WE'RE EXPECTING!

WE'RE EXPECTING!

April 08, 2016

There will be a new addition to the Caterpillar Cross Stitch family soon - a baby boy! He is due mid-April but could come at any time.

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NURSERY DESIGN - WOODEN HEIGHT CHART TUTORIAL

NURSERY DESIGN - WOODEN HEIGHT CHART TUTORIAL

March 22, 2016

With a new baby soon to be on the scene, this is the first in a series of blog posts about nursery design and crafts...

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MOLLIE MAKES - A FREE MOTHER'S DAY PATTERN

MOLLIE MAKES - A FREE MOTHER'S DAY PATTERN

March 03, 2016

To celebrate all of the wonderful Mums out there, we were asked to design a special Mother's Day cross stitch pattern exclusively for Mollie Makes.

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FREE VINTAGE 'EARLY BIRD' CROSS STITCH PATTERN

FREE VINTAGE 'EARLY BIRD' CROSS STITCH PATTERN

January 14, 2016

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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WELCOME TO CATERPILLAR CROSS STITCH!

WELCOME TO CATERPILLAR CROSS STITCH!

December 01, 2015

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

CROSS STITCH INSPIRATION AND IDEAS

November 30, 2015

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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THE BENEFITS OF CROSS STITCH

THE BENEFITS OF CROSS STITCH

November 29, 2015

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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MY FIRST CROSS STITCH PATTERN FOR MY SISTERS

MY FIRST CROSS STITCH PATTERN FOR MY SISTERS

November 26, 2015

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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