Tuesday, 14 May 2019

My new sketch

Hi everyone,

Oh dear, it would appear that I haven't posted anything on here since Jan! To say that my blog gets neglected would be a bit of an understatement so thanks so much to everyone for not getting bored of waiting and buggering off!
Anyway, I've been very busy working on commissions which is great but, clearly, not so good for dedicating time to my blog 😆
Here's a sketch I did recently...........

I will make sure that it's not as long till my next blog post. I've been suffering from a case of artists block lately (is that even a thing?!) so need inspiration for my next drawing project. I think that a inspirational museum or gallery trip will be on the agenda very soon!!
Watch this space.........  🎨


PS; More of my artwork can be seen on my pinterest page;  https://www.pinterest.co.uk/jbcrosstitch/my-artwork/

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Happy New Year!

Hi everyone. I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas.

I'm officially back at work today although, given the nature of being a freelance designer and loving my job, I've been dabbling throughout most of the festive hols! I even treated myself to a lino cutting kit. I used to love to lino printing as a kid so I've been having fun revisiting my childhood! I've only done a couple of prints so far as practise so not confident enough to post them on here yet!! In the meantime, here's one of my sketches that I drew during the holidays.

I hope that you all have a happy, healthy 2019.


Friday, 14 December 2018

New floral chart

Hi all,

I hope that you're all ready for Christmas. Or, are you like me and hardly done any prep so far?! 😆
It's so cold here in Leicester, so, as a homage to summer I have downloaded a new floral pattern chart onto my website! This design only uses full cross and backstitch so would be ideal to stitch as a quick project. I think that it would be lovely to stitch for the front cover of a note book but could be stitched for pretty much anything that needs a splash of colour adding to it! Click here for further details.

Hope you all like it. I don't know if I'll be back on here before Christmas but just in case I'm not, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Saturday, 8 December 2018

Hi everyone,

Here's my recent drawing, it's a new experimental piece drawn onto a stone (as you do!)
The design follows along the shape of the rock so it looks better in the flesh.

Hope you all have a great weekend 😀


Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Hello all,

I've been snowed under with (summer!) cross stitch commissions recently but I did manage to get a small amount of drawing done for myself yesterday. I thought I would try my hand at drawing onto a stone (as you do!) Here it is,

I have been wanting to also try a Christmas design onto stone. If I get around to trying one, I will post a photograph of it onto here.

Thanks for looking,

Jenny 🌹

Monday, 19 November 2018

Hi all,

I received a very exciting email this morning to inform me that I've been nominated  in the Best Designer category of the 2019 National Needlecraft Awards! It's the first year I've ever been nominated and it's like the oscars to the needlecraft world so any votes for me would be greatly appreciated! Here's the link to place your vote Just keep clicking next till you get to the 'Designer of the year; Cross stitch' category and my name can be found amongst the other designers.

Thanks so much everyone 💓😃😃


Wednesday, 24 October 2018

New cross stitch chart

Hi all, I've just uploaded a new chart onto my website. It's a set of 6 Canadian inspired designs, click here to see more info

Thanks for looking and I hope you all have a lovely evening/moring/day depending on where you are in the world!

Jenny x