12 Days of Christmas quick links

Our 12 Days of Christmas blog party is over! Here are some quick links to all the posts so you can catch up on anything you missed. Please note that the competitions have now closed, but we've added links anyway for those who want to ogle the pretty prizes!

Many thanks for joining us - we were thrilled to read the wonderful comments and emails from all over the world. If you've enjoyed our party, be sure to sign up to The Making Spot for more free patterns, tutorials and great new craft projects every month. Happy crafting!

Embroider a gingerbread apron!

Here's a fantastic final flourish for our Christmas blog party - a free project from Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays.

If you love sewing, you'll adore this collection of seasonal projects, including beautiful stockings, ornaments, gifts and quilts. Click over to www.thegmcgroup.com to find out more and order your copy now!

We're thrilled to bring you this project from the book; a fun festive apron complete with the cutest appliquéd gingerbread men. With the handy printable template, it's easier than it looks, and everyone will be so impressed with your handmade apron!

Read on to find your free templates and full instructions so you can make your own.

Free project - cross stitch a needlecase!

Today is the last day of our 12 Days of Christmas blog party! Thank you so much for joining us, we hope you've enjoyed our festive treats.

Here's a free project for when you've finally finished all those Christmas makes - a trendy union flag needlecase just for you!

Designer Angela Poole has created this little project in candy pink shades, but you could choose any other colours you like; we think it would look great in cool blues or funky purples too.

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 papercraftinspirations.themakingspot.com 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...

Win luxury Artesano yarns

If you love knitting or crochet, Artesano yarns are a real treat. From soft Alpaca DK to cosy Superwash Merino, there are so many beautiful colours to choose from, and you can be sure that all the yarns are sourced from ethical producers.

Our friends at Artesano are offering a fantastic prize for today's giveaway - one lucky winner will win a selection of yarns from the Manos del Uruguary Fair Trade Silk Blend range! Read on to find out more and enter today...

Save 20% at Easy Florist Supplies

Are you planning some handmade Christmas decorations or cards? For our eighth day of Christmas treats, our friends at Easy Florist Supplies have a special discount for you - save 20% on your next order!

Choose from ribbons, glitter, craft wire, and even handy wreath frames.

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

Free elf hat pattern & new voucher code!

It's time to treat yourself! Knit up this cute elf hat with our free pattern - lots of fun at family parties or office lunches, or just for cheering up early morning dog walking! 

Even better, we've got a new voucher code for you; you can enjoy 50% off your next order at The Making Spot until 31st January 2013.

Read on to get your voucher code and a download link for your free elf hat knitting pattern...

Free cross stitch chart for you

We loved hearing all about your handmade Christmas decorations on Twitter at the weekend, many thanks to everyone who shared their photos and ideas!

We've got a special treat for you today - a free cross stitch project from CrossStitcher magazine! With this gorgeous design by Diane Machin, you can create your own festive fabric chain. This beautiful decoration is sure to become a family favourite. If you don't have time to stitch a whole chain, you can use the individual motifs to make cards or tags!

Read on to find out more and get your free download link...

Gift any Craftsy class!

Looking for a quick gift for a crafty friend? We bet they'd love an online class from Craftsy! You can gift any class for $19.99, $37.49 for two classes, or $55 for three classes.

There are more than 125 online classes in sewing, knitting, quilting, cake decorating and more, you'll be giving unlimited access to the best online craft classes, with access to expert instructors, course materials, and more!

To find out more and gift a class today, click over to www.craftsy.com now!