The embroidered writing, hearts and flowers were traced from the pattern pages of several different Tone Finnager books and embroidered in backstitch and satin stitch.
I embroidered the patterns onto the plain cotton first and then I sewed the front and back pieces together. When I got to the top edge of the square I added a piece of ribbon in a co-ordinating colour and sewed it in place to make a loop.
The embroidery was worked with two strands of embroidery thread for the satin stitch and one strand of thread for the backstitch.
I used a small embroidery hoop to keep an even tension when embroidering onto the fabric. Once I had completed the embroidery I cut the fabric down to the right size and shape.
I used patterned cotton fabrics in floral prints for the back of the squares and I used a soft toy filling to pad the squares.