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Get Spooky with Crafty Beggars: Halloween Crafting

Get Spooky with Crafty Beggars: Halloween Crafting

Halloween is just about a stone’s throw away! If you haven’t already plastered the walls of your home with frightening decorations or nipped out to the shop to stock up on trick or treat sweets, the Crafty Beggars have you covered. Here’s Wendy‘s take on […]

Embroidery for Beginners: Halloween Edition

Embroidery for Beginners: Halloween Edition

Over the past few months, we’ve covered the basics of embroidery. Firstly we looked at the split stitch and French knot in our Cactus tutorial, and then we looked at backstitch, the lazy-daisy stitch and the satin stitch in our Bloom tutorial. Because Halloween is […]

Devilishly Decadent: Mich Turner’s Finest Cake?

Devilishly Decadent: Mich Turner’s Finest Cake?

In honour of National Cake Decorating Day, I have created this special chocolate cake exclusively for Create & Craft. When I’m designing cakes, I like to start with an idea in my head of the size, style and shape of the cake, and then sketch this […]

Russian Leaf Peyote Stitch Tutorial [Video]

Russian Leaf Peyote Stitch Tutorial [Video]

This is a gorgeous pattern to use in autumn. Learn how to create lovely leaf-like shapes that can be used for so many jewellery making and crafting projects. We’ll be using a diagonal peyote stitch to complete these Russian Leaves. Watch the tutorial video and […]

How to Make ‘Spooky!’ Halloween Party Invitations

How to Make ‘Spooky!’ Halloween Party Invitations

We’re now in October so one of the nation’s favourite events, Halloween, isn’t all that far away. If you’re planning on hosting a creepy Halloween party or have a child who wants to invite their friends round for a scary night, you’ll need some invitations. […]

7 Quick and Easy Ways to Pipe Flowers

7 Quick and Easy Ways to Pipe Flowers

What fun! It’s so satisfying to pipe with buttercream and create stunning flowers on cupcakes. You have the artistic licence on this, so use any colours you like! Why stick to real flowers? Have a little play to create some fantasy flowers! Here are 7 […]

Go Wild for Crafty Beggars: World Animal Day 2017

Go Wild for Crafty Beggars: World Animal Day 2017

World Animal Day is all about raising awareness for those who don’t have a voice to do so themselves. The movement aims to help improve animal welfare standards worldwide, making the planet a fairer place for all its inhabitants. If you know the Crafty Beggars, […]

How to Get Started in Embroidery Hoop Art #2

How to Get Started in Embroidery Hoop Art #2

This month, we’ll be learning how to sew solid lines with backstitch, embroider flowers and leaves with a simple lazy-daisy stitch, and fill in areas with the beautiful satin stitch. We will also be using the French knot from last month to add pretty details […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Buttercream Lacework

A Beginner’s Guide to Buttercream Lacework

I really loved creating this cake. It’s been about 12 years since I trained to be a Wilton instructor in buttercream, but I never pursued it as I fell pregnant with Harry. I took a back seat and never revisited the thought of buttercream again. […]

Jewellery Trends 2017: Wire Wrapped Stones

Jewellery Trends 2017: Wire Wrapped Stones

Loose stones, rough crystals, and even marbles and sea glass can be used to create very decorative pieces of jewellery. By wrapping your stones in a thin but stable wire, you can make them into thread-able components to be able to use in your personalised […]

Baking Trends: The Understated Cake

Baking Trends: The Understated Cake

‘Understated’ cakes are very much on-trend at the moment. What do they entail? Not all that much, to be frank! Of course, we mere cake observers enjoy experiencing extravagance. We love to stare in wonderment at towering cake structures with amazing sugar details. But from […]

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.

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. […]

The Ultimate Guide to Crafty Night Lights

The Ultimate Guide to Crafty Night Lights

Night lights can be used in a variety of ways. From a comforting tinge of brightness in a child’s bedroom to a soothing ambience in the garden during a warm summer’s night, there isn’t really a bad time to bring them out! Although there are […]

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 […]