The Craft Journal – 2nd December

I hope it tastes as good as it looks!

Hello Crafters!

This comes to you a little later than planned, and this week Mr Crafts has to take a little bit of the blame for this! A few weeks ago Mr Crafts broke (another) car key, and he hadn’t managed to get a new one cut.

This morning I went food shopping and planned to go in to Timpson’s to get the key re-cased while I did the shopping. Unfortunately Timpson was closed for lunch so I had to get the key sorted after the shopping. The key took another half an hour to get re-cased so I had to go back inside to the café for a hot chocolate and a read of a magazine.

Anyway Mr Crafts has now gone Christmas shopping, with his new car key so I want to make the most of the peace and quiet and get some crochet done, so I had best get on!

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The Craft Journal – 25th November

Yay to all the sleeves being done!

Hello Crafters!

I hope you are all well into your Christmas preparations by now. This last week has been Christmas chaos! The majority of the week was spent getting ready for the Christmas Lights Switch on in town (big success). I feel well and truly in the Christmas mood. There are more fairs to go to, more jumpers to make and more festivities to plan!

That must mean I have to get on with this blog post!

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The Craft Journal – 18th November

Just some of the Christmas cards I have been making

Hi Craft Fans!

This week we have a little bit of a craft journal with a difference. The second half of last week was a little quiet on the blog and our social media platforms. This is mostly because I had lots of real life things to do (I know, how disappointing) as well as trying to make a hole in my Christmas preparations.

In the theme of having lots to do, I best get on with writing!

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The Craft Journal, Week of 11th November

One of the more successful pieces of content creation this week

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you have had a productive week! This week I am definitely starting to feel festive. I have been looking at making some Christmas crafting videos for you all AND I have been to the first of many Christmas craft fairs! Anyway, I have lots to tell you, as usual, so I best get on.

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Review – Resin8 Petal Trinket Tray Kit

The finished tray

Hello crafty friends!

Some of you will remember I ordered myself a birthday present before I went away. If you want to see the unboxing video, you can click here. Now I have had a little time to get over the jet lag, teach some workshops and do various other things I finally got around to making the petal trinket tray that I ordered from Resin8.

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The Craft Journal, Week Beg 4th November

A beautiful view to end a wonderful day

Hello Crafters!

It has been another busy week in the Crafty house. This week I have led my second ever jewellery workshop and I feel like I’ve got my blogging mojo back. You will have noticed a lot more content being posted. This is something I feel extremely happy about, for a while I feel like I have only been posting once a week, and I really want to do more than that!

Anyway, a lot has happened in the last seven days and I want to tell you all about it! So please, sit back, grab something caffeinated on this Monday and have a read of my ramblings!

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Die Cutting with Tonic Studios

Hello Crafters!

It’s been a while since I filmed a video tutorial or written a project up for the blog. I decided it was about time that changed!

This paper crafting project is one to get your crafty juices flowing! it’s got die cutting, stamping, inky backgrounds and heat embossing.

If you don’t have the same stamps and dies as me, don’t worry. You can use other colours, stamps and dies. For example you might have a stamp that says “with love” and an intricate heart die. You could use these tools instead to make a Valentine’s Day card in red or pink tones.

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The Creative Craft Show at the NEC

I made this tree decoration in the second (far more successful) workshop

Hi Crafty Friends!

Last Friday I went to the NEC for the first time. My mum bought me tickets to The Creative Crafting Show for my birthday. We had admission into the VIP area and we were booked into two workshops! We have been to craft shows before, but never at the NEC.

There is so much to tell you about so I am going break the blog post down into sections. We will talk about the workshops, the trade stands, the goody bag and the organisation of the event. So if there is a particular section you want to see, scroll down and stop at the headings that jump out at you!

Before we begin I will give you a brief outline of our day. We arrived early enough, had an interesting time parking the car and getting into the actual show. We visited the VIP area, got our goody bags, we had a pastry before heading to the first workshop.

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The Craft Journal: 28th October

Coming soon to a Folksy Store near you!

Hello Crafters!

I hope you have all had a wonderfully crafty weekend. I think I am getting back to normality now. Last week was a busy one for me; this week is not looking quite so manic. You will have seen on the blog a few holiday related posts. You can read my top travel tips for crafty jet setters here, or if you want to read all about my trip to the USA, you can do that here. Anyway I have a lot to cover over the last seven days so buckle up and let’s get on with it!

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USA Round-Up!

Yosemite in the Sunshine

Hello Crafters!

For those of you who don’t know, I have been away on holiday! I have been in the USA as it was my birthday and Mr Crafts bought me tickets to see Lady Gaga in Las Vegas last year for my previous birthday! Some of you may have seen my travel guide for crafters, if you haven’t  you can see it here. Otherwise keep reading to see how Mr Craft’s and I travelled two three states in 10 days!

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