Did you miss me?
It seems that I haven’t posted for almost a year now. Did they tell you that life with a kid gets easier with time? Well, it’s not exactly true. Now I have a toddler on my hands (quite an active one), and oh how I miss those beautiful days when he had naps three times a day and went to bed at 6 am!
But then there is a bright side – I feel as creative as ever, and if I find just a handful of time, I create (and create, and create, and…. zzzzz……). There is a load of new designs in my Etsy shop, do check them out at https://www.etsy.com/shop/HappyStitchNet !
One more new thing too. Soon all my designs featured on Etsy chill also be available to be purchased and downloaded directly from this blog. Wait for the official announcement!
And here is a freebie pattern for every cat lover out there 🙂 Continue reading
In case you haven’t noticed yet, I’m a cat lover. Even worse, I’m the kind of girl that shouts “Hey kitty-kitty” and tries to make friends with every cat in sight… Anyway, here are some of my newest cat designs!
All designs are available in my Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/HappyStitchNet
If you spent some time here on my blog, you definitely know my favourite animal. Yes, I love cats. And that is exactly the line that I put on the cross stitch sampler pattern that is going to become my second project for the Punk Projects Craft Challenge.
The pattern (as most of my cross stitch patterns here) is absolutely free. Scroll down to download full pattern in printable PDF format.
I Love Cats primitive cross stitch sampler
Pattern size: 66 x 100 stitches
Bought several years ago, started, and then forgotten for a very long time – but now I’m returning and will do my best to complete this project! 🙂 Beautiful Cats in the Kitchen by JanLynn Designs:
Welcome to Happy Stitch’s new Pick of the Week category. With so many beautiful patterns around I feel that I just have to feature them somewhere 🙂 So basically Pick of the Week is going to be about roundups of cross stitch patterns of other (amazing) designers arranged into thematical collections. I decided to start with cats, because black cats bring good luck, right? 🙂
Pick of the Week: free black cat patterns
Where to download: Continue reading
Once again – a bookmark based on Hayao Miyazaki‘s character (following Totoro bookmark made last week). Today it is the black cat Jiji from the animated movie “Kiki’s delivery service”, that tells the story of a young wanna-be witch Kiki, who earns her living making deliveries by broomstick.
Jiji bookmark cross stitch pattern
Stitch count: 37w X 95h stitches, 6 colors
Today I’ve looked through loads of photos, but decided to make a pattern based on my own drawing (again: previously I made the Turtle Island, Maneki-neko and the jazz cat with bass). It will again be a cat, probably because somewhere inside of me is a crazy cat lady dying to get out.
This pattern, as well as the source picture, is heavily inspired by the art from the Book of Kells. The artwork and illumination of this medieval manuscript is fantastic! I strongly recommend to look it up on Google (or to visit Dublin’s Trinity College, where it is displayed).
The Kells cat (with a bird)
Size: 121*170 stitches, 8 colors.