Soooo, sorry for not being around the last few days - I was in hospital for some tests on Wednesday, and even though I only had sedation, I felt rubbish for a few days after. Feeling back to normal (or as normal as I get) now, so normal service can resume.
This issue hit the shops on Friday and comes with a free Cat cushion set.
Easter is prominent this issue (but I didn't expect it not to be), with table decorations, stamped eggs and birds nests in the first project.
There are also some decopaged easter eggs, which would be a great project to keep the kids busy during the school holidays. Cost effective too, as they are decoupaged with tissues, rather than expensive decoupage paper.
I am likely to use the instructions for making some tab top curtains for my new house (if I ever get moved). I think every room will need curtains, so that is a lot of work for Holly. Not sure whether to just go buy some cheapies for the time being?
Once again, I wish I could knit and crochet (wool mystifies me), as there is a great pompom tea cosy, which I would love to make for my new kitchen and a cute daisy chain, which I'm sure my nieces would love.
The lovely Eric Lanlard has some chocolate fondants with orange and muscat compote. Oh, I can't wait to get my new oven which will mean I can bake again. Then there is also a coconut and custard pie with a passion fruit curd and Rosemary Schrager has some profiteroles (my fave) and some doghnuts with raspberry sauce.
Other projects and features include:
- Wayne Hemingway tells the story of how Red or Dead started
- jazz up a plain bench with stripes of colour
- decorate coffee cups with marker pens
- DIY stencilled tea towl
- retro stencilled memo boards
- Julie Dodsworth has some lovely ways to present your easter eggs
- Naida Redgrave reflects on why her childhood Easters were so special
- papercut Easter decoration
- easy-sew seat covers
- sew a bean bag
- applique a cushion
- feature on Emma Block
- Linda Barker has hints and tips on exposing your floorboards (oo-er).
The next issue is out on 17th April with a free plate art kit.