This is what I did to create my latest cross stitch design. I saved the picture that I found online, put it into visio and a grid over it, printed it in b&w, coloured it in and traced the outline, took blank grid paper and by hand turned the colour into a counted cross stitch pattern.
Do I think this is going to look all right in the end? I'm not sure. Here's hoping.
And I like the flower, but I still have to decide where to put their names. To the left? Above it? I'm thinking to the left. I should probably figure this out before I do it, but knowing me, I'll figure it out afterwards...