I am the craftiest daughter of a very crafty mother. She taught me a lot of crafty basics when I was young. In k-12, I used to get in trouble for drawing on my schoolwork. Later on I picked up a ...
I am the craftiest daughter of a very crafty mother. She taught me a lot of crafty basics when I was young. In k-12, I used to get in trouble for drawing on my schoolwork. Later on I picked up a paintbrush and taught myself how to paint. For a brief period in college, I played with a computer based paper doll program (kisekae) and I got quite handy with a mouse. Today, I use my chronic doodling habit to develop cross stitch and embroidery patterns.
I'm taking a break from designing patterns to work on a crazy quilt project. There are several new embroidery designs that I'm developing for this project. When it's done, I will work on publishing them as patterns here.
In honor of Valentine's Day, this entwined heart is definitely different from the usual designs. Two halves are wrapped around each other to form the shape of a delicate heart, like two people deeply in love.
There are several stitches you can try here and most are not very complicated. I've included links to my favorite embroidery blog which has amazing tutorials on how to do these stitches.
This design will stitch quickly enough and look very nice in a frame as a romantic gift. Customize it with names to make a treasured gift. It would also look spectacular embroidered onto clothing or a bag.