Mood board: Christmas stitching

20 Oct mood board

It may still be October, but the festive period is fast approaching and if you’re keen to stitch up a big Christmas project for your home, now’s the time to start. We’ve packed our November issue (number 285, our now) with stunning Christmas stitching you’re sure to love. Plus, to treat you to a little… Continue reading

Mood board: typography

Mood board

We’re spelling out our love for typography this week, with our new mood board dedicated to all things abc. Whether you want to brighten your walls, create cute cake-time treats or sink into colour-block cushions, there’s all sorts of ways you can bring the typographic trend into your home. Here are a few of our… Continue reading

Mood board: autumn cosiness

22 Sept autumn cosy

Brrr… autumn’s here, the nights are starting to get a bit chilly and we’re enjoying evenings on the sofa with our stitching and a good film. This week’s mood board is all about gorgeous style to turn your home into a cosy space for the coming months. Think cable knits, warm hues and plump cushions… Continue reading

Mood board: pompoms

MOOD BOARD

Think pompoms are just those colourful balls you spent hours crafting with card rings and wool as a kid? Think again! They’re back on trend, and with The Handmade Fair round the corner (19-21 Sept at Hampton Court Palace) we’re celebrating their World Pomination with a mood board dedicated to the fluffy creations. World Pomination… Continue reading

Mood board: woodland pals

Woodland mood board

Summer may be drawing to a close, but there’s so much we love about the coming season – not least, weekend walks through the woods, with golden crunching leaves and little animals preparing for the winter. So for this mood board, we’ve put together our pick of woodland-inspired goodies for your home or to give… Continue reading

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

Birds 30 June

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

Mood board 16 June

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