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For all those pesky escapee needles

Whilst I design my cross stitch kits, I tend to end up doing most of stitching (lots of trial and error) in the evenings when we are all snuggled down watching some TV. This has led my 12yr old daughter to dust off some old cross stitch kits of her own. You know the type of thing, the ones you buy for Chrimbo hoping they'll inspire her to forgo the lures of her ever-present iphone. Anyway, she's started working her way through these kits but never seems to settle into it the same way that I would (once I get going I begrudge having to get up for anything, even to drink or go to the loo!). Each time she...

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Cross my heart…

A slight departure from the papercutting, but it is very 'me'. I started creating the patterns last Summer, there is a LOT of stitching and re-stitching that goes into drawing up a pattern - I'm not sure I really appreciated that before. A few corrections and the odd colour change along the way and they came together nicely.

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