We were recently given a digital copy of S is for Stitch: 52 Embroidered Alphabet Designs + Charming Projects for Little Ones by Kristyne Czepuryk to try out, it's a really sweet book, the core of which being a series of alphabet blocks, one set for girls and one set for boys, that go together to make two different quilts, full instructions for the quilts included. There's also a colourful rainbow dancer design, made almost exclusively from lazy daisy stitch, a car embroidery for the little boys in your life, toy blocks, a robot cushion and a flower cushion. There's also a nice section showing examples of how you could use the alphabet designs on other objects.
This is a good book for beginners, with a very comprehensive how to stitch guide. There's also a good section on quilting basics. The embroidery designs are bold and simple. This would be a great book for those stitching for young children. Personally my children (7 and 9) are possibly a little too old for the designs in this book, but I still couldn't resist adding some initial patches onto some cushions and I think they look really cute.
Would you like a copy of S is for Stitch? Thanks to the publisher, this giveaway is open to all our readers - just an FYI that a U.S. winner will receive the book by mail and an International winner will win an e-book version.
Tell us what was the last thing you embroidered for the little people in your life or what you'd like to embroider for them, in the comments below. A comment will be picked at random at 10am GMT Sunday 28th April.