Review – Manuscript Callicreative Italic Markers

I’ll be sticking to my fountain pen for personal use!

What? – Callicreative Italic Markers – A set of 12 markers with a chisel tip designed for hand lettering and calligraphy.

Price – £12.76 for 12 markers (£1.63 per marker)

Bottom Line – Good to begin with but nibs deteriorate very quickly, results are better with a felt tip. If buying for yourself, stick to fountain pens!

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The Craft Journal – 10th February

The Aftermath of Dennis

Hi Everyone!

Two storm’s in as many weeks. What a great excuse to stay indoors and craft! Our garden fence is rather the worse for wear, having been weakened by Storm Ciara, Storm Dennis managed to finish it off on Sunday morning.

My attempts to be productive and organised are continuing and so far all is going well. As ususal I was busy last week week as usual and I have lots to look forward to this week.

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The Craft Journal – 3rd February

Hi Everyone!

I hope you’ve had a great weekend and that Monday is treating you kindly so far! This week I have been so busy. I’ve had two days with the Settlers this week aside from all the regular things I do each week. I also feel like I have sent a million emails this week!

For the last few weeks I have been planning a “catch up day” in the diary once a week on a Thursday, and this week is the first week I have actually needed to use it. I’m glad that I’ve started allowing this extra time in the week as it means I don’t lose motivation if things come up and change my plans, I also don’t feel quite so out of control over what is happing on the blog!

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The Craft Journal – 27th January

The newest (and my absolute favourite) piece in the Folksy shop

Hi Craft Fans!

I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend. Once again last Monday seems like so long ago! So far I seem to be doing quite well at planning and being productive, long may it continue. I have to say, I do enjoy a good plan. It gives me things to look forward to and I feel a lot more relaxed when I know what I’m going to be dealing with. I also feel a greater sense of achievement when I do the things that I planned to do, rather than just doing things off the cuff. Strange but that’s just how it works for me.

As usual I have been here, there and everywhere; doing this that and the other. I can only assume that being here, you want to know more.

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The Craft Journal – 20th January

This week I took my jewellery on the road to my first event of 2020

Hi Craft Fans!

Is anyone else feeling exhausted today or is it just me? I have had a very busy week of meetings, social commitments, many many emails and diary organising. Then of course there was the first event of 2020 on Sunday. I am absolutely shattered! This week is looking a little more sedate, thank goodness! I’m looking forward to getting some crafting done and hoping for another productive week!

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The Craft Journal – 13th January

One of my favourite new items in the Folksy store

Hi Craft Fans!

This week has felt like the first real week back after Christmas. I have felt really productive and hopefully that’s coming across! I plan to keep up with this.

I already have the next week planned out in the diary and lots of plans for future content! This week will be another busy one as I have a couple of meetings in the diary and my first event of 2020!

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Easy, Hand Made Valentine!

Hello Everyone!

I’m publishing this project a little sooner than planned. (Makes a change.) However I have been super efficient this week and a lot of other bloggers seem to be posting their Valentine’s Day content today, and I wouldn’t want to be left behind!

If you want to make a beautiful and unique card for your valentine this year I have the perfect tutorial for you! All you need is some toilet roll tubes, paint and some red paper and you’re good to go!

Remember, you can sell anything that you make if you wish! If you make this project remember to share photos on our social media! You will find the links to our channels on the left hand side of the screen on a desktop, and on mobile the links are at the bottom of the menu (accessed by tapping the button at the top right of the page!) .



The Craft Journal: 6th January

The first page in the new Settlers’ Diary

Hi craft fans!

I have had a little bit of a strange week. Mr Crafts was supposed to be away in Salt Lake City for work until today, but he came home early as he was unwell! That meant I had to change some plans last minute to go and get him from the airport. It did however mean that I got to go to Woolly Workers on Friday, which was a little bonus!

I actually got quite a few things done this week, although it really doesn’t feel that way. I am hoping for a far more productive week this week. With that in mind I am going to get down to business and kick of the first post of the week!

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Festive Round Up – Happy 2020!

My Handmade tweaks to the dinner table

Hello Crafters!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy 2020. I am super excited and motivated for this year with George Crafts! I have promised myself to be more organized in the hopes that this will bring more consistency to my content and I already have events booked up for January and June this year!

I thought today I would do a little bit of a festive round up, instead of the traditional Craft Journal post. I have been so busy over the past few months preparing for Christmas, and a lot of those preparations have been crafty!

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