Make your dad a retro knitted tie with this free Nicki Trench pattern!

Nicki Trench has come up with the perfect original¬†Father’s Day gift – a knitted tie! Use the free pattern below and check out more of her fab ideas in issue 19, out on Friday 16th May! YOU’LL NEED: 1 x 50g ball DMC Natura Just Cotton, shade N27 Star Light 2.5mm needles. SIZE: Finished measurement: [...]

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Upcycle vintage plates into quaint bird feeders with these easy steps

We used to think vintage plates were pretty, but not always practical – how wrong we were! When we got our creative heads on, we came up with tons of ways to reuse forgotten crockery in a unique way; these charming bird feeders are just one example. YOU’LL NEED: Thick garden twine Vintage plates White [...]

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Download the free template to make issue 18′s Ellie the elephant

Ellie the elephant is one of our favourite projects from issue 18′s six-page nursery feature, which includes a pompom mobile, patchwork quilt, cot bumpers and blanket, plus three brilliant online projects: crochet hangers, baby bootie display and a surprise-inside cake. But if it’s Ellie you’re after (we’d hardly blame you – look at that trunk!), [...]

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