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What a fun collection of seasonal and whimsical designs! All offered in chart format, each is full of cheery color, and most are stitched on YOUR choice of fabric! Some of the chart covers are showing digital images of the chart, rather than the finished piece... that can get confusing when you're looking at the Biscornu designs. But rest assured, the charts inside are nicely done and very clear. Seasonal, Graduation and Everyday... it's a fun selection!
Most of these call for regular DMC thread... but also ONE or TWO colors of DMC Variations flosses, which are available in a boxed set of 8 or 10 colors. Overdyed flosses will work, as well.
Viva la Vida
From the designer's website: "This cross stitch pattern is a tribute by Spanish designer Barbara Ana to the Mexican woman painter Frida Kahlo. The portrait mirrors the artist's own self portraits with the signature eyebrows, large dark eyes, and elaborate hairstyle interwoven with large flowers. Frida Kahlo lived her life to the full and Barbara Ana has chosen appropriate lines "Viva la vida" to complement her portrait of the artist.
"A pale and somewhat abstract sun sends its golden rays above the artist's head. The colorful flowers are evocative of the rich tropical nature of Frida Kahlo's homeland. A small spider monkey sits on the artist's lap." Design is 6 x 10 on 28ct.
Garden of Dreams
Here is another pretty girl, musing and alone in her thoughts! She companions Dreaming Frieda and Dreaming Girl, but she's a little smaller, and is stitched on a neutral colored fabric. Can you see the darling little kitty up there in the hills?
Measuring only 86 x 97, she finishes approx 5 x 6 on 32ct - very do-able - and is charted for 18 shades of DMC floss. So pretty!
Dreaming Frida is a companion to Dreaming Girl. She has words in her hair that say "Viva la Vida." She has all sorts of things in her dreams... keys dangling... a cute little kitty and some cactus, some fun stylized mountains... and even a little hilltop village... probably all her favorite things she's dreaming about!
The model shown on the chart cover is finished into a fabric pouch, and it is stunning. What a fun bag to use when YOU are dreaming of your travels! The stitch count is 125 x 63. Stitched on 32 count Country Vintage Mocha, she is 9" x 4."
This is a wistfully pretty piece - obviously our girl has a head full of dreams - just like the title of the piece announces! Stitched on a deep blue fabric (or choose anything you like), it is all worked with DMC floss, and finishes approx 8-1/2 x 4-/12 on 32ct. (The Stitching with the Housewives girls dye a lot of this color - they use a RIT dye from the grocery store!!!)
Anyway, this design is fun... stitch it for the happy Dreamer in your life! I love everything about it!
This is cute... you have to look at the tiny scenes a little! The pretty border of plump berries surrounds 9 smaller ornament-sized pieces - the WHOLE THING finishes only 9-1/2 inches square on 32ct.
Each of the small scenes measures 39 x 39 stitches and features Santa delivering gifts on a reindeer, rabbit, cat, pig and even in his sleigh. All the sleepy city buildings are below... and one panel even offers a KEY because there aren't enough chimneys! A very attractive piece, it is coded for just 11 shades of regular DMC floss. Wouldn't it look great as small cushions all nestled in a wooden bowl?
*The Girls* are Getting Ready for Halloween!
Barbara Ana has a trio of new designs that are actually pretty entertaining when you study them! Can you find the little dangling lizards (I Believe those would be Newts?) Each pic has a cute little cat, and all the pumpkins, vines, dresses, and quilty design elements everywhere add pops of color. Break up some of the motifs and make some individual pin cushions - the cat with the basket of pumpkins is pretty cute... or you could stitch the witch faces on one side of a pin cushion and personalize your friends names on the other side! (depends on your friends, I guess.)
Anyway, presented in three different charts, all are worked on 32ct white. Witchy Pantry finishes about 6 x 6, Three Witches finishes approx 12 x 7-1/2, and Witchy Harvest finishes approx 8 x 6. All are coded for regular DMC floss.
Black Cat Hollow - All Three Parts!
