Mood board: statement jewellery

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What better way to add a splash of colour to your outfits than with a piece of statement jewellery. And as a bonus, it’s also super-easy to get crafting your own for an extra-special touch. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite necklaces, bangles and brooches to stitch or buy… This geometric butterfly necklace… Continue reading

Mood board: butterfly effect

Mood board butterflies

Stunning, iridescent hues and iconic shapes make butterflies a popular subject among stitchers – and fabulous motifs for bringing a splash of colour to your home. And right now, they’re bang on trend, with the winged beauties decorating everything from tableware to clothes. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite interiors pieces to buy… Continue reading

Mood board: creative displays

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We know most of you prefer hanging your work on the wall when it comes to displaying your finished cross stitch – and why not! This way, it stays nice and neat, and you get to see it every day. But this doesn’t have to mean opting for a plain wooden frame every time. We’ve… Continue reading

Mood board: beautiful birds

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All things avian are still flying high in the trends – and bird motifs are looking as super-cool as ever. Doesn’t matter what species it is, if it’s a gorgeous design we’re sure to love it. We can’t get enough of stitching our feathered friends, and admit to snapping up a few birdie buys in… Continue reading

Mood board: fresh florals

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Evenings in the garden and weekend walks down wildflower-lined lanes have made us fall in love with all things floral this week. So when we weren’t filling our home with vases stuffed with blooms, we found time to put together our pick of gorgeous floral makes and homestyle… Clockwise from top left: You’re my Sunshine… Continue reading

Mood board: under the sea

Under the sea

With summer here, we’re feeling inspired by trips to the seaside. There’s so much fun to be had poking about with a net in rock pools to see what you can find. With this in mind, here are some of our favourite fish-themed stitching projects and things to buy – we’re sticking them at the… Continue reading

Monday mood board: summer geometrics

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We’re in love with all things geometric at the moment – and the craft and design world’s awash with gorgeous things to tempt us! Just check out these beauties – they’re going straight on our ‘I-want’ list! Clockwise from top left: Geometric Dreams cushions from CrossStitcher’s July 2013 issue (number 267). This is still available… Continue reading