Cross-stitch

Stitch By Stitch: Beginning the Border

The New World I haven’t stitched much this month. Mostly, I’ve been staring at the pattern trying to decide where to start with the background, and then, whether to include the outer border as I go or leave it to the end. It’s just as well I felt that I needed to have made some… Continue reading Stitch By Stitch: Beginning the Border

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Christmas Card Cross-Stitch Patches

Even though the last lot of mini cross-stitch kits I got from Hobbycraft involved lots of hideous fractional stitches, and even though I have a whole bag of mini kits still to be stitched, when I saw this year’s Christmas kits, I couldn’t resist. Imagine my surprise, and joy, therefore, when I got them home… Continue reading Christmas Card Cross-Stitch Patches

Cross-stitch

Craft: the Mouseloft Advent Calendar

Back when I first rediscovered cross-stitch and Mouseloft, I had this idea of making my own Advent calendar. I envisaged a lovely wall-hanging, with little pockets I could fill with chocolates or something every year, each one decorated with a festive Mouseloft design. I began collecting, and stitching. Not all of them ended up being… Continue reading Craft: the Mouseloft Advent Calendar