That Time of the Year – Christmas Designs

Christmas is a wonderful occasion which is celebrated with religious zeal all around the world. I love the Christmas festivities a lot and try to do something new every year to enjoy it as much as possible. It’s all the better that Christmas is a great occasion for making cross stitched designs! I am very fond of cross stitching and started practicing it when I was just 9 years old. My maternal family have been running a cross stitched design business for the past 15 years to great success. They stitch and sell to generate revenue and it’s been going so good that they have now even hired some workers to promote the business.

Last year was great as I got to stitch a great number of Christmas designs. We had received a huge order for our designs just a week before Christmas and almost everybody in the family got to work in order to complete the designs.

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One of my favorites from last year was this mini Christmas tree and it took only few hours to complete. The design is very simple and the great thing about it is that it is easy to stitch. I used five colors in this project and you can use more according to your requirements. I knew that the design would land up in the hands of a 7 year old kid so I tried to make it as colorful as possible.

Another one of my favorites from last year’s creations was the design of Santa Clause. The customer was a father who wanted to to gift his son a cross-stitched design of Santa Claus on Christmas.

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I used 12 colors on this project and added a statement from my side wishing ‘Merry Christmas’. I completed this task in a day and handed it over to my customer on the eve of Christmas so that he won’t be late with his gift.

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This is another project which I stitched last Christmas for one of my valuable customers. She is my friend and every year I spend some quality time with her on Christmas. She had suggested about making a Christmas tree with gifts lying around as a design and I thought about giving the same design to her as a gift. I felt inspired while creating this and therefore, added two kids who were really happy in the design as well. Knowing how she loves puppies, I added that as well to make her all the happier. Even though it took me three days to complete this, the smile on my friend’s face was all that mattered!

There were 2 more designs which I stitched last year though they were both very simple. In the first design I wrote ‘Happy Merry Christmas’ and the second one was also similar to it. I love this art and being busy with stitching unique designs feels great!

Cross Stitch Patterns for Valentines

Love is life and without love there is no sense of life. Love is really a special thing and there are some moments when you express your love in different ways to your loved ones. Valentine’s Day is such an occasion in which lovers express their love in many different ways but designing a cross stitch pattern of love is a unique and creative way of telling your love how much you adore them.

In this post, I am going to tell you about how to design a cross stitch pattern for Valentine’s Day. You can try many different things like writing your lover’s name in the center with hearts all around or you can also write any statement of love to express your feelings to your loved ones. There are a number of ways to express your feelings through cross stitching but the following two designs are the best of all.

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I made this design for my love a few years back and he loved it very much. This art piece is very special for the ones you love. The five roses with leaves and a heart in the center make this design a true delight. I spent only 3 days to complete it and was very proud on my creation. A Total of 22 colors have been used in this design. The material type is Aida Generic White, the size of the design is 75 x 65 stitches, the sewing count is 14/inch, the sewn design size is 5.4 x 4.6 inches, the material size is 11.3 x 10.5 inches and the stitch style is cross stitch using 2 strands.

There is another design, which is also one of my favorites is shown below:

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I made this design for my younger sister when she was 17. It was during the early days of my stitching career and I was very happy to create this. It took me around 15 days to complete this masterpiece and my sister still loves it. The same Aida Generic White material has been used in this design. It makes use of 25 colors, the sewing count is 14 inch, design size is 105 x 90 stitches, the sewn design size is 7.5 x 6.4 inches, material type is 13.4 x 12.3 inches and the same cross stitch style using 2 strands.

Both of these designs are my favorite and are very easy to make as well. So, if you want to give a special gift to the love of your life on this valentine’s win then gifting them any of the above cross-stitch designs would be a smart choice on your behalf.