Out now: Issue 72

Issue: Issue 72 | Category: Issue 72, News

I have a childlike love of Christmas, especially the anticipation of the big day, with twinkling lights and sparkly decorations brightening up the otherwise dull days and dark evenings. The projects in this issue have inspired me to hand-make even more of my decorations this year. The adorable star baubles on page 70 and the garland, on page 74, will make fabulous additions to my tree worked in my favourite eclectic, multicoloured style.

Snuggling under a blanket on a cosy sofa is the perfect place to eat mince pies and admire the pretty tree, lit only by the soft flickering glow of the fairy lights. The stunning Snowflake Blanket on page 76 will ensure you feel incredibly wintery and festive while keeping warm this season. I adore the contrast of the stylish grey blanket with a pop of colour from the bright, modern tassels.

If you still have gifts to find, check out our gift guide on page 24 as well as our array of quick-to-make projects that will make fabulous stocking fillers – not to mention the stocking to pop them into! I would love to find Tina Barrett’s slouchy hat or Emma Friedlander-Collins’ cosy mittens in my stocking this year.

Once your present making is complete, why not use this month’s free gift – a cute, mini pom-pom ribbon assortment – to add the finishing touch to your wrapping? Turn to page 36 for some of our creative ideas on adding that special handmade touch to your presents which will make them stand out underneath the tree.

Have a very Merry Handmade Christmas and a happy, crafty new year.


Claire Montgomerie, Editor

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