12 Days of Christmas – day two!


It’s the second day in our exciting 12 Days of Christmas event! We’ve got a super exciting weekend of giveaways coming up! Up for grabs today is this gorgeous Embelliss Petit Blooms bracelet kit. A stunning mix of pretty cross stitch flower motifs in lilac and lively orange with glam beaded edging and navy ribbon, this bracelet… Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas – day one

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The countdown to Christmas starts here! Welcome to our 12 Days of Christmas – a joint extravaganza run by CrossStitcher and Cross Stitch Collection magazine in which we are giving away a stitchy goodie every day for 12 days! The first festive treat we have for you is a free downloadable chart for this gorgeous… Continue reading

Curl up with CrossStitcher’s January issue – out now


Put the kettle on, grab the rich teas and cuddle up on the sofa with a blanket and CrossStitcher’s January issue. That’s right, our utterly snuggly new magazine, number 287, is out today. We always love Belle & Boo, but our cover project this month has us totally enchanted. Belle and her friend Boo are… Continue reading

Free tag templates!

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Aren’t these gift tags cute! They are perfect for finishing off pressies for the gals. They are quick to stitch and make too – you can find the project in our January issue (287) out Friday 12 December. It’s easy to draw your own tags freehand on Kraft card, but if you’d like a little… Continue reading

Free printables: months for your Changing Seasons calendar


Stay organised and enjoy a whole year in cross stitch by making our Changing Seasons calendar from our January issue – out 12 December. Designed by Lesley Teare, the project features each month in florals and garden motifs – perfect for celebrating the beauty of each season! Each month should be quick to stitch, and… Continue reading

Download your cat card mounts


Our four kitty cards in our January issue (287, out Friday 12 December) are perfect for sending post-Christmas thank-you notes – or should that be ‘purrr-fect’! They’ve been designed by Jenny Barton and are so, so cute. Cat lovers will adore them – in fact, just about most people will adore them! They’re great for… Continue reading

Mood board: gifts for children

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When it comes to gifts for children, we always find we’re spoilt for choice. There are so many gorgeous present ideas, the tough bit is choosing what to go for. Here we’ve put together a few of our favourites – perfect for last-minute Christmas inspiration, as well as birthdays and any other occasion… Roar! This lion… Continue reading

Bangles & buttons kits from Embelliss

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After that show-stopping bangle for the party season? Or how about some cute buttons to give a cardi a new look? Then why not make your own from a kit by Embelliss. Embelliss is all about contemporary cross stitch, with a range of kits containing all you need to whip up a bracelet or set… Continue reading

Weekend freebie – Christmas robin

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Friday’s come round again, and we’ve got another free treat for you to celebrate the weekend. This time, stitch up this handsome Christmas robin looking very festive among the holly. He’s from DMC, and you can download the chart and key right here. He’s lovely for a Christmas card – or why not stitch him on… Continue reading

Weekend freebie – Christmas candle

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It’s Friday again! And we’re really in the Christmas spirit now. So we’re bringing you a lovely cosy festive stitch from Lesley Teare for your latest weekend freebie. This glowing candle design is available on Lesley Teare’s website www.lesleyteare.com. She posted the chart on her blog on 28 October 2014, so click on the blog tab, then scroll down until you… Continue reading