Tuesday freebie: a folk-style flower

Today’s free pattern is a simple folk-style flower that is adapted from a vintage painting that I found on Pinterest.  The size of the pattern makes it great to use for a 10 x 15 cm postcard (4 ” x 6 ”).

Folk-style primitive flower

Primitive folk flower pattern

Download free primitive folk flower pattern in PDF 

Size: 37w X 72h Stitches
Size: 6.71w X 13.06h cm on Aida #14 (approx 2.8 ” x 5 ”)

I loved that flower so much, that instantly srated incorporating it into a bigger sampler design 🙂

Enjoy your stitching!

Punk Projects Challenge: Week 5, animals

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

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Busy Bee alphabet sampler (cross stitch)

Have you noticed, that there is a new sub-category in the Patterns section of the blog? It’s called Alphabets, and if I started it, I should as well populate it 🙂 So here is a nice and simple alphabet in black and yellow, with some busy bees flying around the letters. The yellow patches on the letters represent honeycombs.

You can stitch it as a sampler, or use any letters (and bees) separately to make names or quotes.

Busy Bee alphabet sampler
Colors: black, yellow. Stitches used: full cross stitches, back stitches (bee wings)

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Klingon cross stitch sampler

A perfectly normal sampler except that it has Klingon pIqaD alphabet and numbers 🙂

I have to admit that I haven’t seen much of the original Star Trek series. But I bumped accidentally into Wikipedia article on Klingon language and was quite amazed how much effort was built into developing the Star Trek universe in whole and Klingon part of it in particular. As a lover of different languages and cultures I knew I should make something like this.

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