How to tutorial – Beginners Peg Loom Weaving

How to tutorial - Beginners Peg Loom | Title

After reading Crochet Loom Blooms by Haafner Linssen I had a hankering to learn some new textile crafts. By chance a friend asked if I’d like a peg loom that she didn’t want any more. To be honest, I had no idea what a peg loom was, or how to use it! But after someRead more

Review – Hanging Kokedama by Coraleigh Parker

Review - Hanging Kokedama by Coraleigh Parker | Title

Kokedama are plants, surrounded by moss and tied so they can be displayed hanging. Houseplants are a big trend right now with apparently, 37% of millennials growing plants and herbs indoors. I’ve even got my own houseplant pet, a Moss Ball Turtle! But I love kokedama because not only are they living house plants, theyRead more

Review – Crochet Loom Blooms by Haafner Linssen

Review - Crochet Loom Blooms by Haafner Linssen | Title

Have you heard of flower looms? I hadn’t until I read Crochet Loom Blooms by Haafner Linssen and now I’m hooked! If you’re looking for a new yarn craft or you’re bored with basic crochet, you need to have a look at this book. Keep reading to find out why! What’s it about?: Crochet LoomRead more

How to tutorial – Easy Easter Bunny Chocolate Slab

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It’s nearly Easter! This year I want to make my chocolate gifts, so I’ve come up with this really easy recipe for an Easter Bunny Chocolate Slab. You can break it up and give chunks as an Easter present, or eat it all yourself… I won’t judge! Keep reading to find out how to makeRead more

Review – Fables & Fairy Tales to Cross Stitch by Veronique Enginger

Review - Fables & Fairy Tales to Cross Stitch by Veronique Enginger | Cover

I am so excited to review Fables & Fairy Tales to Cross Stitch by Veronique Enginger because it’s probably the most beautiful craft book I’ve ever seen! If you love to cross stitch (and if you don’t you can learn how to cross stitch here) you need this book in your life. Read on toRead more

How to tutorial – St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Brooch

How to St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Brooch | Title

St. Patrick’s day is coming up which makes me think of my Granny. She was Irish and would always wear a big bunch of shamrock on her coat on St. Patrick’s day. The little version of me always wondered why she was wearing a bunch of parsley! Now I know better and not being ableRead more

How to tutorial – Suffragette Friendship Bracelets

How to make - Suffragette Friendship Bracelets | Title

This week we celebrate International Women’s Day. Also, this year marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act was passed in Britain in 1918. From that time, some women over 30 and all men over 21 were given the vote. To mark this, I have made two styles of friendship bracelets in theRead more

How to tutorial – Beginners Cross Stitching

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Cross stitch is a great craft for people who enjoy patterns and puzzles. Creating uniform stitches and completing each block of colour on the pattern is very mindful. You can switch off as you watch the tiny crosses become a larger image and it’s a great sense of achievement to finish a big project. IRead more

Review – Creative Flow by Jocelyn De Kwant

Review Creative Flow by Jocelyn De Kwant

If you’ve read any of the other reviews on Craftyism, you’ll know how much I enjoy a crafty mindfulness book! That’s why I’m excited to be reviewing Creative Flow: A Year in my Mindful Life by Jocelyn De Kwant. What’s it about?: Creative Flow is a workbook of 365 small creative or meditative exercises. TheseRead more

How to tutorial – Pancake Day Necklace

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I love pancakes! With pancake day coming up next week I want to show everybody just how much I love pancakes. If you do too, why not make some pancake day craft and create your own pancake fan girl necklace. You will need: White Shrink Plastic sheets Coloured pens Scissors Single hole punch Necklace JumpRead more