Twenty to Make: Gift Makes

Twenty to Make: Gift Makes : Easy-To-Create Designs Using Your Favourite Craft Techniques

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This Twenty to Make Gift Makes title produced for the magazine Crafts Beautiful is an exciting selection of fantastic projects using crafts such as sugarcraft, sewing, knitting, papercrafts, crochet and many more.

Make a stylish leather jewellery cuff, a faux fur hot water bottle cover, a beautiful papercut or a decoupage mirror. This book includes 21 projects taken from 20 previously published Twenty to Make titles.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 155 x 215 x 5.08mm | 136.08g
  • Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 50 colour illustrations
  • 1782213031
  • 9781782213031
  • 3,354,701

Table of contents

Bouquet 6

from Papercuts

Ava 8

from Crocheted Purses

Dancing Bride 10

from Sugar Brides & Grooms

Mermaid 12

from Papercuts

Crazy Cupcakes 14

from Fabulous Pompoms

Mother's Day 16

from Mini Cupcakes

Stencil-cut Flowers 18

from Washi Tape Cards

Valentine's Day 20

from Easy Knitted Tea Cosies

Painted Cuff 22

from Leather Jewellery

Chicken 24

from Felt Brooches

Versatile Mesh 26

from Knitted Headbands

Tea, Darling? 28

from Mini Mosaics

Hot Water Bottle Cover 30

from Faux Fur Fun

Christmas Pudding 32

from Sugar Christmas Decorations

Cat 34

from Quilled Animals

Parisian Crackle Mirror 36

from Modern Decoupage

Festival Fun 38

from Modern Friendship Bracelets

Heart-felt Sentiments 40

from Tags & Toppers

Patterned Daisy 42

from Fabric Flowers

Mary Party Bear 44

from Crocheted Bears

Sparkler 46

from Knitted Wrist Warmers
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Review quote

September 2015

This taster book has a fantastic variety of crafts and includes 21 projects from 20 previously published Twenty to Make titles. They're all quick and easy to make and techniques range from knitting, crochet, papercraft, sugarcraft and sewing. Make a stylish leather jewellery cuff, a faux fur hot water bottle cover, a beautiful papercut or a decoupage mirror. For gift and bazaar ideas, it's a winner! * Machine Knitting Monthly *
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About Louise Crosbie

Louise Crosbie has a Facebook page called Zuzu's petals altered art, which currently has 747 followers, and she also helps run the Facebook page for Calico Crafts, for whom she is also Design Team Coordinator and Head Designer. This page has 1147 followers. Her blog gets around 3000 visits a month.
As well as working with Calico Crafts, Louise has been a 'helping artist' for DecoArt for the past year, and from March will be on the full design team. She's just become a designer for DoCrafts, and will be designing for their Creativity magazine. Louise has also designed for The Craft Stamper, The Artistic Stamper, Katzelcraft (a French rubber stamp company) and Crafty Individuals. She runs workshops from her home in Scotland, and has also done workshops and demos for craft groups and shops around the UK. Natalia Colman is an author, teacher and jewellery designer who has had a passion for jewellery all her life and uses it extensively in her fashion styling work. Natalia has produced a range of jewellery making books including Silver Clay with Style and best selling DVDs Silver Clay Made Simple and Further Adventures in Silver Clay. Natalia lives in West Yorkshire with her daughter Estella who is following in her footsteps as an avid jewellery maker.

Anna Nikipirowicz was taught to knit and crochet as a child by her very talented mother, but without practice, the skills were quickly forgotten. In 2005 she rediscovered her skills and an obsession was born. In 2014 she started designing and selling her patterns. Her designs are regularly featured in craft magazines. Anna is also a workshop tutor, teaching knitting and crochet across the UK. Anna lives in Hertfordshire with her husband Dave and two cats, Ollie and Brick. She is a keen blogger and runs her website - - where she shares her love of knitting and crochet.

