I know it has been very quiet here on the blog recently...and all I can say is it is that I am a lot busier that I thought I would be with 2 children ;D
Anyway, to say thank you for sticking around and reading my poor little neglected blog, I have a free gift for you all!
I designed this embroidery pattern a while ago for a swap I was part of last year, and I thought, why not share its loveliness with you all?!
Please note: that I have not included instructions on how to actually stitch up this design...so you might find the following links helpful if you are new to hand embroidery :)
Transferring the design onto fabric - published by Red Brolly
How to Backstitch – written by Jenny Hart for Sublime Stitching
How to Satin Stitch – written by Jenny Hart for Sublime Stitching
French knot - YouTube video, by KaytyKat Beautimous (this one is much easier to understand when watching it done!)
Backstitch - stems, mushroom outlines, birds
Satin stitch - tulip heads, mushroom dots, leaves
French knot - eyes
So, the design can be downloaded (free) from my Craftsy pattern shop.