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Cross-Stitch Garden Planner Set

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crafts, cross-stitch, cross-stitching, garden, gardening, paper, papercraft, planner, summer,

Perfect for every green-fingered gardener, this dreamy set will ensure that all of your outdoor jobs are done in time. Plus, the extra-special seed packets would make a superb gift. Use cross-stitch techniques combined with papercraft to make this summery pairing. You could even make the seed packets from old book pages or from brown parcel paper for a more rustic look, or why not stitch seed beads onto the flower centres for extra texture.

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New Home Cross-Stitch

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aida, card, cross stitch, cross-stitch, new home, sewing, tag,

This cross-stitch favourite is sure to brighten up a loved one’s abode

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Crafter’s Project Notebook

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craft, crafts, cross-stitch, gift tag, notebook, set, stationery,

Personalise stationery with themed embellishments thanks to Helen Philipps’ how-to

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New Home Cross-Stitch and Cushion

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crafts, cross-stitch, cushion, new home, sewing, stitching,

Make Helen Philipps’ darling cushion and home card

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Dala Horse Decorations

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crafts, cross-stitch, dala horse, heart, sewing, stitching,

Sew fabric hanging hearts with cross-stitched Dala horses this Christmas

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Sherlock Holmes Cross-Stitch Project

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bbc sherlock, benedict cumberbatch, crafts, cross-stitch, sherlock, stitching,

Are you a fan of Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal of Sherlock Holmes or know someone who is? We’ve got a cross-stitch pattern of the famous sleuth to download, which is from Benedict Cumberstitch by Colleen Carrington (Kyle Books, £9.99). For more information about this book visit

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Cross-Stitched Toadstool Cushion

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crafts, cross-stitch, sewing, stitching, toadstool,

Customise cheery fabric with a hand-sewn patch to create Helen Philipps’ special gift set, perfect for any little imp

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Cross-Stitch Home Cushion

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crafts, cross-stitch, cushion, home, patchwork, sewing, stitching,

Combine patchwork with cross-stitch for a touch of crafty home style

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Embroidery Hoop Wall Pocket

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crafts, cross-stitch, embroidery hoop, sewing, stitching,

Make this fun wall pocket with an embroidery hoop and pretty fabric, then make an accompanying pin holder

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Cross-Stitched Book Accessories

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bookmark, crafts, cross-stitch, sewing, stitching,

Unleash your inner bookworm with this lovely set of cross-stitched accessories that really are a reader's dream!

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Birdhouse Trinkets

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Follow our cross-stitch chart to make a sweet birdhouse card

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Cross-Stitch Tea Towels

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Follow our cross-stitch chart to embellish a set of plain kitchen textiles

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Hexagon Pincushion

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Keep your pins looking neat with our ditsy sewing essential

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Candy Cane Cross-Stitch Chart

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We cross-stitched candy cane motifs and adhered them to a Christmas memories journal in our Christmas Special 2014. Download the chart here, and give it a go for yourself!

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Cross-Stitch Jam Jar Cover

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crafts, cross-stitch, jam jar cover, mother's day, sewing, stitching,

Make your homemade jam even sweeter with a cross-stitch cover

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Cross-Stitched Stationery Set

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crafts, cross-stitch, pattern, spring, stationery, stitch,

Inspired by bohemian patterns and colours, this beautiful cross-stitched stationery set is a must make for the work room!

Keeping your crafty bits organised is, unfortunately, critical. A creative mind may thrive on chaos, but working in a mess always ends in tears! Spring cleaning definitely isn’t fun, so why not put your favourite hobby to a practical use and cross-stitch this gorgeous set for the table top! The delightfully spirited designs will brighten your crafty corner, making the normally daunting task of tidying all those loose pens and tools a real joy. Every crafter worth her salt knows that an ideas notebook for their handbag is an essential piece of kit, so ensure the inspiration keeps flowing with a custom-made cover. A pretty bookmark completes the set, and what better way to save the pages of all those CB projects you’re planning to whip up?

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Fun Cross-Stitch Makes

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Curl up on a cold evening to enjoy these fun cross-stitch makes

This project is a fun and pretty way to enhance your dining table for a special occasion. Either follow our design exactly, or have fun adapting it to match existing table decorations. Providing a menu allows guests to enjoy reading what culinary delights are to come while sipping their aperitifs! The little pudding motifs were inspired by the tall, decorative displays that the Victorians loved to use­ taking the retro craze back to another century!

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Sentiment Cross Stitch Cards

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cards, christmas, crafts, cross-stitch, stitching,

Heart of gold

If you sing-along to Wham’s song ‘Last Christmas’ every year then you’ll know, giving your heart away is a risky business! If you want to play it safe this time around, have a go at this gorgeous ensemble. These sweet cross stitched designs really embody the magic of this season, making them the perfect way to spread winter wishes. Just grab some textured card in traditionally festive colours, add ribbon, beads, and greetings, and assemble with the ever useful 3-D foam pads and some double-sided tape. The result is a look that is ideal for both your nearest and dearest, and that special someone too - so what are you waiting for!

Show someone you really care this month by making sentiment cards the cross stitch way!

