Gifts to celebrate the Royal baby!

By Ruth-worldofxs, Tue, 2013-07-23 09:56
Royal baby gifts

We're so excited at the prospect of a new Royal baby! Here's our pick of the best gifts to stitch for William and Catherine's little bundle of joy...

New parents 
This portrait, 'William and Catherine' (JRWC1010, £32.99) by John Clayton was an instant hit when the two young lovebirds got married, and the baby will love seeing a picture of mummy and daddy on the nursery wall! The design measures 22x32cm (9x13in) on either 14-count aida or 27-count evenweave. Visit or call 01889 585 666.

Furry friend 
This cute toy will become a constant companion for Kate's little one, just like the new mum's own canine friend, Lupo. DMC's ready-to-stitch dog, 'Dog Soft Plush' (GN123, £16.99) measures 15cm (6in) and has an aida bib for personalising with cross stitch. Visit or call 0116 275 4000 to find a local stockist.

Rumour has it that Kate, Wills and the baby will be starting their family life together at Anmer Hall, on the Royal Sandringham estate in Norfolk. What better gift, then, than a cross stitched picture of home! 'Sandringham Norfolk Royal Square Sampler' is a fantastic kit using 12 colours and which costs £14.95. Visit for details.

Building Blocks
Now speculation is over and we know that the baby is a boy, but this colourful design, 'Building Blocks' from Bothy Threads would be great for girls too! It comes with an alphabet and number chart to personalise the design, and measures 24x32cm (10x13in) on 14-count cream aida. Visit or call 0844 8000 221.

Traditional sampler
Alternatively, how about this classic design, 'Traditional Unisex Birth Sampler' (£29)? It contains a cross stitch alphabet, or for no extra charge the company will chart the birth details for you and send the chart via e-mail. A free chart for the Golden Slumbers poem is also supplied. Visit or call 01736 333 277.

Queen of hearts
This Vervaco design (£37.39) would be a wonderful way to mark the life of the baby's paternal grandmother. The beautiful portrait of Diana, 'Queen of Hearts', is stitched on 14-count aida and measures 27x37cm (11x15in). Visit or call 01892 671 103.

Union Jack
As we saw at the Olympics, Kate and Wills love to show their partriotism at sporting events, so this chunky cross stitch kit 'Union Jack' (QE2015, £29) is perfect for the new Royal! The finished cushion measures 40x40cm (16x16in). Visit or call 01484 681 881 for stockists.

Peter Rabbit afghan
The Royals are traditionalists at hearts, so this classic Beatrix Potter character kit is sure to appeal. This gorgeous afghan blanket (JC217, £57.75) measures 125x85cm (49x33in). Visit or call 01484 681 881 for stockists.


Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phllip
The baby's great-grandparents are sure to play a big part in his life, and these mini cushion kits 'Queen Elizabeth II' and 'Prince Philip' (£14.99 each) are lovely keepsakes. New from, they each come with a needle, threads, and gold-coloured velvety backing fabric to complete the project.

Royal Rascals
These cute characters could well be playing out a scene from Kate and William's future. A boy and a girl for the Royal couple, one day? Who knows! 'The Royal Carriage' by Cotton Crosses (£14.99) measures 22x16cm (9x6in) on 14-count aida and is available from Very Crafty at

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