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

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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

Download your free Feline Festive card mount

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Thinking about kicking off your Christmas stitching? Then why not make a start with these cute cat cards from our October issue – out on Friday 19 September! Our four moggies are a meow-vellous way to wish pals a merry Christmas and are sure to make the recipients giggle. To really set off your cats,… Continue reading

Enter our September issue competitions today!

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Our September issue (283) goes on sale in the UK today, which means our fantastic competitions are open! Up for grabs we have tickets to the Crafts for Christmas and Hobbycrafts shows at Birmingham’s NEC. Taking place on 6-9 November, this event is a great way to get all your festive supplies for a home-made Christmas in… Continue reading

Free playing cards download!

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We love this cute playing card purse designed by Sarah Cookland for CrossStitcher’s September issue (number 283, out Friday 22 August). Not only is it bang on trend, it’s also ultra useful for keeping those pesky pennies under control in our handbag – what a winner! You can find the project on pages 51-52 in… Continue reading

Download your free mason-jar card backing paper

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We’re pumping up the colour in our September issue, with our four bright mason-jar cards. Designed by Lucie Heaton, they’re perfect for any occasion – birthdays, new jobs, new homes, thank yous… They are sure to make the lucky recipients smile! We love the jumping jelly beans – which is your favourite? Let us know… Continue reading

Free congrats card chart & spotty background papers!

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Hooray! Term’s coming to an end and exams (hopefully) are over – now’s the time to hit the beach and chill out after all the hard work. If you know someone who’s finished their exams or has just heard they’ve passed, celebrate by stitching and sending one of our chirpy congrats cards from our August… Continue reading