Monday, 2 May 2016

Backstitch embroidery

       Backstitch has got to be one of my favourite embroidery stitches. It's like drawing with the needle and thread. So many of my little sketches have been converted into embroidery just with the use of this one simple stitch. A perfect place to start for would be embroiderers. So here is a quick reference point with 'how to's ' and some beautiful inspiration. All using this one simple beautiful stitch
         Follow Ruth Cartwright's board Backstitch on Pinterest.   

Monday, 25 April 2016

Butterfly collection, Redbubble

When I'm doodling I will often find myself drawing butterflies, I fact I love them so much I have a blue butterfly tattoo on my shoulder. So it is no surprise to me that one of the first collections I created in my Redbubble store was of butterflies. Their delicate wings, intricate patterns and beautiful colours are a designers dream come true when looking for inspiration.

Blue butterfly Framed Art print

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Mother's day cross stitch cards

     It's only two weeks until Mother's day in USA but you have still got time to stitch up a card to show you care. I've gathered together a great collection of ideas and patterns on my Pinterest board. Happy stitching.            Follow Ruth Cartwright's board Cross stitch Mother's day on Pinterest.   

Monday, 18 April 2016

Art ideas and inspiration

      Here is a great collection of inspiring art ideas. They can be the perfect starting point if you are stuck with where to go in your art project or if you just dread having that first blank page.

          Follow Ruth Cartwright's board Art ideas on Pinterest.   

Sunday, 17 April 2016

House on the hill, Redbubble collection

I've been looking into different print on demand sites to use my back catalogue of designs. So far I've uploaded my designs onto both Redbubble and Zazzle. They are both easy to work with and once set up, apart from promoting your work it's almost a passive income. That said, I have not had many sales from either store. Then it occurred to me that I haven't shared any of the great product you can buy with my work on, on my blog.
'Balloons' on Cushion cover

Monday, 11 April 2016

Free adult colouring pages

    I know the shops are awash with adult colouring books these days, but if you fancy having a go, and don't want to fork out. Here is a great selection of free adult colouring pages for you to print and have a go with.
            Follow Ruth Cartwright's board adult coloring pages on Pinterest.   

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Free cat cross stitch paterns

      I have to admit I am a cat lover, I have always grown up with cats and they hold a special place in my heart. I am also a lover of a freebie and here is a great collection of free cat themed cross stitch patterns for you to enjoy. I particularly like the grumpy cat ones!

          Follow Ruth Cartwright's board Free cat cross stitch patterns on Pinterest.   

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Finished Button bunny cross stitch


I was so in love with the little button bunny cross stitch pattern I designed as a freebie for the blog, that I couldn't resist stitching one up for home.
 

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