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Weekly inspiration- Paper Kawaii

I’ve been doing a lot of origami recently and having pretty much exhausted my current instruction books, am feeling a bit unsatisfied. Don’t get me wrong, I still love folding paper, I just feel like I’ve been stuck in an origami rut; I’m confident doing my existing models (my craft space is full of paper […]

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Bargain charms

My mum stumbled across these lovely charms being sold off at a local craft fair and thankfully snapped them up for me! They’re perfect for decorating my miniature book necklaces, and there are some bigger ones which will look great on my hard bound notebooks. I love the little heart padlocks! So cute.

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New Coptic bound books

Handmade A6 notebooks, sewn with sturdy thick waxed thread, purple to compliment the cover paper. Insides are a lovely thick sketchbook paper, perfect for writing or drawing. Only two made with this design, both can be found in Made In Northamptonshire. More designs to follow, back up for sale on Folksy soon! Alternatively you can […]

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Happy World Book Day!

Book lovers of the world, rejoice! For today is World Book Day. But what does it actually mean? Surely every day is World Book Day? Well, according to their site “It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading.”  Take a look here to find out the full story. It’s […]

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Made In Northamptonshire – shop stock

The Craft Fantastic is please to have a small range of products in stock over at Made In Northamptonshire. A new colour for the miniature book/notebook necklaces, lovely soft grey leather: Plus, some unisex suede cord bracelets incorporating old French coins: A couple of items sold already, get down there before they’re gone!

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A bleated happy 2014!!

Despite the fact that this is my first post this year, I have been doing quite a bit of crafting; mainly mini notebook necklaces! I got my DIY on and made a mini book press out of old shelves (pictured above), which has really helped make the process a bit easier. The mini journals are […]

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Weekly inspiration- A Handmade Christmas

Right about now is the time you may want to think about panicking if you haven’t yet bought all your Christmas presents. It’s 2 weeks to Christmas! Just 2 weeks! Quick! Get the things! Order the stuff! Whatever stress you may or may not be feeling about finishing your Christmas shopping, rest assured there’s still […]

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Craft fair aftermath

It’s official- mini notebook necklaces are a hit! They very nearly sold out at last Sunday’s Christmas craft fair at Delapre abbey. Here they are all tucked up waiting for their new owners: We had a new frame made for this event to hang the origami mobiles on, which also went down a treat: The […]

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More mini journal necklaces on Folksy!

Just listed another lot of handmade mini notebook necklaces on Folksy:

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Froebel star wreath

I posted about these folded paper stars last month – easy when you get used to them and fun to make! Not quite origami, these folded paper stars are made using four equal strips of paper. Once I got into it I made loads, and have now turned them into pretty wreaths and hanging mobiles: […]

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