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Christmas Crafts Annie Love

contributed by Primitive Blessings by Twigs N Sprigs

Annie Love

Pattern Directions


Muslin: Cut 1 layer of muslin 8 x 10 inches, & one layer of Warm & Natural.

You may wish to use 2 layers of muslin, or flannel or a layer of felt, to give it that extra layer to where you don’t have your stitchin showing through.


Trace pattern onto top layer of muslin, using a mark b gone pen.


I use 2 strands of Dmc floss for all my stitchin’.

*NOTE: if you are going to be dry bushing your stitchery to be colored in, stitch detailed items such as eyes, noses, plaids on dresses, stars on flags, & words on dresses after you have painted that specific area.

Annie’s Face: Backstitch with Dmc floss #840 Medium Beige Brown

Annie’s Hair, nose, Collar & word Love: Backstitch with Dmc floss #902 Very Dark Garnet.
Satin stitch nose & heart on collar.

Annie’s Mouth: Backstitch with Dmc floss #310 Black

Star Halo: Backstitch with Dmc floss #729 Medium Old Gold

Button Eyes: Stitch buttons for eyes with matching thread.


Dye stitchery using one of the methods listed my Twig-Niques section.


I only use Deco-Art Paints .

I use Royal Golden Taklon Brushes:

Deer foot series 650 Size 1/4" 1/2" (use to dry brush)

If you choose to color in your stitchery do the following.

Using a dry-brush method as listed in Twig-Niques,

paint the following.

Star Halo: Dry brush with Antique Gold DA9

Annie’s Face: Dry brush with Mink Tan DA92

Collar: Dry brush with Buttermilk DA3

Annie’s Cheeks, Nose & Heart: Dry brush with Rockwood Red DA97

Now you are ready to either sew your stitchery into a pillow, wall hanging or frame in a picture frame.


You may wish to cut hair out of burgundy wool-felt and appliqué onto your stitchery.

Annie Love
Stitchery Directions
by Tiffany Twigs Carnal ©2002