Bristol-based Amanda has been designing for cross stitch magazines for many years, including The World of Cross Stitching, Cross Stitch Gold and Cross Stitch Crazy. Her favourite designs are floral, wildlife, birds and nature themes. When not designing she enjoys dress-making, watercolour painting, reading (especially anything by Thomas Hardy) and gardening. The flowers in her garden become the subject matter for her watercolour paintings and she regulary visits Purbeck in Dorset with her family where we enjoy the coastal walks and stunning scenery. See more of her beautiful cross stitch patterns in her in her Etsy store.