Knit welly warmers with Mollie Makes!

Did you catch Knitting Week over on the Mollie Makes website last week? You can click over and catch up over at now. We loved the knitting book round-up and wonderful woolly moodboard, plus there's still time to enter this fantastic comp from The Purl Bee.

Here's our favourite Knitting Week treat - how to make your own welly warmers!

Inspire me: Crazy for colourwork

We've been cheering up a grey Thursday by drooling over some of our favourite colourwork projects from Simply Knitting and The Knitter. Here are a few of our favourites - each pattern is available to buy on The Making Spot, and those gorgeous green mittens are FREE to download! Click the images to find out more...



Win a cute embroidery pattern!

We've been slipping and sliding around in the snow this week, making us wish that we could sledge to work in a giant teacup like this sweet little chap...

This fun design is called Happiness is a cup of tea in the snow, and it's one of a range of hand embroidery patterns from Bumpkin. Designer Catherine is giving away one copy of this gorgeous pattern for a lucky crafter to stitch at home - simply click the link below to enter now!

Click here to enter our Bumpkin embroidery pattern giveaway now. This competition is open to crafters worldwide, until Monday 28th January 2013.

If you love this, don't miss the other cute critters over at the Bumpkin Etsy store. As well as hand embroidery patterns, you can buy prints, cards and the fantastic Bumpkin Bunny craft kit below.

Don't forget to pop over to the Bumpkin blog and say hello to Catherine too!

January sale ends soon!

Don't miss your last chance to grab a bargain in our January sale - the sale's final day is this Sunday, 20th January! Click over to The Making Spot now to get up to 50% off selected knitting patterns, cross stitch charts, crochet projects, printable papers and more.

Don't miss it - check out The Making Spot's January sale today!

Scrapbook your year!

We love this free project from the Papercraft inspirations archives - Morag Cutts shares her ideas for creating a scrapbook celebration of your year! Click over to The Making Spot now to get your free download. Happy scrapping!

Thank you card ideas

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

Stitch luxury wrapping

For a really special Christmas present, we love this idea from CrossStitcher - stitch your own gift wrap! Get the free download now, and create beautiful wrapping that can be used again and again.

Join the Papercraft inspirations party!

If you enjoyed our 12 Days of Christmas online party last week, there's even more fun to be had over at the Papercraft inspirations website

The magazine team are having a week of blog party fun, including free projects, giveaways and a bumper competition - the ultimate papercraft giveaway! Click over now to check out card ideas from American Crafts, a clever scrapbooking idea from Morag Cutts, free Christmas paper downloads and much more.

It's papercraft heaven! Visit to catch up on all the party fun!

Free Christmas Fairies papercraft project

We can't believe that our 12 Days of Christmas blog party is almost over! Have you seen all of our giveaways, offers and freebies? There's a complete list at the bottom of this post for you!

Today we've got a treat to celebrate the start of another bumper blog party - our friends over at Papercraft inspirations are hosting a week of spectacular competitions, card ideas and lots more! The party kicks off today, so click over to to see what's happening.

So here's our card-tastic treat for the day - a free card making project from the Papercraft inspirations archives. Designer Angela Poole has created printable illustrations, so all you have to do is print out, layer up and embellish!

15% off knitting yarn at Deramores

Today we're welcoming our crafty friends from Deramores, who've got a fab festive offer for you - 15% off knitting yarns!

There are so many beautiful yarns to choose from, you'll be able to stock up for all your knitting projects in 2013! Browse brands including Sirdar, Rowan, Fyberspates and lots more.

Read on to find out how to claim your discount...