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The world is full of big brands and disposable products. But there are so many people creating beautiful products and building their small creative businesses online. It can be hard to find these people and their products so when you do it’s important to promote them and lift them up. I’ve found an easy wayRead more

The Best DIY Christmas Wreath Kits From Small Businesses

Christmas Wreath by Home Crush on Etsy

I’m struggling to feel festive this year but the one thing that always gets me feeling Christmassy is to put up a wreath! I think in 2020, it’s more important than ever to shop local and support small businesses, and that’s why I love Etsy! So to combine my love of crafts, need for ChristmasRead more

Craft Book Review – I Can’t Draw! by Lydia Crook

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Quarto Creates kindly gifted me a copy of the new book ‘I Can’t Draw!’ by Lydia Crook but all opinions are my own! (spoiler -I really like the book!) What’s it about?: Lydia Crook is an illustrator and paper engineer. In ‘I Can’t Draw!’ she gives us 60 artistic and creative activities to help usRead more

The Top 10 Advent Calendars for Crafters – An Etsy Gift Guide

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Gone are the days when an advent calendar was a picture of a robin or snowman behind each cardboard window. No, nowadays, you can get advent calendars filled with everything from cheese to high end beauty products. Luckily for us crafters, we can join in with this advent madness too! If you’re looking to treatRead more

Review – Dumpling Cats by Sarah Sloyer

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I like crafts and I like cats, so of course I was so excited to own Dumpling Cats by Sarah Sloyer. Because who doesn’t love little, cute, crochet cats! What’s it about?: Dumpling Cats contains instructions to crochet 25 super cute cats, as well as accessories like food bowls and a cardboard box. As anRead more

Review – DIY Watercolor Flowers by Marie Boudon

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Watercolours are so popular right now, but they can be tricky to use. Luckily I’ve been reading a great how-to book; DIY Watercolor Flowers by Marie Boudon. Marie has an amazingly colourful blog all about watercolours and how to use them however, it’s in French. Luckily for me, her book also has an English version!Read more

Mother’s Day Gift Guide – For Craft Loving Mums

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It’s Mother’s Day here in the UK on 31st March! To help you prepare this year, I’ve rounded up my favourite gifts for craft loving Mums from Etsy. I love buying presents off of Etsy, as not only are you supporting creative small businesses, but now it’s a green option! Etsy has become ‘The firstRead more

Review – Hashtag Authentic by Sara Tasker

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I’ve really been enjoying Instagram lately. I follow a lot of crochet and crafts accounts and love seeing how creative everyone is. There’s loads of information out there about how to grow your followers, but a lot of it seems very corporate. Cue a new book – Hashtag Authentic by Sara Tasker. I’ve been havingRead more

Crafting for a Cause – Knitting & Crochet

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Sometimes, you want to knit or crochet something, but you don’t have a project in mind. Or, you’ve got a whole stash of wools that you’ve promised not to add to until you’ve used some up. How about putting your talents and supplies to good use by crafting for charity? I’ve gathered up a listRead more