I’m coming at y’all today with a very exciting freebie! If you’re a newsletter subscriber, then you’ve already seen these printable valentines! If not, you should sign up for my newsletter so you can get first access to releases like this!
This week’s adorable freebie features five printable valentines — three with honey bees and two with conversation hearts!
I love all five, but I’m partial to the honey bees! They are just TOO CUTE!!
You can sweeten up your cards by taping a piece of candy on the inside or outside of each valentine! Actual conversation hearts are an acquired taste so I wouldn’t suggest those but they would go quite nicely with the second set of cards! 🙂
I made this little hedgehog for my best friend, Kylie, for Valentine’s Day! I know that Valentine’s Day has passed, but I couldn’t post my tutorial until after I gave it to her!
Doodle Stitching The Motif Collection by Aimee Ray (Get a copy here!)
Embroidery hoop (I chose a 4″ hoop)
Fabric (I used muslin)
DMC Floss Colors:
321 – red
840 – light brown
838 – dark brown
As you can see, I had an issue with 838!
Somehow, my thread turned into a delightful, brown knot! So much fun! 😉
We’ll be using this little guy from the Woodland Animals section of Doodle Stitching! Start by hooping your fabric and tracing on the hedgehog motif.
I tried my best to center him! If it ends up really crooked, you can always go back and fix the fabric! Using the light brown thread and the Back Stitch, we’re going to stitch around the body. Continue stitching up and around his back. Use the dark brown thread and the Satin Stitch to create his eyes and nose. The spines are very easy to stitch.
Using the Straight Stitch, start at one end of the pencil line and stitch to the other.
Each spine should be made up of only one stitch. Continue adding spines.
After adding all the spines that we’re traced on the fabric, I filled in a few holes. Time to add some little hearts! Each heart is made of two Lazy Daisy stitches. Once all the hearts are added, our cute, little hedgehog is complete! Happy (super belated) Valentine’s Day!!
Valentine’s Day is coming up, and I have a cute embroidery project for you! Supplies:
Doodle Stitching The Motif Collection by Aimee Ray (Get it here!)
Fabric (I used light pink gingham)
The Motif Collection book is FANTASTIC, because it comes with a CD of all the embroidery designs. It makes it so easy to download the images and print them in any size for your projects! We’re going to start our project by printing out the cupcake and tracing it onto our fabric.
I chose to place my cupcake at a bit of an angle! It adds a little whimsy!! Now, we’re going to dive right in to the stitching!
This entire project is made with the Back Stitch. This project is super quick and easy to do if you’re in a hurry! I love the heart on our cupcake! It makes the cake so much cuter! The blue icing looks kind of like a fluffy cloud! Feel free to add some French Knot sprinkles or another fun accent! I was going to add sprinkles to my cupcake, but I forgot! I can always go back and add them though! Now comes the words!
I went through a phase where I downloaded a TON of fonts off the internet!
The font I used here is one of them. This font is called “always forever.” You can find it here, or you can use your own font!
I chose to place my words at an angle to add some (more) whimsy! Stitch the words!
It’s easier if you use small stitches. You have more control, and it ends up looking neater and nicer. Once the words are complete, you’re all done!! Isn’t it so fun?!