Cross stitch pattern: Marmaduke Lovely Duck from Teasemade
It's a mushy love fact of nature that mallard ducks are loyal duck partners. Awwwww. Yes, our web-footed friends don't play the pondweed-covered field, and Mr Marmaduke Lovely Duck is one-hen cross-stitch duck.
Teasemade is the work of Sami Teasdale, one of my most favourite crafters ever. You only have to take a peek at her splendiferously sweet sewn creations to see why. Her handiwork is delicately made, beautifully embroidered and really rather lovely. Very inspiring stuff.
Why should crafty love be kept for Valentine's Day? Marmaduke Lovely Duck loves all year round. Cross stitch him and do the same. Go on.