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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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6 kits to stitch in time for Christmas

The run up to Christmas can be full of handmade gift and decoration making. With only 20 days to go until the big day, we’ve shared six cross stitch kits that you still have time to stitch before Christmas. From last minute cards to gifts and decorations; there is always time to squeeze in one last project so…

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Temari Balls | Guest blog by Temaricious

While we were browsing the Knitting & Stitching show recently we saw something that really caught our eye. Temari Balls. We wanted to find out all about these little balls of wonder and so contacted Naho of Temaricious to find out more. What was your first toy in your memory? For me, it was a monchicchi doll!…

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St Andrews Day cross stitch chart |Freebie Friday

Wednesday 30th November is St Andrews day. A day when the Scottish celebrate with a week of celebrations, concentrating on musical entertainment and traditional ceilidh dancing. To help our Scottish friends celebrate this day we are dedicating our Freebie Friday to giving you all a free cross stitch chart. What could be more apt, than a…

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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…