This January we're celebrating the New Year with bursts of color and a glimpse of new season trends with a Winter Floral theme. 20 beautifully styled makes will inspire you to revitalize your home and lift your senses with blooms and bouquets to suit everyone's taste. Learn the surprisingly simple technique of upholstery, make a style statement with a pretty leather necklace, revive a plain lampshade with felt flowers and embroidery, and try out our fabulous flower-based recipes. If you received biscuits or sweets over the Christmas period and are at a loss as to what to do with the pretty tins, we show you how to repurpose them as practical clocks. If sewing is more your thing or your New Year's resolution is to learn to sew, we have some great projects to get you started, including a comprehensive guide to making your own skirt pattern from scratch. Also in this issue, discover the fantastical world of curiosities from avid collector and maker, Becky Adams and learn the secret to a great partnership from our feature with American husband and wife team, Rebecca Thuss and Patrick Farrell. Plus, all the usual news, reviews and fab giveaways up for grabs in this month's issue of Making magazine.