Monday, January 30, 2012

A mother’s love.

Ever make something that you intend to give away as a gift, but you like it so much that you want to keep it?  But the gift has absolutely no validity in your life, so you must give it away?  For me, this was that craft.

I have a lovely friend who is due in about two weeks (!!!!).  Her baby shower was held a few weekends ago, and I was really excited to make something for her and the baby.  I found a quote I loved on Pinterest (ironically, it seemed that about 50% of the gifts from the shower were something I had run across on Pinterest…).  So, I claim no ownership nor originality of the quote, it is not mine!   I knew I wanted to turn it into some type of frameable art, so...

I decided to make my mom proud and design a cross stitch.  It took me quite awhile to do the math and decide how big letters should be, where they should go, how to design it, etc etc etc. 
You will need a cross-stitch canvas (I used 15 stitch/inch), thread, needle and frame.  When it comes down to it, it’s a fairly budget friendly craft, and it only took me about an afternoon from start to finish so it’s easy on the budget and on your schedule.

I tried and tried and tried to sketch a template, but I failed every time.  So I uploaded it as a PDF here.  Hopefully, that way it is viewable in a way that it could be recreated if you feel so inclined to do so.  It’s designed for an 8x 10 frame with 15 stitch cross stitch canvas.

Which brings me to the final product:


Aaaand I am so excited to meet this little baby!!  Sharing here, here and here.



  1. Beautiful....Job well done! I am sure it will be displayed proudly :)
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a nice comment too!!


  2. Very cute and thoughtful gift :)


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