I think I have found the next book to add to my amazon wish list, Storyland Cross Stitch by What Delilah Did.
I came across this whilst scrolling through Crafty Magazine’s blog and knew it was a book for me. The book contains 15 very simple but beautiful patterns using block colour schemes and whimsical designs. The author and creator, Sophie Simpson, cleverly mixes modern day cross stitch with Victorian-esque designs.
I absolutely love this owl cushion; simple shapes are used to create quite a detailed owl figure.