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Nothing beats the gifts of handmade and with a huge selection of diy crafts you can get busy sewing, stitching, gluing and cutting your way through an array of craft ideas in a matter of minutes! From easy craft ideas that can be completed in under an hour to more advanced upcycling and upholstery projects – there is a suitable home craft for everyone and every occasion.

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Top 10 Stocking fillers for crafters

It is often the case that stocking fillers get filled with items then don’t get used passed dinner time on Christmas day. So, we have our top 10 stocking fillers that crafters will love, and use for their crafting endeavours throughout the following year.  Thread! Every cross stitcher needs thread. DMC have released a Christmas…

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6 Gifts to make for children this Christmas

At Christmas, children are given toys quite literally by the stocking load, but it is the handmade, keepsake gifts they will cherish for years. This Christmas, make them something they will keep hold of for years to come with some of these loveable kits. 1. Melissa sewing kit from My Rag Doll Looking for a…

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7 Magical Snow Scenes to Stitch This Winter

Nothing is cosier than stitching a snowy scene while you’re snuggled up in front of the fire. We’ve chosen our favourite cross stitch snow scenes to inspire you to get stitching as the temperature drops. From fairy-tale characters, to stunning landscapes, there are cross stitch snow scenes here for every taste. 1. Winter’s Hush It’s…

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Five Christmas Themes to Inspire Your Festive Decor

Some people like to bring out the same Christmas decorations year after year. I say BORING! Apart from a few favourite items, I find it much more fun to choose new Christmas themes each year – whether that’s a colour scheme or a subject to work with. In the past I’ve had Christmas themes such…

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Doodle Trees and Happy Bees | Sneak Peek

Doodle Trees and Happy Bees is the beautiful new book from one of our favourite illustrators, Kim Anderson. It’s an incredibly cute book full of happy art, projects and doodling encouragement.  Kim encourages you to be excited about the magic that awaits her around the corner when she believes in her artistic dreams. We got to…

DIY String Art | String art tutorial

DIY String Art | String art tutorial

String art, a summer camp staple in the ‘70s, is coming back in a big, big way as young urbanites and creative types yearn to decorate their own spaces with unique creative touches. DIY String Art takes the beginner approach, reintroducing fun, dimensional and even therapeutic craft by teaching the basics of choosing and preparing suitable…

The Weaver's studio - Woven Shibori | Sneak Peek

The Weaver’s studio – Woven Shibori | Sneak Peek

Rediscover Woven Shibori with the revised and updated book from Catherine Ellis which features information on working with natural dyes which will enhance your weaving experience. In this updated version of the classic Woven Shibori, that was first published 11 years ago, master weaver Catharine Ellis teaches weavers of all skill levels how to create…