Find lots of cosy Christmas ideas in CrossStitcher's December issue

CrossStitcher December issue 260 - cover and giftTis' the season for cosy stitching and we've got a whole host of colourful designs to warm you up in our December issue, which hits the shops today.

Lucies Heaton's luxurious blue and white baubles are sure to become to treasured set that your family will use for years to come. We love how crisp and clean the shapes are, but best of all we love the spash of metallic thread. After all, who doesn't like a bit of sparkle at Christmas?

Then there's your free gift - a festive tag stitch kit, which includes everything you need to make 8 gift tags! It's time to dig out your brightest threads and get stuck into some cosy stitching...

CrossStitcher December issue projects

If you're looking for something less festive to stitch in the run-up to Christmas, don't miss Felicity Hall's Scottie dog cushion. For an extra crafty finish, we've even added a little handmade rosette to add a splash of retro colour to your home. Woof woof!

Then there's a pretty angel decoration for the kids to help you make and a huge colourful home cushion to wash away those winter blues. Find all this and more in CrossStitcher's December issue (260) - on sale now! Buy a subscription online or visit our shop to buy a single issue.

Don't forget you can buy digital editions of CrossStitcher for your iPad too!