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Butterick Sewing Machine: Rave Reviews at Create and Craft!

Butterick Sewing Machine: Rave Reviews at Create and Craft!

Sewing and Butterick pattern enthusiasts are in for a treat: the Signature EB6100 Butterick Sewing Machine was launched exclusively by Create and Craft in 2017, and since then, its reviews have been phenomenal! 

Meet Alistair Macdonald: Owner of House of Alistair

Meet Alistair Macdonald: Owner of House of Alistair

Using iconic Liberty prints, House of Alistair produce gorgeous items that you can use in all your crafty creations. From creating stunning summery dresses, to adoring your card makes with fabric buttons, there’s something for everyone. Renovate your home and bring the sunshine indoors with beautiful […]

How to Make Macramé Friendship Bracelets

How to Make Macramé Friendship Bracelets

This fantastic friendship bracelet project was created by our Jewellery Ambassador, Sarah Millsop, and we thought there was no better time to share than it now, considering International Friendship Day is less than a month away! And what better way to cement a fabulous friendship, than by creating something handmade and beautiful for your bestie?

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DIY Santa Claus Christmas Decoration: The Ultimate Festive Pom Pom Project!

DIY Santa Claus Christmas Decoration: The Ultimate Festive Pom Pom Project!

Make your Christmas tree extra special this year with this handmade Santa Claus pom-pom decoration! Easy to craft and fun to do, this festive make is the perfect way to get youngsters involved in your seasonal crafting!

Homemade Festive Stockings: Create Your Own Advent Bunting!

Homemade Festive Stockings: Create Your Own Advent Bunting!

  Now here’s a Christmas crafting project that’s worth its wight in gold (or certainly worth its weight in chocolate!) This gorgeous Christmas Stocking bunting will not only add a fun and festive finish to any room of the house in the run-up to Christmas, […]

Father’s Day Craft Ideas: DIY Father’s Day Gifts That Dad Will Love

Father’s Day Craft Ideas: DIY Father’s Day Gifts That Dad Will Love

It’s that time of year again… Father’s Day is right around the corner! And we think there’s no better way to really show the very special man in your life – whether it’s your father, stepfather, father-in-law, or grandfather – how much you care, than by giving handmade. Why craft for Father’s Day? There are so many benefits to giving him a handmade gift this Father’s Day, you’d be mad not to!

For starters, men can be incredibly tricky to shop for! You could spend hours traipsing the shops and still come home with something you’re not sure whether he’ll love or loath.

Second – crafting is fun! So why not enjoy getting your Father’s Day gift ready as much as he’ll enjoy opening it?

Third – you can make it personal.  Personalised gifts are so much better than something that sits on a shop shelf amidst tens of identical copies.  It also shows you’ve really put the effort into making Father’s Day special.

And lastly – you KNOW your Father’s Day gift will be truly one-of-a-kind! If you made it yourself, there’s no chance your big sister went and picked up exactly the same thing in the shops yesterday.

So without further ado, let’s dive into all the fantastic crafting essentials you might need to make this Father’s Day magical!

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Royal Wedding Excitement: Are You Ready For Their Big Day… And Yours?

Royal Wedding Excitement: Are You Ready For Their Big Day… And Yours?

Are you all set for this weekend’s big event? The royal wedding of Prince Harry to his fiance Meghan Markle is an exciting event and provides the perfect opportunity for a right-royal get-together! Not only that, it’s also a gentle reminder that wedding season is […]

Look After Yourself During Mental Health Awareness Week – and Beyond!

Look After Yourself During Mental Health Awareness Week – and Beyond!

This year, they key focus of Mental Health Awareness Week is stress. Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this. If left unchecked, it can have a detrimental effect on our […]

This Teddy Bear Cushion is UnBEARably Cute!

This Teddy Bear Cushion is UnBEARably Cute!

National Teddy Bear Day is coming up on 9th September, and what better way to celebrate than by making this adorable teddy bear cushion for the little ones in your life?

This project was created and written by our Sewing Ambassador, Charlotte Newland.

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Quilting Catch Up with Jennie Rayment: August 2017

Quilting Catch Up with Jennie Rayment: August 2017

Right at the end of July, there was a new episode of Quilting Classroom. It should have been on 23rd July but it was changed to 30th. On this Quilting Classroom, I was able to demonstrate one of my favourite quilting templates: the Sew Easy Quilting […]

Galaxy Mirror Glaze Cake: A Step-by-Step Guide

Galaxy Mirror Glaze Cake: A Step-by-Step Guide

Mirror glaze cakes have become extremely popular thanks to their incredible shine, bold colours, and the textures that can be created. The glaze is made from colouring white chocolate and sweetened condensed milk to give amazing, yet thin, coverage on buttercream cakes and frozen desserts. […]

Scrapbooking 101: Five Fab Design Tips

Scrapbooking 101: Five Fab Design Tips

Whether you create scrapbook pages to fit into big family albums, smaller gift books based on a theme, or single pages to frame, there are a few handy design tips that can help create a more polished layout. (Yes, these same design tips work for cardmaking, too!) Let’s take a look!

This article was written by scrapbooking extraordinaire, Sara Naumann.

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How to Get Started in Embroidery Hoop Art #1

How to Get Started in Embroidery Hoop Art #1

I’m so excited to be sharing my love of embroidery with you! Throughout this series of embroidery hoop tutorials, you’ll learn lots of different stitches by making your very own embroidered designs. For our first lesson we’re starting simple, mastering the split stitch — perfect […]

Seashell Chic: How to Transform Your Keepsakes

Seashell Chic: How to Transform Your Keepsakes

“We all do it, don’t we? Every time, we come home from the beach with a pocket full of shells, sea glass, sand, and lots more! I don’t think we can help but be drawn to the sandy beach and feel compelled to pick up […]

Julie Peasgood’s Doggy Wish Candle

Julie Peasgood’s Doggy Wish Candle

“I wanted to celebrate National Dog Day with a ‘Wish Candle’ that I made using a brilliant technique that Debbi Moore taught me. I’m very dog-broody! I reckon that the more doggy images I have around me, the more conducive it will be that a dog will come into our lives! (Well I did say it’s a wish candle!!)” — Crafty Beggar, Julie Peasgood.

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