Another half-finished design that I’ve finally had time to get done – a little Art Deco feel Bonne Nuit cross stitch chart is now available to instantly download here.
Some more new stitching, this time though, I made the pattern. Danish grammar fans among you will know it should be hyggeligt as fuck, but hey, I’ve always been a rebel. You can buy this chart for your own purposes here if you so fancy.
I recently stitched this up for a Christmas gift for my pal, Jo. It took twice as long as you’d think because when I was about 3/4 of the way through, I realised I’d gone wrong in the border and had to unpick the whole fucking thing and start again. Still, it turned out well […]
Upon doing some end of year admin, I realised I’d neglected my blog for some months. I’ve been very busy. It’s nice to have a look back and see what I’ve been up to. Back in September, I finally gifted this cushion that I’d spent months stitching up on and off for my very good […]
These new Christmas cross stitch decoration kits are now in stock – hooray! They’re super simple and quick to make and available in gin or tea flavours. Each kit contains both charts, and everything you need to make a decoration, including one frame. You can buy extra frames too if you want to make more. […]
I’ve still got some of those vintage Japanese banners left to rehome, plus a Make Tea sampler. They’re all £10 each including first class UK postage which is pretty reasonable, eh? If you’d like something, leave a comment or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I recently started up a new Instagram account to list all my extra supplies, books, vintage stash and seconds on, don’t you know. You’ll find that account here – I’m @thebellwetherer. My main @tinyotterpaws account is still the place to go for dog photos, pictures of my dinner and day-to-day behind the Bellwether scenes snaps. Also […]
At the end of last year, I was super-thrilled to work with my transatlantic cross stitch counterpart, the wonderful Julie Jackson of Subversive Cross Stitch on a very special commission. Julie tells it better than me, so you should read the story behind it here. It was a really cool collaboration and I’m pleased to say […]
About 10 years ago, my best friend Jo made herself a cross stitch pattern to stitch up Napoleon Dynamite. It was simpler times, and cross stitch software wasn’t quite as sophisticated as it is now (ho ho). Anyway, it was a labour of love, but about half way through, she put it aside to start […]
The irony of me having written this tutorial for a Star Wars themed cross stitch sampler is, of course, that I haven’t seen Star Wars. My talented colleague Stephen helped me to inject the tutorial with references and in-jokes. It’s a couple of years old now, but still a good project for any geeks in […]
Some new frames for these guys now in stock on ye olde Not On The High Street right now. Yay!
Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten From the Battery to the top of Manhattan Asian, Middle-Eastern and Latin Black, White, New York you make it happen -An Open Letter to NYC – Beastie Boys I have literally been working on this cushion for years. It’s not that it took forever to make so much as it […]
I inadvertently marked my free cross stitch chart downloads as out of stock a little while ago, but I’ve just made them available again. This little Easter bunny was the first free chart I produced but I’ve since added a Great British Bake Off inspired sampler and a little Halloween pumpkin. I should really add […]
I think I’ve retired from retirement, just about. I missed the making stuff and selling it game, so I’ll probably be back to full strength soon. I’m still thinking through what I’ll do, but I’ve enjoyed designing and making some new things recently, including these two cross stitch hoops: I know […]
If you’ve suddenly realised you’ve under-gifted this Christmas, there’s still time to whip up a quick handmade gift, you know. As well as my own quick and easy cross stitch patterns (and don’t forget, there’s 25% off them before they disappear), there are a few places I’d recommend to hit up, if you’re of the […]