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INTERVIEW Catherine Murry shares her future dreams.

FEATURED PROJECT Create a beautiful cupcake mini-album.

JEWELLERY SPECIAL Step-by- step instructions to create stunning, one-off pieces.

30 DIFFERENT PROJECTS Over 30 different jewllery ideas inside, including beaded neckalce and a recyled fabric cuff.

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thoughts, notes and photos from you, you and you.

Dear HANDMADE, Thanks again for a great read and also for the knitting patterns you’ve been publishing of late. I’ve made some hats and a vest to keep warm this winter. Love your articles and your ideas really open my eyes to the possibilites of knitting! Cheers, Amber

Dear HANDMADE,, There are so many craft magazines, but my favourite is Handmade.There are projects for everyone and they’re actually achievable. I’ve referenced the magazine to make cards, gifts and even a patchwork bag! Even the articles are fantastic. Thanks again for a great read and also for the knitting patterns you’ve been publishing of late. I’ve made some hats and a vest to keep warm this winter. Your ideas really open my eyes to the possibilites of knitting! I love the layout of your magazine. It’s clean, simple and makes finding and chosing a project easy. Also, the projects are all different and chllenge a variety of my crafting abilities. Such a great mag - keep up the work! Thanks, Karley

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Dear HANDMADE, I’m not your typical crafter, I guess. My friends call me obsessed as I spent every last bit of pocket money on fabrics and crafty things. I’d be the first to admit that I could easily reside in Spotlight, Lincraft or any crafty shop for the rest of my life. I’d like to see more stuff for teens and young adults; maybe storage ideas and quick on-thego projects. There are so many craft magazines, but my favourite is Handmade.There are projects for everyone and they’re actually achievable. I’ve referenced the magazine to make cards, gifts and even a patchwork bag! Even the articles are fantastic. Thanks guys! Dana

Dear HANDMADE, There are so many craft magazines, but my favourite is Handmade.There are projects for everyone and they’re actually achievable. I’ve referenced the magazine to make cards, gifts and even a patchwork bag! Even the articles are fantastic. I’ve referenced the magazine to make cards, gifts and even a patchwork bag! I’ve referenced the magazine to make cards, gifts and even a patchwork bag! Even the articles are fantastic. Even the articles are fantastic. Keep the craft goodness coming. Anne


BEST LETTER Dear HANDMADE, Thanks again for a great read and also for the knitting patterns you’ve been publishing of late. I’ve made some hats and a vest to keep warm this winter. Your ideas really open my eyes to the possibilites of knitting! I’m not your typical crafter, I guess. My friends call me obsessed as I spent every last bit of pocket money on fabrics and crafty things. I’d be the first to admit that I could easily reside in Spotlight, Lincraft or any crafty shop for the rest of my life. I really love the magzine, but I’d like to see more stuff for teens and young adults; maybe storage ideas, cheaper ideas and quick on-the-go projects. Also, some hints on setting up and maintaining a craft room would be useful. There are so many craft magazines, but my favourite is Handmade.There are projects for everyone and they’re actually achievable. I’ve referenced the magazine to make cards, gifts and even a patchwork bag! Even the articles are fantastic. Here’s a bag I made with your magazine! I’m not your typical crafter, I guess. My friends call me obsessed as I spent every last bit of pocket money on fabrics and crafty things. I’d be the first to admit that I could easily reside in Spotlight, Lincraft or any crafty shop for the rest of my life. I really love the magzine, but I’d like to see more stuff for teens and young adults; maybe storage ideas, cheaper ideas and quick on-the-go projects. Also, some hints on setting up and maintaining a craft room would be useful. There are so many craft magazines, but my favourite is Handmade.There are projects for everyone and they’re actually achievable. I’ve referenced the magazine to make cards, gifts and even a patchwork bag! Even the articles are fantastic. Here’s a bag I made with your magazine! Kris

Dear HANDMADE, Thanks again for a great read and also for the knitting patterns you’ve been publishing of late. I’ve made some hats and a vest to keep warm this winter. Your ideas really open my eyes to the possibilites of knitting! I’m not your typical crafter, I guess. My friends call me obsessed as I spent every last bit of pocket money on fabrics and crafty things. I’d be the first to admit that I could easily reside in Spotlight, Lincraft or any crafty shop for the rest of my life. I really love the magzine, but I’d like to see more stuff for teens and young adults; maybe storage ideas, cheaper ideas and quick on-the-go projects. Also, some hints on setting up and maintaining a craft room would be useful. There are so many craft magazines, but my favourite is Handmade. Keep it coming guys! Kris

Dear HANDMADE, Love the magazine, but a few things I feel are missing. I’d like to see more stuff for teens and young adults; maybe storage ideas, cheaper ideas and quick on-the-go projects. Also, some hints on setting up and maintaining a craft room would be useful. Jess

Dear HANDMADE, Love the magazine, but a few things I feel are missing. I’d like to see more stuff for teens and young adults; maybe storage ideas, cheaper ideas and quick on-the-go projects. Also, some hints on setting up and maintaining a craft room would be useful. Looking forward to getting the next issue! Jess

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put your feet up, enjoy your skinny cap and get to know Catherine Murry.

