Saturday 18 April 2015

1000 Mini Cross Stitch Motifs ~ Book Review & Giveaway

by Sharon Welch

ISBN: 9781844488940
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: 29 August 2013
RRP: £9.99

Available Direct from Search Press


I'm new to cross stitch and this book has been
invaluable since I got it.

The book has everything you need
whether new to crochet or not.
The book starts with;
  • Materials
  • How to Start
  • Using the Charts
  • Stitches
  • Project Help

And then it goes on to give you all the 
motif diagrams.

The instructions are easy to follow and have
useful pictures and photos to help you on your way.

If you aren't new to cross-stitch then don't worry
the book is jam packed with motifs.
You can either use them individually
or put them together to make beautiful pictures.

They can be used in so many different ways.
Creating everything from cards to personlised 
clothes and bags.

Every subject possible is covered;
  • Animals
  • Around the World
  • At Home
  • Babies
  • Birds
  • Birthdays
  • Cakes & Cooking
  • Camping
  • Cars & Trucks
  • Cats & Dogs
  • Christmas
  • Dinosaurs
  • Easter
  • Elves
  • Gardens
  • Halloween
  • Hearts
  • Hospital
  • Houses
  • Knit & Spin
  • Makeup
  • Mermaids
  • Music
  • People
  • People at Work
  • Playtime
  • Rabbits
  • Safari
  • School
  • Seaside
  • Sewing
  • Shopping
  • Teddy Bears
  • Tools
  • Wedding
  • Zodiac

With so much covered you are sure to find something for
every occasion and every theme.

The diagrams are easy to follow and 
are a really good size.
I decided for my first motif I would
try and make my niece an Easter Card.

I made a mistake with the right hand wing
but that was just the brain fog and not the pattern.
I really enjoyed making it and it was really
easy to follow the chart.
I loved the design and will be making
loads more in the book for other occasions.

If you cross stitch then this book
is a fantastic addition to your library.
It's one you'll use time and again.

Available Direct from Search Press


Now for the fun part.
One UK follower can win a copy of the book.

Good Luck!!!

I received the book to review. 
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.


  1. I love cross stitch and make cards and samplers all the time! This book look great and I need some new ideas! Thank you x

  2. Leave a blog post comment letting me know why you would like to win? l too am new to cross stitch and this book sounds an ideal starting point

  3. This looks fabulous! I would love to win as my mother does an awful lot of cross stitch and makes them into cards, this book would be absolutely perfect for some new designs.

  4. I love cross stitching and these look really good


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