Thursday, 28 November 2013

Jenny's latest (dotty) drawing project

Good morning everyone. Just a quick update before I start work with a commission. Here's my latest drawing project, I produced it using dots with a black pen. Hope you all like almost sent me dotty!!  ;  )

Thursday, 21 November 2013

My latest life drawing sketch

Hello everyone. I hope that you're all well.

Just a quickie to show you all my latest life drawing sketch. I loved working on this one, it's a 40 minute sketch. If we ever won the lotto I think I would have a list of life models who would be on call 24/7 so I could get my fix of life drawing! Ha ha, maybe I'd throw in a couple of exotic holidays or two as well.  :  )

Friday, 8 November 2013

Good morning followers!
I hope eveyone is having a good Friday so far and looking forward to the weekend.
I thought I'd do a quick blog post to show my latest life drawing pic. I really enjoyed drawing this onto the coloured paper but found it a bit of a struggle to get the depth in the darker areas. I think I'll be experimenting a little more with my media next time.
Hmmm, I wonder what my chances are of getting my hubby to strip off so I can draw him?! Probbaly slim at best!
On that note, have a great weekend folks!

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Jenny's Christmas designs featured in Cross Stitch Crazy

Hi everyone. I hope you're all having a good weekend so far. It's our half term now...let the madness and mayhem begin!
 I received my lovely copy of Cross Stitch Crazy this week. It's jam packed full of Christmas designs including my carol singers designs.  I'm wondering when we'll get our first carol singers this year. Can you believe they came in November last year!! Yes...NOVEMBER! I hate to sound miserable but my husband told them to come back in December. Needless to say, we didn't see them again!

Here's a sneak preview of my designs anyway I hope you all like them.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Jenny's latest sketches

Hello all. Well, it's a beautiful day here in York. I'm enjoying it whilst I can as rain is forecast for tomorrow (or so our lollipop lady reliably informed me this morning anyway so it must be right!)
I had another enjoyable life drawing class last night. Here's one of my sketches, I thought it best not to post onto facebook as I didn't want anyone's children seeing my naked man on their parents accounts!

I've also uploaded my (child friendly!) owl sketch. I much prefer drawing animals to people but think it's probably down to needing more practice. Hmmmm, I wonder if a cross stitch design of a naked man will be very popular?!.......

Bye for now everyone and enjoy the rest of the day  :  )

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Jenny's update!

Hello everyone.
I've been lovely and busy with commissions over the past few weeks so I've not had a great deal of time to dedicate to my website. However, I've started working on some new charts which should be appearing soon (both as dowloads and charts by post) so watch this space!
In the meantime, here's a picture drawn by myself in my life drawing class (another reason why I've been struggling with my time!) Such a struggle fitting in all of my creative wants and needs around family life!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Sneak peak at my new Christmas gift ideas featured in Cross Stitch Crazy.

Hi everyone. Sorry it's been a while since I last blogged. I've had sooo many commissions that i'm afraid my poor blogger account has been a little neglected lately!
Anyway, here's a sneak peak at my latest Christmas gift ideas featured in the lovely Cross Stitch Crazy magazine. It's available from 3rd Oct. Time to start thinking seriously about that Christmas stitching!

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Patterns by post.

Hi all, just to let you all know that JB Cross Stitch now stock a range of cross stitch patterns that can be delivered by post world wide.  They are printed in A3 size and come packaged so they would be ideal as a gift.  We are aiming to have all of our larger charts available by post and will be putting them onto the website as and when we complete converting them to A3.  If would like any of our download charts available by post sooner just let me know and I will put them to the front of the queue.

Charts by post.

JB Cross Stitch pattern by post  JB Cross stitch pattern pack

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Celebratory cross stitch collection

Hello again!
Here's a small collection of celebration cross stitch charts. I've just uploaded them onto my website. I feel like digging out my party shoes now!!
Take a closer look by clicking here.

New alphabet cross stitch chart

Hi everyone. I hope you're all ok and have been (finally) enjoying the nice weather in the UK!
Just a quick update on the website for you. I've just uploaded a new alphabet chart. It would be perfect to stitch for a nursery or to spell a childs name for their bedroom door. Take a closer look by clicking here.
Have a lovely, summery day!

