Category Archives: Craft

The Craft Fantastic- new stock ideas

The Craft Fantastic have booked their first stall of the year. I’ve been playing around with some different things to sell. What do you think?

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Weekly Inspiration- Paper beads

I’m not talking about those rolled paper beads that everyone does, because everyone does those. Not that there’s anything wrong with them; they are simple, fun and effective, thus the basis of their appeal. It all started with the paper bead things in my Kirstie Book; they’re made by cutting lots of circles of the […]

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Simple origami Sunday

Muaaaargh! And other dinosaur type noises.

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Oscar’s Bunting

The arrival of a new nephew last October prompted me to attempt some proper bunting. Just over 3 months later and it’s done! I got the Kirstie’s Homemade book for Christmas, which helped a lot- I mainly followed those instructions. Shopping list: Material Cardboard Ruler Scissors Spray Starch Sewing machine/the patience to sew by hand […]

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Knitted things- now on Folsky!

Yes, I finally have something listed on Folksy- whoop woo! Check out these ever-so-cute knitted arm warmers.

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Italian paper sketch pads

I’ve recently completed a job lot of ten A5 sketch pads, all covered in the absolutely beautiful paper I bought in Florence. They look rather nice together, so I thought I’d share:          

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Newly Knitted- little glove things

After having knitted a pair of boot cuffs as a Christmas present, it was requested that I also knit a pair of arm warmers, to match. I didn’t actually have much of the same wool left, so I knitted little glove things instead. Here’s the pattern I use: Cast on 40 stitches Knit one row […]

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Weekly Inspiration- Steampunk & lace

You know sometimes you have what you think is a brilliant idea, so you look on t’internet for a bit of inspiration and find that it’s already out there? What started it all off was something my mum was telling me about; she’d seen somewhere about making little bowls out of lace doilies (you can […]

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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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