Category Archives: Craft

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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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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