Jubilee tea cosy kit winner!

As part of our Jubilee street party, we gave you the chance to win a fantastic tea cosy kit from Fromemaid.

We're happy to announce the winner today - it's Winnie from Bicester! Congratulations, Winnie, your tea cosy kit will be with you next week.

If you missed it, you can read all about our Jubilee street party here!


Get crafting for the Jubilee

Just in case you missed our Jubilee Street Party last weekend, it's not too late to reach for your craft kit! Here's a round-up of projects & freebies we rounded up to get you started...

Get crafting for the Royal Jubilee!

Cupcake knitting pattern

 knit a cupcake

YUM! We're loving tucking into this latest project for our Jubilee Street Party! This knitted cupcake is just one mouthwatering make from Tasty Knits, by Susan Penny and Susie Johns...

Free crochet pattern: DIY cupcakes!

This week's Jubilee Street Party has got us in the mood for tea and cake! Luckily we've got these crochet cupcakes to hand - they're the perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth while also reaching for your crochet hook. This free crochet pattern is only available for the Jubilee period - so is only available until Sunday 10th June. It's a taster from Teeny Tiny Crochet by Catherine Hirst. Read on to get the pattern...

 crochet a cupcake

DIY Jubilee party dress

How to make a jubilee party dress

Ooooh when we asked Shimelle Laine if she fancied coming to our Jubilee Street Party, we were chuffed she could make it - we knew she has some SERIOUS skills when it comes to paper play, scrapbooking and photography, but we didn't realise she was also more-than-pretty-nifty with a needle & thread - until now! Check out Shimelle's DIY Jubilee party dress tutorial. We love that she's recycled fabric from a previous dress-making attempt, plus a black T-shirt - and that she's added a cool collar - to create her blue, white & black creation. And of course, to complete the patriotic feel she's accessorised with a splash of red. We love it! Thanks for coming to our party Shimelle! Don't forget to bookmark shimelle.com - to see her latest inspiration & crafty good times. 

Free Jubilee party stitch charts

Calling all cross stitchers! We've got some great party projects for you - free as part of our Jubilee Street Party! Our fab friends over at Cross Stitcher magazine are offering a selection of 5 free cross stitch patterns for you to download, plus some great ideas for how to turn them into this street party set! And if that's not enough, read more to find out how to download a ROYAL CROWN free cross stitch chart to complete your stitchy celebrations...

cross stitch street party ideas for the Jubilee

How to make beach bunting tutorial

Welcome to our latest Jubilee street party project! You can find a nifty tutorial for how to make your own bunting over in Search Press's 20 to Make: Bunting & Penants book.

Diamond Jubilee in stitches

Diamond jubilee in cross stitch

Check out one of our absolute favourite Jubilee craft projects so far today - this Diamond Jubilee cross stitch sampler was stitched by The Making Spot's Laura. She's been stitching her socks off to get this chart (by Nia Cross Stitch) finished in time for today's party - and we're so pleased she did! Isn't it cool? Read on to find out how she got on...

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...

Jubilee party scrapbook layout

One of our favourite things about events like the Diamond Jubilee Street Party is the chance to get together with our friends & neighbours! Super-scrapbooker Ifa Zainon loves it when her local village gets together to celebrate - so she's made this scrapbook layout about their parties. We love the mini union jack bunting, held in place with brads, and her egg & spoon race brings back fond memories of school sports days! Thanks for joining the party Ifa x