Knit a mini village!

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Ooooh we're very excited as just found out about a massive knit-along project that's taking part this spring! Knit the Nation is seeing knitters everywhere getting together to create a miniature knitted village. The finished village is going to be on display at this year's Stitch & Craft Show - with prizes for the best knits! We're busy getting our thinking caps on for what to make... lamp-posts? post boxes? dogs? trees? oooh or how about a knitted pond? If you want to join in but aren't sure where to start, read on to find out where to get some free knitting patterns to get started!

How to make an accordian mini book

Just stumbled upon this papercraft tutorial of massive awesomeness - over at book binder & paper maker Ruth Bleakley's making blog. To make your very own diddy-delight, pop on over and take a look at Ruth's full minibook photo tutorial. She's posted step-by-step pics and I can't wait to have a go. Best thing about this is all you need is some thick card, a few scraps of pretty papers and some plain paper to fold up to make the zig-zag accordian bit inside. Am already thinking up about a zillion upcoming birthdays to make them for. Not only is this a great stash-saver idea, this project feeds my nostalgia-love as it reminds me of a book-making workshop I went to at school in my teens!