I've just begun to learn hand embroidery and made these because I was thinking of doing a tutorial for freehand stitching trees.
The birch trees are on a piece of felted wool, and the outline of a tree is on some scrap fabric that I painted with watered down acrylic first. They're small... I think the birch trees are on a 3 inch hoop.
I don't have the attention span to follow someone else's pattern, but I want to make patterns for others to follow if they want. The girl with the cookie is for my mom. I colored that one with watercolor pencils after stitching it... but I probably shouldn't have.