Anyway, I was so pleased with my new patterns, that I thought I would quickly whip one up as a free pattern for you all to enjoy! The pattern is called 'wuff', and features two cute little doggies. One who is barking away, and the other...well, I think he's more the strong silent type, don't you?
This is my first actual pattern, and though I have a lot to learn about cleaning up the black and white linework, I think this is not too bad as a first attempt. Any problems with the download or the pattern itself, let me know, I'm keen to learn and improve! I'm still stitching up my first go at this pattern, but I couldn't wait until that was finished and photographed to share this with you all. The pdf pattern should fit just nicely in a 6 inch hoop. I'm using three threads on mine but possibly two would be better. I'm also planning to use chain stitch for the large lettering, see how it goes!
If you do download this pattern, I'd love to see what you you make from it! I've started a new Flickr group for things made from my patterns (though I know this is just the first, I hope this will encourage me to make more!). So if you do sew up these doggies I'd love to see them here.