Friday, May 4, 2012

Cross Stitch Mural

I came across a lovely blog called Craftberry Bush last year and admire her creative and talented works as well as her photography skill that I just love. I think it was in January that I happened to pop by her blog again and saw her creation of cross stitch mural and heart pillow she made that blew me away, I wish I can draw like her but I can't but anyway I read her blog post on the cross stitch mural she made that led me to the original creator of the mural itself, a very talented and creative lady by the name of Eline Pellinkhof, she created a beautiful cross stitch mural that i can't help but try and make myself!

Eline Pellinkhof is a designer,an illustrator and an author of home decoration books, i'm in love with her creations but sadly all of her books are in dutch language and although my sister who lives in the netherlands offered me to buy her books over there for me, I hate to say that I need to be able to understand what she wrote and would rather wait until she published her books in english :)

I tried and made my version of cross stitch mural by using the leftover canvas I had and printed out a simple small rose image on my photo editor that i changed it into pixels, there are online converters out there to help you transform any image/photo into pixel/cross stitch pattern, i want it to be simple and easy to follow then I just used my laura ashley's paints and a small brush and just painted lots of cross-es where the pixel indicated by little squares on the image :)

the problem is you cant really see the shape of the rose if you see it close but you can see the shape of it when you stand further away :) but i'm happy although i still dont dare do it on the wall :P

I'm not surprised when i saw her featured in February Mollie Makes magazine (issue 11) with her beautiful cross stitch mural! I just love her and cant wait to get her book!

I also love the free gift from mollie makes, a free kit to make a cute babushka doll keyring :)


  1. I have seen her rose cross-stitch wall mural before..I actually bookmarked it, as I thought it was so pretty :) I really like yours, I think it has turned out really lovely! It goes so well with the your other things, on the shelf. Great idea doing it on canvas as well..I don't think I would be brave enough to try it on a wall either.
    The little babushka keyring is cute :)
    I hope you have a nice long weekend, here is hoping we'll see some sunshine..
    Magie x

  2. Great job Susan, love your display :)I am following Eline's blog and find her so inspirational. Hope you have a wonderful weekend sweetie.

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  3. I love what you've created, it's very pretty indeed. I love creating wall art, but most of the time use canvas too xxx

  4. AWESOME! I love the creation and how you displayed it. Eline sounds like a very interesting person.

    I like to paint and have sometimes just painted directly on the wall rather than using a canvas.

    I'm happy to see that you are still getting to post now and then. Miss you when you are not on here.


  5. Susan, you're back....yaaay! You know, I came by to visit with you many times just to see if you were posting again. I bet you had a nice break. I love the cross stitch mural. It is lovely. My sister does cross stich, and I have always thought it was such a talent when one knows how to. I missed you, my friend.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  6. just popped by to let you know I've nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award Hope that ok with you details are on my blog x

  7. So glad to see your post, Susan dear. I love your cross stitch mural, and the fact that you ventured and tried it. The crosses are so sweet and I love the colors.

    I hope to 'see' you again soon.

    Marianne xox

  8. Hello Susan,
    Your cross stitch is very pretty. I haven't heard from you in a while so thought I would pop by to see how you're doing. Hope your laptop problems are solved. Miss you at tea time. Hope you're having a lovely week.


  9. You're so clever! When you're back to regular posts you must add some of your brilliant makes to my new linky party. (is your computer still dodgy?)

    By the way, swap partners are up!

  10. You are one clever cookie - this is brilliant! I have seen her work too and would love one of her books when they are published in English - just need time to do all the crafts i want to try! Beautiful pics as always Susan and Im glad you are back :o) Scarlett x

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