Free cross stitch pattern: cupcake

Cupcake free cross stitch chart

This week is National Cupcake Week - which sounds to us like the perfect excuse to break open the cake-supply and treat ourselves to daily cake here at The Making Spot HQ. As a little freebie to celebrate, we're turned this Cupcake Apron project into a free cross stitch pattern to download. This sweet stitching project was designed by Joanne Sanderson and first published in Cross Stitcher magaizne. Now you can stitch up as many cakes as you like without worrying about the calorie content! YUM...

10 homemade home ideas

10 of the best home craft ideasLately we're finding most of the things we make, we give away. What with new babies, weddings, christenings & anniversaries - there always seems to be an occassion to make gifts for - but it's time to KEEP some of our home grown projects! 

So if you're reading this, join us in a resolution to make more things 'just for me'. We've rounded up 10 of our favourite homemade home knitting patterns & cross stitch charts. Pick your favourite and get making.. your challenge is - to keep the results for your own living room or kitchen or hallway or bedroom!

Oh and show us a photo on Flickr or Facebook of your finished project of course...