It’s up to you!

Design: Vampire Bookmark Duo
Size: 99w x 23h each
This fang-tastic pair of bookmarks will be released on Monday 26th September. They’re quick, versatile pieces that could be stitched in any colour combination and finished in many different ways. As you can see, although the designs are very similar, they look completely different depending on the choices you make.

SAL Group:
If you’re stitching my Rules For Life sampler (available from my Folksy store HERE), you might like to join the Facebook stitch-along group. There are quite a few people stitching it right now in so many different ways – the range of fabrics and flosses is stunning.