We are well into our second lockdown in the UK and good old Aldi has released more knitting and crochet kits. Fantastic. I am so happy. *end sarcasm*
Regulars to the blog will already know how much I dislike the Aldi kits. The patterns are often badly written, the low price seems to draw beginners to the kits like a moth to a flame (and I am all for people getting into crafting, I just feel these kits need to come with a difficulty rating!) and the materials in the Harry Potter kits were absolutely God awful.
If you haven’t seen any of my previous Aldi reviews, take a look here.Continue reading Aldi Strikes Again!
It’s been a while! Over the lockdown I went through a little bit of rebranding. The jewellery side of George Crafts has really taken off and I’ve been really busy with custom orders and planning social media posts for the retail side of George Crafts. That meant the creativity, crafting and fun side has taken a bit of a back seat.
I am slowly getting the hang of running an actual business and I am trying to streamline the social media accounts. The plan is to get all my ducks in a row for the retail side of George Crafts so I can spend some time making content for my YouTube channel and blog again! At the moment my ducks are not in rows, in fact they rather resemble a scattered flock of pigeons at present, but I promise I am working on it!
There are a couple of things I wanted to share with you while I am wrangling birds, mostly because I am insanely proud of them!Continue reading Fame at Last!
Hello Lovely People!
How have you all been? I have just about recovered from my pop up shop, which was last Saturday at Scotch Lodge Farm. If you came down to say hello, ordered from me, bought my items – a huge thank you! I had an absolutely fantastic day and I can’t wait to do all again very soon!
There are pop up shops happening at the farm all the time, so if you are local to Northamptonshire please check out their Facebook page and come along and support local businesses and artists like me!
This was my first event since January and in that time I have made a few changes. I spent almost the whole week getting ready for the event. When I had been going to lots of events in December last year I knew exactly where all my stuff was andContinue reading The Pop Up Shop!
Hi Lovely Friends!
I have been trying to work out how to add my catalogue to my Facebook page all afternoon, and I am not having any luck. So I’m going to post it here! The joys of having your own website eh!
Anyways, you can download the catalogue below, which is full of photos and examples of just some of the different bits and pieces I make.
You can still shop online with my via my Facebook shop, which is where you will find all the items I have that are “ready to go”.
If you would like to order anything from me, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be very happy to help you!
Today jewellery is everywhere. From lab made diamond rings to homemade macaroni necklaces. Maybe you wear a piece of jewellery because it holds sentimental meaning; maybe you wear it just because you like it.
Jewellery has been worn by people for literally thousands of years. Let’s take a look at how jewellery has changed over the years, what it meant to those who wore it and how the significance of jewellery may have changed.Continue reading A Brief History of Jewellery
How are we all? I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! As you might expect, my weekend has been filled with crafting.
Regulars here will know I have been “slightly” mad about resin jewellery for a while now. I went to a workshop at Riverside Beads last year and loved it. Ever since I have been trying to make my own beautiful resin creations! I didn’t have a lot of success at the beginning of my resin journey (more than likely because I bought cheap resin!) but since discovering Resin8 and their wonderful products I have been far more successful!Continue reading Crafty Obsessions and Big News!
How are we all? It is so hot in Kettering today. We were promised thunderstorms today…hmm…doesn’t seem like that is going to happen any time soon!
You will have noticed I’ve been a little quiet on the blog front lately. I have still been crafting and I’ve still been making YouTube videos but that’s been about it. I’m slowly trying to find out what the “new normal” is going to be for me as the lockdown continues but I have been working on a little rebrand!Continue reading The Rebrand – Back with a Bang!
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!Continue reading Your First Amigurumi!
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.Continue reading Eat, Sleep, Craft, Repeat.
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.Continue reading DIY Paper Beads you can make at home!