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Join the Caterpillar Club and grab your subscription box!

April 01, 2021

It's a great pick-me-up when you least expect it. Often people forget and it brightens things up when your new box arrives on your doorstep at the end of a long day! A wonderful way to reduce screen time and zone out while learning a new crafty skill.

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Stitcher of the Month - December 2020

Stitcher of the Month - December 2020

December 13, 2020

I remember going to craft fairs where my mom bought beautiful handmade bits that filled our home and she occasionally sold pieces she had made herself. Like on the top of a mason jar filled with baking ingredients or a piece finished in a hoop with fabric around the border.

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Made to Create Stitch-a-Long - the Details!

Made to Create Stitch-a-Long - the Details!

November 25, 2020

To start 2021, I designed this modern, handmade arts and crafts themed SAL project - Made to Create! Its a celebration of creativity and the crafty hobbies that you love (not just stitching!) Pre-order your kit or pattern from 26th November 2020 onwards.

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How to Cross Stitch Flowers in the Most Unusual Wedding Season of All Time

How to Cross Stitch Flowers in the Most Unusual Wedding Season of All Time

September 21, 2020

Creating a wedding cross stitch for the happy couple makes an interesting project and a unique gift, especially if you’d like to learn how to cross stitch flowers at the same time. Come up with your own flower designs and cross stitch them, plus patterns and kits so that you can make a start.

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Using Variegated Thread to Take Your Cross Stitching to the Next Level

Using Variegated Thread to Take Your Cross Stitching to the Next Level

September 12, 2020

Maybe you love using variegated thread for your cross stitch projects and want to understand a little more about when to use it and the effects it can help produce. Perhaps you're completely new to using variegated floss in your stitching and fancy learning a little bit more about this super-cool stitching supply.

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BEST OF CRAFT AWARDS 2020 | CRAFTS BEAUTIFUL MAGAZINE

BEST OF CRAFT AWARDS 2020 | CRAFTS BEAUTIFUL MAGAZINE

September 04, 2020

Thank you so much for helping me build this community, teaching new stitchers and spreading the joy to all! I adore what I do and I'm so grateful for you all. I was so excited this week to find out that we had been shortlisted in a variety of categories for the Best of Craft Awards 2020!

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HELLO DEER CHRISTMAS STITCH-A-LONG - THE DETAILS!

HELLO DEER CHRISTMAS STITCH-A-LONG - THE DETAILS!

August 11, 2020

If there was ever a time to take up stitching, or a good time to get into your first (or 40th) stitch-a-long, this is it. Christmas is one of my favourite times of year and although pre-order opens in August, like anything worthwhile, our festive stitching takes time.

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HOW TO FINISH CROSS STITCH ORNAMENTS, CUSHIONS AND WALL HANGINGS

HOW TO FINISH CROSS STITCH ORNAMENTS, CUSHIONS AND WALL HANGINGS

July 14, 2020

As we slowly start to emerge from the lockdown of the last few months it’s a great time to be finishing projects and starting something new. In my previous post about how to finish off cross stitch we talked about hoops, bookmarks and backing boards and in this post I want to show you how to finish cross stitch ornaments, bags and cushions.

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3 Great Ways to Finish Off Your Cross Stitch Project

3 Great Ways to Finish Off Your Cross Stitch Project

June 05, 2020

If you’ve been working on cross stitch in a hoop then it’s easy to finish off the back with a neat piece of felt. You’ll need your finished cross stitch piece, the hoop you want to frame it in, a pencil, some scissors, a needle, cotton thread, embroidery thread and a piece of felt that’s at least as big as the hoop.

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