After leaving school, Louise Firchau studied art and design, art history, illustration and typography, and enjoyed card making, glass painting and sketching. In 2000 she was inspired to start paper cutting, and in 2010 she started her own online company called Paper Panda, making typographical lyrical paper cuts from recycled paper. Since then Paper Panda has grown enormously and she now sells paper cuts and giftware in a range of distinctive styles. Louise has a huge following and has taught thousands of people to paper cut though online groups using her paper cutting starter kit, which she also sells from her on-line shop.

Monica Russel is a best-selling Search Press author with over 95,000 books sold throughout the world. She runs a knitting business through her website, and she designs all her own patterns and knitting kits, which use only natural fibres. She attends many craft and knitting fairs and has had numerous patterns featured in knitting magazines and books.

Monica lives in East Sussex, UK.

Aimee is a self-taught mosaicist who became obsessed with making mosaics in 1998. In 1999 she approached her local council to offer to mosaic a roundabout for free in Peacehaven, where she lives (images can be seen on her website at, and as a result of the publicity, a steward from the train took the newspaper article to the project manager. Before she knew it, she had been offered the job of restoring all the mosaics by the late Marjorie Knowles on The British Pullman Venice-Simplon Orient Express (the company has since changed hands and is now known as Belmond). Aimee still has the contract to restore and maintain the twelve mosaic floors each year with her colleague, Alex Bennison. Since this amazing opportunity she has received various commissions from the private and public sector, including designing and making eight mosaics for the sister train to the British-Pullman, The Belmond Northern Belle, based in Crewe. Three floors have been completed so far. Aimee attends Art in Action every summer at Waterperry in Oxford, teaching 3-5-year-olds to mosaic. She also teaches in schools around the country, arriving dressed as Minerva, the Roman goddess of Wisdom, Art and War, to inspire creativity in children - thus they remember Roman history through a real mosaic they have made and will keep for their lifetime. Aimee also runs her own web-based company, from which she produces and sells mosaic kits for children to English Heritage. If her new book has enticed you to try your hand at mosaics, you can also attend her one-day workshops, themed on the projects in the book, throughout this year. Contact her via

Katrien proudly served her first cake at the age of 12 and knew then that she wanted to bake for a living. A self-proclaimed chocholic, she combined these two loves when baking her best friend's wedding cake. After completing a 4-year degree in home economics, she worked in the catering industry for several years, where she became involved in wedding planning and commercial baking for weddings and parties. After her own wedding seven years ago, she started working from home, marketing her original wedding and party cake designs from her website Katrien lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

Alistair Macdonald studied fashion design at Central St Martins School of Art and Design in London and set up his own womenswear label, House of Alistair, in 2008. Working from his own studio in London, UK, Alistair now works on a wide variety of projects including high fashion, film costume and a very successful haberdashery and giftware collection available at Gifted with a highly creative imagination, he is known for his fun, quirky and stylish creations.

Alistair lives in London.

Diane Boden has been quilling for the best part of 40 years. She has written three books on the subject and has created designs for a number of craft magazines. In the 1990s she gained accreditation for her quilling from The Quilling Guild, and was awarded fellowship in 2007.

Together with her husband, Diane continues to own and run a quilling supply business, making all their own strips to supply customers all over the world. Closer to home, she has a regular class, runs occasional workshops and teaches residential courses at Denman College, run by the WI (Women's Institute), in Oxfordshire. She remains fascinated by the endless possibilities waiting to be found in a single strip of paper.