Describe yourself in five words. Thrift and organised to the max. Why do you like craft? Craft is relaxing and provides me with an outlet for my creative energies. It’s nice to make someting useful, especially if it’s with recyled materials. Tell us about your favouriate quote of sentiment. As children, my father was always drumming into us that old mantas ‘If you fail to plan, you plan to fail’. What’s your favourite kind of craft? My favourite crafts are patch work and cardmaking. Making a card is like creating a mini quit as you get to work this so many different colours but can finish the project in a few minutes. Is you family supportive of your time spent crafting? My husband is very supportive, especially since I’m moking money from it! He always is keen to offer his input and opinions. My four year old daughter gives me feedback too, saying ‘it looks good Mum’. Tell us something unusual about yourself. While at school I learnt the meanng of the world ‘diligent’. My textiles teacher wrote in my report that i was very diligent but needed to use my initative more. Te minihiciis ut et, conserspidem ex es et eos es et hit il et exerrum que dolectatibus aut odignihilit rem comnisi te pa dem nimagnit, et officimin ped molorectis dollupt asperibus. I think it would have to be the scarf I knitted when I was 10. Not only did it get longer, it also got wider and more holey! What is the most disastrous craft project you have made? I think it would have to be the scarf I knitted when I was 10. Not only did it get longer, it also got wider and more holey!

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What is your greatest crafting achievement? Having my projects published in craft magazines and patchwork shops buying my patterns. It’s such a boost to know hundreds of people like what you’ve created enough to buy the pattern for it! Would you like to start making money from your crafting and other hobbies? Bus quiae. Cab ipiet iderenem comnis aborest invendandia parum quid untios et, seque nullam es acipid quae de dolorit ut abo. Eped es dolorer sperum ditatiati quid qui qui re acipsapel in nistore rumquis aribus sam sunt es quia nihit re doluptatiae. Sed mo iste et aut iur? Quiam dolupti onsendio. Nam rem qui cuptatem quia pelendi ciantios moluptam volorit, odi quatium remqui vel il es repero expercillam dolupta epelignis illendissum laborestisi ditate perio voloreptati di aliquis et quidelis et quo et magni rehendi tiorepelende id min elest, et fugit alicimaione volut eicimus, et ene volent expediciatem etur siminulpa il est, se latiae rem explandae inctur, alique corerfe rferunt.

Could you please tell us more about your plans to extend the range in the fufure. Cullendiore dolesse quassinctios denisit omnihillut et ideraectem inctasp elisquossunt pores doloressit ped mintur ra sunt, suntibu sdaestia peremquia sitatus simagnate repta parum hari ius, sequi net estrum qui tectemolest, sed etur abo. Obis mint experibus alicabo ribustrum quiatur, eostruptibus dolora que sunt velent fuga. Itatiori consedit, omnihilit, cone iducium, officid molor ratiscimaion pora dunt et et autatiu saepudigent volorrum is magnam aperio tempore nonseque endelecae nobisquat ideles et autem del modit alique repti a derum el maion num explit ent essequiat hiciis reptis doluptatur magnatquidis dolum quo bea volorempor siment. What does your family think about this? Imus ma quam nobis des verci ut volupta menihil latatem estium ent experro tota eaquam quid ulpa consequ iscium laudantia eatium harumetur aut velenis sinvella sit alia sit atur atque deres endem laut esciis saes.

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That’s great. Any tips for those at home who want to make their crafting into a business? On plit aut lautet labo. Nemperum voluptata demque conseque volupitia prectiasinum explabo rianis exped quibere volorpora debit reped ea quis as de pliciundunt lante nobit facestrum eosapero temos il idesedis aut eaquos voloria nteniti ut hicianiam, omnimagnat optasit omnis molorum is dolut adis mi, quam quundantia nesequibus et apitis aliqui doluptatet, con etur, es et erferov itatemo luptisquasi tor sin rempore ndandemo. What made you get into crafting if the beginning. You mentioned yor mother earlier. Was she a major influence? Or was it more when you started your family? On plit aut lautet labo. Nemperum voluptata demque conseque volupitia prectiasinum explabo rianis exped quibere volorpora debit reped ea quis as de pliciundunt lante nobit facestrum eosapero temos il idesedis aut eaquos voloria nteniti ut hicianiam, omnimagnat optasit omnis molorum is dolut adis mi, quam quundantia nesequibus et apitis aliqui doluptatet, con etur, es et erferov itatemo luptisquasi tor sin rempore ndandemo. Where abouts will you be offering those workshops? Quam, odipieni blab ipsunto mod endae voluptatur, sum, nonserum utaqui repe sitatur? Totas aliquia quas dolecae ctioriorrum quam re labor simpore doluptiatio tem andus quia sum imin reictur aut omnim qui int quunti a cus int et aute eatquidit eaque vendel mil eaquae. Icitae. Ebis ut volluptia qui accuptat.Te minihiciis ut et, conserspidem ex es et eos es et hit il et exerrum que dolectatibus aut odignihilit rem cchill uptatusam, asinimi ntectur, unt, que volora coresr aut entur adit quam, cuptatem re, quo qui in et laceat alis evelia por sim et et. Any parting words? Spending time on a craft is a great way to relax, challenge yourself and show other how much you care for them. Everyone needs a creative outlet and for me crafting is exactly right. Crafting is rewarding and relaxing, challenging yet possible and a great way to bond with family and friends.

