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Getting to Know the Cricut Maker *

If there is any single craft item on my ultimate wish list; it is the Cricut Maker. The ultimate smart cutting machine! For someone that does as varied a selection of crafts as I do, it is truly a craft room must-have, for so many reasons.

This is a sponsored conversation; written by me on behalf of Cricut. All of The following opinions and text are my own.

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The hard thing for me, is that it doesn’t come cheap, so is it something I could make the best use of? Is it right for me? What does it do? I’m sure there are others out there who feel the same way. If that’s you, read on!

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#CraftBlogClub Secret Santa 2018

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

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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 – Handmade Christmas Stocking *

This Christmas I wanted to try something new; and with the help of some of my friends at my local fabric shop Truro Fabrics; I braved a project that always looked too hard, too complicated and WAY beyond my skills. I made a handmade Christmas stocking!

This post contains items which I have kindly been gifted * All opinions are my own.

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Is it really easy? Does it go horribly wrong? Read on to find out!

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Blogmas 2018 – Christmas Hoop Art *

Hoop art, is definitely more popular now than it was a few years ago, and it is a great craft for making a gift, or even decorating at Christmas, there are SO many great Christmas fabric designs which are really good fun for many projects; and it is nice to have a different use if you’re not big on sewing, as I wasn’t up til a couple of years ago!

This post contains items which I have kindly been gifted * All opinions are my own.

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Christmas fabric is also a great eco friendly alternative to paper for wrapping! Especially for those harder to wrap gifts!

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Blogmas 2018 – Festive Christmas Tree Garland *

This Christmas I really wanted to show how you can get creative with decotrating! Thanks to the lovely people at Hobbycraft, I have a fun Christmas Tree Garland to share today!

This post contains items which I have been gifted*. All opinions are my own.

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I have several handmade decorations I get out every Christmas, and there’s something so nice about having something completely unique, which is why I wanted to share this fun handmade decoration kit!

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Fat Quarter Projects – Reversible Mini Tote Bag

I enjoy sewing but am definitely a beginner; so fat quarter projects are a simple, fun way to get used to my sewing machine; and get creative!

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And with fat quarter projects in mind, I thought I would share how I made this cute reversible tote bag. I’ve made a couple of these bags now, one as a gift, and one for myself, and they’re a fairly quick make once you have the materials ready.

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Butterflies and Music Circle Skirt

It’s been a while since I’ve done any sewing. Finally the sewing machine has been dragged out of its corner; for a bit of making. Which all started when I rediscovered this fabric I had, with a pretty butterflies and music note print

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This is just a sharing post really, as I had a sewing day fairly recently, and made another circle skirt! As a music lover, I spotted this pretty fabric with music notes and bright coloured butterflies and had to buy it!

fabric with pink and green Butterflies and Music note print on grey background
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