We’re loving these scrumptious new cross stitch designs with a foodie theme. Not only are they bright and colourful and fun to stitch, they're also totally calorie-free!
Keen bakers won’t be able to resist this pretty design by Cathy Squire for Bothy Threads. Bake! features bright motifs, such as a heart teapot, delicious cake, vase of flowers and snoozing kitty, all worked in a gorgeous palette of red, blue, pink and green. It measures 25 x 25cm (10 x 10in) when completed on 14-count cream aida and costs £24.99. For more information, visit www.bothythreads.com
Time for tea
Afternoon tea is filled with delightful pleasures that we love to enjoy, such as delicate scones, yummy cupcakes and French fancies. DMC's Afternoon Tea Sampler shows off the highlights of high tea in a gorgeous stitched picture, complete with elegant lettering and an intricate border. It measures 33 x 25cm (13 x 10in) when finished on 14-count aida, and retails at £28.99. For more information or to find your nearest stockist, visit www.dmccreative.co.uk
You’ll feel like a kid in a sweet shop as you stitch this moreish design. Created by Helen Smith, Sweetie Jars features three shelves which are overflowing with goodies, including liquorice allsorts, jelly babies and sugar mice. The design measures 21 x 30cm (8¼ x 12in) and the kit will set you back £27.49. For further details, go to www.bothythreads.com
This beautiful Tea-Time Treats tablecloth from Bergère de France is sure to brighten up your kitchen or dining room. Each tempting 100% cotton tablecloth is edged with 11-count aida, which you can decorate with sweet cross stitched cupcakes and flowers. The finished piece measures 75cm (29½in) square, and the kit, which costs £38.09, includes threads, a needle and instructions. Find out how you could win this kit in our competition (until 29th July). Visit www.bergeredefrance.co.uk for more details
Ice cream, anyone?
Designer Amanda Loverseed has created a new range of quirky scenes to stitch this summer. The Sew Dinky line-up includes this fun Ice Cream Van design, which is perfect for working on in the sunshine. It’s stitched on 14-count light blue aida and the kit comes with stranded cottons, full instructions and two charts. You can buy it for £17.49 from Bothy Threads. To find out more, visit www.bothythreads.com