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Issue 11 out now!

February 29, 2012

Issue 11 is out now!

For the first time, we’re offering it as a downloadable PDF – ideal for your kindle or ebook reader.

You can also find paper copies in supermarkets and stationers around the country as usual, or order from us direct on 01279 879038.


New Publisher appointed at All Craft Media

February 24, 2012

All Craft Media today announce that Emmeline Farrell, has accepted the role of Craft Publisher within the company. Kerrie Allman will hand over all of her editorial / publisher responsibilities to her from 1st March and will then move into a new role.

Emmeline is currently employed by All Craft Media as editor of Simply Beautiful and Handmade Fashion. She has worked in the craft publishing industry since 2005 and has been with All Craft Media for 12 months. Emmeline says “After working as a magazine editor for many years, I’m very much looking forward to taking on my new role as Publisher at such an exciting time of growth for All Craft Media – I can’t wait to get started!”

Emmeline will be responsible for all of the titles in All Craft Media’s current portfolio including Modern Quilting, Sew Hip, KNIT, Inside Crochet, Handmade Living, Simply Beautiful, Handmade Fashion and their range of bookazines. This promotion comes as the company move into new offices, also on 1st March.

To contact Emmeline please use the following details

01279 879038

Competition Time!

February 17, 2012

When we’re not scouting out lovely ideas for Hamdmade Living, there is nothing better we like doing putting our feet up and reading Country Living magazine! We’re really pleased to be able to offer three lucky readers a pair of tickets each to the Country Living Spring Fair.

Taking place at the Business Design Centre in London between 21st and 25th of March, it heralds the start of the spring and looks forward to the sunny days of summer and all the associated activities like picnics and sporting occasions. In addition to the 400 exhibitors presenting a host of ideas for Easter you are unlikely to find on the high street, there are demonstrations and hands-on craft workshops. The food hall celebrates the UK’s finest food producers and their regional specialities, with opportunities for tasting too. The beautiful spring garden provides green fingered visitors with lots of inspiration for planning and planting, with experts only a trowel-tip away for advice. There’s lots of scope for personal pampering too, with clothing for every occasion from a sports day to a picnic; jewellery and silversmithing designs influenced by nature and sensuous handmade soaps and perfumes. With so much to see and do, a visit to the Country Living Magazine Spring Fair is a day to remember. 

To be in with a chance of winning – just leave a comment about your favourite craft by Friday 24th February and we’ll pick  the winner’s names out of the hat!  Good luck!

Lovely spring goodies from the fair


February 1, 2012

You may remember Charlotte and I visiting Barrington Court in Issue 6. Beverly, owner of The MuddyDog Company is hosting this year’s “ButtonFest” on Saturday 11th February.

There will be thousands of Vintage, handmade, and mother of pearl buttons for sale, plus vintage textiles & trims, a Huge choice of new fabrics, ribbons and haberdashery from Barrington Patchwork.

Buttonfest will take place 10am – 3pm and there is free parking and entry.

For more information, see the Muddy Dog Company website,

Bunny Screenprint

January 28, 2012

We’re really sorry about this but the bunny template for the screenprint was missing – you can find and download him here Konijn 002 2

What’s up weekend

January 20, 2012

What are you up to this weekend? Anything crafty? Have you ever thought about a workshop to learn something new? Our friends are Bijoux by Me have some great workshops on offer – just check out this flyer for more information

What better way to spend the weekend than learning a new skill. Keep an eye out for their projects in Handmade Living – there’s a fab one coming up in issue 11

Moomin Madness

January 18, 2012

Those of you who know us at Handmade Living know that we like nothing better than cake and also we have a deep affection for Nordic countries. So, when we discovered these it made us very happy!

Surely they are the perfect thing to eat as you read the special Nordic issue of Knit magazine that’s out on the 29th January? You can read more about that on the KNIT blog.