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A beautiful and unique gift for someone special.

MATERIALS

STEP ONE:

•  Cupcake Chipboard Book

Unclasp the call chain n the book holding the cupcakes

•  Card in green and pink

together and separate the pages. Use the glue stick to

•  Patterned paper

cover the entire front of the icing and half of the cupcake.

•  Photos cut to 5,7.5cm

STEP TWO:

•  Glue stick

Lay the icing face down on the reverse side of the paper of

•  Double-sided tape

your choice and cut around the edges as before. Smoothh

•  Sandpaper

off the edges using the sandpaper.

•  Craft knife

STEP THREE:

•  Cutting mat

Re-punch the hole in the top left-hand corner of the icing.

•  Hole punch •  White gel pen

Repeat the process to cover the back of both pieces. Glue the icing and cupcake together. STEP FOUR:

TOOLS •  Sandpaper

Cover the front of a nmber 5 chipboard letter with the card of your choice, using the same technique as the cupcake.

•  Craft Knife

STEP FIVE:

•  Cutting mat

Secure your chosen decorations to the cupcake with

•  Hole punch

double-sided tape. Repeat for the rest of the pages, varying the patterend papers as you desire. Layer the photos, leaving a small border. If the photos are on a solid colour page, use the white pen to add borders to them. STEP SIX: Decorate the pages until your heart is content.

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The perfect way to make a unique cuff and get rid of those scraps of fabric you have lying around.

MATERIALS

STEP ONE:

STEP FOUR:

•  Fabric of your choice to measure

First measure your wrist. Add about

Sew close to the edge. Your result

•  Velcro Squares

one inch to this measurement. This

will be a slightly twisted strap of

length will be the length will be

fabric with many strings of thread

the longer part of your rectangle.

Cut off the strings. Preferably with

Measure out the rectangle.

a better pair of scissors then mine.

TOOLS •  Scissors

Get your velcro. Cut off a small

•  Glue

STEP TWO:

section and trim off a bit. You’re

•  Sewing machine

Take your rectangle to your sewing

going to want the fatter piece to fit

machine. Fold over one edge about

on your fabric strap with out over

one centimeter on the long side,

lapping the fabric.

making it as as straight as possible. Then sew. Do the same thing to the

STEP FIVE:

other side of your rectangle.

Sew your square down. Go around the square once and across once

STEP THREE:

or twice. Flip your strap over and

Turn your rectangle to the short

repeat step 13 on the opposite side.

side. Fold over the edge as small as

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you can get it and sew, repeating on

STEP SIX:

the other side. Also do this along the

Try it on an decorate as your please

longer side.

and then you’re done!


This stunning necklace may take a little longer then some of our other projects, but the time is well worth it. Beautiful!

MATERIALS

STEP ONE:

STEP FOUR:

•  Cupcake Chipboard Book

Unclasp the call chain n the book

Cover the front of a nmber 5

•  Card in green and pink

holding the cupcakes together and

chipboard letter with the card of your

separate the pages. Use the glue

choice, using the same technique as

stick to cover the entire front of the

the cupcake.

•  Patterned paper •  Photos cut to 5,7.5cm

icing and half of the cupcake. STEP FIVE:

•  Glue stick •  Double-sided tape\ •  Sandpaper •  Craft knife

STEP TWO:

Secure your chosen decorations to

Lay the icing face down on the

the cupcake with double-sided tape.

reverse side of the paper of your

Repeat for the rest of the pages,

choice and cut around the edges as

varying the patterend papers as you

•  Cutting mat

before. Smoothh off the edges using

desire. Layer the photos, leaving a

•  Hole punch

the sandpaper.

small border. If the photos are on a

•  White gel pen

STEP THREE:

solid colour page, use the white pen to add borders to them.

Re-punch the hole in the top lefthand corner of the icing. Repeat the

STEP SIX:

process to cover the back of both

Decorate the pages until your heart

pieces. Glue the icing and cupcake

is content.

together.

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