Tag Archives: Handmade

News Of The New, Find Me On Folksy, Origami Necklaces Ahoy!

Bring on the trumpets, my Folksy shop is open once again! You can find my range of hand bound leather journals and mini book necklaces there, plus… something completely new for me. Origami jewellery is something I’ve been thinking about doing for a long time, but couldn’t really think how to get the results I […]

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Wedding lookbook – autumn/winter

Spring/summer may be billed as the main wedding season, but what about all those autumn and winter brides? They’ll be busy planning away right about now, so I thought I’d share some ideas. Colour schemes, accessories, finishing touches, here are just a few¬†images to inspire along with some stunning handmade products. When it comes to […]

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Wedding Season 2017

Wedding season 2017 is in full swing! The Craft Fantastic HQ is full of origami bouquets and paper flowers. I’ve been hard at work over the last couple of months finishing orders – and I’m still going! This is my first full year doing weddings and I’m loving it; my brides are really creative and […]

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Lunchtime Lusting – Letter Writing: The joy of snail mail

There’s nothing quite like getting a handwritten letter through the post. They seem so much more personal; reaching out and staying in touch through putting pen to paper, we think more about what we’re going to say than when we email or text. It really helps to have something nice to write on and send […]

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An introduction to bullet journals

If there’s such thing as a natural bullet journaler, I am one. Long have I been a lover of lists; a maker of orginised notes; an extravagant underliner; a margin doodler. What is a bullet journal? Well, it’s pretty much whatever you want to make it. Start with a notebook, something to write with, and […]

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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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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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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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