Category Archives: Craft

I couldn’t craft without… Top 10 craft essentials

Skipping past the main obvious ones, such as paper, pencils, pens and card, here are the ten items I find myself using most often, no matter what craft I’m doing. 1. Bone folder- My number one crafting tool. Mainly used for scoring and making sharp creases, but also handy for pressing things smooth when gluing etc. They’re […]

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Lesson learned: The £1.99 circle cutter

Ah, The Works. How you tempt me with your cheap products. Many an hour have I spent standing gazing at your overstuffed shelves, pondering whether to purchase 6 packs of card for £5 and if I really need more pretty paper just because it’s very cheap. After the success and delight I got from making […]

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Lunchtime Lusting- Michaels craft store

With just 4 weeks to go before the trip to Florida, I thought it may be a good idea to do a little window shopping before we head to Michaels. Otherwise we might be there all day. We probably still will be there all day. Check out these thingumys for jewellery making fun. I think […]

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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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