A collection of ten mini books, How To Sew will teach you everything you need to know to become a creative and confident sewer.
The series includes books to teach you the basics, appliques, bead embroidery, embellishments, decorative sewing, felt fabric, hand sewing, patchwork, machine sewing and sashiko, so there's hours of crafting and learning to be had. Filled with tips, tricks and techniques, the books also include over 25 step-by-step projects for creating a variety of crafts. Stitch some striking greetings cards, scatter cushions, a perfect patchwork pig or simple quilt, heaven scent sachets, a pretty pencil case, flower corsages and vintage felts.
Add this miniature rainbow of books to your bookcase and you'll always have the sewing knowhow you need at hand. This series would also make a great gift for a friend who wanted to take up sewing as a new hobby.
Check out a sample project from the book, Star Notebook Cover. Buy a copy of How to Sew for the special price of £11 (rrp £14.99) with free p&p (UK only) by visiting RUCraft and quoting code R11130 at the checkout.
You can pick up a copy of the book from RUCraft now.
These brownie pops would make sweet little treats.
Check out the recipe from Seal Salt With Food.
Cut Out + Keep now has over 30,000 members and we're really exciting. Thanks so much to everyone for helping us grow and grow.
This penguin plushie is so adorable and the pattern is available free to crochet at home.
Check out the pattern from Lion Brand.
COSMOgirl have put together a nifty little book filled with 250 Things You Can Do To Green The World. The hope being that if we act now, we'll be able to give the planet a bright and happy future. The tips are simple enough for everyone to follow and cover a range of areas including the home, fashion, travel, food and beauty & fitness.
Shop vintage, recycle your jeans and pick earth-friendly materials. Unplug unused electrical items, choose the correct bedding to stay warm and learn how to furnish your home with flea market finds. Grow your own greens, turn vegetarian for a day and cut up packaging so that it doesn't harm animals.
The nice thing about this book is that it's not written in a patronising tone. Practical and simple, there are tips that everyone can apply within a few minutes. Make yourself feel good by doing good, because every little helps.
You can pick up a copy of the book now from GMC Publications.
These vanilla cupcakes with lemon & lime filling look amazing!
Check out the recipe from Montcarte.
Here is our pick of some of the best projects on CO+K last week:
Sew a Gossip Girl style headband and Sex & The City style half scoop gloves, mold a polymer clay skull cameo and Batman cookie jar, put together a Spiderman bento box, crochet a zombiebot and geisha plushie, sew a yo yo headband and gumball necklace, make comic book coasters, throw a swapping swishing party, bake a strawberry cheeze cupcake and deliciously dark pumpkin pie, sew personalised party banners, turn a man's shirt in to a button-down skirt, make a quick copper wire bracelet and hardware necklace, dress up with a Girls Gone Wild costumes and a Poison Ivy costume, tie dye a denim mini skirt, knit a reading shawl and headband, dress up with a chain harness, sew a babushka plushie, panda plushie and mummy cat plushie, bake a watermelon cake and sew a Cath Kidston needlebook and pincushion.
Here's a great tutorial for making your own earrings hooks out of jewellery wire.
Check out the how-to from Michon Design.
We feature a lot of s'mores recipes but these cookies looked too good no to post.
Check out the recipe from Baked Perfection.
Here's a clever way to reuse rain gutters - turn them in to bookshelves.
Check out the tutorial from Raising Olives.