Category Archives: Craft

Beginner Bookbinding: Hints & Tips

There are many, many tutorials out there, covering all your beginner bookbinding needs; and so I thought I’d do a hints & tips section to complement them! These are things I’ve learned and picked up along the way. Invest in a bone folder. This will be your new best friend. You can use grease-proof paper […]

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All Things Spring! Crafts and Inspirations

Spring is one of my favourite times of year. There’s so much newness going on it’s hard not to get inspired! From colour palettes to tutorials, I’ve started scouring the web to find the best ideas of the season. Here are a few of my favourites: Painted twigs So pretty – and such a simple […]

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Castle Ashby Craft Fair, May 29th & 30th 2016 -Date for your diary!

I’m pleased to announce that The Craft Fantastic has a stall at the Castle Ashby fair the the end of May! This craft fair falls on the Bank Holiday – Sunday 29th and Monday 30th May. Also, THERE WILL BE FALCONS. Falcons! Run by Palladian Events, the fair will be set in the beautiful Castle […]

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New design! Hand bound map journal

  Up till now, I’ve been making simple notebooks or amending existing templates to create my own notebooks. But now I’m working for myself, I’m starting to have time to create my own designs and templates. This is the first! Friends and family have kindly donated old leather bags for me to up-cycle; as soon […]

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Last minute Valentine’s Day gifts

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, there’s not much time left to order your gifts! There’s a range of handmade goodies over at my Valentine’s page. As Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year, I suggest ordering by Monday Feb 8th to guarantee getting your items on time.

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New on Folksy!

Finally! After taking a gazillion photos and agonising over my product descriptions, I have managed to get my first lot of stock up on Folky. Check it out here. Etsy to follow very soon… unfortunately my camera battery has run out and I’ve lost the charger!!

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New Year, new notebooks

I’m currently working to stock my online shops with my handmade notebooks, plus I’ve got some products into a shop in town – so it’s all go! Here are some samples of what I’ve been doing:  

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Oh My, Origami! New year, new makes

So far this year I’ve been trying out lots of new origami! Here are just a few samples of what I’ve been making:    

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Paper Flower Workshop: test run

  Over the Festive season, tucked in between Christmas and New Year, I ran my very first workshop. It was just a small group at a friend’s house and I knew everyone there, so I figured it would be a good way to test things out. Check out my team of paper folders 🙂 : […]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  Hope you all had a good festive season! Yes? No? Get up to anything crafty? New Year resolutions? FAB. It’s all go here at The Craft Fantastic HQ – I’m now officially a full-time crafter! WHOOP! I’m VERY excited, as you can imagine. First things first: this isn’t a decision I made lightly, and […]

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