New issue of Cute Cross Stitch!

Out on Thursday 9 January - Cute Cross Stitch

Cute Cross Stitch is the perfect magazine for cross stitchers who love cute characters! Sweet designs such as baby farm animals, fairies, and teddies have been stitched on to everything from cushions to photo frames. 

Cute Cross Stitch issue 2 out now!

Issue 2 of Cute Cross Stitch - the fun magazine dedicated to the cutest cross stitch characters - hits the shops today!

Its pages are brimming with 83 charts of adorable teddies, animals, fairies and more, all from well-known designers.

You'll find projects to suit every ability, from quick-and-easy designs to larger, challenging charts, and inspiring ideas of things to make from your finished cross stitch.

Plus, your free cover gift is a book of 20 irresistible designs to stitch up into fab cards for any occasion.

Between stitching, you can enjoy an interview with top designer Lucie Heaton, enter competitions to win amazing stitching goodies, discover expert stitching tips and tricks, and much more!

BRAND NEW: Made in Felt magazine!

Made in Felt magazine - front cover summer 2013What's this bundle of cuteness? It's Made in Felt, a brand-new and beautifully stylish magazine devoted to the world of felt crafts. Adorable!

Packed with 33 fantastic projects for stitching, gluing and needle-felting, you'll find patterns to make everything from soft toys to stylish home accessories.

You'll also find tips and ideas for using felt with other crafts such as cross stitch, crochet and cardmaking.

In-between making these gorgeous projects, read our interviews with leading felt crafters who are making toys and decorations with the wow-factor.

Made in Felt is on sale now at most newsagents or on Apple Newsstand.

Head over to http://issuu.com/futurepublishing/docs/madeinfelt for a sneaky peek insde...

Celebrate World Book Day with our clever cross stitched owls

CrossStitcher February issue 262 - World Book Day reading owls

With World Book Day coming up on 7th March, we thought it was about time we paid tribute to the written word. The clever owls gift set in our February issue are just the thing for your owl little bookworms! 

Stitch yourself a handy book bag for your latest reads, make a cosy for your Kindle or simply stitch a few into cute bookmarks to mark your page. Take your pick...

Three little mice: a stop-motion video from CrossStitcher!

CrossStitcher's February issue felt mice stop-motion videoSqueak Squeak! Our little stitchy mice love playing around in your stash. Thread spools are their favourite toys, but they hate getting pricked by rogue needles...

Say 'thank you' with super-cute cross stitched greetings cards

CrossStitcher January issue thank you cards

Now the New Year has arrived, it's time to say thank you for all those lovely gifts and heartfelt dinners we've enjoyed over the festive holiday. In CrossStitcher's January issue you'll find this cuddly set of greetings cards, which we think are perfect for doing just that!

To get you started, here's an extra design for you to download. Find the rest in our January issue (261).

NEW cross stitch series: Belle & Boo!

 part 1 Autumn DaysIf we had to choose one illustrated duo to stitch, it would have to be Belle & Boo.

Mandy Sutcliffe's adorable illustrations have been on our must-stitch list for ages so we're super excited to share with you this brand new series! We've picked our fabvourties and lovingly transformed them into four cross stitch patterns for you to collect and enjoy.

Start your collection with Windy Day (left) which you'll find in our Christmas issue 257, on sale now! Next up, in our November issue (259) we'll be bringing you Release, a pretty white dove design that's perfect for Christmas.

To start the New Year you'll find a bright and cheery Poppy's Puddles design in our January issue (261), followed by Feed the Chicks in our March edition (263). Ooh - which will you choose?

Visit www.belleandboo.com to find out more or buy CrossStitcher 257 and start your collection today.

Belle & Boo- brand new cross stitch series

Download FREE Easter motifs!

 

At Cross Stitch Collection, we're really getting in the mood for Easter. In issue 208 (on sale now!) we bring you a bouncy Easter bunny cushion by Lucie Heaton, gorgeous blackwork Easter cards by Lesley Teare, loads of spring goodies, and adorable Easter egg cosies, by Angela Poole.

In fact, Angela had so much fun designing the egg cosies that she had a couple of motifs left over. So, instead of keeping them to ourselves (believe us, we were tempted!) we've decided to give you an early Easter treat by making them available for you to download. If you're not a fan of eggs and soldiers don't fret because there are multiple uses for them - we're thinking cards, gift tags, napkins... the possibilities are endless!

Celebrate Australia Day with a Koala hug!

Koala bear cross stitch cardG'day stitchers. We'd like to wish all our fellow stitchers across the pond a very happy Australia Day!

Australia Day has become the country's biggest annual day of celebration with over 5,000 events planned across New South Wales on 26th January. 

As luck would have it, we've got a cuddly pair of Koalas as this months FREE GIFT. What's best, they've got adorable googly eyes. Who could possibly resist?

This cute kit comes free with CrossStitcher issue 249, on sale until 21st February.

It comes with a polka dot printed card, white envelope, 14 count aida, 12 lengths of thread, 2 pairs of googly eyes and a size 24 needle.

Everything you need to get started straight away!

Don't forget to send us a picture of your finished card or upload it to our Flickr group!