Make a… cherry pin cushion
STITCH the cross stitch using two strands of stranded cotton. It may help to wash and press the evenweave dry before you start stitching, as this will remove some of the stiffening, and make it easier to stitch.
CUT a square of pink checked fabric to cover the centre of the pin cushion. Cut a length of lace to fit on one side of the square. Position the lace under the edge, so that just a small amount shows from the front. Attach the checked fabric by stitching around the edge with small running stitches – this will also secure the lace.
USING the template provided, cut two small leaves from green felt. Place the leaves at the top of the checked fabric and stitch down the centre of each with running stitches. Sew the two pink buttons at the bottom of the checked fabric. Backstitch the cherry stems in green, between the leaves and each button.
CUT a rectangle of green felt the same size as the evenweave. Place the stitching face-down on the felt, and sew around the edges to join the layers together, but leaving a small gap for turning. Turn to the right side, stuff with cotton wool or toy stuffing, and then sew up the gap with small, neat stitches.