Cross Stitch Book Collection

Cross Stitch Book Collection

Cross Stitch Book Collection
Books Incuded in this Collection:  Bookmark Medley, Sweet Sentiments, Bright Blooms, Coasters, Seaside Portraits, Seasonal Samplers, Seasonal Wordplay
Gifted by Leisure Arts
www.leisurearts.com
Reviewed by Melissa Conner, Editor of FaveCrafts.com

 

Cross stitch is a craft that's old as time.  It's entertained crafters for years and there are so many ways that cross stitching can be used in your every day crafting.  From creating framable wall art to making cute coasters, bookmarks, and bags, the art of pulling string through a plastic grid to create a lovely design is something that crafters of all ages can learn and appreciate.

No matter what your skill level, you can easily create one of the cute cross stitch patterns you'll find in our Cross Stitch Book Collection.  Made up of 7 short titles (Bookmark Medley, Sweet Sentiments, Bright Blooms, Coasters, Seaside Portraits, Seasonal Samplers, Seasonal Wordplay), this collection has everything you need to make amazing cross stitch designs to help decorate your home!

 

Bookmark Medley

Bookmark MedleyMark your spot in a favorite book with these charming bookmarks!  From birds and cats to lighthouses and coffee mugs, you'll find just the right design in this collection.  Each design is stitched on a 14-count fabric and finished with fringed edges to give it that handmade look. 

In the Bookmark Medley booklet, you'll get patterns to make 7 adorable bookmarks.  Owls, wine lovers, coffee drinkers, and cat enthusiasts will get a kick out of these patterns, and you'll love how quick and easy they are to make!

The great thing about bookmarks is that they make quick and easy gifts for family and friends.  Use them as stocking stuffers or create a handful of cross stitch bookmarks for the bookworm in your life.  Durable, fun, and easy to make, these bookmarks are a great place to start for anyone who may be new to the art of cross stitch.

 

Sweet Sentiments

Sweet SentimentsAdd a little inspiration to your walls with these charming designs featuring words of wisdom.  From a piece commemorating a wedding to designs of thanks and praise, you'll be able to stitch the perfect sweet sentiment for yourself or a loved one. 

With 5 beautiful designs to make, these patterns are sure to help you create something for every one of your needs.  Make the "Noah's Garden" design for someone who needs some inspiration...or create "A Song of Thanks" to thank someone for hosting Thanksgiving dinner.  The "Count Your Blessings" sign can be made for someone who needs a little reminder of life's blessings, and the "Bluebird Celebration" could easily be made for a newly married couple.

With full-color charts and detailed instructions, these projects in Sweet Sentiments are perfect for the crafter who is looking for a bit of a challenge.  A rainy weekend would be the perfect time to make one of these patterns, and they all make fantastic gifts for the upcoming holiday season.

 

Bright Blooms

Bright BloomsSet a fun mood with funky, vibrant flowers!  These colorful designs are great for adorning walls or stitching on accessories.  Designs in this book include bookmarks, collages, and more home decor that is simply blooming with colorful flowers.

Bright flowers are perfect for adding a touch of spring and summer to your patterns, and these cross stitch tutorials don't disappoint.  You can bring the outdoors in with these 4 bright and colorful patterns, and you'll love seeing these lovely flowers everywhere you look!

Great for decorating your home and/or workspace, these projects are perfect for cross stitchers of all ages and skill levels.  Teens are sure to love the bright vibrant colors and adults will love making these projects for family and friends.

If you have a green thumb and love to decorate your home indoors and out with lovely bright flowers, you're going to love the patterns in Bright Blooms.

 

Coasters

CoastersAdd a little pizzazz to your tabletop with these cross stitch designs for clear acrylic coasters.  With a variety of styles to choose from, covering a variety of holidays, you're sure to find designs that are perfect for all your needs. 

Containing 7 sets of coasters, this book is perfect for anyone who likes to add a little touch of the holidays to their home decor.  From coffee mugs to snowmen, American flags to gingerbread men, these patterns are great for a relaxing afternoon or evening of crafting.

The great thing about these cross stitch coasters is that they also make awesome gifts for family and friends.  Use them as stocking stuffers or give them as a hostess gift for the holidays.  Patterns like the Stylish Snowflakes are great for all your winter holiday festivities, including Hanukkah and New Year's Eve! 

Fun for beginners and advanced crafters, Coasters is a great book filled with amazing designs that anyone is sure to love!

 

Seaside Portraits

Seaside PortraitThese classic beach scenes by Michele Johnson will help you celebrate the wonder of childhood curiousity adn relive family vacations by the sea.  Whether you decide to display them individually or as a set, these cross stitch designs are sure to make lovely home accents or gifts.

The detail on these two projects is truly stunning.  With highlight, shadow, detail, and texture, these images almost come to life off the canvas...and they're sure to remind you of the childlike innocence you had as you walked along the beach with your parents.

A large full-color grid makes this an easy project to create, and the set of them would make a great gift for any nautical friends.

 

 

Seasonal Samplers

Seasonal SamplersFind delight in nature's gifts throughout the year!  Each of these four seasonal samplers by Alma Lynne Hayden features favorite images of the seasons.  Display them all together or swap them out for year-round decor that's sure to get you in the seasonal spirit. 

Kick off your cross stitching with the summer and spring patterns.  Titled "The Birds and the Bees" and "The Soft Summer Breeze" respectively, these two patterns burst with colorful designs that will have you ready for warm weather.  Lovely flowers, darling birds and sunshine, and bright embroidery thread make these two patterns a bright addition to your warm weather decor.

"The Falling Leaves" and "The Snowcapped Trees" bring us into fall and winter.  Using dark bold colors and icons of the season, these two designs perfectly incapsulate fall and winter, leaving you ready for hot cider, warm sweaters, cozy blankets, and fireside fun.

All four patterns also include a full-color cross stitch grid, making it super easy to create your cross stitch design.  Fun for advanced stitchers and easy enough for even beginners to understand, this book is perfect for anyone looking to create lovely decorations that could be out all season long.

 

Seasonal Wordplay

Seasonal WordplayThese picturesque "word clouds" express our favorite things about each season.  Each seasonal image is made using words to describe the season, so the lovely "Fall Autumn Thanks" leaves are made using words like corn, yellow, gold, pears, autumn, harvest, and more.  Visually appealing and stunning, these patterns are a great way to decorate for an upcoming season.

The great thing about the patterns in Seasonal Wordplay is that this art will never go out of style.  Festive and fun for decorators of all ages, this collection is a subtle yet sweet way to add some seasonal flair to your mantel or living room.

My favorite thing about the patterns in this book is that they look professionally made.  As someone who doesn't know much about cross stitch, I can easily make these lovely designs and show them off with confidence to my family and friends!

With patterns to represent spring, summer, fall, and winter, this is a one-stop book for classy seasonal decorating.

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