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Tanya Blake

Tanya Blake

28 March 2013

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Well, the long Easter weekend is looming and what better way to spend it than getting your teeth into our bumper Sewing issue which has hit the stores TODAY?! It has a whopping 30 projects from beginner to advanced as well as essential guides to sewing and embroidery techniques that will keep you stitching all through the month. Plus don't miss out on an amazing competition to win one of three fantastic Janome Sewing machines. Fancy a tantalising sneak peak at some of the projects in store? Ah, go on then, seeing as you asked so nicely we'll treat you to a little preview...

Vintage Apron Blog
For hands that do dishes...a pretty 50s inspired apron 

Table Linen
Learn how to create pretty table linen using a visually stunnnig yet oh so simple traditional Japanese Sashiko embroidery technique.

How about this cute spring time accessory made with a few simple stitches to a plain belt.

Jacket And Bag
Create your own capsule collection, including grey batwing top, chic biker jacket, slouch bag, as well as cute denim pinafore dress and knotted bead necklace too. You'll practically have a shiny new wardrobe before you know it!

Patchwork Paper

To give you're sewing machine a rest we've also got loads of other lovely craft projects as well, including this sweet papier mache vase and patchwork paper art.

Like what you see? Then what are you waiting for, run to the shops and get your copy today! Or pick it up online and get it sent straight to your door, just click here to go to our publishers website. 

Have a Happy Easter! 

Easter inspiration

Tanya Blake

Tanya Blake

13 March 2013

Our favourite chocolate-centric holiday is just around the corner so we thought we'd get in the spirit and share some crafty Easter inspiration from around the web. You can share your own Easter projects on our facebook or twitter pages - we'd love to see them!

Egg And Flower Table Display

A beautiful, egg shaped display that is a stylish and subtle nod to Easter.

Paper Egg Bunting
We are loving this 3D paper bunting.

Butterfly Tree

A simple but stunning table display to get that spring feeling.

Welly Boot Vase
Well, why not?!

Egg Table Setting

A really sweet idea for your table settings.

Paper Flower Wreath

Pretty paper floral wreaths will brighten up your home a treat.

 Egg Vase
A quick, easy and oh so sweet way to display fresh spring flowers!

 Egg Candles

And in a similar vein - use egg shells and melt old tealights to create cute candles (who knew eggs were so versatile?!).

 Chocolate Cake

A sophisticated grown-up alternative to the chocolate egg...

Chocolate Bunny Cake

... or the not quite so grown-up but absolutely fantastic Easter bunny in a tree stump chocolate cake.

Hot Cross Cookies

Well we've started on food now so let's continue! How about some hot cross cookies?

Easter Cupcake

Or some gorgeous looking cupcakes? We're loving the speckled eggs nestling on top.

Temporary Tattoo Eggs

We think this is a great idea... use temporary tattoos to decorate eggs and make a unique centre piece for your dining table.

Well we hope that has sparked off some ideas for Easter craft projects - if you're looking for more there's some great ones in the latest issue of Making (on sale NOW!). To get a copy just click here

That's all from me for now! Happy Easter from the Making team. 



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