Monday, February 22, 2010

a free pattern just for you

My little Irish lass has finally made it to So September. When you see those little french knot shamrocks then I'm sure you will understand why I was compelled to stitch up a sample first before I just let her loose in the world - so much fun! Now it's your turn - find the free .pdf pattern right here! I had a ball with this one, I must admit. I kept the sample pretty basic - back stitches and french knots only. But I would love to do some fill stitches here and there too- her shoes, maybe her hair and that skirt would be fun too!
Even though this does have a St. Patrick's Day theme I think those shamrocks could be turned into flowers pretty easily to make it more of a Spring themed piece, don't you think? Just take out the stem, add another knot or two to them (right now they have three knots each) and stitch them up in pink or yellow and she could be sprinkling Springtime instead of luck.

Oh, one other note on this pattern. In the pattern itself I drew her with freckles but I just could not for the life of me get them to look right when I stitched them. My guess is that at this size (she is in a 6 inch hoop) it is more difficult than if she was stitched slightly larger. When I did it, it was hard to differentiate her eye from the freckles but in a larger size maybe different stitches could be used to make that distinction. Or maybe I just should have used other floss colors - I'm not sure. If anyone is able to solve this dilemma please share your secret!
Thanks everyone - happy stitching!

36 comments:

Kaye Prince said...

Oh, she's so pretty! Thanks so much, I can't wait to stitch her up! I think I'll leave the clovers as clovers - I'm Irish (and Scottish) so clovers have a place all year long!

I think you're right about the freckles. I think on such a small space they would be overwhelming, but would definitely work in a bigger version.

RosaMarĂ­a said...

sooo beautiful!! and you are so generous! thanks for sharing it!!

Paloma said...

this is so cute and beautiful! thanks so much for sharing!

SaraChung said...

She is so gorgeous, thanks for sharing!! :)

Crafternoon said...

This is such a lovely pattern. Thanks so much for sharing - I want to put her on a tea towel!

You're a very talented illustrator. Thanks for sharing your work.

Marla said...

Oh she is so charming! Absolutely adorable and I can't wait to stitch her up, too! Thank you sew very much, Corinne!!

CraftCrave said...

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wildwoodflwr said...

Lovely! I can't wait to stitch this up! Thank you!

june at noon said...

So pretty, and I know someone who would love this as a gift! I very rarely stitch other people's patterns--prefer to draw my own--but this one is going on my to-stitch list. Thanks for sharing it!

Emily said...

This is so charming! I'm going to make this a fun project just for me! Thank you!

KristenMary said...

Thank you for sharing!! I'm tempted to just take a fine point pen and dot in some freckles. I think they are so cute, but I can see how it would be tricky with thread. Wonderful Illustration!

Beth said...

Thanks for sharing, Corinne!

Megs said...

Maybe it's because I'm Irish, but hat is the cutest embroidery pattern I have ever seen. It's so cute I'm going to get out the supplies I bought and try embroidery again (which have been put away since earlier failures!)

Amy said...

Thank you so much! I know an someone who will adore a pillowcase featuring this lovely Irish lass. Can't wait to get stitching!

Miss Paula said...

I love this!!! I gave you a shout out on my blog!!!! Aye, so!

Vickie Howell said...

I think my daughter "Clover" may need this on something. Love the French not clovers!

Cerise said...

Thank you for sharing! She's beautiful! I'm going to have to practice my french knots some more!

debbie said...

THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS BEAUTIFUL PATTERN. I AM GOING TO PUT A LINK ON MY BLOG TO COME TO YOUR BLOG FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL PATTERN.
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Corinne said...

Thanks everyone for so many lovely words about this pattern. I hope anyone who stitches this up will consider sharing a photo or two of their creation - I would love to see them!

Becky said...

Thank you! She is simply beautiful - so full of life and whimsy! Love the wink!

Angie said...

Oh she is absolutely darling! Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! I have been looking for some fresh inspiration.

My Little Corner said...

Absolutely wonderful of you to share! Great pattern! Thank you

Glenda said...

She's gorgeous, Corinne :).

I think it'd adapt quite well to a sweet gift for a flower girl.

JennyC said...

Fantastic job as always! Thanks for sharing :)

Melissa Crowe said...

Hey, Corinne--I can't find your email. Will you email me? I have a question for you, my dear!

three critters said...

such a delightful piece - and it reminds me a lot of anime (which is a huge compliment coming from me!)

Cara said...

OMG she is soooo cute! Thanks for sharing her! I want ot go stitch her up right now!

Alea said...

What a beautiful pattern! I tried her out with the Spring twist! You can see the results here if you are interested: http://aleapopculture.blogspot.com/2010/02/weekly-dose-of-crafts.html

Thank you!

Haleyknitz said...

found this link via Pop Culture Junkie. this is so cute! I'm totally following you from now on ;) i love anything craftsy.

Mama Magpie said...

I love this, it's so sweet and happy!

Lesa said...

What a beautiful pattern! I used it and took several pictures of it:

http://amiraraziel.deviantart.com/art/Day-65-Campbell-Lass-156417997

Thank you so much!

Missie/Crafting with Cat Hair said...

Oh, she is so cute! I can't wait to begin stitching her. Thank you for the wonderful pattern!

Ashley said...

its soo cute! if u didnt want clovers, u could use several shades of pink so they would look like flower blossoms.

Anonymous said...

Just found her and can wait to make her. Thank you!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Thank you! She's perfect ! It is so very generous of you :-)

Lisa G. said...

I have been scouring the internet for embroidery patterns with kind of a vintage feel and I'm so excited I found your blog. Thank you so much for making this pattern, how in the world do you create these amazing patterns? lol thank you thank you.

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