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Most crafters have made things that they aren't proud to show off, or later wondered what they were thinking when they started, but most of us sentence these terrible creations to the bottom of a garbage can, rather than listing them online for others to buy.

Regretsy by April Winvhell explores "where DIY meets WTF" and the many items of questionable taste that have been listed for sale online. The book showcases such handmade pieces as an Ice Cream Headache Headband for $20, an Obama Toilet Seat at $23, stencilled Serial Killer pillows for $15 each and a steal at just $105, knitted Bertha the Pregnant, Birthing, Nursing, Sock Monkey.

Featuring a collection of art pieces, wearables, homeware and gifts, this is a hilarious book for crafters and DIY lovers everywhere.

You can pick up a copy of the book from Random House now >>

Maybe you've just finished a sewing project and have some leftover fabric of you've bagged a bargain of remnant loveliness, 101 Great Ways to Sew A Metre will show you how to get the most out of your fabric odds and ends.

Offering 101 innovative projects to use up your remnants, the book aims to show you how to get the most out of just one metre. Sew a convertible craft apron, an adorable fabric dollhouse, a bohemian banana bag, a protective laptop sleeve, handy organized bed pocket, artist brushes case and a pretty summer nightie.

Including all the pattern pieces you need, declutter your fabric stash and turn those leftovers in to a wide variety of clothing, accessories and homeware.


Readers can order 101 Great Ways to sew a Metre for the special price of £7.99 (rrp £16.99) with free p&p (UK only).  To order please visit RU Craft and quote code R11226 at the checkout.

Here's a treat which will spice up your next geeky get together or LAN Party?! Bake some jumbo hostess binary cupcakes.

Check out the recipe from Not So Humble Pie >>

Here's a great tutorial for making multilayered stencils, so that you can use a variety of colors.

Check out the how-to from Being Domestic >>

Give your food a bit of glitz & glam with DIY candy gemstones.

Check out the recipe from Intimate Weddings >>

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Our latest Crafty Superstar is fashionista Audrey Kitching, who has been posting DIY couture all week long.

Check out her superstar projects now »

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Nothing makes a home feel cosier than hand-stitched accessories, Home Sweet Sewn by Alice Butcher & Ginny Farquhar is filled with dozens of kitchy and sweet decorations to fill your home with.

This book promises to teach you how to sew unique and personalized projects to accessorize your home. Stitch some lovely linen, which is sure to give you sweet dreams; keep organized with a pin-striped planner, sew patchwork Tree Of Life pillows, embroider some scrapbooks and stitch a lovely strawberries & cream picnic blanket.

Filled with all the techniques and patterns you need, choose from 20 beautiful sewing projects to make your house a home.


Readers can order Home Sweet Sewn for the special price of £9.50 (RRP £14.99) with free p&p (UK only).  To order please visit RUCraft and quote code R11133 at the checkout.

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Keep all your notes, coins and cards organized with a quilted wallet.

Check out the how-to from That*Darn*Cat >>

More than just food, The Artful Cupcake by Marcianne Miller will teach you how to bake and decorate delicious indulgent pieces of edible art.

Featuring recipes for a huge range of cupcakes, there's a treat for every occasion. Bake some delicious Maple Walnut Streusel Cupcakes, dripping Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes, Ricotta Cheese Cupcakes, Classic Lemon Cupcakes encased in meringue, and sparking Silver Solstice Sparklers.

Promising recipes that look as good as they taste, this is a must-have cookbook for any sweet tooth.

You can pick up a copy of the book now from GMC Distribution >>

Awesome new site Manmade DIY has an awesome how-to for making crunchy, homemade potato chips in your microwave.

Check out the recipe on Manmade DIY now >>

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