Win: Mollie Makes Handmade Wedding!

If you're looking for wedding inspiration, don't miss the beautiful Mollie Makes Handmade Wedding, a one-off special from the team at Mollie Makes.

This scrumptious 130-page special is filled with crafty ideas for weddings, including step-by-step projects, wedding theme ideas and tips for buying vintage dresses.You'll also love the 8 picture galleries from real-life weddings, with tips from the brides and grooms! Projects include a gorgeous fresh flower circlet, stunning paper decorations and a funky heart-shaped fan for summer weddings.

For a sneak peek inside, click over to the Mollie Makes website and check out the digital sampler!

Mollie Makes Handmade Wedding is out now, available in all good newsagents, or you can order a copy online.

We've got 10 copies of Mollie Makes Handmade Wedding to give away to lucky winners!

Click here to enter our Handmade Wedding competition now. Good luck! This competition is open to UK crafters until 3rd May 2013.

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...

How to make stepper cards

We've got a very special free download for card makers today - a fantastic stepper cards masterclass from the Papercraft inspirations archives!

These shaped 3D cards look so impressive, and they're lots of fun to make. Designer Angela Poole has made it easy for you to get started - your pdf article includes a basic stepper card how-to, plus step-by-step guides and templates for making three gorgeous cards.

Click here now to get your free stepper cards download. You have to sign up to The Making Spot to download the project, but it's quick and totally free!

If you love this, check out more of our Friday Freebies here on the blog, and don't miss more of our fantastic card making tutorials over on The Making Spot.

Have a great weekend!

Freebie Friday: Make wedding cards!

April is wedding month on The Making Spot! We'll be bringing you our favourite wedding craft projects, including ideas for gifts, decorations and cards.

Today we've got a fab Friday freebie for you - Angela Poole's romantic wedding cards. As well as your project guide, this PDF article includes Angela's gorgeous bride and groom illustrations. Print them on to card and get busy embellishing with beads, sequins and ribbons!

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.

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


Freebie Friday – silky shawl pattern

We've got a fantastic free knitting pattern for you today - Kirstie McLeod's Silky Elegance shawl. This soft shawl is perfect for winter adventures; dress it up with a brooch for a night out, or wear it as a scarf on frosty days. It's quick to knit, and the pattern download includes a step-by-step guide to help beginner knitters.

Click over to The Making Spot to download your free shawl pattern now.

Don't forget to come back back next Friday for another great freebie!

My favourite samplers to stitch & love

Funky retro cross stitch sampler pattern

Ever since I was a child, I can remember visiting the homes of friends and family and being fascinated when their walls were decked out with cross stitched samplers. Over the years, I've stitched a fair few to give as wedding and birth gifts as I think they're a truly unique way to celebrate life milestones... and with their traditional routes and classic motifs, they're the perfect project to curl up and get crafting this Autumn. So I've rounded up my favourite samplers cross stitch patterns from over on our main site to inspire you to have a go too...

Capture memories with these minibook ideas

From weddings to holidays - papercrafting mini albums is a great way to try scrapbooking and treasure happy memories of milestone moments in life! Not only are minibooks much less daunting than gazing at 12x12in pages of a full-on scrapbook, they're a perfect way to make the most of photos - making sure you treasure them and look back fondly rather than losing them forever to digital folders on your computer! We've got five lovely ideas for minibooks to get you started....

How to make a wedding minibook

Summer wedding makes

Hooray, wedding season is in full swing! Whether you're a guest or a busy bride, there's still time to craft quick gifts, cards and finishing touches for the big day. Here are 8 of our favourite projects...

New projects from CrossStitcher!

We're so excited to bring you the latest cross stitch projects from CrossStitcher issue 255. Read on for links to each project on The Making Spot, and for more info on how you can join our stitch-along!