- Medium weight cotton fabric in any skin tone, 26 x 30cm (10¼ x 11 7 /8) (Fabric A)
- Patterned cotton fabric, 17 x 55cm (6¾ x 21 5 /8) (Fabric B)
- Blue muslin fabric, 20 x 58cm (7 7 /8 x 22 7 /8) (Fabric C)
- Pale yellow muslin fabric, 10 x 70cm (4 x 27 5 /8) (Fabric D)
- Grey jersey fabric, 15 x20cm (6 x 7 7 /8) (Fabric E)
- Grey felt, 10 x 20cm(4 x 7 7 /8) (Fabric F)
- Pink felting wool QMatching sewing threads QElastic, 20cm (7 7 /8)
- Embroidery thread in brown and pink
- Embroidery needl
- Two wooden buttons, 1.5cm ( 5 /8) diameter
- One white plastic button, 1cm ( 3 /8) diameter
- Soft toy stuffing QNeedle felting tool
- Large sponge
- Knitting needle
- Erasable fabric marker
- Cotton bud
This girly is throwing out serious fashion blogger vibes. With her candy-coloured top knot, satchel, and impeccable layering, she looks like she’s prepped to grab a coffee and head off on a colour walk.
We love that she’s an up-to-date take on an heirloom doll – made for keeps, but utterly in style. Use your favourite modern prints to create her garb or gather scraps of special garments that you've been saving for a more meaningful make.
She'd make an amazing gift for a child in your life to treasure, or even create a mini-me for all your best pals on a special occasion.
The templates for the doll's body are on page 83, and it's easy to sew with an extra bit of button detail on the shoulders. She's even got a healthy glow from your go-to blush.
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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
FIVE PROBLEMS WITH GOUACHE (AND HOW TO SOLVE THEM)
James Gurney tackles challenges specific to the medium of gouache
HOW TO MAKE GRADIENTS
James Gurney demonstrates how to get your colors to change gradually throughout your picture
MASTER PAINTERS OF THE WORLD
Working from dark to light colors, Pamela Hamilton’s pastel paintings feature the smallest and brightest marks at the focal point
Off the Board
Animals come to life in intricate detail through the boldness and versatility of Melissa Helene’s scratchboard art
With their lush foliage hostas are ideal ground-cover plants, particularly for shady areas
Focus on... Sweetcorn
If you get the spacings and the timings right, you too can be enjoying delicious sweetcorn harvests. Lucy Chamberlain explains how to find your sweet spot
cook a classic Brilliant blondies
Make a batch of our tempting blondies for an irresistible teatime treat
Make a rag rug FLOWER POSY
Create colourful textured blooms using leftover fabrics
Quick-growing annuals to sow now
There is still time in late spring to sow quick-growing hardy and half-hardy annuals straight to the soil, says Anne Swithinbank, as she describes the best ones to grow