I have just subscribed to Cross Stitcher magazine. Cross stitching is something I really enjoy and I love the results as they are so pretty and it is such a versatile skill as all sorts of creations can be crafted.
This month there was such a cute free gift with the magazine. It is a kit that contains all the materials required to make three Christmas decorations in the shape of adorable little houses. It is technically a good idea to subscribe as I buy every issue and it is cheaper to pay every six months. Can you tell I am trying to justify a pretty magazine that nearly always has a free gift on the cover?!
The preview for the next issue have projects in it that I so want to make! They will be straight onto my project list. The reindeer cake band gift looks so cute as does the Christmas apron! I love the idea of having Christmas decorations that I have made and that I can get out every year. There is something appealing about actually putting hours and hours into making things rather than just buying everything from the shop.