Skyrim Dovahkiin helmet free pattern

Skyrim halmet free cross stitch pattern

Today’ freebie is a stylization of the iconic Dovahkiin helmet: a nice and easy pattern for Elder Scrolls Skyrim fans that you can use to make small souvenirs.

The pattern is in black thread, but any color will do!

Skyrim halmet free cross stitch pattern

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Wasted (GTA inspired) cross stitch pattern

Wasted (GTA inspired) cross stitch pattern

Hello dear readers, and sorry for being away for several days. September began swiftly and brought lots of different projects into my life, including a stitchy square for Stitching out Stigma, an ornament for Christmas ornament exchange, a job offer, and an unexpected journey (yup, I feel almost like a Hobbit. Legs, too :)). On top of that me and my husband are trying to sell the current apartament and buy a new one. But I am still here, and so are the usual freebies. If there are any GTA fans out there, they will definitely like it!

Wasted (GTA inspired) mini cross stitch pattern

A simple mini project, that can be stitched in a night with only three colors (two, if you skip the background). And what a powerful message! 🙂 Any GTA video game fan knows that line.

Wasted (GTA inspired) cross stitch pattern

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Enjoy your stitching!

Miniature trees – finished!

Mini trees postcard stitching

OK, the project is not finished yet, because the idea is to make a postcard. But the stitching is complete, and looks like this:

Mini trees postcard stitching

Right now I understand that I should have placed something on the photos for size reference. The actual stitching is very small, about 9 cm in height (3.5 ”) and 8 in length (3.2 ”).

Mini trees postcard stitching

For my next step I have to find a postcard blank and mount the stitching in. Hopefully the result will be as pretty as I imagine it 🙂

Tuesday freebie: a folk-style flower

Primitive folk flower pattern

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!

Work in progress: mini trees postcard

Miniature trees cross stitching project

A little update on my progress with the trees project, that I started after returning from Singapore. I love miniature patterns! A day or two, maybe a week of work, and you already have something to show:

Miniature trees cross stitching project

Miniature trees cross stitching project

As you can see, I finished the oak part (top left), and moving fast onward with three other trees (top to bottom: apple, juniper, willow). The cross stitching here is no problem at all, but there also is a lot of back-stitching, which is much complex. Well, I designed this pattern and thus brought this onto myself 🙂

The next big idea I have is to make a postcard out of this project. But I have never tried making cross stitch postcards before. Do you know any good tutorials on how to do it?

Jera rune (the harvest) free cross stitch pattern

Jera rune free cross stitch pattern

Remember, I promised to complete the whole runic series by the end of summer? I hope you don’t remember that vow, because I’m seriously out of schedule with six more runes to go, and the summer is almost over. But still, as I just wrote, only six more runes to go: that means that 18 runes are adapted into patterns already, and that’s a lot!

Today I made (very true to season!) Jera rune.

Jera rune free cross stitch pattern

Jera rune free cross stitch pattern
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Rune Wunjo cross stitch pattern

Rune Wunjo free cross stitch pattern

While most of the sources I check to know the meaning of runes rarely agree with each other (it is very funny how websites in English and websites in Russian write very differently about the same runes), all of these sources agree that Wunjo is the rune of happiness and joy. So I hope you will find joy in stitching it!

Rune Wunjo free cross stitch pattern
Pattern size: 36 x 49 stitches

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