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Hand Embroidered Plants Pair Of Wall Hoops by Liz Padgham-Major
For me, the best thing about Spring is the burst of colour after a grey and dreary winter. It makes you want to fling open the windows and let the warmth and light in, and gets the creative juices flowing. Here are a few Spring themed makes from talented UK designers and makers!
Front cover of the book Perfectly Paleo
Front cover of the book The Creative Home
Review by Bebe BradleyWhether you reside in a compact city flat, bustling family home, a coastal or country retreat, 'The Creative Home' hopes that, within its pages, you will find the inspiration required to help you achieve your ideal living space. 
Diversity - ERTF
Celebrate the diverse work of the members of the Eastern Region Textile Forum at the Textiles East Fair at Swavesey Village College, 17th - 18th February.
Vicky Oldfield Printmaker
Spring is just around the corner and the Craft Centre and Design Gallery in Leeds are embracing the new season with two exciting new exhibitions...Still Life Print Exhibition - Vicky Oldfield and Sarah Du Feu4th March – 24th June Printmakers Vicky Oldfield and Sarah Du Feu come together to explore the theme of Still Life.
Front cover of the book Print & Pattern Nature by Bowie Style
Front cover of the book Ballpoint Art
I'm interested in any art and design books, I'm not fussy, but what I really enjoy is an art and design book that can surprise me, and what is more surprising than an inspiring book dedicated to art made by the humble ballpoint pen.
Front cover of the book Vegan 101
Front Cover of the book Eat with Intention
Eat With Intention isn’t your average cookbook, it isn’t some kind of on-trend fad diet book either, the recipes don’t appear until chapter six and although all the food is nutritious and healthy, you won’t find any mention of measuring fat or calories. 
Front cover of the book Tim Burton - The Iconic Filmmaker and his Work
Front cover of the book Nostalgic Delights
In "Nostalgic Delights", award winning chocolatier William Curley takes inspiration from classic recipes that he has encountered throughout his childhood and career, and updates them to create modern masterpieces.
The Best of British Crafts is Here AgainSaturday 12th November sees the start of one of the most loved craft events in the country at Blackthorpe Barn, perfect for unique Christmas gifts, and it’s nestled in Rougham just outside Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.
Front cover of the book The Natural World of Needle Felting
Review by Lindsay Rendall
Image from MAKEetc. of Wall Weaving
The lovely folk over at CICO books (one of the publishers we review books for) are launching a brand new website this November in celebration of their craft titles. The new site MAKEetc. will not only sell CICO craft books but will also feature projects and patterns, author features and craft videos.
Oxton Fair - Lisa Waldman
 The Oxton Art Fair, now in its 13th year, is even bigger and better with 21 professional and semi-professional artists showcasing their work across three rooms of the Williamson Art Gallery. A diverse mix of interesting and innovative quality art will be showcased to suit every pocket.
Front cover of the book The Produce Companion
Review by Lisa Margreet Payne
Front cover of the book Palestine on a Plate
Review by Ali Burdon (Very Berry Handmade)
Sheffield Print Fair
The nights are drawing in and there's an unmistakeable chill in the air. Autumn is definitely here, so let's take time out from rummaging for the woollies that you squirrelled away in July (!) and enjoy a browse through our newly published Autumn Showcase. Hot chocolate and marshmallows are optional.
Front cover of the book F. Scott Fitzgerald's Taste of France