Hello everyone!

I’ve seen people are searching for Olympic mascot cross stitch patterns and that none are around! i guess that’s because the Olympic powers that be don’t want any for people to see. well I’ve made one and im gonna post it here for you all to download!!

I made this design myself but i don’t own the wenlock design, that would be that owned by the olympic committee  i guess =)

well here is the design:

And this is the PDF file if you want to make it yourself:

wenlock union jack

I left the 2012 logo in the middle but i feel that it would look nicer if it was all red, but that is up to how you like to make it  =)

well like always feel free to comment and I’d just like to know if you download it can you say because depending on how many of you like it i will make more.

Cheers and keep checking my blog for more awesome stitch work and designs.

bye colin AKA Holder of Anime

Hello everyone,

Sorry I’ve not blogged for so long, having no job means that i don’t have much money so stitching had to be put aside due to the cost of making the things that i do.

Because to this I’ve been using all the other stuff that’s laying around my house and i decided to make some jewellery.

These are what i made:

A thank you has to go to my girlfriend Mims for wearing all the stuff i made, to Jesse too who is wearing the goomba chain. (i know you cant see her but still =P) and Lauren aka Deadly Knitshade for the idea for the Mario chain.

Im going to start updating my blog alot more over the summer because i have loads of time to make things so keep checking my blog and feel free like always to comment or just chat away to me via the comment box, i will reply sooner this time =)

Hope your all well and will post again soon.

bye Colin AKA Holder of Anime

Hello everyone, ive not done much over the last few weeks but thats mainly because i had a week off work and didnt touch it.

well this is how far ive got upto today:

macro shot to see abit more of the colours used:

This is just four colours so far and they really are starting to work well together =)

i want to finish this by the end of the month but im not sure on one or two of  the others colours, so i guess its off the the shop to take a look at other shades.

I will post again once ive done more but until then keep messaging/ commenting on here and will always try my hardest to reply and chat away =)

bye colin

 

Oh on a side note, would any of you want patterns if i made them available?   Im thinking of making a etsy shop with patterns of all the images i made over the last 2 years but only if people want them.

let me know what you think.

 

Hi all =)

I’ve just started a new dragonball z stitch. It is another enemy in the manga/ anime show.

These are almost all the colours that im going to use to make it with:

There are 13 in total (yep i know there are only 12 in the picture but the one missing is white.

When i made the pattern i did it on a white background and forgot i needed it when sorting out the colours! (fail) hahaha =)

Well im a few hours into the picture now and having a quick break to have a tea and sort out some form of food to eat, so check it out and tell me what you think so far:

Also feel free to subscribe by entering your email address in the subscribe box so you can see more updates on this picture as i post them. Well bye for now =)

hello everyone =)

Ive had one of those rare things in london, a weekend off!

i didnt want to waste it playing skyrim (although that would have been fun). insted i decided to stitch!

This is what i made:

I thought after all these years of reading, playing and watching Akira Toriyama’s work, I should pay tribute to his art style by trying to recreate some of it in stitched form.

This is a bust of one of the most iconic enemies in the Dragonball manga, Freeza (Freiza in us). The huge and epic battle on Namik between him and Goku is still one of those moments that any manga/anime fan talks about. It lasted an incredible 31 episodes in the tv show and was also the first time you see goku transform into the Super Saiyan form.

This manga went on to inspire many artists including Naoto Ōshima (Sonic), Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto) and many others.

This was the first time ive used black aida for one of my own designs and i really liked it. Although you cant see it to well on this photo it makes the image pop out alot more than the more common used white aida. It does take some time getting used to but after a while you get to know where the holes in the frabric are.

This is the first of many ive designed and over the next few months i will make more and post them for all to see =)

well like always feel free to comment and ask questions about my work and will post again very soon.

bye colin

hiya everyone =)

Christmas has been a long and exusting time of the year and to be honest ive not stitched at all =(

i made this around november time and kinda forgot about it. Ive finished now and put it into this really amazing clear coaster and this is how it turned out:

 

its not the greatest picture but you can get an idea of what it looks like. now for stats/info of the picture (because people do ask)

size: 3 inches on 18ct aida

stitches: 54×54 stitches and a total of 2916

aida: i used DMC 18ct on white (stitched it red because i couldnt find the shade i wanted.)

colours: i used 27 colour shades on this! alot but shading looks great upclose.

time: around 10 hours over november. it would have been less but i tried a few colours for the blonde in his hair before it looked like this.

 

I want to make more but i only got one coaster! (fail)

well like always feel free to comment etc and ill update again soon =)

bye

hiya everyone,

just a quick post just to show you all on how far my batman picture has come along over the last month:

as you can see its still along way off being done but you can get a good idea on what it looks like =)

i wanted to make a stitch sized poster, something that you will see as you walk into a room and think thats cool! once you get closer you notice that its stitched and you’ll have to stop and really look at how ive made it. It’s around one metre long and 60cm tall. To give you an idea this is my girlfriend holding the picture:

im also working on a much smaller image this week thats just 54×54 stitch (3cm square) once i get to a point where its worth seeing i will post that too.

well i hope everyone who reads this is well and ill keep trying to post as and when i can.

bye for now =)