There is such a peaceful feel to this cross stitch nativity scene by Faby Reilly. In her beautiful streamlined style, the designer has us follow the humble shepherd, towards the manger, where Baby Jesus lays huddled between Mary and Joseph.
Ready for a change this Christmas? Here 's a unique mix of colors to cross stitch, with baubles looking so real, you'll want to grab them and hang them onto your tree. 6 cross stitch minis brought to you by Faby Reilly
It is absolutely amazing how much fun detail cross stitch designer Barbara Ana manages to fit into this Christmas pattern, not only the cat with a tree in one hand and a pot of Christmas roses in the other, but also a myriad of tiny holiday ornaments as well as a snowy landscape motif featured on the skirt. This pattern is part of a series of matching seasonal cat portraits that you can rotate with the seasons.
Lesley Teare's latest cross stitch release pictures all the woodland animals busying themselves in preparation for the Christmas party. The owl, reindeer and deer are dressed in their finest attire, the rabbit and squirrel are bringing gifts and ornaments while the robin entertains them all with cheerful Christmas carols.
Cross stitch designer MB excels at creating retro-style postcards and greeting cards, each time expressing her creativity in a completely unique and unexpected way. Here are three freshly released Greeting cards.
Vibrant reds and playful elves, designer Perrette Samouiloff excels at creating the most cheerful Christmas designs. Simply frame the cross stitch piece in a hoop and surround with a garland of natural green leaves and you will have the most beautiful Christmas wreath.
Easily create these fun characters (Santa, Angel and Elf) with exquisitely detailed heads, humbug shaped bodies and playfully hanging arms and legs. The cross stitch charts come with an awesome tutorial, carefully thought through by designer Marie-Anne Réthoret-Mélin.
Tired of picking up all the discarded wrapping paper on Christmas morning? For a waste-free Christmas, it's time to move on. Brought to you by Perrette Samouiloff, here are six beautiful cross stitch gift bags that you can use for wrapping small gifts. Pick a shape (flat or tube shaped), personally stitch and create your very own packs. So precious, the recipient is sure to re-use them again and again! When we give our loved ones carefully chosen gifts, don't we want the best packing too?
More fun hand-made projects and ideas for Christmas
Our designers have come up with a number of creative ideas and projects to cross stitch for Christmas, including Advent calendars and decorative boxes, but many other unique ideas such as a hot waterbottle cover or a Christmas tree skirt! Here's a small selection. Click on the link further down to view them all.
As the angels joyfully announce the birth of Christ, Mary bears a peaceful look, hands joined in prayer. We love Ukrainian designer Kateryna's interpretation of the Holy family and the visitors come to pay tribute, following the Star of Bethlehem. A cross stitch chart by Stitchy Princess.
Fun cat and kitten motifs with catchy quotes, ideal for greeting cards or small Christmas ornaments. Delight your cat-lover friends with a hand stitched card sent with all your love. Cross stitch chart designed by Lesley Teare.
A delightful new Christmas cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana, portraying her favorite in Santa's awesome team of reindeer. Lady Dancer is pictured wearing a warm woolen sweater, red of course. Powdery snow is falling from her antlers where a tiny village is nested. The date 1823 featured in the cross stitch medallion refers to the year the author of the poem, Clement Clarke Moore, wrote the story initially titled A Visit from St. Nicholas.
This pair of ornament size patterns can fit into a small hoop. You will recognize designer Barbara Ana's unmistakable style in the depiction of the sleepy village , the pretty quaker motifs appearing in the snow, Assisi style, and the beautiful detail of the miniature reindeer.
Counted cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana Designs
Christmas in the Woods with Kateryna
Winter Woodlands is a sampler packed with wonderful detail to stitch for Christmas. Our favorite is the white bear hibernating under a mantle of snow. A cross stitch pattern by Ukrainian designer Kateryna - Stitchy Princess
Two retro style greeting cards by Monique Bonnin a cross stitch designer who loves to "recreate" postcards and greeting cards with a vintage feel. Inventive and full of fun detail, you'll enjoy completing every stitch of these precious images. Collect them all!
This pattern by Perrette Samouiloff, with a cuckoo clock keeping track of the hours, reminds us that Christmas time is fast approaching and it's time for us stitchers to start working on our projects.
We love the dainty angels, the mischievous boys swinging on the clock's weights and the carol singing children accompanied by a flute and violins. But above all, we love the tiny cuckoo bursting the door open above the clock to strike the hours. Rejoice! the countdown to Christmas has started.
An ever so whimsical encounter, vintage Barbara Ana style.
Picture a stylish deer, clad in a 1970's vintage jacket, face white in the moonlight and wearing the most extraordinary head dress, with luminous lanterns and silver droplets glimmering in a halo of light.
Perrette Samouiloff'sSnow in town is a gorgeous Christmas chart with rows of snow covered houses, children on skis, sleighs and skates with little dogs chasing after them, and even a horse sleigh. The town is totally transformed by the cover of fresh snow and there is an amazing feeling of warmth and softness.
The pattern was formely available as a mystery chart. Subscriptions are closed but the can purchase the full pattern.
The December part of Faby Reilly's year-round calendar
With a wonderful flower arrangement for each month of the year, here is Faby Reilly December design, a super-cute arrangement of seasonal flowers. It comes with an extra bonus: a template and alphabet that will also let you create your very own greeting cards.
A scene full of poetry, where icy white flowers and leaves contrast with the warm colors of the snuggly dressed child, oblivious of the little robin perched on a branch above. A cross stitch pattern brought to you by Perrette Samouiloff.
If you are looking for a Christmas project to cross stitch that will make a powerful visual impact, you might want to consider this floral motif. Designed by Lesley Teare, the pattern has an amazing amount of color and detail, as well as extra glitz with its gold and silver highlights.
Brought to you by Faby Reilly, a new and unique take on the popular Christmas motifs rendered in the Assisi technique. Indeed they appear in white, where the fabric is left blank, while the background is cross stitched in deep red. Like Assisi designs of yore - dating back to Renaissance Italy - the design includes numerous flourishes in Holbein stitch.
In this brand new cross stitch pattern, Perrette Samouiloff depicts the joy of children discovering their Christmas gifts. Cheerful, tender, colorful, lively, and decorative as well, this Christmas pattern has it all. Take your time to complete it, one motif at a time, as the holidays approach.
Love cross stitching? Want to try adding detail and further embellishments? Faby Reilly's designs are the perfect choice for you. Guided by excellent stitch tutorials and user-friendly charts, learn a couple of new stitches and tips for applying beads. This new release (part of a series with one for each season) features a ribbed spider web stitch, in blue on the photograph.