Sunday, 12 August 2012

Pride and Prejudice Kit by Serenity Design

I bought a lovely Pride and Prejudice kit from Serenity Designs recently, and as Anna's making and selling her own kits I thought I'd put a review up and try and get her name (and thus some of her gorgeous kits) out there.
You can either buy direct through her websitse - http://www.serenitydesigns.org.uk or her ebay store - http://stores.ebay.co.uk/serenitycrossstitchdesigns depending on which you prefer.
Her kits are fabulous, especially if you're a bit of a geek, but even if you're not I recommend going and having a look. She's got kits of CSI, Twilight, Buffy, Merlin (which I want!) Game of Thrones, Serenity, Lord of The Rings and so many other things - I was basically in geek heaven, there are so many that I wanted, it took me absolutely ages to narrow it down to just 1, and even now I'm wavering towards a couple of her others. She also does threads packs for HAEDs and also some HAED charts (authorised retailer, don't worry!).
I ordered through ebay, because I hadn't discovered her own site at the time and received excellent service. The kit was dispatched really quickly and I got message telling me that it had been dispatched, and it arrived I think 2 days later. The kit itself is great, comes with a front cover picture, a chart (obviously) over 6 pages in this case, all your threads pre-sorted and labelled (I photographed it the wrong way up, so you can't see the labelling, but it's all really clear!), a key and a needle. The chart's really clear, and I'm itching to start it (but seeing as I've got 7 on the go at the moment, I'm trying to resist for a while).
Service was great, excellent communication and arrived in great condition and good time. On an additional note on communication, Anna's also got a facebook page for Serenity Designs, making her even easier to contact, and it also means that you can see other progress pictures as well.

I love Anna's stuff so I hope a few people pop over and have a look, and hopefully are maybe even tempted by them! If you do make sure you post on your blog so I can see what pretties you've bought and I can stitch the others that I love vicariously through all of you!

11 comments:

Claire said...

Will have a look.x

Lesleyanne said...

Great review. I will go and have a look.

Emma said...

oooh I love the kit you got! Will definitely be having a look :)

Miamina said...

I have heard of her and seen her designs on E-bay. I've always been very wary of buying kits like this that are self charted as I worry about the quality and how it will turn out, I'd hate to spend so much time stitching it up only for it look a bit blurry!

I'll have to check out her FB page a look at the photo's. I'd be very interested in seeing your progress as it's a lovely picture!

tadamama said...

I'll have to check her out!

Topcho said...

ohmigawd, ohmigawd, those LOTR charts! And DW! And the Labyrinth! And House and Sherlock and!
You know, I really AM trying NOT to spend money XD
Anyway you kit looks awesome and I can't wait to see some wips !

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

I don't do the photo-converted charts at all but there are some very tempting designs there! Lost Boys, Freddie Mercury, Jim Morrison to name but a few. I saw House and thought WTF but then saw Topcho listed it as one of her faves so I guess it must be popular. I can't get past him being in Blackadder...

Off to tell Virpi about the wolves now.

Tazzy said...

I'm definitely going to have to check her out. Thanks for the recomendation!

The Maiden said...

Do I see cross stitch from my favorite movie? Eekkkk! I will have to look at the link! Thanks!

SoCal Debbie said...

Thanks for sharing! I think I'll order one to stitch for my friend. They are truly unique!

rosey175 said...

o wow, I'm with Topcho, those LotR charts...!!! Even the Harry Potter ones are kinda cool although the Dobby one is a little creepy (lol).

And once again I am reminded I am the only human on Earth that likes Matt Smith more than David Tennant, ahaha.