Hooray for summer and all the imaginative, bright and irresistible craft projects that come with it. This month, break out your brightest yarns and fabrics to add some colour to this issue’s new-season makes. Come and take a look inside…
Why so sad kitten? This month your free gifts are 8 pull-out papers by Alice Potter featuring summer designs such as fruits, florals and cacti as well as a mini felt doll kit. The craft kit comes with everything you need to make a travelling cat and a mini suitcase, designed by Shelly of Gingermelon. Look at those eyes. Go on, stitch her up and take her on an adventure!
Other projects on the cute menu this month are the clay ice cream magnets (by Laura and Tia of Little Button Diaries) serving fridges everywhere to a helping of something sweet, the crochet biscuits* by Emma Lyons – a great teatime make, and the funky, chunky tshirt yarn watermelon cushion by Habitue Design.
Trending! This month we’re obsessing over all things lemon yellow, finding new ways to bring this sunny colour into our homes and wardrobes. Plus, we show you how to style letter frames with gorgeous butter-coloured blooms with Allison Sadler.
There’s also the current craft favourite in this issue: weaving. Learn how to make your own loom, create patterns and mix up fibres for a textured look using various weaving techniques as shown by Holly and Teddy and Fall For DIY.
This summer, get festival-ready with the quick-sew scarf kimono by Lana Red – a sewing project even newbie sewists will crack first time. For DIY interior junkies, Fran shows us how to turn a bargain IKEA table into a luxe statement piece. Find the hack in this issue!
Want more? Try the roll-up picnic mat by The New Craft House – great for summer sunbathing and spontaneous picnics, knit or print a quick gift for Dad (Father’s Day creeps up on us every time!), sew a super-cool monster PJ bag by Zezling and mash up your love of fabrics and crochet to make colourful boho-style bunting with Scarlet Sometimes.
Meet new people this issue such as Angie Parker who explains how a trip to India changed her approach to colour. Set new interior goals after visiting Rubyellen Bratcher‘s home whose family is at the heart and soul of her eclectic space and keep up with one of Britain’s most successful paper cutters, Emily Hogarth.