This book combines pretty cross-stitch designs with classic Liberty prints to create gorgeous, hand-stitched items for you, your home, and your family and friends. Helene Le Berre's stylish designs give the simple, traditional technique of cross stitch a fresh, contemporary appeal and places it firmly in the twenty-first century. With clear, step-by-step instructions, beautiful photographs, full-size patterns and easy-to-follow cross-stitch charts, you will be amazed at how easily you can make something that has beauty, style and a professional finish. There are twenty-four designs to choose from, including lovingly made toys, a quilt, tiny slippers and a handy little bag for you and your baby; photo frames, cushions, colourful pot holders and other items for the home; and perfect gifts to give away or keep that include bags, purses and earrings. Even the timeless little black dress is revisited and given a hand-embroidered finish. So even if you have never stitched before, you are guaranteed to find something in this book you would love to own, plus everything you need in order to make it.