Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Free cross stitch alphabet chart

Hello again! Sorry I've not been posting many regular updates, I've been very busy with lovely commissions, hence my absence from website news!
Just to let you know that there's a new free cross chart now on the website. I realized that there's not a great deal of free alphabet charts out there so here's one of mine! It's been charted using just one color so that you can choose your own to personalize your stitching. I hope you all like it!

Free alphabet

Springer Spaniel cross stitch chart available on the website now!

Hi everyone. I hope that you're all almost ready for the festive period, Christmas is almost here! I'm really looking forward to seeing my daughter's faces as they open their presents!    
Anyway, just a quick website update. I've uploaded a gorgeous springer spaniel cross stitch chart so take a look. Perfect for all you dog lovers out there. If anyone has a particular breed they would like to see appearing on the website just let me know and I'll see what I can do.

Springer spaniel

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Free Cross Stitch Charts

Just to remind you all that we have a selection of free cross stitch charts that you can download. Just add them to your cart and follow the checkout process and you will be automatically emailed a link to download them. Happy stitching!!


Monday, 26 November 2012


Congratulations to Linda Rumsey, you've won the cross stitcher celebrations bookazine! Thank you everyone who followed my blog, keep following and recommending my blog to friends and I'll keep you updated on further giveaways.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Chance to win

Hello again. Just a quick reminder to get your friends following my blog to be in with a chance of winning the new cross stitcher celebrations bookazine. I'll be picking a name at random as soon as I've finished the school run at about 9.15am! Good luck!
In the meantime, I hope everyone in the UK stays safe in the awful weather we've been having. It's forecast for the river Ouse to flood yet again over night tonight...hmmm...maybe we'll be swimming the school run! If you're house bound why not stitch my rainy freebie cross stitch download!

Knitting & Stitching Show

Hi everyone, hope you've all had a lovely weekend! My family and I went to the knitting and stitching show in Harrogate today. There was so much to look at...it was positively a feast for the eyes! I could have spent a lot longer than the 3 hours we had there, however, my 3 and 5 year old have other ideas! At least they got the opportunity to make some decoupage Christmas tree decorations, they're looking to decorating the tree even more than usual now! They also had a lovely play (under the watchful eye of security!) with the beautifully made woollen village. My favourite part of the village was the knitted ice cream van, there was even a little knitted child buying ice cream! Genius!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Tom Cat

If you're looking for a ginger tom cat to stitch the why not try this one?

Ginger tom cat

Cross stitch chart featuring a gorgeous ginger tom cat. This is the perfect design for any cat lover!
This chart has been shown stitched onto black aida for maximum impact but could be stitched onto a variety of coloured aidas.
Chart stitch count 96 (w) x 102 (h). Approx size 7" x 7" (17cm x 18cm) if stitched onto 14 count aida.
19 colours have been used in this chart and we have recommended using DMC stranded cotton. Stitches used are full cross stitch and a small amount of backstitch.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Quick Christmas Cross Stitch Cards

If you've left late and still need to get some Christmas cards stitched, fear not!  There is a wide selection of small cross stitch charts that can stitched in no time and would be ideal to mount onto cards. Here are a few of my favorites.


All of these cross stitch charts and many more are available at JB Cross Stitch. They are downloadable charts and you get them in PDF format so you can print them out at home, or just use your tablet / E-reader.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Monday giveaway

Good morning all! To be in with a chance to win the new CrossStitcher bookazine
http://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/stitch-craft/cross-stitcher-celebrations/ just follow my blog between now and Monday 26th November. Featuring designs from your favourites such as Emily Peacock, Felicity Hall, Lucie Heaton, Maria Diaz and of course...ME! A name will be picked at random. Get following and good luck!

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Boxer dog cross stitch pattern

A beautiful cross stitch chart featuring the loyal and proud boxer dog. Would make a wonderful stitched piece for any boxer dog owner or fan. You can download this cross stitch pattern from our website.

Boxer dog

Chart stitch count 113 (w) x 116 (h). Approx size 8" x 8" (20cm x 20cm) if stitched onto 14 count aida.
Stitches used are cross stitch only. 21 colours have been used and we have recommended using DMC stranded cotton.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Westie Cross Stitch chart

Hello everyone. Hope you're all having a lovely weekend. We spent our morning at York maze with the kids which was lovely although with a temperature of just 2 degrees it was nice to get home and warm up!
Anyway, I've just uploaded a beautiful westie cross stitch chart onto my website, why not take a look! It's one of my favourite breeds so I thought why not include one on my website!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012


Good morning all! I've just been for a lovely bike ride armed with my camera. I saw these beauties the other day when I went out for a run and just had to return and photograph them. I simply love this time of year when the colours are so bright and vibrant and HAD to share these photos with you! I hope you find them as inspirational as I do....

Monday, 15 October 2012

Exciting new Christmas designs

Hi all! Sorry I've been so quiet on here over the past few weeks. I've been developing some exciting new Christmas designs! There's 8 new designs in total, a ginger bread man, Rudolph, Santa, a Christmas robin, a Christmas tree, a elf, a snowman and a fairy. Keep your eyes peeled on my blog, facebook, twitter or the website for further updates as the charts will be appearing for download soon! Ho ho ho!

