Your First Amigurumi!

Harry and I have a love-hate relationship

Hey guys! How are we all doing today?

Those of you who have been following my blog for a little while will know about the Aldi crochet kits, the good, the bad and the ugly.

First I did the shark, not only was the pattern terribly written, it was incomplete! I eventually finished the shark and made up my own fins, tail and teeth patterns and published these on the blog with videos.

Next came the series of Harry Potter knitting and crochet projects. Just so we’re all clear here, I hated making these. The yarn was horrible, the crochet hook was almost useless and some off the instructions were…well not awesome.

Well it seems that Aldi have released their Harry Potter kits and their Sew Crafty kits again. Perhaps they were hoping everyone would by the kits to keep them busy during lockdown? Well, whatever their reasons, a whole host of new viewers have found my blog and YouTube channel and now they have questions!

This post is for you! Welcome to George Crafts!

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Eat, Sleep, Craft, Repeat.

Crochet in the sun is the best!

Hi Crafters!

How are we all doing today? I haven’t done any kind of craft journal or content round up since 23rd March, so I thought I ought to check in with you and let you know all about the activity that has been happening across the blog and our social media channels!

I feel like I’ve been all over the place with my crafting lately. You name it, I’ve done it. The problem is actually finishing what I have started! There has been crochet, knitting, paper crafting, hand sewing, flower pressing, colouring, and much more.

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DIY Paper Beads you can make at home!

Hey guys,

I’m here with another project for you! Many parents are resuming home schooling this week, so I thought I would share a project that your children might enjoy too.

To make the paper beads all you need is some paper, old magazines or wrapping paper are great for this, some glues, a pair of scissors and a barbeque stick or pencil.

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Easy Crochet Heart Motif: a free crochet pattern with walkthrough video

Hey guys,

How are you all doing? Well I hope! I designed this pattern when several hospitals put out appeals on social media. They have asked crafters to make pair of small flat hearts for the patients they are currently looking after.

The idea is that one heart stays with the patient and one stays with their family. It allow them to feel close to each other at a time when visiting is not allowed due to social distancing measures.

If you want to make hearts for your local hospital, please only do so if they have specifically asked for them. Not all hospitals are accepting the hearts and this is due to their individual policies.

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Free Colouring Sheets

This is one of the designs included in the colouring sheets

Hey guys,

How have you been. Are you climbing the walls yet? Are you looking ahead at a long weekend of quarantine?

To keep you entertained for a short while I have created some digital colouring sheets. There are five in total, which can be downloaded for free. Just click the link below to download the pages. Then print them out and colour them in!

If you decide to colour in any of the patterns please take some pictures and share them with us on social media!

If you decide you would like to BuyMeACoffee, you will have my grateful thanks!

Review – Kuretake Calligraphy II Markers

The spotlight is on Kuretake this week

Hi guys!

Welcome to another calligraphy review! This time I am happy to say that the review is a lot more favourable. Unfortunately social distancing and COVID-19 has put the Settlers’ events on hold for the time being we are looking forward to a time when this is all over and we can put on our fantastic event at a later stage.

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Let’s Check In…

When the shops run out of bread and you have to make your own…

Hey lovely people!

How are we all doing here? I hope you are all staying safe and keeping yourselves busy and entertained. Things outside are a little crazy right now, so the best thing to do is stay in and craft!

I don’t have a proper Craft Journal for you this week as I have been busy sorting out boring real life things for quite a while. Instead we have a craft round up!

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The Drifting Snow Cowl, or COVID-19 and Crafters

Who remembers this?

Hi Craft Fans!

It can’t have escaped your attention that the world is in an unprecidented state of crisis.

Many more people are staying in their homes than ever before and while we all enjoy a bit of quiet time to reflect and relax, for some of us the length of time we are staying in our homes can be very wearing.

I will do my best to create as much free and entertaining content as possible for you to stop you climbing the walls.

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The Craft Journal – 2nd March

An unexpected piecce of content this week

Hi Everyone!

I’m going to do things a little differently this week. To kick off this week I have a little public service announcement for you all. It started as the intro but it got really long so, here goes:

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Grown adults have no business behaving like children! If you are experiencing the fallout from petty and childish adults then I have some things that I want you to know.

Yes their behaviour says everything about them and nothing about you.

That doesn’t mean their behaviour doesn’t hurt and that doesn’t mean that you can’t be upset.

So feel what you feel, don’t apologise for it and don’t let anyone tell you that what you feel is wrong.

So… back to the craft… yes? Ok. Good.

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The Craft Journal – 24th February

I’m pretty impressed with myself so far

Hi Everyone!

For the first time in what feels like forever the sun is out! Hooray! It makes a change from all the rain we’ve been having.

I’ve been busy doing a fair bit of sewing over the last few days, not something I normally do. However I am feeling more confident with my sewing skills so maybe it’s true what they say; practice really does make perfect!

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