LETTING THE COLOUR IN
BOLD, VIBRANT COLOURS ARE A TREND WIN THIS SEASON, BUT WHERE SHOULD COLOUR-CURIOUS CRAFTERS BEGIN - AND WHY? LOTTIE STOREY DISCOVERS THE SECRETS OF USING VIBRANT HUES TO LIFT YOUR CREATIVE MOOD.
MADE IN Monochrome
Add a new craft technique to your repertoire this spring with Nerrisa Pratt's bargello-detail tote bag
This colourful train of Dala-inspired horses by Christine Leech will brighten up a little one's bedroom
Find inspiration in Lucy Peltier's motivational embroidered banner
VIBRANT COLOUR AND BOLD PATTERN FILL GERI SAMMUT-ALESSI'S BEAUTIFUL HOME
Geri Sammut-Alessi describes her Milton Keynes home as a 'land of magnolia' when she and husband Andrew first bought it nine years ago. The five-bedroom, new-build house in Milton Keynes was just two years old, and "very uninspiring," Geri says. "It was such a challenge to decorate but we are incredibly proud of the personality and character we've added."
Lucy Djevdet's granny square denim jacket is a fun way to inject some colour into your wardrobe
DO IT UP
Connie Mabbott's simple button embroidery upgrade will revive your favourite wardrobe pieces
Blooming brights, contrast and oversized patterns are what we are craving this season. We've been inspired by lots of little ways to inject a bit more colour into our every day and make the most of the mood boost.
Relish the process of making with Rachel Lawson's abstract punch needle cushion
A WORK IN progress
Put all your other projects on hold while you whip up this versatile craft bag by Mandi Bharij to store them in
The new range is worth planning your tablescape around.
A quick upcycle to jump on the wavy wall accessories trend
SELF-LOVE IS THE HAPPY ELIXIR
ALL IT TAKES IS SOME GRATITUDE TO FLICK THE SWITCH IN YOUR BRAIN FROM NEGATIVE TO POSITIVE SO HARNESS THIS SUPER POWER AND BOOST YOURSELF EACH DAY
Get kids to fall for reading with Sophia Palmer’s duo-tone canopy
CHERRY ON TOP
Samantha Waude's gingham tote is a pure sewing treat
GET THE LOOK
MAXIMALISM - No more quiet understated looks - we want loud, bright and exciting. Think clashing colours, unusual prints, painted furniture and patterns galore. Just a touch of something maximalist can change a space or look, but a if you're really loving it, go for the whole room.
Decorate your home celestial-style with Becki Clark’s painted project
Michelle Seeto’s pancake trio is a morning treat everyone can enjoy
Baked to perfection
Up your hosting game with Emily Ashbourn’s marble-effect DIY cake stand
Girl about town
Indulge your inner fashionista and sew Maryana Volkova’s modern heirloom doll
HERO TO ZERO
Embrace low-waste living with Eilidh Weir’s
Colour me happy
Kate Rowell's rainbow wall hanging will brighten up any living space
Lucy's a textile artist living in Edinburgh with her sister and her cat, Blossom.
MOHAIR DON'T CARE
Knit a cosy colour-block scarf with Carmen Jorissen
JACK OF ALL TRADES, HAPPY
CONTRARY TO THE PRESSURES TO PICK ONE HOBBY AND MASTER IT, HERE’S WHY JUMPING BETWEEN SEVERAL DIFFERENT CRAFTS COULD BE A MUCH-NEEDED FORM OF SELF-CARE
COLOUR-POP CREATIVITY MEETS MID-CENTURY IN LEILA DAVIS AND FLEUR FINCH'S LIGHT-FILLED SPACE
Aspirational style that’s easy to achieve is Leila and Fleur’s vibe. Giving small space living big décor energy, their South East London flat might only measure 460 square feet, but every inch is carefully considered for maximum impact.
YOU GOT THIS
Anna Alicia's puffer tote will take you from the gym to the office to the shops
ALL THINGS NICE
Peggy Porschen reimagines the classic Christmas treat with a fancy pearlescent meringue topping
CET THE LOOK: FAMILY GALLERY
This is the time of year for rediscovering all those treasures that represent happy memories, and for finding new things to be keepsakes going forward. Think nostalgic pieces to hand down to kids, or extra-special decorations to get everyone talking on Christmas Day.