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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What do you watch while you’re stitching?

  Today at CrossStitcher we’ve been discussing what we like to watch when we’re working on our cross stitch. It’s so nice to get cosy on the sofa and catch up on a favourite programme or film. Editor Jenny says, “I like stitching to a well-loved familiar film. I’m having my own mini Cary Grant season… Continue reading

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Mood board: cool blues

Cool blues mood board2

Blue has a reputation for being a cold colour – not so! Our cosy finds will bring warmth to your life… Bring soothing shades of blue into your home with this willow-pattern inspired canvas. The chart for this picture appeared in the April 2014 issue of CrossStitcher (277), and it’s available as a digital download using… Continue reading

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Mood board: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland mood board

Follow us down the rabbit hole and into our Alice-themed mood board… Our visit to Wonderland starts, as Alice’s did, with a white rabbit. This tiny charm necklace is just the thing to add a touch of whimsy to your day. The chart for the white rabbit is available in the digital version of the… Continue reading

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