How about stitching this cute bundle of heart shaped balloons for this year's Valentine card? The pattern comes with an extra bonus, a two-color whipped backstitch Masterclass by Faby Reilly, supported by outstanding tutorials. The fun stitch will let you embellish many of your needlework projects with decorative cord-like effects.
Customize greeting cards with Letters and Hearts combined
The letters of this alphabet can be used to make customized gifts and cards - think personalized terry towels with initals, or Valentine's or birthday cards, or a cushion cover with the word "LOVE". A cross stitch pattern created by Lesley Teare.
Feelings of love expressed with force and symbolism, as well as immense tenderness. Barbara Ana takes cross stitch to wonderful unexplored territory, where a heart burns in the shape of a tulip-like flame, where a mane of red hair grows into branches and blooming flowers...
Barbara Ana said she especially enjoyed stitching this piece, in particular the lady's hair. So will we no doubt!
Delicately balanced, this cross stitch sampler by Agnès Delage-Calvet is arranged all around the central motif, a large ornate heart. The motif is then repeated in multiple smaller variations all around, including in the elaborate frame.
Part of the fun of cross stitching is being able to customize projects, play around with motifs, arrange things in your very own way. Brought to you by Maria Diaz, here's a chart full of cross stitch mini motifs, combining hearts and flowers in all shapes and sizes, an essential resource for any stitcher. Think Valentine cards, Weddings, Anniversaries, small keepsakes... you'll be using these cross stitch motifs for many projects.
Skilfully intertwined in the shape of a heart, these roses will stay forever fresh, a keepsake celebrating a very special event. The blank in the center is perfect for adding initials or a date, or could even serve to frame a picture. A cross stitch pattern designed by Faby Reilly.
Designer Faby Reilly is an expert at combining stitches with stunning effect. This small garland of hearts hanging from a string is a delicate combination of specialty stitches and cross stitch and is fun to stitch.