Out of the Box with Resin8

Hello Crafters!

What a lovely delivery!

It’s been a while since I have posted here. Since the Meet the Settlers event a few weeks ago I have been feeling exhausted! I have been pottering about and crafting a few projects as well as volunteering on the Settlers project, but I haven’t had the energy to sit and write about everything!

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Review – Acrylic on Canvas Painting Workshop

Keep reading to see how it turns out!

I have never been much of an artist. I get easily frustrated, especially when things don’t look perfect. So what possessed me to sign up for an art workshop I will never know, but I’m very glad I did!

This afternoon I have been at Scotch Lodge Farm and Craft Shop taking part in an acrylic painting workshop with local artist Sandra Costello (check out Sandra’s Facebook page here).

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Harry Potter Knit Your Own Hat, a review

It seems like an eternity ago that I bought these Harry Potter craft kits from Aldi. I have now made two out of the four kits, one crochet project and one knitting project. All kits were priced at £3.99, which is the same price as Aldi’s “so crafty” range of kits.

What is inside a £3.99 craft kit?

In the make your own hat kit there are two balls of yarn in burgundy and one ball in gold (yellow to you and me!). I don’t know how much yarn there is per ball or what the yarn is made of as there are no yarn wrappers and the information is not printed on the box. The kit also contains a set of bamboo knitting needles, a plastic darning needle and a template for a pompom, as well as a pattern to make the hat. If you want to watch an unboxing video, click here.

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Review: Altenew Layering Stamps and Inks

All my Altenew Purchases

I have been a fan of Altenew products for a long time. The first time I ever saw anyone using the layering stamps I was so impressed with how simple the techniques were and how beautiful the results were. So I recently took the plunge and bought myself two sets of Altenew stamps and a set of inks.

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Review: Modern Florals Coordinating Stamps and Dies from The Thirsty Brush & Co

A few weeks ago I bought the “Modern Floral” coordinating stamps and dies from The Thirsty Brush & Co. I spent £29.68 on the collection. For this I got a set of 10 stamps and 8 dies. There are no consumables in the collection. So provided the stamps and dies are looked after they will last forever.

The whole collection

The stamps themselves are great quality. They stick to acrylic blocks very well; the image they leave is crisp and clean and the stamps stamp well every time. The dies are also of good quality and feel strong and robust. They will all fit easily through an A5 sized die cutting machine such as the Snap or the Gemini Junior. The dies fit neatly over the stamped images and are very easy to align.

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Out of the Box: Tonic Studios

Hi everyone!

I am pleased to bring you the latest in my unboxing series! I am absolutely loving these coordinating stamps and dies from Tonic Studios! Take a look at the video and see how great they are for yourself!

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Out of the Box with Aldi and Harry Potter – Knit your own Gryffindor hat

For the final video we take a look inside the box of a make your own Gryffindor hat kit from Aldi. If you want to see more wizarding goodness being unboxed, you will find our other videos here (Hedwig, Harry, Scarf).

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