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Happy Crafty New Year – Beyond Craft

Every Tuesday evening I host Beyond Craft, aka #BCChat; over on Twitter. Last month we had a fun Secret Santa swap, and this week I am launching our first Challenge of 2021 – Happy Crafty New Year!

Beyond Craft aka #BCChat a weekly creative twitter chat

I thought I’d take a few minutes to share my fab Secret Santa gift, and to tell you about the new challenge I’ll be launching tomorrow. So if you’ve spotted this, you have an early start!

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Posted in Crafts, Food and Drink, Home Decor, Knitting, Life, Other Craft, Paper Crafting, Seasonal Content

Shop Indie This Christmas

I wanted to do something a little different this month, and share some fab indie biz. It’s fairly officially Christmas shopping season, and it’s a great opportunity to support small business; shop indie; and spread a little love to those that may be struggling; as there are no craft fairs or the like this year!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

So here are a range of some of the handmade products from some of my friends online! If you have a small business, get in touch and I’ll happily add you to the list! Please don’t link spam; if you have a gift guide similar to this one, do tell everyone about it in the comments below!

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Shadow Box Frame Gift *

For Valentines day yesterday, Stu and I didn’t really have much planned. Neither of us really buy into the day; though we use it as an excuse to give each other a little present. And some chocolate (because any time is a good time for chocolate!). This year I decided I was going to make Stu something I’d promised a while ago; a shadow box frame gift!

Feel the Love

I was very kindly gifted a product within this post from Hobbycraft, the gifted item has been clearly marked with an *

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Posted in Crafts, Cross-Stitch, Paper Crafting, Seasonal Content

Valentines Gift Ideas – Handmade With Love*

Valentines Day, is something neither Stu or I take very seriously, though we sometimes give fun gifts to each other anyway! Valentines day is only a couple of weeks after Stu’s birthday; so we tend to be fairly relaxed about it. But I love a bit of seasonal crafting, so, here are some crafty Valentines gift ideas!

This post contains items sent to me from Hobbycraft as a gift. These gifted items are clearly marked with an *

Valentines gift ideas handmade with love

It is however a chance to do a bit of crafting here on the blog; though I would say that although some are Valentines product; they could easily be gifts for many occasions; from birthdays, anniversaries to Mothers Day (March 31st this year, UK readers),  and of course weddings!

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An A-Z of the Craft Room

I had a bit of a tidy up and sort out in the craft room recently; and it got me thinking about how individual a space it is! wondering how I would go about doing a room tour post, and I decided to do an A-Z. Which might give you a little more insight into me, if you’re new to the blog, or just feeling nosy! So here we go an A-Z of the craft room!

an a-z of the craft room
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Posted in Crafts, Other Craft, Seasonal Content, Sewing

#CraftBlogClub Secret Santa 2018

It’s time to reveal the wonderful gifts from the #CraftBlogClub Secret Santa 2018!

CraftBlogClub logo

Though I arrange #CraftBlogClub now; I have been a part of it for so much longer. The annual Secret Santa is one of my favourite of the regular challenges and events throughout the #CraftBlogClub year.

I really like giving and receiving handmade gifts; and the wide range of crafts, and talents in #CraftBlogClub means it’s always a varied and fun activity at Christmas!

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Blogmas 2018 – Handmade Decorations – Past Projects

Christmas crafting is something I have done for quite a long time, and I thought now would be a great time to share some older handmade decorations. Projects previously featured here on the blog, for those who haven’t seen them before.

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My “main” craft for a very long time, was cross-stitch, something I have plans to get back into more next year. A lot of my handmade decorations feature cross-stitching, so here are some posts I thought I would share from last year…

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Blogmas 2018 – Quick Handmade Christmas Projects

So there’s not long to go, but maybe you’re looking for some last minute gift ideas, here are some quick handmade Christmas projects that you can do, with things you can pick up affordably, or may even have around the house!

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We’ve all been there, where we’ve needed a quick last-minute gift idea, and if you have some time on your hands, you can make something yourself for that added handmade touch!

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