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Quilt for kindness Plus Giveaway!

In COLLABORATION with Crafters Companion. You may well already know this, but I am a bit of a hoarder when it comes to fabric. I have a beautiful glass antique cabinet in my study, rammed full of the most beautiful fabrics. Up until recently I was happy to just have them there. Just in case of crafting. But this year, …

Stampin’ up card kit review

So I’ve made a few cards in my thirty odd years on this planet. Some of them have survived decades (thank you mum) and others went un-appreciated and into the recycling. However I’ve never used a kit before to make them. Preferring to freestyle the design at bit. So when I was asked to review the Stampin’ up Card Kit. …

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How to make a Photo Album

Collaborative post with Printiki. I have previously written about my love of printed photos and I recently wanted to make a gift for my mum. So I deiced to make her a handmade photo album. It was easier than I thought and she was so pleased with the final result, I thought I’d share it with you.

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St Patricks day round up

When I was younger my Dad always wanted me to enter the Rose of Tralee. My Irish heritage is strong on both sides of my family and I have often visited Tipperary and Cullen where my families originated from. So I have a good reason to enjoy St Patrick’s day. Even if you can find a shred of Irish in …

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3 quick and easy Valentines card ideas

January is drawing to a close and perhaps your thoughts are turning to Valentine’s Day? Why not send your hearts desire something a little more personal this year than the over priced commercial tat filling the shop windows. You don’t have to be crafty to make these quick and easy valentines card ideas. Plus you can write your own special …

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7 ways to master embroidery

The new year is a great time to start a new craft. We are still in the midst of Winter in the UK and often look for something to keep our mind stimulated. When the warmer weather arrives I often find myself leaving the crafts as I’m lured out into the garden. So if your looking for something to keep …

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My top seven go to Craft Books

As a crafter I am also a hoarder of things. I have drawers and tins stuffed full of supplies and a bookshelf rammed with reference books. However, having spent the last few years earning very little. I have not be buying more stuff and now have come to love having less stuff. So I have been whittling down my hoard …

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Beginners guide to cross stitch

I came to love cross stitch quite late. It is often a craft introduced to children as it is a quick and easy one to pick up. Yet I only started it when I was in my late twenties. I was looking for something I could work on whilst watching the t.v and wanted something I could make for gifts. …

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5 Christmas Eve crate ideas

As I’ve said before we celebrate Christmas on Christmas eve night and so we avoid the night before Christmas over excited kids as they’ve had the whole day to run this off. I do know that a lot of my friends have turned to Christmas Eve boxes as a way of calming the kids down and making Christmas eve a …