How to line a gift basket

Here's a great way to to tidy up the bathroom - wicker baskets lined with pretty fabric. We think these would make fun Christmas gifts too; just fill with fancy soaps or other bathtime treats!

Click here now to find our simple step-by-step guide!

Tutorial Tuesday: Knit stitch

Learning to knit? Or picking up your needles again after a long break? You'll find a step-by-step refresher on basic knit stitch on The Making Spot!

Watch our 'how to knit' video!

We're so excited to reveal our new knitting video! It's perfect if you're new to knitting - we show you the thumb method cast-on, knit stitch, purl stitch and casting off.

We've filmed nice and slowly so you can try knitting stitches along with us. For a closer look, you can watch the video full screen on YouTube!

If you enjoy this, be sure to check out our YouTube channel to watch our other new how-to videos, and be sure to let us know which other crafts you'd like to see in action.

How Tuesday: Make t-shirt pom poms

Here at The Making Spot we are huge fans of upcycling, so when we found this old t-shirt project we could not wait to share!

{tutorial} How to make a quilled heart card

Earlier this week, I rediscovered an old love affair with a papercraft technique that has lay, neglected, in my making repertoire for some time now... quilling!

How Tuesday: Get hooked on crochet

Crochet has to be without doubt my most favourite skill I have picked up over the last few years.

How to make a picnic mat

Happy days! Have just discovered a new heavenly new craft blog - Brassy Apple. Loving this free tutorial for how to make a picnic mat!

Mushroom magnets tutorial

Ooh how we do love a nice how to guide. These super cute fridge magnets remind me of childhood Christmas decorations, but they happen make a fun summer holiday project too!

Get kids crafting!

I'm a long-established fan of getting children making, and with the summer holidays approaching, this fun tutorial from Noodlehead is a great way to keep tiny hands occupied!

Sewing tutorial: purse tote

I can cross stitch my socks off, create perfect papercraft and knit up a storm, yet unfortunately I was born sadly lacking a knack for sewing. That's why I love the easy tutorials over at Sew Mama Sew.