D’artagnan’s Birthday Giveaway!

It’s my little kitty D’artagnan’s first birthday today! Since he is my obsession and my muse for this blog (and everything else in my life) I have a couple of things that I want to give away in celebration of his birthday. But first-

D’artagnan, a Biography

D’art’s life started out on a dairy farm in Oregon, born in the barn with all his kitty siblings.
When he came to me he was the tiniest little fluff I’ve ever seen (maybe too young to have been taken away from his mama cat)
We’ve had a fun, and sometimes rough, year together. Lots of snuggles (and vet visits).
Here’s to many more years together! (and hopefully less vet visits)

Click here if you just can’t get enough pictures of my little fluff ❤


The first thing I want to give to all you lovely people is something that my little muse inspired me to create (something you all have probably seen by now). Of course it would be a combination of my two obsessions – cross stitch and D’artagnan! I will be starting this as my new travel project to keep in my backpack for in between classes and what not. I’ve already kitted it up and I’m taking it on my 8 hour drive to my friend’s wedding this weekend ❤ ❤ ❤

The pattern is available below! (: I hope you love it as much as I do.

Sleepy Dart Fin logo size

Download PDF: B&W Symbol Pattern

Download PDF: Color Blocks Pattern

Download PDF: Colored Symbol Pattern

*Note: They look weird for me in the WordPress viewer, but if you download them and open them normally they look fine


The first 3 people who complete this pattern and post it here in a comment will receive a limited edition needle minder!

The art is designed and lovingly donated by local Seattle-based artist Mena Aklilu. She does gorgeous geometric nature art and I am obsessed with her ❤

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There are four designs to choose from when you complete this pattern:


And please, feel free to branch out and try different kitty colors! I would love to see the creative things you guys come up with. You won’t be disqualified for a little artistic flair, I encourage it! The charted colors are more of a guideline anyway. Here’s my progress so far, I’ve already changed the colors a bit:

3 stranded over 2 on 28ct coffee & tea dyed evenweave (tutorial coming soon!)

Happy stitching (:


8 thoughts on “D’artagnan’s Birthday Giveaway!

  1. D’Artagnan is absolutely adorable! There is nothing like a kitten! Your offer here is very generous and the pattern is really cute. I don’t do cross stitch but I’ll be interested to see what others make from the pattern!


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