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: Cross stitched pendants

It's chilly outside, so curl up and enjoy a spot of crafting over the long weekend! We've got a special treat for you today, Maria Diaz's cross stitched pendant project, from the wonderful CrossStitcher magazine.

There are two sweet pendant designs to choose from, and each takes only 1-2 hours to stitch. If you like this, we've got lots more free projects for you to download, plus plenty of tutorials to help you along.

Happy crafting!

Freebie Friday – floral cross stitch chart!

Happy Friday! Today we've got a fun free cross stitch pattern for you - Maria Diaz's Bright Blue Flowers. This design is so much fun to stitch and won't take long- it measures 7x10cm, and there are no fractional stitches or backstitch. It's the perfect size for a greetings card, notebook patch or needlebook. 

If you'd like to use soluble canvas to stitch on to felt as in our photo above, you'll find our soluble canvas tutorial here.

If you love this, check out more of our Friday freebies now. Have a great weekend! 

How to sew crazy patchwork

We've just added a new free step-by-step guide to The Making Spot for you - how to sew crazy patchwork. This fun technique is a great way to use up fabric scraps and practise your embroidery stitches. We just love the colourful results!

Click here to find the free step-by-step guide now. Have fun!

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!

Freebie Friday: Daffodil cross stitch

1st March is St David's Day, so we've got this fantastic free Daffodil Delight project for you to download today! Lesley Teare's stylish daffodil design is quick and fun to stitch - as well as the cross stitch chart, the PDF download includes instructions for turning your stitching into a tea cosy and matching coaster.

Click here now to find out more and download your Daffodil Delight project now. You need to register with The Making Spot to get your download, but it's quick and totally free.

Have a great weekend!

Love cross stitch? Find projects, tutorials and more freebies on The Making Spot now.

Freebie Friday – cute cross stitch charts!

Hooray, it's Freebie Friday! This week we've got some gorgeous free cross stitch motifs for you, with 10 sweet designs perfect for spring and summer cards.

You can stitch up each motif in 2 - 3 hours; choose from flowers, a cupcake, a scrumptious strawberry, a smiley bumblebee and more!

Click here now to find your free cross stitch charts on The Making Spot. You need to register with the website to get your free download, but it's quick and totally free.

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...

Ooh – another cross stitch treat!

If you love the gorgeous Be My Valentine project, the CrossStitcher magazine team have a special bonus chart for you! Head over to the CrossStitcher blog to download your owl card chart now. 

We love these fun cards - with birds, squirrels, elephants and penguins in bold, bright colours, there's sure to be a card you want to stitch for your beloved this Valentine's Day.

Happy stitching!

Love this? Find more Valentine's Day craft projects on The Making Spot now.

Thank you card ideas

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