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

Weekend freebie – kitsch Christmas cards

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These three cuties are kitsch-tastic! Stitch them up, embellish with bells and bows, and mount on printable star card mounts for the most adorable Christmas cards! To make them, you’ll need: 14 count white aida; charts and key which you can download here; illustrated card mount you can download here; threads as listed in the… Continue reading

Coin purse template

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After quick project ideas to make Christmas gifts for friends and family? Then you won’t want to miss our December 2014 issue (out Friday 14 November). It features a special pullout section packed with 16 last-minute makes for him, for her and for children. One of our favourite projects from it is this sweet wise… Continue reading

Baby bib template

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Celebrate a teeny tot’s first Christmas with this festive bib project from our December 2014 issue (out 14 November). It’s the perfect gift for your own baby or a friend’s little one. You’ll find the chart, key and instructions you need in our December 2014 edition. To get started, you’ll need to make a template… Continue reading

Weekend freebie – jeans makeover

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It’s the weekend! To celebrate, we’re back with a new Weekend Freebie – and it’s a fabulous one from Coats for any crafters who have an old pair of jeans in need of a new lease of life. Designer Eva Herr has come up with this clever idea for not only making over worn-out jeans but… Continue reading

Weekend freebie: Halloween

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Boo! It’s Friday, and it’s the scariest night of the year! As a bit of Halloween fun, we’ve picked a spooky chart from DMC for our new Weekend Freebie. This design features four motifs – two pumpkins, a ghost and a witch’s hat. Stitch them up together for a fun picture for a little one…. Continue reading

Adorable owl card project

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Awww – we think this cute card is owl-dorable! It’s a super speedy make for the weekend and perfect for sending chirpy greetings to pals. To make it, you’ll need: a 12x12cm square of 14 count white aida; chart and key you can download here; illustrated card mount you can download here; threads as listed… Continue reading

Download your Rudolph Christmas card mounts


Everyone loves Rudolph! So make our adorable cards from our November issue (out Friday 17 October) and send him to pals to wish them a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. You’ll find the charts in our November issue, which will be available to buy from Friday here. They’ve been designed by Durene… Continue reading

Weekend freebie!

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We’re starting a new regular Weekend Freebie post on our blog today! To celebrate the weekend, every Friday we’ll be bringing you a free chart from the web, for you to download, stitch up and enjoy. To kick off, we’ve got a bit of a gem. On DMC’s USA website, you can download 16 –… Continue reading

Cute butterfly purse project

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After a speedy project for the weekend? How about trying your hand at making a butterfly purse – just the thing to keep loose coins under control, or why not use it to store little crafty bits ‘n’ bobs. It’s a cute gift for a gal pal too. To make it, you’ll need: a piece… Continue reading