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Have a Highland Fling with Lewis and Irene!

The historic Highlands of Scotland have inspired the latest range of fabrics from British fabric designers Lewis and Irene. With motifs including stags, thistles and Scottie dogs, and with contemporary twangs of tartan, The Glen is an evocative range that makes you proud to be British! On-Trend You don’t have to go far to see…

Vintage Teacup Greetings Card Project

Know someone that enjoys afternoon tea, vintage crockery and appreciates handmade papercraft? (Who doesn’t?!) Then whip them up this vintage teacup greetings card, designed by Prudence Rogers. This greetings card can be made for virtually any occasion — a birthday, an invitation, or just a Friday afternoon. You Will Need: Vintage Teacup Card Pattern Stiff…

How to Make Vintage Style Place Cards

These place cards or name badges designed by Jennifer Grace provide an elegant way for guests to get to know each other at any party or wedding gathering. They make great place cards for the party table. You Will Need: Patterned paper Scraps of vintage style floral fabrics White card Brown ink pad Small letter…

Garter Stitch Tutorial | Knitting for Beginners

Knitting expert Stephanie White shares a simple garter stitch tutorial from her new book, You Can Knit! The simplest of all stitch patterns, garter stitch, is also my favourite. I love the graphic, ridged pattern it creates, and I love that I never have to worry about the edges curling. Garter stitch lies flat.  …

This week we’re loving… Beginner Knitting!

As summer turns to autumn our thoughts start to turn to snuggly yarn projects in preparation for the chilly days ahead. If knitting has got the better of you in the past, or you’ve got a brand new yearning for yarn, then this week we’ve got just what you need, with advice, techniques, books and…

This week we’re loving… new Tilda ranges!

Tone Finnanger has done it again! The new Tilda ranges for autumn 2015 are a joy to behold — with two co-ordinating collections entitled Sweetheart and Autumn Tree. This week we’ll be picking our top products, prints, papers and prettiness in a week-long celebration of the new Tilda ranges. Clockwise from bottom left: pretty Tilda…

how to make a cross stitch hanging decoration

How To Make A Cross Stitch Hanging Decoration

Brighten up your tree by transforming your favourite motifs into cross stitch hanging decorations. Find out how with Claire Crompton’s simple instructions below… There are loads of fantastic festive cross stitch designs to choose from, and smaller designs are perfect for making cards or hanging decorations. Here are some easy instructions to help you to…