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FREE VINTAGE 'EARLY BIRD' CROSS STITCH PATTERN

Posted on January 14, 2016 by SALLY WILSON | 2 comments

I thought I'd break away from the alphabet-related theme for a moment and design this little chap I've called "Early Bird". I don't tend to design a great deal of animal/nature style patterns (although watch out for our next cross stitch kit which does include a rather wise owl) but I really enjoyed putting these DMC shades together and adding the cherry blossom as a finishing touch.

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Posted in Bird, Blog Posts, Cross Stitch Pattern, Free, Newsletter

WELCOME TO CATERPILLAR CROSS STITCH!

Posted on December 01, 2015 by SALLY WILSON | 1 comment

Thanks for visiting the brand new Caterpillar Cross Stitch website!

We're very excited to be introducing our new alphabet cross stitch kit collection - "Now I Know My ABCs", to celebrate the birth, christening or other special day for your little one. If you're new to cross stitch, please check out our "How To" page for tips.

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CROSS STITCH INSPIRATION AND IDEAS

Posted on November 30, 2015 by SALLY WILSON | 0 comments

I often pick up inspiration even when I'm not looking for it. A colourful pattern in tiles outside, paintings, fashion or interior design. Sometimes the initial stages flow quite easily and ideas for a new pattern seem to come together quickly, then othertimes, I suffer with a creative block as many do!

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Posted in Blog Posts, Cross Stitch, Cross Stitch Kit, Cross Stitch Pattern, Design, Inspiration

THE BENEFITS OF CROSS STITCH

Posted on November 29, 2015 by SALLY WILSON | 1 comment

You might think that creating a beautiful piece of art with our kits is a good enough reason but there's more...the process of cross stitch is also really good for you! It helps you wind down after a busy and stressful day, creates a relaxing atmosphere and focusses the mind.

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Posted in Benefits, Blog Posts, Cross Stitch, Relaxation

MY FIRST CROSS STITCH PATTERN FOR MY SISTERS

Posted on November 26, 2015 by SALLY WILSON | 0 comments

It goes without saying that I've always loved crafts of any sort and in particular, cross stitch. One Christmas, a long long time ago, I decided to stitch my sisters a different poem each and have it framed (please ignore the paper mount!) Here's the one I stitched for my sister Rosie which currently takes pride of place in her downstairs toilet!

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Posted in Blog Posts, Cross Stitch Pattern, Poem

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