Cherry Blossom

Butterfly for March This months butterfly has been months in the making... So I'm very excited to set it free!

Both the butterfly artwork and charting was completed by yours truly...
I've named this one "Cherry Blossom Butterfly" and have gone all out with a pink theme!

Cherry Blossom Butterfly:
105 x 181 stitches, 18 DMC threads, full stitches only
Small Cherry Blossom Butterfly:
45 by 81 stitches, 19 DMC threads, includes back stitching and fractionals as well as full stitches

Happy Stitching & Diamond Painting! xxx

More Sparkles

Progress on Diamond Painting

Just dropping in for a quick update on my Spirit of Flight diamond painting.  I've finished the partial page at the bottom of the next column...

Reminder of the art, Spirit of Flight by Josephine Wall:
Previous progress;
Current progress;
 Overall progress;
Happy Stitching/Diamond Painting! xxx

Violet in the Garden

Equinox I was very surprised to receive a RAK from LeAnna Nicholson just the other day!  She sent me Mini Equinox by Bente Schlick.  It was a beautiful surprise!  I'm pretty sure I'd like to diamond paint this one eventually.   It would work out to be roughly 67cm wide, which is a modest size as far as HAED diamond paintings go!

Artwork by Bente Schlick, with mock-up pictured below: 
February's Butterfly Funnily enough, the name I created for my newest butterfly chart "Violet in the Garden" kind of also coincidentally suits that Bente Schlick artwork with all it's purple hues and garden setting!  I've been working on February's butterfly for quite awhile and it's finally taken flight and was released today!  There are two different sized charts available.

Violet in the Garden Butterfly:

Small Violet in the Garden Butterfly:

I've been handpicking the threads for each chart I'm making!  It means the process takes a quite bit longer but it&…

Diamonds on the Wall

Two FinishesLast month I promised to show the end result of Colette's diamond painting framed.  Dad framed it not long back.  Eventually the hook will be replaced by a picture rail, so it will only be on the hook temporarily!
Colette's Diamond Painting Unframed:
Colette's Diamond Painting Framed:
Laura also finished her Unicorn diamond painting the other week!
Previous Progress:
I've started the next column on my Spirit of Flight diamond painting and I'm halfway through the bottom partial page.  Several more leaves have appeared!:
Previous Progress:
  Current Progress:
Update on Butterfly Series Release Plan I’ve decided to release two different sized charts for each butterfly. One at about 181 stitches wide and the other at about 81 stitches wide (height will vary). The larger size will have be full crosses only and the small size will include backstitching and fractional stitches. The small series will be made into a special Butterfly Sampler once the wh…

Bluebell Dreams

Butterfly Series
Over the past couple of months I've been working on designing a series of Butterfly Cross Stitch Charts.  The current plan is to release one butterfly a month (at the very least) for the next year.  I will be sharing the designs here alongside my normal stitching and crafting activities.  The charts will be available as pdf downloads from my store "The Girl that Stitches."

January's butterfly is called "Bluebell Dreams Butterfly." The design size is 131 stitches high by 181 stitches wide:
 Preview of chart:

Happy Stitching! xxx

Dazzling Diamonds

Another Diamond Painting DayLaura (my sister), Colette (my mum) and I caught up last week and got stuck into our diamond painting projects.  Mum recently finished her diamond painting.  She changed the chart slightly by taking out some of the butterflies, as she felt there was too many.  I also charted a bird for her, as she wanted to add a bird in there!  I think it turned out well as it ended up blending in nicely with the surrounding chart.

Close-up section with the added bird:
Colette working on her diamond painting:
Close up of right side:
Finished diamond painting by Colette:

My Dad is going to make a frame for the finished piece.  I'll post pictures once it's framed!

Laura has been working on a unicorn piece:

Spirit of Flight
I have really enjoyed getting Spirit of flight out again.  I've also finally finished the column of pages!  Which still leaves another four columns to the finish line. I'm really looking forward to getting stuck into the detail and colours in …

Christmas Pendant Giveaway

Christmas Giveaway I'm running a Christmas Giveaway for Crystallize By Joelle.  Details are posted on the Facebook page.  If you're interested in entering head over to Facebook for more info on how to enter the draw for the chance to win one of the six pendants pictured below!
I've pinned the Giveaway post to the top of the page.  Although, I've noticed that not all posts seem to be visible on the page at all the times for some reason.  Facebook is being a bit strange... Anyway, here is the direct link to the Giveaway post as well:
Newly finished and recently added to Etsy! Blue Shungite Pendant: Love Is In The Air A few months ago I was talking about Love is in the Air by Josephine Wall.  I've been waiting for this particular artwork to be released as a HAED since 2014!  Well despite the issues it end up being…