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 “Dream! A flying cat free pattern – and some words about my life”
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
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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.
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Today I made another cross stitch pattern based on my own drawing (the previous being the Turtle Island pattern). It is another chart of Japanese lucky cat maneki-neko, that is said to bring fortune and happiness, as well as a bunch of other good things 🙂 With this pattern I wish luck to all of you, and hope that it will brighten your day! 🙂
Maneki-neko cross stitch chart
Stitch count: 84 X 95 stitches, 8 colors (appr. 15 x 17 cm on #14 canvas)
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A big-eyed cat on this pattern is an addition to my growing collection of black silhouetted charts. Ah yes, I promise, that I will do something more colorful next time 🙂 But as for today – enjoy this tribute to the past Halloween.
Black big-eyed cat silhouette cross stitch pattern
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Sorry friends, no new temari balls this week. But to entertain you a bit, here is a “find the cat” photo.
Can you spot the cat helping me in my work? 🙂
Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forest of the night
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
Oh well, it seems the kitty doesn’t want belly rubs right now 🙂 But he still stays one of my favorite wild animals – so today I made a Growling Tiger pattern out of a photo found somewhere on the Internet. I did my best, but the chart still uses 50 colors, so I wouldn’t recommend it for beginners or for impatient crafters like myself.
Stitch count: 150w x 141h , 50 colors.
! Download Growling Tiger cross stitch pattern
Did you know? Contrary to the popular belief, the tiger is the biggest wild cat, even bigger than the lion.
If there is something that I love more than music or craft, then it is cats without any doubt. The Jazz Cat pattern combined music, cats and crafts together 🙂 This chart of a gray bass playing cat is based on my own original drawing (actually this tom is the first one of the series of musical cats that I wanted to draw).
Stitch count: 94w x 117h Stitches, 9 colors . Ideal for beginners due to limited amount of colors and easy cartoon style.
! Download free Jazz Cat cross stitch pattern
What jazz evergreen is this tom playing? Share your opinion in comments below!
I saw this funny photo of a cat guarding his territory and instantly converted it into a small pattern. Ah yes, I love cats (as proven by all cat patterns I made 🙂 ) .
I hope you will enjoy this pattern as well. It is small and simple and uses only black and white floss (try using canvas of different color to make it even more interesting). You can also stitch different text on the sign (anything from “I love cats” to “Hello world”), for your convenience I have included in the package a printable pattern with no text.
Stitch count: 73w x 59h, 2 colors
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A tribute to Azumanga Daioh anime series: two charts depicting Neko Coneko – white cat with a white kitten on its head. I made two versions of this chart – a bigger one (only cross stitches) and a smaller one (cross and back stitches).
> Download Neko Coneko cross stitch chart
Stitch count: 80W x 62H
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