Category Archives: Craft

New Coptic bound books

Handmade A6 notebooks, sewn with sturdy thick waxed thread, purple to compliment the cover paper. Insides are a lovely thick sketchbook paper, perfect for writing or drawing. Only two made with this design, both can be found in Made In Northamptonshire. More designs to follow, back up for sale on Folksy soon! Alternatively you can […]

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Made In Northamptonshire – shop stock

The Craft Fantastic is please to have a small range of products in stock over at Made In Northamptonshire. A new colour for the miniature book/notebook necklaces, lovely soft grey leather: Plus, some unisex suede cord bracelets incorporating old French coins: A couple of items sold already, get down there before they’re gone!

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A bleated happy 2014!!

Despite the fact that this is my first post this year, I have been doing quite a bit of crafting; mainly mini notebook necklaces! I got my DIY on and made a mini book press out of old shelves (pictured above), which has really helped make the process a bit easier. The mini journals are […]

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Weekly inspiration- A Handmade Christmas

Right about now is the time you may want to think about panicking if you haven’t yet bought all your Christmas presents. It’s 2 weeks to Christmas! Just 2 weeks! Quick! Get the things! Order the stuff! Whatever stress you may or may not be feeling about finishing your Christmas shopping, rest assured there’s still […]

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Craft fair aftermath

It’s official- mini notebook necklaces are a hit! They very nearly sold out at last Sunday’s Christmas craft fair at Delapre abbey. Here they are all tucked up waiting for their new owners: We had a new frame made for this event to hang the origami mobiles on, which also went down a treat: The […]

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More mini journal necklaces on Folksy!

Just listed another lot of handmade mini notebook necklaces on Folksy:

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Froebel star wreath

I posted about these folded paper stars last month – easy when you get used to them and fun to make! Not quite origami, these folded paper stars are made using four equal strips of paper. Once I got into it I made loads, and have now turned them into pretty wreaths and hanging mobiles: […]

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Weekly inspiration- top Halloween paper crafts

Halloween is nearly upon us and it’s the perfect time to try out some simple paper crafts to decorate your home spook out your neighbours and guests! Here are my favourites: Paper shadow mice There are some fantastic Halloween crafts to be found on the Martha Stewart site but these simple paper mice are my […]

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Now on Folksy- 3D paper star gift tags

Just listed these on Folksy! Sets of 4 gift tags- handmade folded cream and white paper stars on a blue tag. The perfect thing to finish off your beautifully wrapped Christmas presents.

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Christmas Craft Fair – Delapre Abbey November 24th

Here at The Craft Fantastic, we’re delighted that we’ve been invited to have a stall at this year’s Christmas Craft Fair at Delapre Abbey, Northampton. It’s a beautiful venue and I’ve heard great things about past fairs.   The event runs from 10am – 4pm on Sunday 24th November, 2013. Past years have seen between […]

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