The worst mistake I made in this mari (along with several other ones) was to have the wrapping thread and the working thread equal in width. If you are new to making temari, remember to have the wrapping thread much thinner, otherwise it will affect the pattern.
This pattern for making a cross-stitch cushion was heavily inspired by ethnic culture. An ethnic-styled lizard curles over the Mayan symbol for water (bottom right). It is the first in the cushion series I designed and I even cross-stiched this one in a real cushion (photo inside!).
Following my husband’s great love for Irish culture and music (and Guinness), I made this Temari ball specially for him. Simple green-white-orange design is finished with an embroidered shamrock on one side.
This red dragon in eastern style will surely bring you luck! One of my personal favorites and clearly one of the most popular cross stitch charts that I made (along with the Forget-me-not chart): Bronze Dragon of Luck. Pattern size: 190*60 stitches, 10 colors.