How to make beach bunting tutorial

Welcome to our latest Jubilee street party project! You can find a nifty tutorial for how to make your own bunting over in Search Press's 20 to Make: Bunting & Penants book.

3 Best of British Jubilee stitching ideas


Our Jubilee street party continues with this round up of 3 of the best Cool Britannia stitching projects by Mollie Makes magazine... check out their favourite Jubilee stitching ideas!

Make a fab felt crown!

Check out this amazing felt Happy Birthday Crown - you can make it with instructions found in Kathy Sheldon & Amanda Carestio's Heart-Felt Holidays

How to make ribbon pom-poms

How to make pom poms

Deck out your home with red, white and blue colours for your Jubilee Street party with some pretty ribbon pom-poms! We'll show you how with this free tutorial. These pom poms have been created by Hazel Ball - of home accessories website Velvet Brown. Read on to find out how it's done!

Free tea party embroidery patterns!

Hello, I hope you're enjoying our virtual street party - Zoe and I are having so much fun, and I'm especially excited about our free Knit the Queen pattern! As my little party gift, I thought I'd share three of my embroidery designs with you. Read on to find your download link!

Bunting made easy

50 free bunting kits from RUCraft!

We're so happy to welcome RUCraft to our Jubilee Street Party! And of course no street party would be complete without bunting. RUCraft have come up with this felt bunting kit, for £5.99 each, which comes with everything you need to deck out your party with classic red, white & blue bunting!

Win a tea cosy kit from Fromemaid

We're so happy to welcome the lovely Vickie from Fromemaid to our street party. Vickie is a crafter extraordinaire, who makes gorgeous hand-sewn gifts for children. You can check out Vickie's website at, and drop by her new Fromemaid Etsy shop too.

Join our virtual Jubilee street party!

We couldn't be more excited about the Queen's Diamond Jubilee - just check out the amazing 'Pop Tops' cake toppers we enjoyed this morning!

2012 marks 60 years of the Queen's reign, so here at The Making Spot we're throwing our own virtual street party - and you can join in! Read on to find out more...

Quick birthday gift ideas

Time flies! We all have great plans to craft up the perfect birthday gifts for family and friends, but it's just too easy to leave it until the last minute. Luckily, we've got lots of super-speedy gift ideas right here on The Making Spot, including some great free ideas. Read on to find out more...

We heart Mollie

 We can't believe it's been a whole year since Mollie Makes magazine hit the shops for the very first time! This week they're celebrating their first birthday - we know as we spied the team celebrating with birthday cupcakes earlier today :-)

Sneak a peak inside Mollie's birthday issue with this digital sampler - or if, like us, you do love to treasure the magazine itself - it's on sale in shops now, complete with a TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS book of DIY wedding ideas.

And if you're feeling nostalgic, you can download issue 1 free in the Mollie Makes app for iphones and ipads... cool eh?