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Cross Stitcher 254 – Trends Jungle

In Cross Stitcher this month – my column is was entitled WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE, as not content with owls and cute folksy fowls, designers are looking to the Jungle Greats for their latest inspirations WHO I love Markus Lupfers animal sequinned jumpers this season, whilst Stella Macartney has also added a bit of roar […]

Mollie Makes Celebrates in Style

Mollie Makes is 1 Year Old (doesnt time fly when you are having crafty fun?)..  and for their birthday issue they chose to celebrate with lots of celebration styling ideas… They included a super stylish special pull out Wedding Ideas…  and our sister lifestyle brand Pearl and Earl were super thrilled to be used in […]

Cross Stitcher 253 – Supersize Trends

Cross Stitcher issue 253 is out this week.. and my column this month is all about SUPERSIZE TREATS… (with a little nod to my new SUPERSIZE STITCHING BOOK) There is something quintessentially British about a cup of tea and a biscuit.  I have a lot of love for nostalgic munchies.. and it appears that lots […]

New Nike Liberty Collaboration Out Today

What’s not to love?  The latest Nike / Liberty collection is out today – and like their predecessors I am a lot in love!  As a Liberty print addict, I ummed and ahhed for an age before deciding on the Nike airs Grab ’em while they are hot folks! >>>SHOP LIBERTY NIKE 2012
April 02, 2012 by pearlandearl

Christmas Crochet

More cute hats and crochet .. this time with a Christmassy feel ..you can hook up your own with this PDF pattern by JTeasycrochet on Etsy… I may just leave one for Santa …
September 06, 2011 by pearlandearl

Porcelain Lace

I love the work by forestclearing on Etsy.  She works out of Brooklyn in porcelain and most of her work is based on knitted / crocheted form.  She knits or crochets the work first and then dips it in liquid porcelain and fires them, leaving a hollow shell of porcelain. What a delightful alternative to […]
August 30, 2011 by pearlandearl

Bunny Ear Hat

Always a sucker for a cute hat.. this delightful knitted Homespun Bunny Rabbit Hat by LittleBirdLucy is SO cute and comes in sizes from baby up to adult. As the Autumn days are looming, I think it is the perfect antidote to the frightening thought that Summer is over and Winter is on its way!
August 29, 2011 by pearlandearl

Poppylicious

How delicious are these mini hand embroidered poppies by  Sidereal on Etsy.? Her tiny embroidered hoops come in a variety of colours and are a mini wall delight. Perfect pressie we think.. Poppylicious
August 29, 2011 by pearlandearl

Crafty Geek Iphone Cross Stitch Cover

I discovered this fabulously crafty geeky cross stitch Iphone cover from Leese design  based in Korea a couple of months ago..  genius I cried!.. and one paypal click  and quite a long airmail journey later and it arrived… ! The little case made from silicone does not disappoint and it comes beautifully packaged with a […]
August 26, 2011 by pearlandearl

Yarn Inspiration

I am a very lucky girl – as I had a delivery this week from DMC with lots of new yarns to play with.  So today I was busy sorting out my new hoard and grouping them in themes for new projects that I am working on..  as little quick stitches for gifts. First up […]
August 26, 2011 by pearlandearl