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Cross Stitch Crazy December 2019

Busting with fun, Cross Stitch Crazy is the magazine for stitchers who just can’t get enough! In each issue, we promise to deliver easy to follow and quick to stitch designs from your favourite designers.

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United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Back issues only
$8.97(Incl. tax)

in this issue

1 min
meet the team

Katie Kegie Art Editor This month… “I’ll stitch a festive tiger from page 34 for my niece – she loves animals!” Lou Smith Production Editor This month… “My dad would just love The SnowmanTM on page 10 as a cosy cushion” Emily Godwin Designer This month… “I’m going to use one of the 3D gnomes on page 72 as a tiny tree topper!” Fiona Baker Technical Editor This month… “The festive dinosaurs on page 28 are going on all my cards this year” Heather Nugent Charting Editor This month… “Mum’s getting a bottle of bubbly with one of the aprons from page 56 on!” Hannah Erskine Charting Assistant This month… “I’ll be sending the sweet appliqué-style cards on page 37 to all my friends”…

1 min

… to the December issue of Crazy! We know this is one of the busiest, most exciting times of the year for you all – there are so many festive cards and gifts to create! So, we’ve made sure to pack this issue with fab Christmas projects so you’ll easily find just the right thing to stitch for everyone you know. Lucie Heaton’s cute festive teddies on page 64 will make fantastic gifts for your loved ones, while our winter folk animals alphabet on page 49 is ideal for personalising cards and gifts. For those last-minute makes, check out our American sampler-style motifs on page 20, or make a bottle extra special with our fun retro aprons on page 56! And when you’ve finished stitching for everyone else, turn to…

2 min
over to you…

Caitlin Hutchinson Batley Which cross stitch designer would be your dream dinner party guest? It would definitely be Margaret Sherry. I absolutely adore her designs and I would love to have met her. Which project are you most proud of? It’s my big biscuits-themed piece I completed last year. I absolutely love biscuits and it’s the biggest piece that I’ve done to date! How long ago did you start stitching? I taught myself to stitch and have been stitching for just over two years now. Which celeb would you most like to stitch? I would like to stitch Elvis for my father-in-law because he absolutely loves him. Who is your favourite character to stitch? I love to stitch Tatty Teddy designs for my son. Sarah Sendall Garforth How would you describe your stitching style? I normally stitch cute designs, but since taking part in a…

1 min
your gift! cute elf tags

GIFT AVAILABLE with print edition of issue 262 only CALL 03330 162 133* TO BUY Santa’s little helpers love nothing more than wrapping presents, decorating trees and baking festive goodies in the run-up to Christmas. So, lend them a hand getting ready for the 25th as you stitch their bright outfits in cheery reds and greens using your kit, which comes with everything you need to make all eight tags. Add them to your gifts, turn them into cards or back them with felt and make them into mini decorations to hang up in your home. There’s no end to the festive fun with this team of cheery elves Inside your kit: Use this list to help you sort your threads white x3 brown x2 red x5 green x4 yellow x3 peach x5 grey x4 Total: 26 * Call charges from mobile phones…

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magic in snow

Exclusive to Crazy! Settling down on Christmas Eve to read or watch the story of The Snowman™ has become a much-loved tradition – one that you can now celebrate in stitches! Join these classic characters as they share a special moment while a blanket of snow settles behind them. Bring this scene to life with whole stitches in three strands, fractionals, backstitch and French knots. Display as a wall hanging or cushion for an impressive addition to your festive decorations this year Need to know Stitch Time 35 hours (approx) Stitch Types Whole cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch, French knots Shopping List… Threads - Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle - Size 24 tapestry needle Fabric - Zweigart 14-count navy (589) aida measuring 34x30cm (13¼x11¾in). To buy, visit www.lakesideneedlecraft.co.uk or ☎call 0161 505 1910 Extras - Backing fabric,…

9 min
your letters

In a field of flowers I’ve finally finished and framed this lovely rabbit. My husband bought the kit for me for Christmas. I just need to hang it up on the wall now! Marilyn Walker, Hayling Island Lou says: I love Hannah Dale’s kits, Marilyn – if you fancy adding to your colleciton, visitwww.bothythreads.com A special gift I’ve just finished Durene Jones’ Green Man for my friend Mary’s 50th birthday. I really enjoyed doing this, so much so that I may well do another for myself! Thank you for the lovely projects – keep up the good work! Mandie Soper, Devon Emily says: What a special birthday gift – Mary must have been delighted! The circular green mount and wooden frame suit the design perfectly. I can see why you would want to stitch a…