Myra trained in Textile Art and Dress & Textile Design with Education at Ilkley College (University of Bradford, W. Yorks) and spent several years teaching and developing her textile skills, often combining the two. She left teaching in 2003 to explore and develop her work as a textile artist, fusing natural fibres, hand dyed fabrics, and embellished hand-made felt to create rich landscapes, sunsets or seascapes. Most recently, she has combined her felt and illustrative style to produce smaller pieces and 'wearable art'.
Myra has exhibited at numerous shows, including Landmark Arts Contemporary Textile Fair, Craft @ Top Drawer and as an invited demonstrator for three years in the Specialists Craft & Design Marquee at Living Crafts Hatfield House and at their last show at Blenheim Palace. She will be showing at Ideal Homes Glasgow this May having been 'spotted' at Hatfield House. Myra has exhibited in several galleries and her work has ended up in private collections throughout the UK and the rest of Europe, America & New Zealand. She gives talks and demonstrations, runs workshops for children and adults, and is a visiting artist to local schools working on bespoke creative textile projects. Myra has a strong online presence, with her own website, Facebook and Twitter accounts. Myra lives in Milton Keynes. Lorna Fleming has always loved baking and cooking. In August 2010 she bought her first cupcake recipe book and from that moment on has become addicted to baking cakes and buying cake-decorating equipment. She initially baked for family, friends and work colleagues, but in 2011 set up her own company, Yumptious, baking and decorating cupcakes and cakes of all sizes from her home in Tunbridge Wells. Lorna sells her cakes at the local farmers market as well as making cakes to commission for weddings, birthdays and other special occasions. She works to her own recipe, which she has perfected over the years and has earnt her praise from all her regular customers. Lorna lives in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Sara Naumann has been teaching, designing, and developing products, ideas and projects in the craft industry for over 20 years. She is the author of two books (How to Make Resin Jewellery, 2017 and 20 to Make: Washi Tape Cards, 2015). She has an active social media presence, with Facebook Live videos, YouTube, blogging and a weekly email newsletter. She has guested programmes on Create and Craft television, as well as QVC and Scrapbook Soup (in the US). Sara has been a monthly columnist for Crafts Beautiful magazine for nearly a decade. Teaching and inspiring crafters of all experience levels is her passion. Sara lives in Germany with her husband and daughter.

Pam Leach, owner of successful online bead retailer Beads Direct, and her fabulous team of talented designers, have a passion for jewellery making and understand the addictive nature and personal satisfaction that comes from creating your own pieces of jewellery. Pam is directly involved in the sourcing of components from around the world and has travelled widely, fuelling her passion and interest in this subject. Being surrounded by so many new and exciting products allows Pam and the Beads Direct designers to create innovative and up-to-the-minute designs to inspire and delight. Pam lives in Loughborough. Georgie Godbold lives in Essex, England and is a longstanding member of The British Sugarcraft Guild. She is a multiple gold award winner with Salon Culinaire Hotelympia, Cake Decorating International as well as the British Sugarcraft Guild. The constant high demand to attend her demonstrations and workshops, whether locally, nationally or internationally, which she invariably describes as 'Fun with Sugar.' is a tribute to the outstanding quality of her work. Her undoubted flair for modelling, together with her original, imaginative and amusing designs, gives her work that instant appeal which delights all ages.

Lee Ann Garrett lives in Ontario, Canada and is a prolific amateur knitter. She designs and knits a range of items and sells them at craft fairs in the US and Canada.

Kate Haxell is an experienced craft editor and author. She has written a wide range of craft books including Fabric Flowers, Super-Cute Pincushions and Sewlicious. Kate lives in London, UK with her husband, two dogs, two cats and a canary.

Val Pierce's passion for knitting began when her father taught her to knit at the age of five. Having worked for many major yarn companies and various well-known designers, she decided it was time to branch out and begin making her own designs, and her designs appear regularly in national knitting and crochet magazines. She also teaches knitting, as well as a range of other needlecrafts, to both adults and children. Val lives and works in Shropshire, UK.

Visit her website at

Michelle Powell studied design and display at Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology before going on to train as a teacher at Bath College of Higher Education. She majored in printing and papermaking and graduated with a degree in teaching art. Previously editor of Practical Crafts and Scrapbook Magic magazines, Michelle is now a full time craft project designer and author. Michelle is currently building her own house with her partner Christian.
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