Friday, 17 May 2013

10% Discount

Good morning everyone. We're currently running a promotion where you can receive 10% off your total order when you spend over £5. Just enter the code "MAY1310%" when you check out.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Froggy friends cross stitch chart

Here's my last cross stitch chart for the day before I start on a commission. It's 4 cute frogs.. hope you like them!

Piggy cross stitch chart

Wow, there's no stopping me today. With no kids and just a little bit of chocolate to distract my morning I've managed to have rather a productive day! Here's another new chart that I've just uploaded onto my website, it's especially for all you piggy fans out there! Click here to have a look at it on my website.  Oink oink    : )

Santa on a unicycle cross stitch chart!

Good morning all. I'm well and truly on a roll with the festive theme! Here's another new chart which is available on my website now. It's Santa on a unicycle!

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Festive stitching, in May. Can you ever be too early !?!

Hello all. Following everyone's feedback via twitter and facebook it looks like the festive stitching season is well under way! Therefore, I've uploaded a few new Christmas cross stitch charts. Just to wet your appetite, I've started with a few daredevil Santa's! Why not take a look at my skateboarding Santa! I hope you all like him.

Monday, 6 May 2013

New fathers day cross stitch chart

Hello all! I hope you've had a lovely bank holiday break. We've had 3 wonderful fun filled family days in the beautiful Yorkshire sunshine....bliss!
Anyway, just a quick update, I've uploaded a new fathers day chart. Take a look, I hope you like it!
Also, just a quick question, when do you start thinking of stitching your Christmas designs? I've had a couple of sales of Christmas designs already! Personally, I ALWAYS leave mine till the last about you?!

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Hello to all my followers. I'm thinking of adding a new chart or 2 to my free charts section to refresh it a little. Any suggestions or requests would be very welcome! Take a look at my website and let me know which freebies you would like to be see featured.
Ta for now and I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Sorry I've not been on here with any new updates for a while. I've been very busy with commissions and of course the kids school holidays! Why not take a look at my summer travel set in the June issue of the wonderful magazine Cross Stitch Crazy which goes on sale today!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

New chart on JB Cross Stitch

A lovely cross stitch chart featuring old MacDonald, his wife and a collection of some of their farmyard animals! Also features words from the classic nursery rhyme 'old MacDonald had a farm'. This timeless design would make a beautiful addition to any nursery or child's bedroom.  The chart can be downloaded from JB Cross Stitch

Old MacDonald

Stitch count 120 (w) x 289 (h). Approx size 7½" x 18" if stitched onto 16 count aida. 
Stitches used are cross stitch, fractional stitch, half cross, french knots and backstitch. Suitable for the intermediate/experienced stitcher. 
30 colours have been used in this chart and we have recommended using DMC stranded cotton

Friday, 29 March 2013

Flower selection

A delightful selection of 10 simple but stylish floral arrangements.

Various stitch counts with the largest being approx 40 x 40. Small charts ideal for cards, personalized gifts or small pictures.

Suitable for the beginner stitcher.

Flower selection

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Party Time.

A collection of 16 party time cross stitch chart designs.

Why not stitch a different one for each of your friends next time you or your little one has a party! There's even a couple of alcoholic beverage charts for the adult party goer!

Sizes vary, but approx 2½"x2½" when stitched onto 14 count aida.

Ideal for the beginner stitcher

Party time

Sunday, 17 March 2013

British birds cross stitch chart

A delightful cross stitch chart showing British birds. The birds featured are a blue tit, chaffinch, robin, barn owl, song thrush, kingfisher and a goldfinch. Would make a beautiful addition to any wildlife lovers house.

Recommended for the intermediate / experienced stitcher.

Stitch count 138 (w) x 101 (h). Approx size 9" x 6½" if stitched onto 16 count aida.
This chart has been produced using DMC stranded cotton and can be downloaded from our website

British birds 


Thursday, 14 March 2013

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Childrens Jungle Alphabet Chart

Hi all, it's been a while since my last post. Sorry..! I've been keeping myself busy with lots of commissions for your favorite magazines and also carrying out some upgrades to the website.

Anyway I thought I'd share one of favorite alphabet charts with you, It a bright and colorful jungle alphabet chart featuring lots of animals. I'm sure it would look fantastic on any child's bedroom wall. You can download the chart directly from my website. Happy stitching!

Jungle alphabet