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

Thank you from Festive Friends

Reindeer cross stitch cards

Back in October last year we let you know about Festive Friends, a project set up by Philippa Griffin to spread Christmas cheer to isolated older people. Philippa was concerned about the social isolation felt by many elderly people – particularly at Christmas. Working with national charity Contact the Elderly‘s North West branch, she launched the Festive Friends project…. Continue reading

The Savvy Stitcher on Pinterest

Savvy Stitcher sheep keyring

Join us on Pinterest and get another helping of CrossStitcher inspiration with every issue! Have you visited the CrossStitcher Pinterest page yet? We create a new board every month to tie in with our Savvy Stitcher projects – use our pins to add project ideas to your own Pinterest boards, or just to spark a… Continue reading

Mood board: botanical prints

Botanicals moodboard

After the gloom of winter is there anything more cheering than seeing green shoots poking their way up into the garden? We are longing for spring and while we wait we’ve been spotting botanical and nature inspired prints. Here’s our round up of leafy loveliness… We love the nostalgic and whimsical illustrations from Belle & Boo and… Continue reading

Mood board: love hearts

A collection of heart-themed products

It’s no secret that we here at CrossStitcher are a romantic bunch. We may not agree on the perfect leading man (Cary Grant vs Ryan Gosling?) but we never need much of an excuse to break out the hearts and flowers. So, just in time for Valentine’s Day we thought we’d share the love with… Continue reading

Mood board: sweet stitching storage

Desktop tidying

Keep your stitching supplies organised and looking good, with these wonderful finds for your home. You don’t need a lot of space – just the cosy corner of a room, or a shelf or two. Then take the time to make it yours, with pretty storage and supplies. Keep track of patterns you want to… Continue reading

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