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

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

Mood board: love hearts

A collection of heart-themed products

It’s no secret that we here at CrossStitcher are a romantic bunch. We may not agree on the perfect leading man (Cary Grant vs Ryan Gosling?) but we never need much of an excuse to break out the hearts and flowers. So, just in time for Valentine’s Day we thought we’d share the love with… Continue reading

Mood board: colour pop

17 29 Dec colour pop

After the perfect antidote to January’s dull, cold days? Fill your home with colour and bring cheer into your life! Be inspired to go bright with our colour-pop mood board of makes and buys… Be bold with this trio of floral cushions designed by Donna-marie Scrase. With chunky stitches and contrasting fabric, they’ll be so… Continue reading

Mood board: we love dogs!

15 Dec mood board

We are massive dog fans here at CrossStitcher HQ, so are being a bit self indulgent with this week’s mood board – which is all about our four-legged friends! In our minds, we can never have too many dogs about the place, so have fallen in love with these makes and buys… We can’t think… Continue reading

Mood board: robins

Mood board

Christmas is coming! Have you spotted any robins in your garden or at the park yet this winter? We love these birds – and they’ve been inspiring lots of designers recently. Check out our ideas for robin red-breast makes and buys for you, your home and your pals… Send friends chirpy Christmas greetings in our… Continue reading