23 March 2012

Babushka pattern complete & a giveaway

Finally I have finished!!!!
I feel like I have been stitching for months (probably because I have!).

So here is my new completed Babushka Sampler design.....
I would like to say I have been very efficient and whipped out the sewing machine to make it into a cushion but I would be lying! I have just (not so) artfully draped it over a cushion to look like it is one!

Eventually I think it would make a nice cushion or maybe I will stretch it over a canvas....

Anyway the pattern is tried and tested and ready to go and you can find it in my Etsy store here.

But I thought after all my hard work and to thank all my lovely readers that a giveaway was in order.

So I will be giving away the Babushka Cross Stitch pattern to 3 lucky readers. Just leave a comment on how/what/why or where you love to stitch and you will go into the random draw. The pattern is in pdf form so the prizes will be emailed to you which means anyone in the world can enter.

There is one catch however..... I am not drawing the winners until 50 comments have been placed. So round up all your stitching friends and get commenting to be in to win!


  1. I'm first? Love to stich, it feels relaxing and I can do it for some time, leave it and then be back on again ;-)Have a nice weekend!

  2. Well done you! Think it would look good over a canvas! I love to stitch (when I have time) because it takes me away from my world. I get to just concentrate on what I'm doing and how it looks. Guess it gives me some time out! Hope all is well with you.

  3. It turned out so cute! I love to stitch because it's relaxing and I love taking all the gorgeous colors of thread and making them into something pretty.

  4. these are too adorable. you did a fantastic job.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  5. So cute! And I love how you made it into a wall hanging in your canvas mounting tutorial!

  6. Love your tutorial on canvas mounting! I love to cross stitch outside in the sun - it's really relaxing and gives me something to do while catching some rays :P
    I love to stitch bright, colourful charts so I can frame them and give them to my loved ones. I suffer from anxiety problems and stitching gives me something to look forward to after work.

    Keep up the good work! :)

  7. Its adorable.. thanks for sharing

  8. I used the free doll pattern along with her name for my niece that was adopted from Russia. I would love to have the pattern for the her sisters!

  9. I love Babushkas, and I loved your tutorial on mounting cross stitch on canvas. I have a embroidery that I may just use this method on. Thanks very much! Aileen

  10. I love the effect that the colours in the Babushka dolls have on people the world over. I've been looking for a tutorial on mounting on canvas for ages, and spotted this via Craft Gossip. My 2 yr old granddaughter would love me to make this for her bedroom I think!I've just made her a Flower Fairy quilt for her birthday which included a stitched fairy - I just love stitching!

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    1. Hi Kim, I like the giveaway!

      PS - Was wondering why do you call them Babushka's?
      In my language "Babushka" means "Old lady". They are just cute "matreshka" dolls! :-)

      ~ Iryna

  12. What a cute giveaway. I'm an avid XS'er and would love to be included in the drawing.

  13. So adorable! I just re-started my cross-stitching hobby after a 17 year hiatus. Love this!

  14. I've just gotten back into embroidery too. Seems to be kind of seasonal for me. I love doing small items that I can make little gifts out of. Thanks!

  15. I love any kind of stitching. The only place I really stitch is on my couch with my puppy on my lap...heaven!

  16. I love to stitch cute little designs that I can finish quickly!

    Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway - your Babushka dolls are very sweet!

  17. Hello, Ilove your blog, you have some great tutorials and ideas. I love to stitch because it relaxes me, whenever i'm stressed, it helps me to sit in my balcony and stitch the day away.

  18. Nearly half way there! I haven't done any cross stitch for a while and am searching out lovely patterns - so much choice. Having wee children, I only get to stitch on my lunch break at work :o)

  19. That is adorable! One of the dolls would also look really cute sewn onto a babygro using waste canvas!

  20. i LOVE babushkas!! and cross stitching!!! im not very artistic or crafty, so i really love the fact that if you follow the pattern and instructions you will end up with something beautiful!! i have given most of my cross stitches as gifts to friends or family

    i have only recently found your blog...you are truely talented!!! you have inspired me to try a few new things :D

    thanks so much xx


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