Yay look what came in the post yesterday!!!!! What's better than a cross stitch magazine?.... A Christmas cross stitch magazine!!!!
It's on sale in the shops in the UK today (10th November). I will do a quick run through for you.
As you can see it is all about the festive season...There's an interview with Lizzy Dabczynski-Bean and some inspirational ideas in the Out There section.
The first patterns we come across are for these lovely tree ornaments by Maria Diaz. They all call for Linen and give you a choice of DMC, Anchor or Madeira threads. There are 6 different designs.
Really traditional looking designs, they make me want to stitch them all!!
Next up is Winter Walkies by Lucie Heaton, you can buy a kit for it from the Cross Stitcher website for £23. I guess this could be used just as a winter decoration as it's not specifically Christmas..
I love these next 2 patterns by Ruth Craig and especially the way they are finished in hoops, both stitched on 14ct Aida.
There a few interviews with designer about selling at craft fairs and how they decide what to sell there and if they have any new designs coming up.
How Cute is this polar bear by Durene Jones? You can again buy a kit pack from the website to complete it on 14ct Aida.
and some Christmas Card ideas...
Next up is a Christmas Eve box by Felicity Hall with a treat bag and also a gift tag stitched on perforated paper...
What Christmas magazine would be complete with out a stocking?... Designed by Emma Congdon
And last but by no ways least as it is absolutely beautiful is this gorgeous Christmas Dresser design by Shannon Wassilief stitched on 28ct Cashel which you can purchase from the website as a kit too...
This month's free gift is a Christmas card with car button and some beads so perfect to someone special.
I love all the designs in this month's magazine and I hope you do too.
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