I picked up a small cross stitch kit from Spotlight for $3.00, I thought even if I don't stitch the design there is no way I could purchase the Aida cloth and thread for that price.
Last month I stitched the design which is on 14 count Aida, lovely and big to see. No need to use the magnifying glass. I did leave out some stylized back stitching which said "With love from me to you."
I made up a fabric envelope for secrets to hide in.
I made it all into a 18 inch square cushion. I had previously purchased a metre of each of the Bird fabric's from Spotlight.