Well I am as I’m going to be hanging out with my lovely publisher people at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace, North London, stand F26 between 1 and 2pm. I’m making a version of my beautiful Paper Rococo Mirror from my book Scissors, Paper, Craft.

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Come and say hi … I’ve got free stickers (if they come in the post in time!)

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Today’s the day that the third and fourth books in Quadrilles Simple Makes series hit the shelves. First off it’s Scissors, Paper, Craft (which you may have noticed me mentioning) written and styled by moi and secondly (but of equal importance) is the lovely Hook, Line and Crochet by Ros Badger a delightful book of 20 cute and quirky crochet projects. (more of which later)

GIANT GIFT BOWS

Scissors, Paper, Craft is my favourite book so far, it uses the most humble of materials to make some really exciting projects. There’s 30 different things to make ranging from simple animals made from one piece of A4 and lovely little garlands and bunting to more elaborate feather mobiles, light up water lillies and a little bit of Japanese book binding too. There are giant paper bows perfect for decorating your house for a party … a step on from the tissue paper pom pom and cute little bird boxes with post-it note roofs and a place to keep your paperclips.

WIN!

Anyhoo, to celebrate the launch of Scissors, Paper, Craft I have a signed copy of the book for the person who can tell me what craft topic they would like to see in a Simple Makes book. So far we’ve had Embroidery, Felt makes, Papercraft, Crochet and coming up next spring are books on Printing and Knitting. (I’ll be picking a winner at random in a weeks time so any comment you leave in the comment box will be counted as an entry (be kind!). Remember to follow the blog too as then you’ll be the first in the the know for more upcoming giveaways and competitions)

Marie Claire.co.uk had lovely things to say about the new book, they’ve also got pictures of some other projects. Click below to read …

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Right I’m off to do some aformentioned printing. Good luck!

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Hullo. So next Thursday my next book from the Simple Makes range by Quadrille Craft is hitting the shops (YAY). I think this one is my favourite yet. I love working with paper as it’s so versatile. You don’t need many resources and materials to create something brilliant! Like maybe this mirror made from simple brown paper …

MIRRORS

Project from Scissors, Paper, Craft

or these Pigeon Post organisers who will look cute on your office wall and keep your important notes safe tucked under their wings.

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Project from Scissors, Paper, Craft

One of the first projects I did for the book were these simple paper animals, inspired by my holidays in Colorado at the amazing Zapata Ranch.

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To celebrate the launch of the book I’ve taken the Momma Deer shown here and made her into a special edition free printable AND the star of her own ‘making of’ video!

To download and make your own click here

PAPERCRAFT DEER

And watch the ‘how to’ video below…

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For more information on the book and a look inside click here.