One of my crafting friends had her birthday last week and I wanted to make her a small gift. I was at a bit of a loss what to make until she mentioned that she had cross-stitched the keep calm sign for a couple of her friends. So I designed and printed out a cross stitch design, but 2 days before her birthday, when I’d still not started it, I realised wouldn’t have time to cross stitch it. So I cheated, traced it onto a piece of red cotton and embroidered faster than I’d ever embroidered before.
I then turned it into a small tote bag which I lined with red gingham
If anyone would like to succeed where I failed & wants to cross stitch my design, here is a copy of my pattern which is free for personal use.