This is a whole village scene complete with pumpkin vine border, little haunted houses, black cats, and witches with big behinds!!!! (better them, than me!) Cute as can be, it is full of stars and moons, lots of Autumn vegetation and witches and bats everywhere. Originally released in three separate charts, we have all of them together, so you can have the set at one time rather than chasing down all the parts.
*Double double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble.*
Measuring 151 in stitch count, this will finish approx 11 x 11 on 28ct, and is charted for just 9 shades of regular DMC floss! Go for it, and add hand-dyeds, metallics for the house windows and bats... wool thread for the cats?
Portuguese Bird Sampler
Love, Love the colors in this! *Tell me ye knowing and discerning few, where I may find a friend both firm and true. Who dares stand by me when in deep distress and then his love and friendship most express.*
Quite large, the stitch count on this is 275 x 335 -- so it finishes almost 14 x 16 on 40ct, and would be 17 x 21 on 32. I guess you could leave off a band or two, but everything is so pretty on here, I don't know what you'd want to leave off!!! Fun to add Satins on the border acorns... you could always do Rice Stitches for the lettering. Charted for regular stitches with 22 shades of regular DMC floss, on white.
Here's a cute little cut-away of a witch's house. You can see her bedroom with clothes hanging... she's doing something with her broom down in the kitchen, and there is a second black kitty sitting on the living room chair!
Finishing only about 3 x 4, choose a bright purple fabric for this, and make a scissor or needle case out of it, or a little pin cushion. Charted for just 11 shades of DMC floss.
This is a small-ish piece - pin cushion-sized on 40ct - that is worked in only 9 shades of DMC floss. Your proper Miss is keeper-of-the-key - possibly to the autumn garden full of Bittersweet and acorns.
Stitch count is just 77 x 85. We think some lush chenille trim would really accent this little piece! Presented as a chart.
Here's a brightly colored pin cushion design -- a funky little bird that will finish approx 3 x 3. It calls for only DMC of 3371, 919, 783, 829, 422, 501, 822, 503 and 780.
In looking at it, the 501 and 503 are supposed to look bright aqua... I don't think they do, so you may want to change your thread a little to get to match this charming picture! I like the contrast of the teal/aqua against the rust and gold. Anyway, just a fun little chart!
Christmas Ornament Trio
Barbara Ana has a new chart of three small designs -- they are only 39 stitches square -- that are charted for DMC. Cute and simple, finish them flat or stuffed, leave off the border or not.
Add embellishments, change the threads and fabric counts... the basic designs are real cute! All three are included in the chart.
A New World - One of several new things
This is a charming 5-Part set of designs that we are packing together -- so you will not miss a single one of the collection! Each part measures 195 x 45 stitches, and is worked on a different colors of 32ct linen. (They each finish about 3 x 14., but the entire piece measures 15 x 14-ish.) Everything is coded for DMC floss, and there are no embellishments or special stitches in it. (So.... maybe you can add some if you want to!?)
Oh, I LOVE this little guy... his shape, the spindly alphabet, and the terrific color selections to stitch it all! Finishing only 5 x 8-ish on 35ct cream linen, this little guy is worked with ONLY 11 shades of regular DMC floss!
He is shown finished into a sewing pocket, but you could leave off the alphabet and make him into a pin cushion instead -- he's only 85 x 85 stitches so he'd be about 5 inches in size. He's just a different kind of bird all around!!! Presented as a chart.
A smallish design -- perfect for a pin cushion, this is a Halloween Brew Cooking Scene! The witch is out in her yard bubbling her brew -- can you see her house and graveyard in the background?
You might want to choose a mangier fabric for this or coffee-stain it when you are finished -- so the bubbles and stones show up. Trees are actually very pretty, this is coded for Valdani or DMC floss and finishes approx 4 x 7 on 32ct. Offered as a chart.
The Fruit Thief -- Very primitive in flavor, teal and cinnamon colors, definitely choose a hand-dyed black for that huge crow, I think it needs that variation. 181 x 82 Stitches.
