Posted on Wednesday, January 25 2012 at 11am
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we've completely succumbed to our romantic side.
Inspired by our love of bold patterns and iconic papercut art, we've fallen head over heels for with Felicity Hall's Love cushion. That's not all, we've also gone all glamorous with a stunning golden dragonfly silhouette, designed exclusively for us by Liberty-stocked designer What Delilah Did. Even Emily Peacock's funky leopard print heart sachet has got us in the mood for love!
Your FREE gift this month contains everything you need to make an utterly adorable little-and-large Koala bear card - with fun googly eyes. Officially too cute for words.
Getting romantic doesn't have to involve love hearts though. Be inspired by nature and stitch-up some other romantic treats this month.
These beautiful leafy gift tags would turn any house plant into a lovely gift with a simple twine tie and Emily Peacock's 'Lets all take care of each other' design certainly has a distinctive feel-good factor that the whole family can enjoy.
If you're a dog lover, you'll enjoy these cute dachshunds in our Stitched with Love section, a set of handy designs to give shop-bought gifts a decorative hand-stitched makeover.
Talking of fresh designs, we've teamed up with illustrator Elissa Hudson to give the traditional ABC's a contemporary stretch canvas makeover and our exclusive Gorjuss™ design is sure to make laundry day feel less like a chore.
Plus, there's the second in Penelope Waits animal designs to collect (remember her fun bear design last month?) in her usual quirky style. We love a bit of subtle humour, especially when it involves woodland creatures as cute at this!
CrossStitcher issue 249 - on sale 25th January