We can remember looking in toy shop windows when we were children and wishing we could have a beautiful rocking horse like this one. There are some lovely toys around now, but old-fashioned wooden ones are still the best! Maria has put so much thought and detail into this design, from the horse's flowing mane to the little toys on the shelf and rose wallpaper - it's the perfect treat to brighten up any child's room. Maria has even included an alphabet so that you can add your child's name to the bottom of the rocking horse, and there's a blank bit of chart over the page to help you work out your lettering. So why not transport yourself back to childhood memories and record a stitch in time.
If you like this, you'll love Maria's collection of cross stitch patterns over at her chart shop, Maria Diaz Designs.