All Creatures Great and Small
Barbara Ana has a charming new sampler that celebrates life!!! Presented as a chart, it measures 317 x 248 in stitch count -- 20 x 15 on 32ct! Choose any fabric count and color you like, and grab your DMC flosses -- no hand-dyeds in this! Every row is full of tiny animals, there are barns and buildings, a windmill, the fisherman with kitty watching from the dock -- even a graveyard!
It has lots of color and design balance... lots to captivate the eye... lots to 'discuss' when you look at it! It would be stunning in a hallway or bedroom... get the family name in the center, and maybe their 'date established' in there as well!
The Witch's Inn
Oh this is cute!!! Make it a TWO-SIDED pin cushion!!! One side features the Witch's Inn with the welcoming key hanging from the sign. You could garnish this with pumpkin buttons, bats and spiders... all sorts of cute stuff. The other side, however, is too cute to pass up! It has the witch sleeping in bed -- inside the Bed and Breakfast -- her kitties on and under the bed with her! Witch shoes are underneath there too! Since 1692... has she been sleeping that long... or has this place been in business that long?
Front side finishes approx 7-1/2 x 3-1/2. Smaller design is 4-1/2 x 3. I think they'd be really fun finished back to back as a two-sided cushion! Offered as the chart, coded for DMC floss and stitched on 32ct Flax Linen (but you could choose some scary hand-dyed fabrics as well).
This verse is so cool! PERFECT for a stitcher!!! It reads: Fair Philomel, why she but lost her tongue and in a tedious sampler sewed her mind. Offered in chart format, Barbara Ana has the neatest finishing treatment on this. The needlework is on 40ct (you could choose any count) and finishes approx 6 x 7-1/2.
Next, she chooses 3 different colors of wool -- We like using 3 different patterns of our Weeks Dye Works Wools -- and cutting out dots and zig-zags to embellish. Attach with some buttonhole stitches and add a neat antique button or two, and you're finished! Just a fun piece to command a little teasing from your family!!!!! Offered as a chart, beautifully published by Creative Poppy, we can send wool and buttons if you need them!
The Feathered Wisperers
A reproduction of an original 1859 sampler, Barbara Ana writes; 'A conspiracy is brewing here, the fluffy cat looks so worried and the stag is truly surprised, the two little feathered traitors, whispering and whispering, are up to no good..' The original sampler -- probably Dutch -- was stitched with wool on canvas.
There is a beautiful border that is not pictured in the new piece -- but she HAS included it on the chart -- and you can see it on the sampler image on the back side of the chart. It is really pretty. Offered as the chart, beautifully published by Creative Poppy, this is coded for DMC and has a stitch count of 259 x 263.
Henrietta Goodrich Sampler
Barbara Ana has a new sampler -- she's designed it to LOOK very old -- but it is a new creation!! A really pretty piece, it measures 162 x 194 stitches -- approx 8 x 10 on 40ct.
Charted for DMC and overdyed flosses, Barbara has Adam and Eve in here, neat houses, angels, the bold and organized border, and a smattering of design mistakes to add to the charm and flavor of the piece. *Be you to others kind and true, as you'd have others be to you. And never do nor say to men, whatever you would not take again.* Offered as a chart.
Wow... this makes a statement! It looks huge, but actually finishes a mere 6 x 6 over 2 on 40ct linen! A charming flower basket that seems larger than life, this is charted for DMC flosses -- 15 of them. I think the basket looks so big because of the people, dog and house at the bottom... and I just love it!
Offered as a chart, we think this would make a pretty pillow nestled on an antique quilt in a sunny bedroom!
Here is a companion to our *O Halloween and O Christmas* trees! That tall spindly tree with a few lingering colorful Autumn leaves, is decorated for the season with tiny houses, black crows, acorns, spotted mushrooms and even a little black squirrel! A little sly fox is coming to inquire... and are those keys to the cottages all hanging from the branches? S
titched on 32ct Vintage Country Mocha linen, it finishes approx 6 x 10, and is coded for regular DMC floss. Offered as a chart.
