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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Hello October! I am ready to welcome Halloween with open arms! The decorations are up (even the outside ones!) and I’ve got some DIYs planned for this month that I hope you will love.
First up is a super easy vintage inspired party hat. Print the file, cut out, and glue the hat together. You can use fun crepe streamers and Halloween fringe to decorate it. I’ll have some tips for supplies below..
-I found the striped streamers at Target in the Halloween section. You can also find festive streamers here
-Fringe can be found here
, and here
-I like to use this glue
on my paper projects, it dries super fast!
-Here is the PDF print out for the Halloween party hat
Please remember this PDF is for personal use and may not be sold, or altered.
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