Category Archives: Craft

Pre-Christmas Roundup

  Ahoy there! December 3rd is small business Saturday and I’m running a little pre-Christmas promo: 10% off at thecraftfantastic.etsy.com. Find festive home decor, gift wrap, stocking fillers and more! I’ve been busy with fairs for the past couple of weekends, but now I’m done for the year. My best fair was a small Christmas […]

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Autumn Wedding Show -The Centre MK

This weekend, The Craft Fantastic will be among a huge array of stalls at the autumn wedding show in Milton Keynes, ready to help make your wedding dreams a reality. Come along to Middleton Hall in The Centre MK and see what’s on offer! I’ll be taking orders for handmade origami wedding flowers as well […]

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DIY Halloween decor

Crafters around the world have been busy working on their Christmas stock for quite some time already – but hold up! We have Halloween to go first! If you have enough time on your hands, it’s really easy to put together these simple ideas for a seasonally spooky home. I’ve been scouring the web for […]

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10 Things Only Hardcore Crafters Will Understand

Your skin is mostly glue. Remember when you were a kid and you used to let PVA dry on your hand then peel it off? This is your life now. Accidentally drinking the paint water is an everyday hazard. ‘Don’t drink the paint water’ mug by Doofery on Etsy. You put down your tools and […]

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Handmade Paper Goodness – First anniversary gifts

  There’s a different theme for every anniversary. I just Googled it to see. It’s CONFUSING. Who’d have thought? There seems to be UK/USA/traditional/modern… Now, I’ve been married 5 years, and I’ve tried to get something appropriate for each year; and to be honest, I pick and mix from all the lists I’ve found. However […]

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Argh! Panic! Last minute Father’s Day ideas

Father’s Day is Sunday 19th June – that’s THIS SUNDAY people – and if you haven’t got anything yet, there’s not much time left! If you’re thinking of ordering something handmade made from Etsy or Folky, I’d say you’ve got until Wednesday 15th to guarantee delivery in time. And if you’re not sure what to […]

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The Wedding Season – DIY finds and alternative ideas

I love a handmade wedding, I really do – ¬†and I know I’m not alone! So many people are now realising that they can contribute to their own weddings to make them unique and personal. The great thing is you can do as much or as little as you can; it’s still just as satisfying. […]

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Updates! Recent makes, stall bookings, latest Etsy stock

  I’ve been busy making Coptic-bound notebooks lately – and they’re all up for sale in my Etsy store. All hand stitched, I’ve done an A6 one and a couple of A5 books; use them for what you will – notebooks, sketchbooks, guestbooks, journals – they’re all very versatile! Here’s a peek at the newbies: […]

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Craft stall displays: DIY & inspiration

The late May bank holiday will be my first craft fair of the year, a two-day event set in the lovely Castle Ashby Gardens. I’ve got my stock, I’ve got my table cloth, I’ve got my usual little baskets and things I’ve always used to try and display my wares appealingly; but I feel it’s […]

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New talent on etsy

There’s so much talent online at the moment it can be a bit overwhelming when searching for handmade things. Making your brand stand out can be a real challenge, especially when you’re just starting out. Having opened my own etsy shop at the end of January, I know how hard it can be; so I […]

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