Barbara Ana has a new design that features a verse by William Shakespeare -- *Tis now the very witching time of night...* and it's a really fun piece! The sleepy village along the bottom with a couple of prowling cats, there are two witches (I think -- because of the brooms) and a gorgeous floral basket that honestly, could be stitched just by itself and be lovely! Coded for DMC floss, the stitch count is only 106 x 117, so it'll finish approx 6-1/2 x 7 on 32ct.
What we think is also cool, is the pretty finishing treatment on this. The finished piece doesn't fit the frame! This opens up so many possibilities for antique frames you have laying round -- or one from a flea market. Choose -- in this case -- two fabrics that coordinate to your flosses, and the wool pennies shown in the pic. Barbara Ana has attached her needlework with some gigantic X-stitches and then added tho wool 'pennies!!!' What a neat presentation! Offered as the chart, you have several fabric options, and we can choose some coordinating Weeks Dye Works wool schnigglet cuts to make your pennies -- you'll need 5 cuts.
Long May She Wave
A cute design that would finish into a pillow very nicely, Long May She Wave features a great big blue sky, an eagle, Uncle Sam and Betsy Ross (with her needle!!) Just a real different design arrangement, something about this is charming! It might be the framing the sky offers, or the wavy flag or even the banners along the bottom. Offered as a chart, this finishes approx 8-1/2 x 9-1/2 on 32ct.
The Witch, The Crow and The Pumpkin
Kind of three designs in one with this one! The center stitching is just a little piece all by itself. The border is stunning, and that fob is darling!
The Witch, Crow and Pumpkin is really neat because the pennies around the edge are actually pieces of wool -- cut and blanket stitched on there! The actual stitched center is approx 5-1/2 x 7... and notice the small coordinating scissor fob -- that is 2 x 3-1/2. For the Penny edge treatment, you'll need a set of 6 Schnigglet Cuts of our Week's Dye Work's wools to match the DMC threads used. Mix the colors of wool for the pennies, you'll be cutting 36 circles -- then Blanket stitching them onto the linen. Using #8 Black Pearl Cotton is easiest for this part -- it really stands out against the wool. You could also do the Penny Edge treatment around that small fob design. So darn cute, this is also offered as a chart and is worked on 32ct Natural linen that has been distressed with walnut crystals... or dark coffee grounds if those are on hand!
Here's a cute little snow-guy decorated with Quaker flakes! He's smallish -- finishing only 3-1/2 x 5 on 28ct -- and would make a sweet ornament greeting tucked into a door wreath!
Offered as a chart, you could add some clay birds and a sticky-outy clay carrot nose!
Spring Scissor Fob
Puffy-cheeked bunnies, the buzzing bees in the garden, and of course the lush and delicious carrots, lots of cute-ness in this 65 x 69 square of stitching! 13 Shades of DMC floss.
The Snooty Parrots Sampler
No glory I covet! No riches I want! Ambition is nothing to me. The one thing I beg of kind Heaven to grant is a mind independent and free. Barbara Ana has a charming new sampler - but - she designed it to look and feel very old. A cool, unbalanced border, lots of little mistakes in counting scattered everywhere, and great motifs throughout... Check out the stars of the piece -- The Snooty Parrots!
So much pretty color it is stitched in either DMC or Sampler Threads and measures 248 x 329 stitches. onyx, Bayberry, sea spray, apple cider, cranberry, Grecian gold, dark chocolate, baby spinach, rhubarb and oatmeal, this piece is colorful and quite endearing! Offered as a chart. One of 3 new designs.
This has a stitch count of 168 x 126 -- and measures approx 8 x 11 on 32ct Cream Belfast. Coded for 6 colors of DMC or Valdani floss, it doesn't call for any embellishments or specialty stitches -- it's just cute the way it is! You get the little village complete with graveyard in it... little cats everywhere... and at least 3 witches in here.
