Saturday, 7 November 2020

People's Choice SAL - Magic

Hello all!

It's the first Saturday of the month so time for the People's Choice SAL run by Jo from Serendipitous Stitching. Continued thanks to Jo for hosting this unique SAL which has a different theme each month.

This month's theme is Magic.

So last month we had Wizards, and this month it's Magic. I suppose I should be concentrating more on witches and spells and Halloween-y type magic designs with bottles of potion and bubbling cauldrons, but I deliberately saved a certain young wizard and his magical school for this post. In other words, be prepared to be inundated with Harry Potter!

First up, what else to show but my very recently finished Hogwarts In A Bottle. If there's one magical place in the UK, it's this:

Hogwarts In A Bottle (now called School Of Magic In The Bottle)
by CutePatternsByMaria (etsy)

Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry is made up of four houses, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin. These house crests were stitched between 2015 and 2018 and are still, in my opinion, some of the best crest designs available.

The Hogwarts House Crests by TheWorldInStitches (etsy)
(no longer in the shop)

I haven't actually stitched much else to do with Harry Potter and his magic, but I have got some stuff in my stash...

These snow globes, of some of the magical places in the Harry Potter world, have recently found their way into my stash. Four are on next year's to-stitch list, the others will have to wait. I'm not sure if I will stitch the stands or not, but don't have to make that decision quite yet.

Magical balls set1 Fandom cross stitch pattern Winter image 0Magical balls set 2 Fandom cross stitch pattern School of image 0
Magical Snow Globes by MIYAstitch (etsy)

This Magical Bookshelf will probably be started next year, having been postponed this year due to lack of time. If you're familiar with Harry Potter you will be able to make out all the items, otherwise they'll just look like things you might see in other magical-themed designs.

Magical Bookshelf by LoLaLottaShop (etsy)
(not in shop at time of writing so can't give a direct link)

These shelves have been a recent find too. One day I'll grow out of cute things, but not yet! I don't know if I'd stitch them individually or as a set of shelves but then, as I haven't bought them (yet), it's of no significance!

mini set shelf Magic Cross Stitch pattern PDF the books DMC image 0

mini set shelf Magic Cross Stitch pattern PDF the books DMC image 0
Magic Shelves by CrossStitchAlexaKiss (etsy)

And finally, a non Harry Potter magical design.  If time was no issue this would be in my stash but, alas, something has to give :(

cross stitch pattern Let's Be Magical
Let's be Magical by Ursula Michael

And I think that's enough for this theme. Next month's theme is Stitching Disasters - I do hope, with all good intentions, this is will be one of the least populated months!

Take care,
Rachel x


Linda said...

I so love all of the charts Rachel. Looking forward to seeing you work on them.


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Fabulous designs! I love those little snow globes in particular. I'll be sharing this post with my friend who is a bigger HP fan than I am!
I love all the different Etsy shops that have popped up, it's a great way to find new designers.

Katie said...

You always post adorable stuff that I just fall in love with. I should block your blog haha. No I'll keep you around....I guess haha. Just stop with the cute things.

Ann C. said...

Looking forward to watching you stitch the Harry Potter projects next year! I have seen some stitchers use the Hogwarts House Crests in the SYOA Letters From Hogwarts project.