Moodboard: pastels

Moodboard: pastels

Show your softer side with our round up of these charming pastel finds from around the web. We love the dreamy feel of this stretched canvas cross stitch, with hot air balloons drifting over fields of flowers. If you want to stitch this whimsical landscape the chart and instructions can be found in the May… Continue reading

May’s digital issue of CrossStitcher is available to download

Digital issue of CrossStitcher 291

Download the latest digital issue of CrossStitcher magazine and you can start reading straight away! If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can subscribe to the app via Apple Newsstand. You’ll get your first month’s subscription for free, and the back issues go back to 2010. Alternatively the Zinio app works on a range of devices – you… Continue reading

Savvy Stitcher: applique

Applique flower cushion from May 2015 issue of CrossStitcher

Add extra detail to your cross stitch projects with the Savvy Stitcher’s ideas using appliqué. Appliqué can be a quick way to build up a picture using fabric. Simply cut shapes from fabric and then stitch them in place using hand or machine stitching. You can add depth to your appliqué by using patterned fabrics… Continue reading

Mood board: party brights!

Party brights!

Take your parties to the next level with these bright decorations! Whether you’re ready to take you child’s party beyond princesses and superheroes, or you want to surprise your Grandpa on his 90th birthday with a room filled of cheerful balloons – we’ve got the some colourful and creative ideas to share. Party planning has… Continue reading

Stitch your own Hetty the Hedgehog

Hetty the Hedgehog pin cushion from issue 291 of CrossStitcher

Use your stitching skills to whip up this adorable little hedgehog pin cushion – we’ve got everything you need in the May 2015 issue of CrossStitcher! Your Hetty the Hedgehog kit is free with the magazine and it includes aida, threads, green felt and even leaf tipped pins! To make Hetty you need to cross… Continue reading

Enter the issue 291 crossword

Crossword prize from CrossStitcher and Madeira

Crossword fans! Here is the entry form for the crossword in issue 291 (May 2015) of CrossStitcher. To enter, fill in your name and email address, or login with your Facebook account, and then click on the link that says, “Enter the winning word”. Fill in the winning word from the crossword (page 90 in… Continue reading

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