Mood board: mermaids

Mermaid finds from around the web

Dive into our round up of magical mermaids from around the web… We love Satsuma Street‘s 50s and 60s inspired cross stitch patterns – the colours really pop! The Mermaid Lagoon chart is no exception – pairing of bright colours with dark linen creates a really bold look. You can download the Mermaid Lagoon chart… Continue reading

Mr X Stitch Marsala moodboard takeover!

Marsala coloured products

This week we’ve invited our pal Mr X Stitch to take over our moodboard – and he’s done us proud! Read on to see his colourful picks… Each year, the people at Pantone put out their colour trend suggestions for the forthcoming season and given that the fashion and design worlds often take their lead from… Continue reading

Moodboard: pastels

Moodboard: pastels

Show your softer side with our round up of these charming pastel finds from around the web. We love the dreamy feel of this stretched canvas cross stitch, with hot air balloons drifting over fields of flowers. If you want to stitch this whimsical landscape the chart and instructions can be found in the May… Continue reading

Mood board: party brights!

Party brights!

Take your parties to the next level with these bright decorations! Whether you’re ready to take you child’s party beyond princesses and superheroes, or you want to surprise your Grandpa on his 90th birthday with a room filled of cheerful balloons – we’ve got the some colourful and creative ideas to share. Party planning has… Continue reading

Mood board: love your home

Things to make your house a home

Have you been busy spring cleaning your home? For us the lighter days mean open windows, washing on the line and the urge to get everything ship-shape in our homes. And it’s not just cleaning! When we talk about ways to make our houses homely, it’s usually the tactile extras and even the smells (the… Continue reading

Mood board: Easter delights

Easter themed things to make and buy

Make your family’s Easter eggstra-special (groan!) with our favourite treats to make and share. Put together a sweet Easter gift with our pattern for these sweet bunny bags. Stitch them up, add a ribbon and then stuff them with chocolate eggs! You’ll find the pattern in the  April 2015 issue of CrossStitcher, on sale now… Continue reading

The Savvy Stitcher – mini frames

Photo 'framed' in a jar, decorated with a cross stitched band

Give your projects the perfect handmade touch with CrossStitcher’s round up of Savvy Stitcher frame ideas. In the April 2015 issue of CrossStitcher we’re sharing three frames that you can make at home. Create a 3D display of your most memorable holiday moments by placing a photo and small artefacts in a glass jar (above). You… Continue reading

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

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