I thought I would tell you how I came up with the idea of designing cross stitch patterns... and first of all how I started doing cross stich again after a very long time.
3 and a half years ago I found it I was going to have twin babies!!! 😲
Here they are....
One appears to be eating a really long strawberry lace... but she decided to leave it behind.
I thought it would be cool to make them a cross stitch as I knew I would be stuck at home for a while and did a lot of cross stitch when I was a teenager so I was quite fast at it.
I had a look on Etsy and Google and a few shops and I was surprised how old fashioned they were... Bears and flowers, bows and trains, the occasional elephant. Bla bla.
Then I came a cross this lovely one by
I bought a kit from a great etsy shop
Link below 🙂
SODA stitch (the designer) has a lovely Instagram feed, I've seen this bakery design recently which is extremely cute! www.instagram.com/sodastitch_
Back to my alphabet one...
To make it really special I took the letters from the text within the design and created a row at the bottom with their names and dates of birth. I made the numbers by looking at the shapes the letters make and recreating that with the numbers I needed and I love it to bits!
It's hanging in their bedroom as we speak.
Here they are at a few weeks old 🙈 peek a boo!
I don't think they have noticed their cross stitch yet but I'm sure they will love it one day.
After I had been at home with them for a few weeks I started to wander how easy it would be to design my own cross stitch patterns... But I will talk about that next time.
Thank you for reading!