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Lunchtime Lusting- Holly Cupcakes

Holly Cupcakes has to be one of the cutest cake supply sites I’ve come across. Not only can you buy all the usuals from here, such as cupcake cases, baking equipment and that all important edible glitter, Holly Cupcakes also offers a brilliant range of edible cake decorations. Surely I need some Fairy Princess ones? This one […]

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Festive baking- reindeer cupcakes

It’s a bit late now, I know; but I didn’t get round to making these until after Christmas and I simply couldn’t wait until next year to do them.  My mother-in-law gave me these adorable edible decorations from Holly Cupcakes, a website that shall be thoroughly investigated very soon. The cupcake recipe I used was a very […]

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Need a little gift box? Make one!

Having had a look in a few shops for little gift boxes to put my handmade chocolates in, I found myself disenchanted with the ones on offer. So of course I decided to make my own! There are quite a few simple boxes that can be made out of paper/thin card; I opted for this […]

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The art of gift wrapping

A nicely wrapped present is a happy present. I like to make a thing of present wrapping, get everything ready, stick a festive film on and do it all in one go. Here are my hints and tips. Firstly, get everything you’ll need all in one place and within reach. Then you don’t have to […]

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Lunchtime Lusting- Muji Christmas shop

You know I love paper. Another thing I love is Lego. Now, I don’t quite know what this is- I haven’t actually read up on that part yet. But I want. http://www.muji.eu/pages/online.asp?V=1&Sec=21&Sub=94&PID=5488 ‘Lego Bricks And Paper’ is all I needed to read on the Muji website for me to be intrigued. Basically, I think you […]

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Festive craft stall

Well. Erm. So… yeah. It was a bit poor. However, it was the general consensus amongst all the stall holders that it was a particular naff fair, no one was buying or indeed looking, and exhibitors weren’t making money. Good to know it wasn’t just us amateurs!

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Over the weekend I made… a mess

As the craft fair is next Sunday, last weekend I took a few extra days so I could prepare without panicking. I set up a little ‘activity centre’, as my husband called it, and got to work. Basically I spent 4 days surrounded by bits of paper, card, envelopes, inks, pens, more paper, there was […]

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Lunchtime Lusting- Birkmann Cookie Cutters

For a while now, the crew aboard The Craft Fantastic have lusted after these super cute V.I.P. Birkmann cookie cutters: But now, as Chritmas is drawing near, our attention has been brought to these: They are without a doubt the best festive cookie cutters ever. We want.

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Origami candy cane- gift tags

I’ve been busy busy folding and sticking this week. These origami candy canes are simple to do and I think they look great. You start with a sheet of 2-colour origami paper, blank side up. Fold, crease and uncrease corner to corner, both ways, so you end up with this: I’m afraid I’m using my old […]

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Whittlebury Park Magical Christmas Fair

The Craft Fantastic’s next craft fair is: Cards! Cakes! Christmas decorations! That’s us, that’s us!!

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