28 February 2014

I can't stop making cute felt softies!!!

I have been busy stitching lots of gorgeous softies......

These two adorable woodland creatures are patterns from Noia Land whose patterns I just love to make.

And this fabulous fellow (pattern from Gingermelon) has an alter ego...

...too cute.

They all  destined for a very special project to be revealed soon

20 February 2014

Meet Deer Girl

Just a quick post to show you this gorgeous girl who I have just finished making....

Deer Girl is a Noia Land pattern and I found her here at my favourite shop Kitschy Digitals.

Isn't she devine! She even has poseable arms and legs...so cute.

14 February 2014

#dolls house makeover: miniature felt cloud rug {free pattern}

Everyone needs a cloud rug for their dolls house and this one is adorable and easy to make.

You will need:

Light blue felt (or colour of your choice)
White felt
Black felt
Pink felt
Assorted embroidery floss colours
Scissors + needle
Template which you can DOWNLOAD HERE

Gather all your bits and pieces together and cut out all your felt as per instructions on the TEMPLATE.

Position the eyes and cheeks on the biggest cloud to get an idea of where they sit. Refer the template for layout.

Using 1 strand of black embroidery floss whip stitch the eyes on. With the same thread add the eyelashes, eyebrows and mouth using back stitch.

Using 2 strands of pink embroidery floss secure the cheeks on with 1 cross stitch in each.
Using 2 strands of white embroidery floss add the flecks in the eyes.

Pin the cloud onto one of the blue pieces, refer to template for positioning,
Using 1 strand of white embroidery floss whip stitch the clouds on.

NB: At this point I decided to give my rug rounded corners.

Using 2 strands of blue embroidery thread place the two blue pieces together and blanket (or whip) stitch around the whole rug.

You can also make the cloud into a mini cushion for your dolls house. Just cut out two of the larger cloud pieces, sew on the face details as above then blanket (or whip) stitch the two pieces together. Remember to leave a gap to for stuffing and then sew closed.

Repeat as per the cushion and sew a brooch back on the back.

I would love to see photos of your felt cloud creations using my pattern.
Please feel free to upload them to my facebook page....https://www.facebook.com/CupcakeCutieNZ

Happy Sewing!

04 February 2014

Scrabble tiles cross stitch anyone?

My two wee kiddies were back at daycare today after a long 6 week summer break so I got busy designing these scrabble cross stitch patterns which have been in the back of my mind for ages.

As Valentines Day is just around the corner I started with this one....

....this would be super cute stitched up and framed in an embroidery hoop. Find it here.

And this is the design that has been kicking around in my head for ages.....stitching the kids names in scrabble tiles...
....I thought it would be fantastic stitched really large onto pegboard or something similar. Maybe when I have finished the dolls house makeover I will get started on it.

Of course not everyone has kids called Oliver and Gemma so I have custom scrabble tile cross stitch pattern available...
....you just let me know 2 names or words (which share a common letter) that you would like and I will make it into a cross stitch pattern for you. More details on the listing. I have also made a custom listing for 3 names too.

Now back to the dolls house!

02 February 2014

kid's bedroom makeover

I realised I forgot to share the kids room makeover photos with you.

I don't think I need any words, I'm pretty sure you just want to see the pictures...

Hope this has inspired you to add some colour to your child's bedroom!