Ted Lasso – [Update]

So many people have loved my Ted Lasso pattern! I recently received a custom order for the cast of the show and not just Coach Ted! It was hard to narrow down some of the characters (Nathan was the next choice!), but I’m really happy with how it turned out. Rebecca has so many great costumes, but I thought she would look best in one of her “work” related outfits. Roy Kent is my new favorite character ever (for the moment). I just re-watched Season 1 again as I worked on this. Just so so good!

Get the Ted Lasso Cast Cross Stitch Pattern Here!

Wandavision

I have been loving WandaVision! As a comic-book reading Marvel Girl, I was really excited about this show once it was announced. I don’t know much about Wanda Maximoff or Vision (other than the House of M storyline, which imho this show is based off), but I am totally into it! I don’t want to say anything as to ruin or spoil the show, but if you are a Marvel fan, you can’t miss it! In honor of Valentine’s Day, I had to make a pattern of the 2 newest lovebirds on my dial! I hope you enjoy!

Wandavision Cross Stitch Pattern

Above stitched by Marina! I love it! I love the comic book looking Aida cloth!

From the Blood of Old Valyria….

A few months ago, I did a bit of a re-watch of the final season of Game of Thrones. I got a brand new television, and I wanted to see some awesome action with a clearer picture. Of course, I was one of those people who was a bit disappointed in the series finale, but after a re-watch, I wasn’t too upset. I do think Daenerys had a pretty lousy end scene. (I am still disappointed the last scene of the show was her re-awakening as THE NIGHT QUEEN … that would have been EPIC!!!) Over the years, I have had many custom requests of Daenerys in her different costumes, so I thought it would be fun to create a few of these “Costumes of Game of Thrones” female cross stitch patterns! I also did my other two favorites, Sansa and Cersei! Next up is Arya once I perfect her “tousled yet boy-ish yet different” look from seasons 2 and 3. (She’s basically in the same outfit! UGH!) Who is your favorite? I really loved making Cersei’s costume transformation since she really went through a lot!

Daenerys Targaryen Cross Stitch Pattern

Cersei Lannister Cross Stitch Pattern

Sansa Stark Cross Stitch

Be A Goldfish

A few months ago, one of my favorite cross stitch customers contacted me about a custom pattern for a show called Ted Lasso. I had never heard of it, but I looked online, and it looked pretty charming. I actually started watching it on Apple TV, and it is a great show about soccer aka futbol, aka, I am one of the people in the world who doesn’t understand how people love this sport. One of my best friends played for the Purdue Women’s Soccer team in college, and I would support her at games. Needless to say, I haven’t seen a soccer game in about 20 years. Either way, this pattern is perfect for anyone who loves the new show!

Ted Lasso Cross Stitch Pattern

My Heart Goes Boom

Last year, Disney+ introduced my daughter to Alexander and Eliza Hamilton. As a grand-daughter of a United States History teacher, she fell in love with the play, music, and of course, the LOVE. All summer long, I blared “Helpless” over and over as she would dance in the back yard.

Needless to say, I had to create some patterns showcasing the lovely Schuyler Sisters and of course, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Hamilton. The Schuyler Sisters pattern is complete and waiting for its new frame.

You can purchase the digital cross stitch patterns at my etsy shop!

The Schuyler Sisters Cross Stitch Pattern

Alexander and Eliza Hamilton Cross Stitch Pattern

The Mandalorian

Last week, I did a re-watch of The Mandalorian.  Can we all agree that this show was amazing?  I believe the second season is coming out in October (which will be here before you know it.)  Let me just say that I have been wanting to finish this pattern for some time.  I began creating it in November, and here it is ready to go in July!  The hardest part for me had to be The Child.  I posted on my IG stories the many incarnations of The Child from 1) standing 2) drinking soup and 3) his final look in the floating pod.  

I actually own the little Black Series action figure (which is TINY!) and I was making him extremely small in the pattern.  Once I modified that, I think I finally got the essence of that little green guy!

I hope you enjoy this fun band of misfits!  Showcased on the pattern is: Greef Karga, Cara Dune, Kuiil, The Mandalorian, The Child, IG-11, The Armorer, and Moff Gideon. 

If you are looking for a fun and new pattern, check out The Mandalorian here on my etsy site!

