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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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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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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Started on the stock for the Christmas craft stall. Cards first!

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Weekly Inspiration- Anissa Lee: Hand Cut Paper Art And Design

It was a blog post on the awesome Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride (yes, I still look at it, even though I am married) that brought the marvels of Anissa Lee to my attention. And ohmygosh I love, love, love what she does. Check out Paper Wonderland. I think this heart and rose dress is my absolute favourite. Looking […]

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Weekly Inspiration- Kirstie being back on 4!

Kirstie’s back, hurrah! I have missed having a weekly craft show to watch, I really have. I loved Kirsty’s Homemade Home. Ooh, and, Kirsty’s Homemade Christmas. And now there’s Kirstie’s Handmade Britain. Not only are the shows great to watch, the websites linked above are a great resource for crafts/ideas/projects/events/contacts. So excited am I that […]

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Simple origami Christmas trees

Work has started on stock for the up-coming Christmas craft fair (details later). First up, origami Christmas tree gift tags! These trees are incredibly simple and ever so cute. I got the instructions from an old ‘origami a day’ calander; I’ve seriously had it for about 10 years, it’s an endless source of… well, origami: […]

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Knitting complete!!

I can’t quite believe how long this has taken me to knit. But finally it is finished! It was a very simple pattern; basically, cast on 73 rows, knit 79 rows (ish; I kept losing count..) then start shaping… I can’t remember, it was really easy though. Making the pompom for the top was the […]

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Recent stall

Just a little pic from the recent stall from the charity event the other Saturday. It went well, lots of money raised, some fabulous crafts and some great music.

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