Fave Cross-Stitch Magazine

Jun. 20th, 2017 11:48 am
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[personal profile] ghislaine posting in [community profile] cross_stitch
 Hi, fellow stitchers,

I have a huge weakness for cross-stitch magazines! I discovered them about ten years ago in Barnes and Noble. Many of them there are published in the U.K., and I am in the U.S., so the price can be rather high. I have still purchased several over the years. Recently I found them on Magzter for my iPad for about a fourth of the newsstand price, and I just bought the August 2017 issue of Cross Stitch Crazy. CSC is definitely my favorite, since Quick and Easy Cross Stitch was discontinued years ago. Plus, the overseas magazines in the newsstand often come sporadically, and past their season. I love my e-copy of the magazine, and I can print out the patterns from my iPad as I use them.

Does anyone else buy the cross stitch magazines, either on the newsstand or online? I was just curious about your experiences with them, and your favorite magazine, if you have one!

Hello!

Jun. 14th, 2017 08:20 pm
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[personal profile] calzephyr posting in [community profile] crafty
Hi there, I just wanted to introduce myself. I guess I joined awhile ago, but I'm only starting to use DW more. I posted a lot on Craft Grrrl on LJ. I do a lot of machine knitting and papercrafts along with drawing and painting too. I hope to share some projects this weekend with you all when I have more time to round up pictures.

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Jun. 14th, 2017 01:17 pm
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[personal profile] alexseanchai posting in [community profile] crafty
I have been trying and trying to find cardboard easel photo frames small enough for my purposes. It has to fit flat in a Royal Dansk 12oz cookie tin. My booklets just fit—they're 4.25x5.5"; looking at the tin and booklet with a ruler in hand, 4x6" would work, but only just—which means a frame designed to hold a 4x6" photo is going to be too big. Hence my problem, because apparently 4x6" is the smallest photo anyone would want to put in a store-bought cardboard easel frame!

So I am thinking my best bet is to take card stock, cut it so I have a stack of pieces where the outside dimensions are 4x6", and cut a centered 3x5" hole in half of those pieces. I could then glue each such frame itself and my 3x5" art to a hole-less 4x6" piece of card stock.

If I cut carefully enough when making the hole in the frame piece, I can use that piece to make the easel back. I think what I want for that is a right triangle with a rectangle on the longer leg, and I score along the triangle-rectangle border so it will fold without complaint, and I glue the rectangle to the back of the frame so that the triangle can either be out to the back (for display) or flat to the frame (for storage). I guess that means slicing a right triangle with 2" and 5" legs off of the 3x5" rectangle I'm cutting out.

Does that sound like a thing that will work?

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