5 Years Strong!

knottybytes is five years old!  What a ride it has been, and I am loving it more and more every day.  I started this business because I had so many patterns in a notebook, and I can’t believe I have people who actually want to stitch something that I created.  It’s really fulfilling and so amazing.  

I’ve never been an “artistic” person, but these patterns are like my little corner of pop art.  I never thought I would have almost 1500 sales!  I’m so grateful every day.  

At the beginning of the year, I was planning on releasing more patterns in July to celebrate the 5 year milestone, but the pandemic got in the way of things.  In March, I lost my full-time job and became a stay at home mom/teacher for 2 children under 6 in the same week.  I have been able to create some new characters and physically stitch, but I just need to set a chunk of time for myself at least once a week.  

I’m currently working on a pattern for The Mandalorian.  I had hoped to have a pattern for the new Wonder Woman 84 movie and The Witcher TV show.  Here’s hoping I have more time to myself in the coming weeks.  However, I am always into custom patterns if you are interested!  Slide into my etsy DM’s if you’re looking for something fun and new!

Here’s one of my favorite small patterns: Tony and Morgan Stark “I Love You, 3000” which you can purchase here!

I hope you are all staying happy and healthy in such an uncertain time.

Please enjoy 10% Off my entire shop until 7/31/20! (Sorry, custom orders are not part of the sale!)

Happy stitching!  Get knotty! xo

Star Wars Rebels!

For many years, my pal, Brandon, told me how awesome Star Wars Rebels was. I had watched The Clone Wars, but I knew that they were going to make a FINAL season. I didn’t want to jump in to Rebels until I knew the ENDING of The Clone Wars! Would Ahsoka survive? What about Captain Rex? ORDER 66 — how would make it? So yes, once Dave Filoni and crew fulfilled their promise for an amazing ending, I dove deep into the Rebels series. Wow, I loved all of the characters, (even Ezra, lol) and knew this would be a great pattern.

I may be late to some of the Star Wars party, but I can gladly say that I am now up to date! Currently, I am playing a bit of Jedi Fallen Order, so I’m getting even more content. Who is your favorite Rebel? I really love Sabine, but also Zeb!

You can purchase my Star Wars Rebel pattern here!

Happy Stitching! Get knotty!

Cara Dune

Hello Friends! I hope you are all staying healthy and safe at the beginning of summer! During my quarantine, I have had the immense pleasure of watching a lot of Star Wars content on Disney+. I loved The Mandalorian, and I have been working on a pattern for quite some time. Last week, I had a customer reach out for a custom Cara Dune standalone pattern. I had so much fun designing this awesome warrior from Alderaan. What do you think? I have had a lot of interest in having this pattern up permanently, so here she is! I can’t wait for The Mandalorian: Season Two (and I am trying to stay spoiler and cast update free!)

You can purchase the Cara Dune pattern here at my etsy shop!

Happy Stitching! Get knotty! xoxo

The Phantom Menace

A few weeks ago, I finished watching The Clone Wars on Netflix. It was such an amazing show, and it really bridged the gap between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. I just kept shaking my head while watching because IT WAS SO GOOD, and as much as I defend the prequels, let’s be honest, they could have been so much better. Then I find out that George Lucas was a main developer of the series with his ideas and whatnot. UGH WHY GEORGE, WHY?

Anyway, I have had on my back burner (3 years now) a Phantom Menace pattern. I don’t expect many people to buy it because let’s face it, it is the worst Star Wars movie, but it was more of a challenge than anything for me to FINISH THE THING! Every once in a while, I get a random message from someone asking if I would create prequel patterns (since I have patterns for all of the other movies). I tried a few out that were small, but they never seemed to get popular.

Now the obvious elephant in the room: I didn’t want to design Jar Jar Binks. I remember making my Star Wars Alphabet pattern and put the mandate on NO JAR JAR! In fact, I decided to make the BIGGEST character, Jabba the Hutt, for the letter J just to avoid Jar Jar. Also, I had no idea how I was going to do Darth Maul. He is wearing all black with his crazy face, and you must have him holding the lightsaber with his left hand like the iconic pose from the movie …. how do I do that? So I finally faced my fears and went into design mode! I am actually really happy on how Jar Jar looks! Darth Maul was a struggle since he is mostly wearing a kilt type outfit along with a cape … so I did the best I could! I got mad love for you, Padme!

The Phantom Menace Pattern