Category Archives: Craft

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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Festive paper mobiles- stars and wreaths

Christmas Origami Star Wreath made from blue, white and silver Froebel stars.

This weekend I have mostly been making lots of these little guys: In order to make these: Pretty, huh? These German paper stars, called Froebel stars, are made using four strips of paper. They look as if they might be quite complicated but once you get the basic steps down they’re easy. I found the […]

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New stock on Folksy

Finally got round to putting stuff up on Folksy! Hurrah. So, mini notebook necklaces, A5 Coptic stitch notebooks/sketch pads/journals and the first of the Christmas stock – festive origami gift tags – now up for sale.

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Lunchtime Lusting- Nancy & Betty Studio

If, like me, you’re the kind of person who thinks the words ‘stationery’ and ‘sexy’ fit perfectly comfortably in the same sentence together, Nancy and Betty Studio is definitely for you. Just click the link have a look for yourself. Nancy & Betty are an independent stationery design company, obviously really passionate about what they […]

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