Easy Aida Band Bracelet

Susan Penny shows you how to make this pretty cross stitched ice cream bracelet with simple chart and instructions, first choose your...
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Take a wander round our blog and check out all our stitching, knitting and craft ideas. You can cross stitch a teddy or knit a cute cup cake. You'll find plenty of home and craft ideas to keep you busy - ideal if you have to stay at home.

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Elizabethan Cross Stitch Alphabet

Whilst helping my daughter with research for a school project, I was once again reminded of the wonderfully skilled stitching found on clothing...

Out with the new and in with the old!

Susan Penny blends some vintage treasures This project is my way of welcoming in 2014 - a new year, with new challenges and lots of...

Pretty Stitched Pincushion

Susan Penny shows you how to make this delightful pincushion in less than an hour. As each new year begins, so does my need to...

A truly vintage pig

Susan Penny shares a delightful sewing project As a craft writer I am often asked to pitch for a book idea without knowing if it...

Christmas reading: Trisha or Traditional?

Find some relaxing holiday reading with Joanne D'Arcy As well as your own Christmas reading, I think books make a great gift. Easy to wrap,...

Pipe cleaner Xmas trees

Make this fun project with Susan Penny These miniature Christmas trees cost just a few pence to make using things from your garden shed and...

Editor’s Wednesday Craft Special

Susan Penny shows you how to make a simple tree decoration This pretty bauble is made by gluing torn pieces of vintage fabric onto a...

Last Minute Advent Calendar

Susan Penny shows you how to make this lovely Advent Calendar. Our children love having an Advent calendar. They count down the days to Christmas,...