Lately I´m into embroidery. First I thought that's kinda old fashioned, especially with the patterns you can find in stores. Than I came across "Doodle Stitching", such a fun and fresh way to spice up your crafts!
I started with some easy stitches and the first project was a name plate.
Joining the nautical trend I designed an embroidery pattern (can be downloaded here)
I used a spilt stitch for the lettering and a satin stitch for the heart.
Before I stitched the heart, I cut out a piece of heart shaped felt, stitched it to the fabric and stuffed it with batting to create a 3D effect. Stitch it up completly with straight satin stitches.