This time is year is filled with the promise of things to come, from those first blooms in the garden to the lazy bank holidays ahead. So, we’ve echoed this sentiment with plenty of makes that’ll bring just as much joy. Hook up your free gift in a spare evening to cheer up a wall, then step up your crochet game with our tactile bobble stitch cushion on page 63. Or, embrace a slower pace of crafting with our patchwork quilt on page 58, naturally-dyeing your own fabric first. One event I’m especially excited for is the 2018 Mollie Makes Handmade Awards. This year’s submissions are now open, so turn to page 36 and find out how to take part – we can’t wait to see all your amazing entries!