Craft Focus - February/March 2022 (Issue 89)

SEARCH PRESS Half Yard Spring Collection is a collection of Half Yard sewing projects for springtime style, designed by the award-winning and best-selling author Debbie Shore. Debbie has chosen her favourite spring designs from her much-loved Half Yard series, including five brandnew projects for you to sink your needles into. Whether you’re spring cleaning and tidying, working in the garden or entertaining, this book contains everything you need to do it in style! Choose from useful bags, boxes and storage solutions to give your inside space a new lease of life; create gorgeous bags for days out and table decorations for days in entertaining; and finally, make your outside space just as inviting as inside, with a peg bag for your laundry and a gardener’s kneeling pad for all those spring jobs in the garden. Each item requires no more than half a yard of outer fabric, plus all the necessary hardware, trimmings and lining. As always, every project feature Debbie’s friendly, easy-to-follow instructions and a beautiful photograph of the finished make. +44 (0)1892 510 850 PIXELHOBBY UK Easter has always been a symbol of new life and there’s no better way to celebrate spring time than by trying a new craft! Pixelhobby UK distributes craft kits that use sustainably produced pixels to create beautiful pictures and the company’s card kits are no exception. Originally launched on The Craft Store, Pixelhobby UK’s Spring Bloom and Easter Card Kits each contain three original pixel designs for you to create. Simply place the transparent baseplate over the design, pull off the pixels and place them on the baseplate spikes to colour match the picture. It really is that easy! Once you’ve completed your pixel pictures, they can be embedded into Pixelhobby cards and gifted to someone you’re looking forward to sharing spring with. All Pixelhobby card kits contain everything you need to make all three designs, including cards and envelopes. THE STITCH COMPANY This cross stitch kit, Grandmother’s Old Garden - Goose (SKU rto-c341) comes complete with the necessary embroidery fabric, threads, pattern, needle and instructions. The finished design measures 12.5cm x 17cm. PAVILION Susan Beech is a paper artist specialising in the making of crepe paper flowers. In A Petal Unfolds, she shows how to make beautiful and lifelike paper flowers and arrangements. The end-result is sustainable and ecofriendly, and perfect for bringing everlasting floral style to any interior or occasions such as a wedding or birthday party. Readers will learn how to create 25 beautiful seasonal flower projects – from anemones, cyclamen and daffodils to peonies, dahlias and roses. In addition to single blooms, there are ideas for combining flowers into an arrangement, wreath, wall hanging and a bouquet. +44 (0)20 8741 7070 62