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 – 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.

Make way for cupcakes!

Cupcakes are everywhere, and nothing could look more appealing than a beautiful paper cupcake on the front of a home-made card! Papercraft Inspirations has some FREE download designs to help you make your own crafty cakes. The links include a step-by-step guide to make the perfect creation as well as printable paper designs.

Or if you’re a fan of working with fabric, how about making this lovely floral card design using interfacing. Nobody can resist these little beauties!

Be inspired – go green!

We love green! It's a colour of peace and quiet, and it's found in nature all year round, from spring buds to Christmas holly. We've rounded up some of our favourite green-themed projects to inspire you - just click on the images to find each project on The Making Spot!

Free Maria Diaz chart from CrossStitcher

If you love Maria Diaz's beautiful Turning Leaves stitched cards, the CrossStitcher team has a fantastic freebie for you...

Scrapbook your summer holiday memories

We all love a summer holiday - but since digital cameras & camera phones took over the world, my photos are most often last seen floating around in folders on my laptop, hard drive or Drop box! I'm rubbish at printing them out and savouring them. So my resolution this summer is to show them off in a minibook or album so I can remember my holiday earlier this summer in St Ives, Cornwall. Why not join me in this plan of action?! Here are a few of my favourite ideas for scrapbooking your summer holiday snaps... read more to be inspired!

Make a scrapbook from paper bags

5 crochet flower patterns

Crochet flowers are sprouting up left, right and centre in the craftiverse summer - it's easy to see why as they're quick to stitch-up and oh-so-cute! We couldn't resist adding a few new flower crochet patterns of our own with petal power to our crochet patterns collection this week. Read on to make these 5 new floral crochet projects...

5 quick flower crochet patterns

How to sew a girl's dress

Treat a little girl to this cute summer dress, perfect for parties or just playing in the garden. It's so easy to make, you can sew one in every colour! Read on for more info plus a link to our free tutorial...

Craft ideas for kids

School's out for summer! Here are some of our favourite craft ideas to keep kids busy over the holidays, including 4 great freebies for you...

Tutorial: Make paper windmills!

The sun is finally shining on The Making Spot HQ, and we're in the mood for easy, breezy windmills! Make them for birthday greetings, fun party favours, or just to dress up the garden for a special occasion - if you're all bunting-ed out, windmills are a great alternative.