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Cath Kidston has a brand new book called Patch! which includes patterns for 30 simple patchwork-inspired projects.

Floral WashbagSuffolk Puff CushionTea Towel Tablecloth

We've got three sample projects from the book including a Floral Washbag, Suffolk Puff Cushion and Tea Towel Tablecloth.

You can pick up a copy of the book from Quadrille now »


These pipe cleaner xmas trees are so simple and really cute.

Check out the how-to from Pure & Noble »

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These sugared almonds would make a perfect Christmas time table nibble.

Check out the recipe from Shwin & Shwin »

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Here's our top ten DIY gifts for women and girlfriends who have everything:

  1. Send her to Paris with Macaron Plushies.
  2. Pompourri Rug will brighten up any floor.
  3. Keep her gadgets safe and retro with a Polaroid Phone Cosy.
  4. Tape Measure Rosette Brooch will look great on any crafty chic.
  5. Treat her with a designer style Knuckle Duster Eyeglasses Case.
  6. Melted Crayon Art will make her room the coolest of them all.
  7. Keep her place with Ruby Red Shoe Bookmark.
  8. Lady Goo Goo Cake Pops are the must have snack of the season.
  9. Keep her chic and on trend with a pair of Lace Sunnies.
  10. Make her an Easy Ettika Bow Bracelet to match with her Christmas party dress.
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Need a quick gift for your boyfriend or best male mates? Here's our top ten DIY picks:

  1. Tetris Lamp will look so cool in any room.
  2. Keep him musical with Pencil Drumsticks
  3. Record Notebook is sure to keep him organized.
  4. Revoluzzzionary Monster are any guy's best friend.
  5. Embeliish his phone with a Beer Cap Mobile Charm.
  6. Mario Quilt Block will keep him warm through the cold winter nights.
  7. Dress him like a star with a Rock Star Wristband.
  8. Angry Birds Whoopie Pies are the ultimate geeky treat.
  9. Protect his gadgets with a Domokun iPod Nano Case.
  10. Scrabble Bean Bag Trays are both practical and entertaining.
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This little glitter cottage is so sweet.

Check out the how-to from Sew Can Do »

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You may not be able to afford the latest games console but there's loads of great gifts you can craft for boys:

  1. Knitted Bear is the perfect bedtime companion.
  2. Comic Box makes for handy and cool storage.
  3. He'll never lose his place with a Giraffe Book Page Holder.
  4. Monster Guard Spray keeps scary monsters at bay.
  5. Keep his gadgets protected with an iPod Sandwich Cover.
  6. Make Homemade Gummy Bears in all kinds of shapes.
  7. Bring computer games to life with an Angry Bird Plushie.
  8. Let him draw rainbows everywhere with a Rainbow Crayon.
  9. Brain Cupcakes will freak out his friends and taste delicious.
  10. Keep his cash safe with a Retro Nintendo Controller Wallet.
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Don't forget your pets this Christmas. Here's our top ten crafts to make them:

  1. Dress your cat up with a Kitty Cat Pirate Hat.
  2. Rodent Hammock makes for a cosy bed for small animals.
  3. Treat your doggy with Cheese, Carrot & Parsley Dog Biscuits.
  4. Make sure your kitty doesn't get lost with a Simple & Easy Cat Collar.
  5. Groovy Pet Bow will look cute on any animals.
  6. Your cat or dog will love a Suitcase Pet Bed.
  7. Kitschy Cardboard Box Cat House is the purrfect new play home for your kitty.
  8. Haute Couture Dog Lead & Collar is exactly what every posh pooch needs.
  9. Watch your kitty go wild over a Cat Nip Mouse.
  10. Terra Cotta Birdbath is an essential gift for any bird.

Yum, carry these around in your bag and you'll be everyones best friend.

Check out the recipe from Not So Humble Pie »

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