The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show – this weekend at London's Olympia 2!

We're so excited about The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show, which kicks off this Thursday 14th March at the Olympia 2. We'll be there, along with our friends from magazines including Papercraft inspirations, Simply Crochet, CrossStitcher and more!


Come to the show, and you can join us for a spot of crafting, shop for all the latest products, browse for inspiration, talk to experts and meet some of UK's best-known craft authors.

The show runs from 14th-17th March - to find out more and book your tickets now, click over to or call 01473 321872. We can't wait to see you there!

Enjoying The Simple Things

We can't wait for the first issue of The Simple Things to hit the shops next month! This new monthly magazine celebrates all those little things that make life good, from dinner with friends to a walk in the woods. If you fancy a sneak peek, you can check out the free sampler here!

Summer holidays = craft'o'clock!

If you're on the prowl for crafty activities to speed along the summer holidays, hop on over to craft camp - where 30 bloggers are offering 30 days of kids craft projects, hosted by Skip to my Lou.

Weekend make: Thank you teacher craft ideas

The count down to the summer holidays is well underway here in team Making Spot. To celebrate the end of term, we've found five of our favourite thank you teacher craft projects - from cake toppers to flower picks.

Stitch a Star: Free Jenson Button chart

If you love your Formula 1 racing you are going to get really revved up when you see what we have for you today!

Craft coastal creations

I'm constantly collecting shells, pebbles & other beachy touches for my flat, but have just found a blog that takes seaside-obsession to another level. A Beach Cottage - Life By the Sea. Be prepared for a serious dose of home envy.

How to craft rainbows

Stitch them, quill them, knit them... discover a wonderful world of rainbow craft ideas with our round-up of rainbow-licious craft projects on Flickr.

Tutorial: how to make a sunhat

One of the best things about writing for a craft blog is that your friends send you links to all the cool craft stuff they've seen online. This free tutorial -  How to make a Shady Sunhat - from Junior magazine is the latest link loving to be sent my way.

Craft supplies eye candy: buttons galore

If, like me, you a) like photography and b) are constantly shopping for craft supplies, then you'll love these photos of a crafter's paradise from the Cardiff Arcades Project.

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.