Saturday, 28 November 2015

Free Cross stitch pattern, blue bird

It's been a while since I last updated my blog, what with starting teaching again and the run up to Christmas I feel it's been a little neglected. So, to get the blogging ball rolling again...
Here's a free pattern for a Blue swallow. Perfect for adorning cards or other small items. Enjoy.
Click on the read more link to download the free PDF file.
Don't forget to check out my patterns page. I have a great selection of free patterns for every occasion.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Candy cane craft ideas.

       I don't know about you but I seem to almost automatically buy a box of 12 candy canes, when doing my Christmas shopping then wonder what on earth to do with them. They always seem to be the last things the kids go to eat and by the time new year rolls around we still have 8 of them left! However, help is at hand with some amazing and inspiring ideas of how to get your craft on with those red and white sugary treats. Just check out my Pinterest board and you'll never again be left wondering 'Why did I buy those?'.

         Follow Ruth Cartwright's board candy cane on Pinterest.  

Friday, 6 November 2015

Christmas cross stitch projects

       I love to cross stitch all year round, but as Christmas draws nearer I find myself doing more and more cross stitch projects. Whether it is a few tags or cards or even an advent calendar I find I cannot resist pulling needle through Aida in November. If you are also like me but need a bit of festive inspiration, check out my Pinterest board of Christmas cross stitch. These are all patterns of mine or projects I have sewn for Christmas. Your sure to find something to suit everyone's tastes.

         Follow Ruth Cartwright's board Christmas cross stitch on Pinterest.  

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Christmas crafts

       If your anything like me you'll have lots of good intentions of getting your Christmas crafts and gifts made well in advance. Then suddenly it's the first of December and your to do list got ten feet long. So I'm here to save you the panic. Here is a great collection of Christmas craft ideas, sewing, paper crafts and food. Better still they are all simple, so if you find yourself in a festive infused panic in December you can still  whip these beauties up in no time.
Your welcome.

         Follow Ruth Cartwright's board Christmas crafts on Pinterest.  

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Baking recipes collection

    As the weather turns colder, my thought always turn to food. I find great comfort and warmth in food and especially in baking. I find nothing more delightful than the heat of the oven, the sweet smells emanating and the warm satisfaction of filling my belly with something homemade. If you also want to share in the warm fuzzy glow of home baked goods, you can do not better than to check out my Pinterest board of my baking recipes.  

       Follow Ruth Cartwright's board Baking recipes on Pinterest.  

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Back stitch embroidery.

     I must confess I have a great love for this simple stitch. Back stitch is so versatile and it's my go to stitch whenever I do an embroidery project.
If you are yet to feel the love for back stitch, check out my Pinterest board which not only has links to some great tutorials but also showcases some wonderful work made with the simple back stitch.

           Follow Ruth Cartwright's board Backstitch on Pinterest.  

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Free cross stitch pattern, lion

 This friendly lion would look great stitched up in a nursery or playroom. Or used for card making, perfect for those with a birthday in July. Click on the read more link to download the free pattern.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Blackwork embroidery

I love the simplicity of working with just one colour. It took me a while to catch on to the embroidery style of black work, but I have since enjoyed stitching and designing with blackwork.
I love how the patterns can be used to add texture and give the illusion of three dimensions to your stitched work.
If you feel like having a go at black work, I would recommend looking at my Pinterest board as a good staring point. There are links to some good tutorials, inspiring images and a few of my designs.

               Follow Ruth Cartwright's board Blackwork on Pinterest.  

You can also check out my free patterns page as I have listed a couple of blackwork patterns on there for you.


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