Emma Hardy is a stylist and designer who has worked on various lifestyle and interiors magazines, including Country Homes and Interiors and Marie Claire. Her previous books include Sewing in No Time, Quilting in No Time, Green Crafts for Children and Sewing for Children, all published by CICO. The author is based in Streatham, London. Series consultant on the 'My First' children's craft series, Susan Akass is also the author of many popular reading scheme books and children's picture books, as well as a full-time primary school teacher. She is based in Bath.