Mood board: woodland pals

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Summer may be drawing to a close, but there’s so much we love about the coming season – not least, weekend walks through the woods, with golden crunching leaves and little animals preparing for the winter. So for this mood board, we’ve put together our pick of woodland-inspired goodies for your home or to give… Continue reading

Cute weekend make from Hoop-La!

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After a quick ‘n’ simple make for the weekend? How about trying your hand at this autumnal phone cosy from issue 2 of Hoop-La! magazine. Designed by Sarah Edgar, the project uses felt and simple embroidery stitches – perfect for using up threads and scraps of felt from your stash. It’s also easy to make… Continue reading

Get creative with CrossStitcher’s September issue, out now!

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Grab a cuppa, bag the sofa and settle down to stitch bang-on-trend designs – CrossStitcher’s September issue has them covered, from tropical homestyle to chic accessories. First up, our heart’s a-flutter for our over-sized butterfly cover star in glam vintage florals. Place in your bedroom for instant boudoir luxe. After that, we’re off to the… Continue reading

Enter our September issue competitions today!

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Our September issue (283) goes on sale in the UK today, which means our fantastic competitions are open! Up for grabs we have tickets to the Crafts for Christmas and Hobbycrafts shows at Birmingham’s NEC. Taking place on 6-9 November, this event is a great way to get all your festive supplies for a home-made Christmas in… Continue reading

Free playing cards download!

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We love this cute playing card purse designed by Sarah Cookland for CrossStitcher’s September issue (number 283, out Friday 22 August). Not only is it bang on trend, it’s also ultra useful for keeping those pesky pennies under control in our handbag – what a winner! You can find the project on pages 51-52 in… Continue reading

Download your free mason-jar card backing paper

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We’re pumping up the colour in our September issue, with our four bright mason-jar cards. Designed by Lucie Heaton, they’re perfect for any occasion – birthdays, new jobs, new homes, thank yous… They are sure to make the lucky recipients smile! We love the jumping jelly beans – which is your favourite? Let us know… Continue reading

Makeover your wardrobe with inspiration from Hoop-La!

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Thinking of chucking away that plain, old shirt you’ve found at the back of your wardrobe? Instead, why not transform it into something so on trend you’ll want to wear it every day, with this cute posy embroidery from talented designer Clare Youngs. The project’s in issue 2 of Hoop-La! magazine (on sale here and in newsagents… Continue reading

Great savings in our Summer Sale!

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Couldn’t be without the monthly dose of stitching inspiration and gorgeous designs you get from your favourite craft magazine? Of course you couldn’t! If you love to make, we bring you the very best ideas and on-trend designs to get you crafting. So why not take out a subscription to CrossStitcher? Right now, you can… Continue reading

Special new baby download for iPad & iPhone

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Are your friends or family celebrating the imminent arrival of a new little one into their nest? Then why not make a very special gift that’ll be treasured for years to come. In our brand-new download for iPad and iPhone, you’ll find lots of gorgeous gifts and cards to stitch. After a sampler? Why not… Continue reading

Mood board: statement jewellery

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What better way to add a splash of colour to your outfits than with a piece of statement jewellery. And as a bonus, it’s also super-easy to get crafting your own for an extra-special touch. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite necklaces, bangles and brooches to stitch or buy… This geometric butterfly necklace… Continue reading