Just fun... think about some mangy hand-dyed linen and maybe a few beads or buttons?? Offered as the chart.
The Branch -- Come With Me All Hallows Night
*Come with me All Hallows Night, we'll frighten everyone in sight! Such pranks for once, are justified and fun and frolic amplified.* Well, actually not such responsible advice to stitch for your kids and display on your family room wall... but maybe they won't read it!!! Lots of cute motifs in here, you probably can't see the eyes peeking out from a hole in the tree trunk!
Stitch count of 209 x 98 -- it finishes approx 6 x 13 on 32ct Vintage Mocha Belfast. Coded for only seven different Anchor or DMC flosses, it would finish into a cute pillow. Offered as a chart.
This one comes with two different color variations -- one a brighter, crisper red and white combo -- the other is muted cinnamon colors! A lot of cute elements in here... there are reindeer in the sky, cats, squirrels and birds, the Quaker snowflakes, Santa and his Ms, and the snow-covered font!
Stitched on 32ct in regular DMC flosses... it finishes approx 8 x 13... and will make a stunning cushion on your couch! (I love those little reindeer!!!!) Offered as a chart.
O Christmas Tree
The final piece in this frosty trio of matching designs... we again have the little snowmen, that fat cardinal, this time the key is snow-covered and white, those fluffy flakes, and Santa!
Just a lot of fun motifs in this 5 x 11 piece... the artwork is so unique, so fresh, so eye-catching! You need all three of these charts!
Sort of a Summer companion to the bird scissor fobs, these bluebirds are nibbling at the Cherry Blossoms. Check out that funky and rotund bird shape... just so cute! Same funny little bird, just finished into a cushion instead of a fob. 86 x 86 Stitches -- 10 DMC flosses needed.
Hummingbirds Scissor Fob
You get to stitch two tiny pillows for this design -- larger one is 46 x 39, smaller one is a mere 25 x 25. 18 Colors of DMC, the chart includes the finishing instructions for the double-decker fob, as well as a great close-up shot of eye and beak detail.
The beaks are long stitches over 8 threads, and the eye has a sneaky little white backstitch in there that really adds a lot to the bird's charming face. Companions BA's Christmas Robins!!!
What a cool little garden! Check out the candy corn flowers with resident spiders! Quaker motifs scattered everywhere, critters all over the place and of course that awesome cat, everything about this screams creativity! Offered as a chart, it finishes approximately 6.5 by 8.5 on 40 count linen. (127 x 171 Stitches.)
Coded for DMC floss, get out your overdyeds and see what else you can add to make this your own. The model is worked on something mangy -- choose something dark enough so that the winter-whites will show up.
Halloween (The Moon Laughs)
This is a neat design -- and is offered in two different colorways. On lighter linen, choose solid or hand-dyed thread in just a black and gold for the moons and stars. The pic on the darker fabric features everything stitched in DMC flosses -- a combo of 12 classic halloween-y colors!
Stitch count of 99 x 171 -- Barbara Ana gives you 'official permission' to pick a hand-dyed linen color of YOUR CHOICE!!! (and I support that!!!)
Christmas Robins Scissor Fob
A charming little design -- it's a double-decker fob!!! A trio of chubby winter robins -- dressed in Christmas finery with their Santa Hats on -- they are so simple, yet so cute! THEN... why haven't we thought of this before???? DOUBLE fobs??? What a cool way to use coordinating designs?! What a neat way to use cool beads from your embellishment stash?! (With so many designs... you could stitch a tiny bit of the larger design as an accent... and attach it to the main piece!)
Anyway, Christmas Robins's top design measures 39 x 46, while the bottom is a mere 25 x 25. Choose your fabric of choice... grab DMC floss from your stash and get BUSY! Offered as a chart.
62 x 62, Love that green background!
62 x 62, This is one of my favorites! What a cute tree ornament it would make!
70 x 70, GREAT pilgrims, pumpkins, crows and corn!
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