Today I wanted to share with you a quick and easy cross stitch design that I made. I’ve been wanting to do some cross stitching in the evenings when Tom is home and we are watching a movie, so I made this little design because I am excited about Spring. I’ve ordered all my garden seeds, and printed out my planting schedule. Now it’s just about waiting.
I stitched up my girl on 32 count linen (over 2
) but you can stitch her on 16 count aida cloth
if you prefer.
Finished she measures about 5×5.5 inches. Please remember this pattern is for personal use only.
Flower Garden Girl PDF
* printing tip-If you are trying to save ink just print page #2, choose scale to fit page.
Besides printable Valentine cards, with my print-outs
you can also make decorative banners. They are easy and fast! Here’s what you need:
–InkJet Iron-On Transfers
: I like the kind made for dark colors
-red and white felt
–Scallop Fabric Shears
: these are pricey and with some types of felt you can use scalloped scissors designed for paper instead. Instead I have a by Fiskars (which they no longer seem to make) and I love using them for cutting fabric and felt. They were also a bit pricey when I purchased them, but have lasted me almost five years of cutting fabrics in a scallop shape, and are still going strong. Also please keep in mind you could still get a great shape using fabric pinking shears you might already own to do the decorative edge.
First print out your valentines onto the iron-on paper following the directions on the package. Cut out a valentine with the plain scissors. Iron onto white felt. I then use a combination of my plain scissors and scallop to create a scallop design just around the heart as I cut it out of the white felt.
Use your glue to adhere your valentine to red felt and allow to dry. Cut out leaving a small border of red around the entire thing.
I glued the string to the back upper area of each valentine using a rectangle of leftover red felt. You could also sandwich and glue the string in between your white and red layer of felt, but I wanted mine to be behind the entire thing. Allow to dry and hang up!
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