Butterfly Buggy Birth Announcement

approx. finished size: 7-1/8"x9"; stitch count: 101 w x 127 h


  • 14”x15” Bo-Peep Pink 28-count Cashel Linen (Zweigart)
  • 6-strand Embroidery Floss (DMC)
  • Teeny Weeny Melon (TW-151) & Lavender (TW-104) Buttons (Hillcreek Designs)
  • Ribbon Floss Soft Pink & White (Home Stead Needle Arts)
  • Frame: Stephen’s Frame Shop

Stitch Types

Backstitch : 1 strand
Cross-stitch : 2 strands


  • 1. Stitch design centered on fabric over two threads.
  • 2. Attach buttons to flower centers as seen in picture. “Flowing Bow”: Thread 18” length of white ribbon floss through large eye tapestry needle. Put needle down through fabric bringing needle back up. Remove needle; even up ribbon ends. Tie bow and tack center using 1 strand DMC B5200. Repeat process using pink ribbon creating pink bow on top of white bow; tack. Run ends of “bow streamers” as desired down through fabric loosely to add dimension securing ends on back of fabric. Attach melon button at center of bow using 1 strand DMC 738. NOTE: Use 1 strand coordinating floss to tack down streamers to further secure for mounting.

by Lynda Watkins/Angie Williams for Fresh Threads Studio

Pattern - Butterfly Buggy Birth - Buggy

Pattern - Butterfly Buggy Birth - Alphabet


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