Weekend freebie: Wild Olive embroidery

You've Stitched Up My Heart embroidery by Mollie Johanson of Wild Olive

We can’t get enough of Mollie Johanson’s adorable embroidery. Her blog, Wild Olive, is packed with the cutest ideas and she very kindly shares lots of free patterns and printables. Are you in the mood for a little love? Then this embroidery heart pattern is for you! And if you’re a speedy stitcher it would… Continue reading

Dress-up Sophie card – what’s yours wearing?

March cover gift - dress up doll card

Join us on a trip down memory lane with our Sophie dress-up doll. Did you play with paper dolls as a child? Starting with a cardboard dolly (usually in her pants and vest!), we remember the excitement of choosing each outfit and then folding the fiddly tabs into place. We had this simple pleasure in… Continue reading

Weekend freebie: chart from Wild Olive

'I have always loved you' heart embroidery from Wild Olive

This is Mollie Johanson, the brilliant and enthusiastic stitcher behind the gorgeous Wild Olive blog. Her designs often include little faces, which turn the everyday into the downright adorable. We are thrilled to feature an interview with Mollie in the March issue of CrossStitcher magazine, in which she shares her love for embroidery and all things… Continue reading

Free! Download your matchbox template for a sweet baby keepsake

Baby matchbook keepsake

Welcome to the world little one! This dinky matchbox opens out to reveal sweet pastel motifs. There are 12 designs in total including sweet sleeping babes, bunting and little teddy bears – choose the motifs you like best and stitch them up to create a truly adorable baby keepsake. And best of all, you can… Continue reading

Free! Download your Mother’s Day card greetings

Stitch a bird card for Mother's Day

There’s something special about a handmade card on Mother’s Day. Mums treasure their child’s creations – from the first finger-painted masterpieces to gorgeous grown-up stitched designs! This year Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 15th March, so you’ve got plenty of time to make a card for your mum. We’ve got four cheerful birds to choose… Continue reading

Weekend freebie – red heart

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It’s Friday and Valentine’s is just around the corner! What are you hoping to receive? A nice bunch of roses, perhaps? A card? A box of chocs? Well, we’re giving you a treat too, in the shape of a gorgeous heart chart to download and stitch today – for free! All you need to do… Continue reading

Free! Download your card mount with heart aperture

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Ahhh. One of our favourite makes in the February issue of CrossStitcher (issue 288, out Friday 9 January) has to be these adorable woodland animal cards. Designed by Diane Machin, they are perfect for Valentine’s, and for any other day! We can’t decide which critter we love most – they’re all so cute and we adore the… Continue reading

Weekend freebie – elephant

8 2 Jan DMC elephant

It’s Friday! To celebrate the weekend we have a new weekend freebie, this time from the talented team at DMC. This weekend, be transported to the African savannah as you stitch up this elephant. He’s perfect for a card or other quick make. We love all the clever shading, which gives him a realistic appearance…. Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas – day nine!

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It’s day nine in our amazing 12 Days of Christmas giveaway extravaganza! Your treat for today is free chart designed by Diane Machin. These glittering dove ornaments are perfect for making last minute Christmas decor, as they are quick to stitch and easy to assemble. They are stitched using DMC light Effects threads, but would… Continue reading

Weekend freebie – festive hoop

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It’s Friday and it’s Christmas – double celebration! This weekend, we have a special free treat for you from Coats – a gorgeous Christmas tree hoop! Designed by Raphaela Nickel, it’s easy to complete and doesn’t take long to stitch – a perfect cosy evening project. Then once you’re done, hang it in your home for… Continue reading