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Cross Stitch Gifts

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These timeless cross stitch designs would make a lovely gift for a keen gardener

The wonderful thing about growing vegetables, apart from the end results, is the process involved and all the interesting bits and pieces you collect along the way. Inspired by the recipe scrapbooks that have become popular recently, this cross stitched album is perfect for treasuring all those clippings, photos and seed packets that accumulate over the season. Gardening is also a subject that offers plenty of opportunity for journalling, so make sure to leave plenty of room for jotting down plans, tips, and keeping records of what flourishes.

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Cross-Stitch & Patchwork Cushion

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Get ready for Summer with Helen Philipps’ floral cushion and tag

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Morning Cross Stitch Cards

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Serve your 11 o’clock cuppa with a side of Helen Philipp’s cute cross-stitch cards!

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Cross-Stitched Tray Set

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Add some sweetness to your teatime treats with Helen Philipps’ cross-stitched tag and jam pot cover

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Cross-Stitch Bag And Card

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Adorable owl motifs add quirky charm to Helen Philipps’ cute-as-a-button stitchy makes

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Vintage Style Culinary Stitching Designs

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Display your china in vintage style with Helen Philipps’s cutely culinary stitchy designs

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Cross-Stitch Notebook Cover

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card, cover, crafts, cross-stitch, fabric, notebook, pattern, sewing, stitch,

Our sewing guru, Helen Philipps, shares her vintage cross-stitch master-class

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Patchwork And Cross-Stitch Pillow

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Combine patchwork with cross-stitch for a touch of crafty home style

A plain-coloured sofa, whilst elegant, can often benefit from a little jazzing up. Shop-bought cushions or throws would do the job, but why spend money when you can craft something yourself? Helen Philipps’ gorgeous patchwork cushion would instantly introduce a splash of colour to any living room, and it has the added benefits of showing your friends just how creative you are!

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Cross-Stitch Garden Motifs

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Cross-stitch our pretty keepsake decorated with dainty garden motifs

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Cross-Stitched Christmas Hanger And Card

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Craft delightful tags and a decorative hanger following Helen Philipps’

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Red And White Themed Cross-Stitch Set

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christmas, craft, cross-stitch, fabric, red, stitch, stitching, white,

Bird motifs continue to be popular into the new year, so there will be no need to store this beauty after the festivities

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Cross-Stitch And Patchwork Gift Set

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Bring nautical flair to your crafting with Helen Philipps’ seagull-inspired sewing kit

Patchwork projects like this can be given a boost with the addition of small details

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Floral Cross Stitch Card

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Allow the worlds of stitching and card glory making to collide for Helen Philipps’ inspired designs

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Cross Stitch Birds To Pretty Up Your Pad

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As our gardens begin blossoming we take inspiration from flying friends for Helen Philipps’ stitched duo

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Folkstyle Heart With Cross-Stitch Embroidery

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Treat a loved one with Helen Philipps’ stitched heart decoration and card

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Hexagon Cusion

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Prettify a baby’s nursery with Helen Philipps’ colourful Hexagon cushion

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House Sampler

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Be proud of your home with Helen Philipps’ cross-stitch

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X-Stitch House Motif

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If you are not happy to stamp directly onto the card front, print the letters on paper first, then cut them out and attach them

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New Home Cross-Stitch

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Brighten up a new home with a wonderful set of handstitched accessories and stationery items

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A Beautiful Hand-Stiched Heart-Shaped Gift

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cross-stitch, gift, handmade, heart, stitching,

Follow Helen Philipps’ steps to stitch a beautifully handcrafted gift to give to a friend or loved one

This gorgeous shabby chic decorated heart can be made especially for Valentine’s Day or at any time of year to give to the one you love. You can have fun embellishing it, using up odd bits of fabric, cross-stitching a tiny rose and adding a selection of buttons, ribbons and sequins. Minimum effort but maximum impact:­ the ideal situation!

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Cross-Stitch Chart for Baby’s Keepsakes

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Use this cross-stitch chart to create keepsakes for tots - look under our ‘Projects’ tab to see what you can make!

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Cross-Stitched Keepsakes for Tots

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crafts, cross-stitch, nursery crafts, stitching,

Turn dainty stitches into a charming keepsake set for a newborn tot

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Cross-Stitch Cottage Pincushion

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Mix cross-stitch techniques with pretty prints to create this sewing essential

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Floral Patchwork Cushion

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Create a beautiful patchwork cushion with floral prints and cross-stitch detailing

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Christmas Flower Cross-stitch Chart

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Helen Philipps’ flower template was used to create a cute stitched heart decoration for Christmas, but this motif can be applied to numerous crafts

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Stitched Spring Bird Motif

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bird, card, cross-stitch, sew, sewing, spring, tag, twitter,

Helen Philipps’ cross-stitch template was used to create sewn bird delights, but you can apply this motif to a number of craft projects

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Crafts Beautiful July 2008

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Crafts Beautiful July 2008

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cross-stitch,

Create fabulously fruity motifs using the traditional art of cross stitch. These shaded strawberries bring the craft bang up-to-date and are ideal for embellishing all kinds of handmade projects.

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Crafts Beautiful November 2007

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Crafts Beautiful November 2007

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christmas ideas, cross-stitch,

Use the traditional art of cross-stitch to liven up your Christmas greetings. Corinne Bradd shows how to display stitched motifs for maximum effect, incoporating funky metallic shades and handy tips to help you get started.

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