So, I stumbled upon an embroidery method called stumpwork, which I immediately liked, and thought I'd try it out for my Valentine gifts.
Now on to the lovebugs!
I asked my sister what kind of bug she wanted, and well, she wanted a dung beetle. Well, why not? So now she's the proud owner of a dung beetle, surrounded by a dung ball heart.
My third attempt was a stag beetle, which I like best, even though the pincers are a bit wonky.