Easy Aida Band Bracelet

Susan Penny shows you how to make this pretty cross stitched ice cream bracelet with simple chart and instructions, first choose your...
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Great knitting, stitching and craft ideas


Take a wander round our blog and check out all our stitching, knitting and craft ideas. You can cross stitch a teddy or knit a cute cup cake. You'll find plenty of home and craft ideas to keep you busy - ideal if you have to stay at home.

Cut and Dried

Knit for Victory


Knitted cupcakes for ETSY

A cake to share…

Flags not Flowers!

Simple beaded key rings

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Cross Stitch sleepy time Ted

Stitch this cute Susan Penny sleepy bear design tonight, download a free PDF chart & key here. We...

Knit an iced cupcake

Even if you are new to knitting, you can easily make this pink iced cupcake. Download the full pattern here.

New home for Willow

No-one will be more surprised than us that we are the new owners of a famous name in the needlecraft world. Willow Fabrics is...

Cross Stitch Carol Singer

Just in time for Christmas! Get stitching now and put this charming design under your tree. She's available as a free PDF...

Quick Stocking Filler

Make these great little presents with Susan Penny. Finding nice stocking fillers without spending a fortune can be difficult, so I set about designing a...

Back in the saddle

After more than 20 years away, we are surprised to be at the helm of Cross Stitcher once again - it's now...

Perfect Plum Chutney

I really enjoy eating left-overs on Boxing Day. After the run-up to Christmas and then cooking for the big day itself, somehow a chance...

Sailboat Straw Toppers and Napkin Rings

I am pleased we are having better weather this week, as having purchased these lovely sailboat napkins earlier in the summer, and with my...