Cupcakes in stitches

I've recently enjoyed one of my favourite ever simple pleasures - a cross stitch marathon! I have a fondness for baking as well as stitching, so I set out to  stitch a couple of cupcakes last weekend. The patterns for these cupcake designs are taken from a back issue of Cross Stitcher magazine, from a summer party set they featured a couple of years ago. Luckily I never throw anything away and love to hoard charts to stitch for later, so this was in my 'cut out and keep' charts file!

Papercraft parties made easy

Woo hoo! This weekend I officially completed my cross stitch challenge (pics to follow). Of course, I'm a typical crafter, and am already on the hunt for my next project... aka a perfect excuse to get shopping on Etsy for ideas.

Summer craft ideas

I'm still recovering from too much jelly & ice cream at our Street party of free craft projects! And we're not the only ones in the party mood... check out these beach bash ideas from A Small Snippet.

How to make cupcake toppers

Planning a picnic or party this summer? These cupcake flags are easy to make and a quick way to dress up cupcakes to celebrate any occasion!

Tutorial: how to your own party invitations

Happy Friday all! We're in the party mood today. To celebrate William and Kate tying the knot, we're hosting a virtual street party this morning (more details to follow soon). Of course every party starts with invites! Read on to find out how to make these aperture & bunting cards.

Knit project! Be patriotic, wear a union jack

You've made the bunting and knitted the corgies so what next? Fear not Spotters, look no further for your next patriotic project we have just the knit for you!

Royal wedding: free party printables

What's that? There's a royal wedding happening next week? We do love a good old-fashioned knees up... especially when it involves making the party supplies! These free party printables from Design Editor are just the thing to get the party started.

Top 5 Easter craft ideas

Bunnies! chicks! Spring blooms! Eggs! Oh yes, one of my favourite events in the crafter's calendar, is here. And to celebrate, here's a round-up of my five favourite Easter makes.

This month I'm mostly making... invites

Happy Monday fellow spotters! I'm starting the week full of beans after a fruitful weekend of crafting. My favourite make of the weekend is this card idea... not only did I beat card maker's block to come up with this design, but its also destined to become an experiment in batch making... as it's just one of 100 wedding invites that I'm making over the coming weeks.

Top 3 DIY wedding websites

Looking to give your big day a hand-crafting touch? From felt bouquets to paper bunting, this trio of DIY wedding sites are packed with ideas to fill wedding dos with DIY touches