• Cross Stitch,  EveryDayCreate,  Pattern,  Pattern

    Mushroom Jar and Faeries Cross Stitch Pattern

    I was looking for a little whimsy to add to my #stitcheveryday pattern. So what better than a little mushroom jar and some faeries? The mushroom jar I just eyeballed from an etsy pattern. (So if you like it and want more than just me blocking the pattern in paint, please go support the artist.) DMC colors used: Mushroom Jar: mushrooms (676, 351, 355), grass (895, 368), jar (3811, 504), lid (3041, 451), ribbon (3712, 353). Faerie Left: dress (954, 562, 3808), wings (813, 797, 794, 792), body (951), hair (mix: 726, 727, 972). Faerie Right: dress (3041), wings/body/hair (same as left). 3 strand thickness. Want to see all the…

  • Cross Stitch,  EveryDayCreate,  Pattern,  Pattern

    Teapot and Teacup Cross Stitch Pattern

    This was the image I had saved in Pinterest. Look at all those teapots, which one to choose? Also, definitely not the clearest image. So as usual, off to Paint to do some pixel art. As you can see when looking at the finished piece, I strayed from the color scheme I used in paint. DMC colors used: grey (415), blues (791/793), purples (554/553), pinks (224/154), greens (503/501), white (blanc) — used 2 strand thickness Want to see all the patterns in one place? See my pinterest board!

  • Cross Stitch,  EveryDayCreate,  Pattern

    Year of Stitches Patterns 2

    The cat was very easy. Lots of coverage–definitely the biggest pattern used so far–but it was all the same color (310, thickness = 3 strands) Colors used: greens (500, 501, 503), oranges (355, 351, 352, 353), blue/yellow (791, 793, 742) Everything was 2 strand thickness, except the yellow centers (they were 3 strand) Colors used: greens (500, 501, 503), blues (791, 793, 3747), oranges (351, 353, 355) Everything was 2 strand thickness.

  • Cross Stitch,  EveryDayCreate,  Pattern

    Year of Stitches Patterns

    This post is me catching up the backlog of patterns used. These are all the patterns I combined into the start of the collage that made up my original #YearOfStitches project (that I’m now doing as a #StitchEveryDay project). “A” for Amanda. The “A” was from the Summer Garden font published in “Cross Stitch Alphabets: An Indispensable Collection of 50 Themed A-Zs” A David and Charles Book.  The font for the rest of my name was a free online pattern. The font was just a little too small next to my flowered “A” so each stitch was increased to two. Perfect expansion. Color specifics: I used 3 strands (which would…

  • A-musings,  Cross Stitch,  EveryDayCreate

    Stitch Every Day: The Reboot

    I have been itching to do something creative. And rather than working on one of the three crochet blankets I have going, I decided I wanted to cross stitch. Really, I wanted something smaller that I could easily take to work and do during my lunch hour. This seemed like the perfect excuse to revive my #YearOfStitches project So my “year” of stitching was more like 60 days. Not too shabby, but the whole year thing was a tad overwhelming. That big 365 number was always looming over me, making me anxious. Which means I needed to rethink how I would go about this project (I love what I’ve done…

  • Completed Projects,  Crochet,  For the house,  Handmade,  Pattern

    Blanket with Waves

    A house warming project for my sister. I used Bernat Blanket Stripes yarn in the colorways: Stormy Sky and Seaside (3 skeins each), with a 8.0 mm hook. I really liked the beachy-ness of the Seaside colorway, but did not want a quarter of the blanket to be tan. I wanted more blues. Luckily, there was the Stormy Sky colorway that shared two of the blue shades with Seaside. I alternated the colorways every few rows or so. I did not really have a specific count, I did it more by eye/when I felt a color change was right aesthetically. The only limiting factor was that since I was carrying…

  • Clothing/Accessories,  Completed Projects,  Crochet

    Simple Double Crochet Hat

    When this title says “simple” it means it. This hat is easily done in one sitting. I found this free pattern on ravelry. I was looking for a more lightweight hat since it was starting to get cold out, but was not enough for my heavier winter hat. You see, I shower in the morning before work and my hair is still a bit damp when I’m heading out the door. So having something where I could pile my hair on top of my head and keep it out of the way was a necessity. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in the colorway Ocean with a 5.5 mm hook.…

  • Crochet,  Pattern

    Crocheted Feathers Pattern Reworked

    In me previous post showing the progression of my dream catcher project, I stated how I had to rework the crocheted feather pattern I found online. I have a hunch it was the yarn weight that was off (I was using a 3.25 mm hook for Premier Yarns–Serenity Garden Yarn in “Gems.”). But I didn’t have a lot of time to be picky (I finished the whole present in a month leading up to my sister’s graduation). So instead of starting over–especially since the cross stitch portion and dream catcher were already done–I decided to improvise the pattern. Crocheted Feathers Pattern For sport weight yarn Hook sizes: 3.5mm for foundation chain,…

  • Art,  Completed Projects,  Crochet,  Cross Stitch,  Handmade

    Dream Catcher Project

    aka: my sister benefits yet again from my crafty ways So it all started because I wanted to make my sister a graduation gift. And that thought was actually formed because I found this cross stitch pattern while browsing pinterest and it spoke it me. And somehow one cross stitch pattern turned into a whole project that included crocheting a dream catcher/feathers, ribbon, and beads. But, that’s how I do things… big, over the top, plans. I built the rest of the piece around this honestly. The colors of the DMC floss I used were: 3862 (brown), 3820 (yellow), 954 (green), 813 (blue), 553 (purple), 3801 (red–3705 was used on…

  • Crochet

    Face scrubbies and soap savers

    When doing my first “big” project, I made a rookie mistake…. I forgot to take pictures?!?! I know, I know. How could I? Apparently I had Christmas brain and was so focused on completing the presents that I forgot I needed proof to brag about them later. Still, I want to share the patterns I used since they were both pretty easy and made nice presents (I made up a whole basket that included handmade bar soap and bath bombs too). Easy face scrubbies (can purchase or free pattern on their blog) Pampering Massage Soap Saver (free pattern)