May 2015 issue of CrossStitcher in shops tomorrow!

Cover of issue 291 of CrossStitcher

Make yourself comfortable with the latest issue of CrossStitcher – we’ve gone cushion crazy! In the May 2015 issue (291) you’ll find a whole sofa’s worth of cushion ideas… Meet Harvey, your new best friend! We’ve got a huge soft spot for this chunky chap – he’s the perfect size to cuddle up with. Next… Continue reading

Free! Download clasp purse template from May issue

Raindrop clasp purse from May 2015 issue of CrossStitcher

Save your pennies for a rainy day in this sweet clasp purse! Featuring a simple cloud design stitched onto soft pewter evenweave it would also make a lovely gift. You’ll find the chart for the clouds and raindrops, plus making instructions, in the May issue of CrossStitcher (on sale 3rd April 2015). Once you’ve stitched… Continue reading

Free! Download card artwork from the May 2015 issue

Cards from May 2015 issue of CrossStitcher

Create stunning any-occasion cards by adding your stitching to Lesley Teare’s hand-drawn artwork. In the May 2015 issue of CrossStitcher (on sale 3rd April) you’ll find the charts for you need to create the small stitched motifs. You’ll need 14 count perforated paper – we sourced ours from The Nutmeg Company - and white card. Download… Continue reading

Mood board: love your home

Things to make your house a home

Have you been busy spring cleaning your home? For us the lighter days mean open windows, washing on the line and the urge to get everything ship-shape in our homes. And it’s not just cleaning! When we talk about ways to make our houses homely, it’s usually the tactile extras and even the smells (the… Continue reading

Weekend freebie: bunny chart from Crafty Guild

Free Easter bunny pattern from Crafty Guild

Hop to it and get your paws on this cute Easter bunny! Designer Rhea Papellero is offering this chart as a free download from her blog, Crafty Guild. Happy stitching! (link inside the post)  

Editor’s pick – April issue of CrossStitcher

Cross stitched teabag

Get the kettle on and take a look at editor Jenny’s favourite project from the latest issue of CrossStitcher. This teabag tag is a cute and quirky, and for Jenny it represents the pure fun of stitching. Yes, it looks like a teabag. No, you can’t brew a cuppa with it. Yes, we love it!… Continue reading

Easter traditions

Easter projects from the April 2015 issue of CrossStitcher

Does your family celebrate Easter? For many it’s a time to get together and share a meal, and of course indulge in a chocolate egg or two! In the April 2015 issue of CrossStitcher we’ve got a host of lovely ideas to help you to create the perfect family Easter. For children the magic of Easter… Continue reading

Mood board: Easter delights

Easter themed things to make and buy

Make your family’s Easter eggstra-special (groan!) with our favourite treats to make and share. Put together a sweet Easter gift with our pattern for these sweet bunny bags. Stitch them up, add a ribbon and then stuff them with chocolate eggs! You’ll find the pattern in the  April 2015 issue of CrossStitcher, on sale now… Continue reading

Fox in the Attic interview

Embroidered Easter bunnies from Fox in the Attic

Catch up with Fox in the Attic creator, Michelle Kreussel, in our interview with her – it’s in the April 2015 issue of CrossStitcher (on sale now!). We’ve totally fallen for Michelle’s embroidered soft toys – especially these bunnies with their felt Easter eggs. You can see all of Michelle’s creations in her shop, or… Continue reading

Weekend freebie: blackwork Easter cards

Blackwork Easter cards from Cross Stitch Collection

Some of the nicest things about having a sister is borrowing their clothes (hopefully with permission!) and sharing the wisdom of their experiences. Did you know that we call fellow cross stitch magazine, Cross Stitch Collection, our ‘sister’ magazine? It’s published by the same company, and some of the CrossStitcher team members work on both… Continue reading