Hear me roar “Christmas!”

Helen Martin, editor of Lionheart magazine

Helen Martin, our new columnist, is starting to forget about pre-Christmas pressure and embrace the festive spirit.

Hear me roar “Independents Day!”

Helen Martin, editor of Lionheart magazine

Our new columnist, Helen Martin, wants an alternative approach to Black Friday – focusing on independent designer-makers instead.

It’s all about the journey

It’s all about the journey, illustration by Chrissy Lau

Why does making have to be about the end result? Cath Dean suggests we take time to go the long way round.

Upstyle story: Sewing hacks for your secondhand clothes

Mary Rockcastle

Think secondhand isn’t your style? Try these foolproof sewing hacks from blogger and maker Mary Rockcastle to make your clothes fit and flatter.