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Home Sweet Home and digital designing for Freebie Friday

Hi everyone, Home Sweet Home, I just love that saying, in my case that is so true, I just love being home tucked away in my house, for me there is no nicer feeling.

I recently purchased a second hand book from Amazon which contained lots of pretty cross stitch designs, in the book there is a section on houses and home sweet home designs, I chose this one and decided to make two. On the reverse I stitched a Jane Austen quote, “There is nothing like staying home for real comfort”.
In my stash I had some little keys that I knew one day would come in handy, I stitched them at the bottom of these pillows, I think they look so cute!
Designing this week
I have also been doing some digital designing this week, I decided to make a little bag, gift tags and a cute needlebook, you can see it below but it won’t be ready to download until Freebie Friday this week, there will also be a cross stitch freebie to match the bag, if I get chance I will stitch it too.
Edited: The download is now available at this post here
I am preparing a little tutorial to show how easy it is to put the bag together.
This is the book, I think it cost me about £5
 I designed all of the images on the bag using my Serif digital design software, but you can also design similar vector drawings using a free software from the internet called Inkscape, you can read about it here
I taught myself by watching tutorial videos, but be warned it is addictive!
Until next time, happy stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. August 4, 2016 / 7:45 am

    I read a very beautiful post.
    I adore your little pillows.
    Ciao Giovanna

  2. August 4, 2016 / 7:45 am

    Well that is just so very cute!

  3. August 4, 2016 / 7:45 am

    Beautiful work Lynn – the little key is the perfect finishing touch.

  4. August 4, 2016 / 7:45 am

    I love your little home fob, I feel the same way about staying home! It seems to be a bit of a luxury these days. I cannot print be cute freebie. I can't find a link. Boo

  5. August 4, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    What an adorable Home Sweet Home. Your bag/card/tags are excellent, too. How creative.

  6. August 4, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    Love your Home Sweet Home stitches. I feel exactly the same way. And so looking forward to your Friday Freebie!

  7. August 6, 2016 / 8:12 am

    As usual, your work is gorgeous! Thank you for the gift bag – very cute!
    I love the keys on the Home Sweet Home hanging It goes so well!

  8. August 7, 2016 / 7:44 am

    This is lovely Lynn I do like how you finish your work.
    I have just come back today from our holidays in our caravan, and took your pattern to stitch of the Autumn pillow with Emily Bronte verse which i have nearly finished.
    Thank you for sharing with us Lynn.
    Julie.C xx

  9. August 9, 2016 / 6:28 pm

    Your HOME fob is very sweet and the bags are very summery, sweet colors too.

  10. August 11, 2016 / 6:46 am

    Very cute I love the addition of the keys

  11. September 1, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    Thank you so much Lynn for this cute little cushion. I'm a huge fan of your designs !