Please note that I get this magazine on a UK subscription so free gifts/ charts may differ from those in the shop/ overseas subscribers.
Teapot chart (sorry no pic as I forgot to take one).
This is a smallish chart (44 stitches wide x 44 high) of a blue teapot with flowers. It's certainly different.... not my cup of tea (if you'll excuse the pun) but I can see its wider appeal.
I loved this notebook and immediately got my (sadly lacking) stitching bug back by turning it into my Blogging notebook. There are designs further through the magazine tho if you'd rather use a ready made pattern.
Inside the Magazine
A Forever Friends design.
I'm not a huge Forever Friends fan but this one is soo simplistic and I really like it.
Cross Stitch Quickie
A new series of Cross Stitch Quickie featuring cats. Now I am a big fan of cartoon cats but these, nope they just don't look quite 'right', am sure others will love them tho.
A rarity but the stitched pattern does appear to resemble the person in the photo. I'm not a fan of CelebStitch tho so not one to add to my to-do list.
50 Sweet Treat Gift Ideas
cakes and other yummy treats
I love these little sweet designs perfect for gift tags, birthday cards or as I've done putting on the front of your notebook. .... trouble is it's making me hungry.
a bold design
a really nice bold pattern designed to make into a tote bag or purse. It would look just as good on its own. I like it.
Craft Xtra - subscribers only
St. Patrick's Day
2 very simple designs for St. Patrick's Day cards, I like.
Great if you like monkeys, sadly not for me.
With 2 small boys that I call my 'bugs' I love these. It's a shame the bugs don't fit the letters (e.g. B is a ladybird, M is an ant) but a nice size to make into cards or for name plates.
4 season trees
These 4 trees would look lovely stitched for a child's nursery - individually or on 1 large piece of Aida. I'm not sure I'd stitch them for my walls tho.
4 double sided fruity designs for making pincushions with. I love these and I love the idea of turning them into pin cushions. Alternatively I would stitch them and turn into fridge magnets
The Princess and The Pea
Another design for a little girls room depicting the Princess from the fairytale atop a huge pile of mattresses.
2 very cute door hangers..
keepsake box ideas
7 ideas for pictures to stitch and put on top of a wooden keepsake box. The ideas are nice and simple, quick stitches. I'd not use them for the reason given but I may go back to them for future projects.
Thailand, Flying high, Meerkats, wedding anniversary, Papillon dog, pink bug
Another random selection of charts. The plane one will be useful for a card but otherwise nothing I'd use. Am sure others could tho.
Goldleaf Needlework - Little Minx
A cute witch
These designs jumped out at me from the Stitch and Chat pages, I love them.
Why not take a look at their range: www.goldleafneedlework.co.uk they have sooo much more then Little Minx.
a selection of bookmarks, keyrings etc for bookworms - I can't wait to see these ones.