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Christmas Cross Stitch Charts

Charts available at JB Cross Stitch

Cross stitch Christmas cards

If you're thinking of stitch some Christmas cards soon why not try this selection.

Fun Christmas

 collection of 9 fun Christmas designs for you to stitch.
Ideal for cards or just fun festive pictures. These charts have been produced using DMC stranded cotton.
Ideal for the beginner/intermediate stitcher.
If stitched on 14 count aida these designs will be approx 4" x 4"
Please note this chart is a PDF download

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Teddy Collection

A fantastic collection of teddy cross stitch patterns. Available now on JB Cross Stitch

Teddy collection

A lovely cross stitch chart featuring a collection of 12 teddy characters.
Various stitch counts with the largest being 40 (w) x 36 (h).
15 colours have been used in this set and we have recommended using DMC stranded cotton.
Stitches used are cross stitch and backstitch only so would be suitable for the beginner stitcher.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Vintage Christmas Motifs

If you're feeling festive here's something that you will like.

Vintage Christmas motifs

A set of 9 traditional, vintage Christmas motif cross stitch charts. Featuring traditional toys, Christmas tree baubles, fesitive ornaments and even a carol singer! Would be ideal to be stitched for gift tags or cards.
Stitch counts vary with the largest being 29 (w) x 43 (h).
22 colours have been used for this set and we have recommended using DMC stranded cotton.
Stitches used are cross stitch, fractional stitches and backstitch

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Christmas Elf

Start your festive stitching with this little gem. Now available for download on JB Cross Stitch

Christmas elf

A lovely Christmas cross stitch chart featuring a busy elf helping to prepare for the big day!
Chart stitch count 40 (w) x 47 (h). Approx size 2½" x 3" (6 x 7½cm) if stitched onto 14 count aida.
This design has been charted using 8 colours. Stitched used are cross stitch and backstitch. We have recommended using DMC stranded cotton.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Noah's Ark Submarine

An alternative Noah's Ark now available at JB Cross Stitch

Noah's ark submarine

A gorgeous Noah's ark submarine cross stitch chart, this design would be sure to brighten up any nursery! Featuring a lion, crocodile, monkey, giraffe and many more happy little characters.
Chart stitch count 127 (w) x 104 (h). Approx size 9" (w) x 7½" (h), (23cm x 19cm)  if stitched onto 14 count aida.
28 colours have been used in this design and we have recommended using DMC stranded cotton.
Stitches used are cross stitch, backstitch, fractional stitches, half cross and french knots so would be suitable for the intermediate/experienced stitcher.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

North Pole

Welcome to the North Pole!! Cross Stitch chart now available at JB Cross Stitch

North Pole

A lovely Christmas cross stitch chart featuring Santa's helpers loading presents into the sleigh in preparation for delivery! Would add a festive touch to any home!
Chart stitch count 136 (w) x 47 (h). Approx size 10" x 3" (24½cm x 8½cm) if stitched onto 14 count aida.
22 colours have been used in this design. We have recommended using DMC stranded cotton. Stitches used are cross stitch, half cross, fractional, french knots and backstitch.

Monday, 10 September 2012

I Love Horses

Another exclusive for the JB Cross Stitch website is this lovely "I love Horses" chart. This and many other charts are available for download from JB Cross Stitch

I love horses

Chart stitch count 177 (w) x 148 (h). Approx size 12" x 10" (31 X 26CM) if stitched onto 14 count aida.
This design has been charted using DMC stranded cotton. 23 colours have been used and stitches used are cross stitch, fractional stitches and backstitch.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

New cross stitch design on plastic canvas

Good morning all. Just thought I'd pop a photo on here of a new cross stitch design I'm working on which is being stitched onto plastic canvas. Can you guess what it is yet?! Will be appearing on the website soon.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Robot Alphabet

One of my favorite alphabets and it's exclusive to JB Cross Stitch.
Robots alphabet
A lovely cross stitch alphabet featuring a different robot for each letter. Could be stitched as a picture or individual letters could be stitched to spell a name to hang onto a bedroom door.
Chart stitch count 212 (w) x 162 (h). Approx size 15" x 11½" (38cm x 29cm) if stitched onto 14 count aida.
15 colours have been used for this chart and we have recommended using DMC stranded cotton.
Stitches used are cross stitch, fractional stitches and back stitch.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Well it's been a busy few months with all of magazine work and we've also given the website a little revamp. We should be putting some new content on the website in the next few days, so keep checking back.

Friday, 20 January 2012

My latest favorite design.

Footprints in the sand

This is my latest favorite design. If anybody wants to stitch it, the chart is available on the website. Hope you all like it.

The New Website.

Welcome to the new blog for JB Cross Stitch. It's been a busy few weeks setting up the website and putting the designs together to go on it.  We've had a good response to the charts and patterns that have been put on the website so far; especially the freebies. Now that Christmas is over I'll be looking at putting some more designs onto the website with Valentines and Easter in mind!