Ravenclaw House Crest

“…Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,

If you’ve a ready mind,

Where those of wit and learning,

Will always find their kind…”

-Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

The Sorting Hat’s Song, Chapter 7

 

This is the third of the four house crests. Hufflepuff will be posted in two weeks, so check back for that pattern. Click here for the Slytherin pattern and here for the Gryffindor pattern.

The size of canvas/cloth you use will determine how large the final project is. I used size 10 plastic canvas and did the entire crest in half cross stitches. The size canvas/cloth you use will also determine how many threads you will need to use. I had to use 12 threads on the size 10 plastic canvas, but you may only need to use 2 threads on size 18 aida cloth (please do a test first to make sure you get the desired result). My finished project, using the size 10 canvas, was 10 1/2″ by 12″.

There are three downloads. The first is the instructions which contain the color key for the symbols used in the pattern. The second is just the symbols for the white boarder, optional if stitching on white cloth. The third is for the full pattern.

Ravenclaw House Crest Instructions

B5200 Snow White on Ravenclaw House Crest

Ravenclaw House Crest Pattern

Gryffindor House Crest

Today’s post is the cross stitch pattern for the Gryffindor crest.

                       ” …You might belong in Gryffindor,

                         Where dwell the brave at heart,

                        Their daring, nerve, and chivalry

                        Set Gryffindors apart;…”

                                          -Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

                                             The Sorting Hat’s Song, Chapter 7

 

This is the second of the four Hogwarts House Crests. Check back over the next four weeks to see the remaining two, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff. Click here to see the Slytherin crest.

The size of canvas/cloth you use will determine how large the final project is. I used size 10 plastic canvas and did the entire crest in half cross stitches. The size canvas/cloth you use will also determine how many threads you will need to use. I had to use 12 threads on the size 10 plastic canvas, but you may only need to use 2 threads on size 18 aida cloth (please do a test first to make sure you get the desired result). My finished project, using the size 10 canvas, was 10 1/2″ by 12″.

There are three downloads. The first is the instructions which contain the color key for the symbols used in the pattern. The second is just the symbols for the white boarder, optional if stitching on white cloth. The third is for the full pattern.

Gryffindor House Crest Instructions

B5200 Snow White on Gryffindor House Crest

Gryffindor House Crest Pattern

 

 

 

Slytherin House Crest

“…Or perhaps in Slytherin

You’ll make your real friends,

Those cunning folk use any means

To achieve their ends…”

-Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

The Sorting Hat’s Song

Chapter 7 page 118

 

This Slytherin House Crest pattern is the first of the four house patterns, so come back over the next six weeks to check out the others! You can check out the Gryffindor pattern here and the Ravenclaw pattern here. This is also the first cross stitch pattern on this blog.

The size of canvas/cloth you use will determine how large the final project is. I used size 10 plastic canvas and did the entire crest in half cross stitches. The size canvas/cloth you use will also determine how many threads you will need to use. I had to use 12 threads on the size 10 plastic canvas, but you may only need to use 2 threads on size 18 aida cloth (please do a test first to make sure you get the desired result). My finished project, using the size 10 canvas, was 10 1/2″ by 12″.

There are three downloads below. The first is the instructions which has the key for the symbols. The second, useful to those who are used to plastic canvas work and not cross stitch, is just the white stitches. I did this for those plastic canvas lovers so they would have a jumping off point. The third download is the full pattern.

Slytherin House Crest Instructions

Slytherin House Crest Pattern B5200 only

Slytherin House Crest Pattern

 

 

Plastic Canvas Pirate Ship

**Please note: This is not a pattern of my own creation. I purchased this kit and pattern from Mary Maxim, a needle craft catalogue and online shop. I simply wanted to share with you the amazing craft that is plastic canvas.  Once again, this plastic canvas pirate ship is not of my own design.

This is a play set that contains, including the ship, about 18 finished pieces. Those 18 pieces are created from 215 (yes, I said two-hundred and fifteen) pieces of plastic canvas. It took me an entire 2 days just to cut all the pieces out.

This is an expert level project, and even I, who have been making plastic canvas projects for more than twenty years, was ready to pull my hair out at times. I spent 8 months working on this pirate ship. My finger pads were raw from pulling a needle through the canvas by the time I was done.

