Editor’s pick – May issue of CrossStitcher

Dog shaped cushion from CrossStitcher magazine

Meet Harvey, our cuddly cushion from the May 2015 issue, and the perfect sofa companion for you! When we asked editor Jenny to choose her favourite make from the magazine there was no hesitation – Harvey was her instant answer. Jenny is a self-confessed dog lover – she already has her future dog names picked… Continue reading

Mr X Stitch Marsala moodboard takeover!

Marsala coloured products

This week we’ve invited our pal Mr X Stitch to take over our moodboard – and he’s done us proud! Read on to see his colourful picks… Each year, the people at Pantone put out their colour trend suggestions for the forthcoming season and given that the fashion and design worlds often take their lead from… Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Mood board: gadget cases

Mood board: gadget cases

Keep your gadgets safe and sound with our round up of the prettiest handmade cases and covers. Give your modern gadget a vintage twist with this retro typewriter iPad case. You’ll find the pattern and making up details in our April issue – on sale now. If you want to keep your Kindle cosy, what… Continue reading

Mood board: Make Mum’s Day!

Make your mums day with our relaxing ideas!

Mums are some of the busiest people we know – in fact it’s hard to get them to sit still sometimes! Encourage your mum to sit down and put her feet up with our round up of relaxing treats. Time for a nice cup of tea and a sit down! This cheerful sunshine and clouds… Continue reading

Mood board: family trees

Modern family trees

Get everyone talking with these ideas for your family tree. Working out your own family’s history is a good way to spark conversations between the generations. You might know all about your Great Aunt Maud, but have your children heard about her? Take the time to talk to grandparents and listen to their stories –… Continue reading

Mood board: pretty in pink

Pretty in pink mood board

Pink is the perfect colour to perk you up – it’s so cheerful that it makes everything just a little bit happier. But like lots of things a little pink goes a long way. We’ve chosen our favourite pink products to add a bright spot to your day. We adore the colour palette of this… Continue reading