Free cross stitch pattern: cupcake

Cupcake free cross stitch chart

This week is National Cupcake Week - which sounds to us like the perfect excuse to break open the cake-supply and treat ourselves to daily cake here at The Making Spot HQ. As a little freebie to celebrate, we're turned this Cupcake Apron project into a free cross stitch pattern to download. This sweet stitching project was designed by Joanne Sanderson and first published in Cross Stitcher magaizne. Now you can stitch up as many cakes as you like without worrying about the calorie content! YUM...

Like making, love baking?

Bake me cake swap

If your love to make in the kitchen as well as in the craft room, we've just found a nifty challenge for foodies everywhere! It's called the Bitesize bakes swap! You basically cook up some bite-sized bakes, send them into the swap, then wait for yummy goodies to arrive in the post from a fellow swapster! Read on to find out more...

How to make cupcake cases

Free cupcake cases template

We do hope you're enjoying our day of Jubilee Street Party projects! Here's a little free party printable from us here on The Making Spot. What Street Party would be complete without cupcakes? We've put together this tutorial & free template to help you make your own red, white & blue cupcake cases. Read on to get your free download & find out how it's done...

Cross stitching out of season

OK OK so here in England the air is getting chilly and the Christmas vibes on the high street are gathering pace with Christmas gift guides and festive craft projects everywhere you look. But as every stitcher knows, Christmas isn't the only reason to get crafting in the winter months. This Perfect Pair set of romantic cards is one of my all-time favourite out-of-season stitching projects! They're a pretty nifty project if you've got winter weddings or anniversaries coming up, or *shock*if you're THAT organised you're thinking ahead to Valentine's day... he he.

Mostly making: cushions

For a couple of years now I've peeked in the window of a little shop called The Makery & always wanted to try one of their sewing classes. So when my hen do came around this weekend, I found the perfect excuse.