The finished ship stands 2 feet tall, 2 feet long, and about 6 inches wide. There is a handy storage area inside the ship that opens at the back. It is perfect for storing all the pirates, cannon, and treasure chests.

 

As I said before, this is a children’s play set so it is pretty sturdy. I originally got it for a pirate themed event I was participating in. It went to the event and was used as a centerpiece as well as a hiding spot for some hand carved stamps. This was back in September. I finished the project in August, but am only now posting this showcase, for lack of a better word, because after the event, this was given to my sister’s family as a Christmas present. She has 3 little boys and I didn’t want to spoil the surprise by posting this online too soon.

Below are more photos showing different angles of the ship and the pirates.

It will be a long time before I undertake another plastic canvas project this big! One thing it did for me was make all the small projects I do feel like a breeze.

Video Game Hanjie #2

Here we have a free, printable hanjie puzzle of the video game variety. This puzzle uses yellow and black. If you are a gamer and you love Disney, then there is a good chance you won’t have a problem figuring out what game(s) the finished picture comes from.

I don’t have a tutorial or instructions on how to complete a hanjie puzzle. I fear I would become tongue tied and confused trying to explain it myself. I do know that there are some good posts on the web that you can search for and check out.

Click on the links below to get the puzzle and/or the answer.

VIDEO GAME HANJIE #2

VIDEO GAME HANJIE #2 ANSWERS

Have fun!

Star Wars Utensil Pockets

Today I’m bringing you a Star Wars utensil pocket pattern. There are two different backs, one for the Rebel Alliance and one for the Empire. They go great with the Darth Vader place mat and also the BB8 place mat (shown in the photo above). Once done, just fold a napkin and insert into the pocket along with utensils.

These come together fairly quickly and I would list the difficulty level at easy. Go ahead and click on the link below to download the pattern.

Star Wars Utensil Pockets Pattern

BB8 Plastic Canvas Placemat

THIS is the droid you’re looking for. When I first saw The Force Awakens, I absolutely loved BB8! In honor of The Last Jedi coming out soon, I made this Star Wars placemat out of plastic canvas. It works hand in hand with this Darth Vader one I made previously.

I have to admit, these aren’t ideal for young kids as you can’t wash them very well. You can wipe them down a bit, but anything more than that could start to pull the stitching out. Just make sure to use a damp cloth and wipe in the direction of the stitches.

Click on the link to download the pattern.

BB8 Placemat Pattern

Loki Can Cozie

Who doesn’t love a helpful villain? Loki is ridiculously lovable, but completely untrustworthy. I think that is what makes him such a popular character. This plastic canvas Loki can cozie/pen holder (Yay! Double duty projects!) is a fun and fast project.

As an office/school supply junkie, you can never have too many pen holders. And hey, if you can have a cool one with a memorable quote from Loki on it, why not?

Click on the link below to download the pattern for free!

Loki Can Cozie/Pen Holder

DC Framework Puzzle

For all the comic book fans out there, I give to you this DC framework puzzle! Honestly, I think that sometimes I do these blog posts as an excuse, as an adult, to buy toys that I want. You know I just had to go get these fantastic lego sets to make the photos better! (Wink, wink).

Well, the puzzle is a fun one. Two of the answers are filled in for you already. I did already catch and fix a spelling error on a character name. Hopefully there aren’t anymore errors.

Click on the links below to download the puzzle and/or answers.

DC FRAMEWORK PUZZLE

DC FRAMEWORK ANSWERS

Star Trek Coaster Holder

These are the voyages of the Star Ship Enterprise: To boldly protect coffee tables around the galaxy. Yeah well, now that I have that out of my system. The last post I did featured a pattern for Star Trek coasters. This post has a pattern for a Star Trek Coaster holder to put those coasters in.

I used white for the background and the box sides. I would have loved to try and use a dark blue to make it look more like outer space, but I tend to use what yarn I have in my arsenal and a dark blue just wasn’t there. If you try a dark blue out and it looks amazing, let me know!

Click on the link below to download the pattern for the coaster holder.

Star Trek Coaster Holder Pattern