Wedding style - craft & wear!

We're celebrating our favourite wedding crafts on The Making Spot this month! If you're going to a wedding this summer, dress up your outfit with a special hand knitted or stitched piece - imagine how great it'll feel to say 'I made it myself' to the other guests!

Here are some of our favourite shawls, cardigans and accessories from The Making Spot - just click on the images to find more details and download the pattern today...

Freebie Friday: New home cross stitch

Send a special handmade greeting that'll brighten up a new home! Download Angela Poole's free new home card project now and get started on these four fantastic designs. We think the 'Home sweet home' design would even looked great framed up as a picture for you to keep!

If you're new to cross stitching, we've got a handy beginners guide and lots more free tutorials to help you along. Happy crafting!

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Win a subscription for mum!


We're getting ready for Mother's Day! There's still time to craft a special gift - check out our free projects and Mother's Day buy one get one free offer. Here's an extra treat for UK crafters - enter our competition, and you could win a year's subscription to a craft magazine to your mum!



A subscription is the gift that keeps on giving - once you've chosen your magazine, it's delivered to your door each month so you're one of the first to see all the latest projects!

Enter our competition, and you'll win a year's subscription to one of Future's great craft and hobby magazines that you can give as a gift. There are eight mags to choose from, including Mollie MakesSimply CrochetCrossStitcher and Papercraft inspirations, so there's sure to be something your mum will love!

Click here to enter our magazine subscription competition now. This competition is open to crafters in the UK only, until Wednesday 6th March 2013. Good luck!

Inspire me: Stitch spring daffodils

It's still feeling chilly here in the UK, but the first spring daffodils are starting to appear in shops and in our gardens. Daffodil designs are wonderful to stitch - those bright shades of yellow and orange are a guaranteed mood-lifter. Here are four of our favourite stitched daffodil designs, just click on the images to find each project on The Making Spot!



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Inspire me: Craft ideas for Mother's Day

Here in the UK, we're looking forward to Mother's Day on 10th March! Here are eight of our favourite Mother's Day craft projects, including two great freebies you'll love...

Free cross stitch hearts download

We're really enjoying all the new projects from the latest issue of Cross Stitch Collection.

If you love Gail Bussi's Hearts & Flowers cushion as much as we do, there's a special treat for you over on the magazine's website - a set of free antique heart designs to download and stitch today!

These little designs will be perfect for cards and gift tags, or you could turn them into cute covered buttons.

Click over to find these designs and more at Happy stitching!

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Freebie Friday - 3 downloads for you

We added some really fantastic freebies to celebrate Valentine's Day on The Making Spot this week, we hope you love them as much as we do!

First, get your free Cosy Heart Cushion knitting pattern and whip up this stylish treat for your home. It may look fancy, but using a self-striping yarn making this design quick and fun!

Valentine weekend: Stitch a monogram!

Hope you're enjoying our Valentine weekend so far. Yesterday we brought you six gorgeous gifts to knit and a fun giveaway comp for left-handed crafters!

Today we've got a freebie for cross stitch fans - Lesley Teare's dainty rose alphabet

Stitch these pretty floral monograms to make gift bags, tags, trinket pots and more. They've got a gorgeous vintage vibe that's just so romantic!

Click here to find the free project on The Making Spot now You have to register to download your freebie, but it's quick and totally free!

Come back tomorrow for another free project download - this time it's a very special papercraft idea.

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Free cross stitch project for you

If you love cross stitch, don't miss our latest free download - Angela Poole's Elegant Birdcage Cards. There are four beautiful designs to stitch, all featuring ornate birdcages, fancy birds and yummy patterned backgrounds. They're perfect for birthdays, weddings and new home greetings. Stitch the whole set and you'll have one ready for the next big occasion!

Thank you card ideas

If you want to say a special 'thanks' this festive season, we've got some great thank you card ideas...