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February 27, 2019
So you remember back in October 2018 when I was asking for your votes in the British Craft Awards? We only went and WON! I'm still coming down to Earth I think.
What an honour to be, not only shortlisted alongside some of my favourite inspirational craft brands, but to come away with the award for Stitch Designer of the Year 2019! I was also massively thrilled to come 2nd for Stitch Brand and 3rd for Stitch Retailer of the Year!
The awards were held at the CHSI Show at the NEC, Birmingham on Sunday 17th February 2019. Organised by Immediate Media and hosted by John Scott from TV's Sewing Quarter. Brands were celebrated from all corners of the craft industry from knitting to crochet, papercraft to stitching.
It took a little while to find the exact suite as I always forget how big the NEC actually is, but after a mad dash in my 'posh heels', we made it by the skin of our teeth. A quick canape and a couple of glasses of champagne later and it all started. The room was packed and atmosphere buzzing with everyone waiting to hear the results. When my name was called, I felt like I was walking so slowly, a very surreal experience, and just kept thinking 'don't trip!' but when I watched the video back, I zoomed up those steps, grabbed the award and was off like a shot! Ha.
There will be a full overview of the awards with the results, photos and quotes from winners in the next Cross Stitch Crazy magazine edition. But for now, I just wanted to say how grateful I am for this award. It honestly means so much to me and its an honour it is to receive this recognition from you, the stitchers. Here is a full list of the winners from Designer and Brand of the Year.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your votes and continued support. I love this community and I'll carry on working hard to bring you exciting new projects!
January 31, 2024
If you're looking for an easy way to meet like-minded people and make new friends, our Stitching Social events are for you - our wonderful hosts create a fun and friendly environment for you to sit back, relax and enjoy all things cross stitch.
Meet our dedicated hosts in this blog post!
January 20, 2024
December really is the most wonderful time of the year, and there is no better way to get into the spirit than by counting down to Christmas with a unique Advent calendar, opening one beautiful, useful cross stitch gift every day.
This joyful countdown will reignite the magic and nurture your inner child - we're on a mission to make Christmas time will feel just as special as it did when you were young.
December 31, 2023
As 2023 draws to a close, I wanted to take a moment to slow down, reflect, and acknowledge the wonderful, busy year we've had.
Firstly I want to say a huge thank you to our fantastic Caterpillar community. I cannot believe that Caterpillar Cross Stitch turned 8 this year! We're so grateful that you've stuck with us, and we cannot thank you enough for your continuous love and support.