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I got 99 problems...

Octopus Books sent me this lovely cross-stitch book to review.  As a counted cross-stitch novice, my first impression is it's a perfect place for a beginner, like me, to start.

The first three chapters describe the materials to use, how to cross-stitch and framing your finished work.  A complete beginner's guide, each step is clearly explained with photos to illustrate every point.  The remaining chapters feature 20 easy cross-stitch pattern charts all with attitude!

The author, Genevieve Brading, is an experienced cross-stitcher and the brains behind Floss and Mischief, an online emporium of all things needlework.

I have my supplies ready, my design chosen and I can't wait to get stitching!  I'll be back with the next instalment as I start to stitch.

Disclaimer: I was gifted this book to review for free but was under no obligation to write this post. Opinions are my own.

Do you do vintage ? ...

I do, so I thoroughly enjoyed making 7 vintage inspired cards with the lovely new Bo Bunny Soiree collection, all for the current issue (99) of Papercrafter magazine.
As well as 50 cards to make there's a very handy free gift with this issue too, a 5 piece nesting die set of 3 stars and 2 tags perfect for your Christmas makes.