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Maz Makes

Mod Podge Uses: Advice From Our Expert!

Mod Podge Uses: Advice From Our Expert!

This month, we asked our resident crafter, Maz, to share her top tips and expert advice on all things Mod Podge! If you’ve seen Maz’s previous crafty endeavors on the Create and Craft blog, you’ll already be well aware that the lovely Maz is a […]

Maz Makes… Nursery Bunting!

Maz Makes… Nursery Bunting!

This month, the lovely Maz has been working on a very special project… if you read last month’s entry, you’ll remember that the pitter patter of tiny of feet was imminent, and Maz was soon to have another grandchild – well this month, she takes […]

Maz Makes… Christmas Pebbles

Maz Makes… Christmas Pebbles

Over the past few years, I have developed a new festive tradition: decorating pebbles and smooth stones with festive themes to use as decorations or as small gifts.

Upcycled Furniture Tutorial: Maz Makes… Something For The Corner!

Upcycled Furniture Tutorial: Maz Makes… Something For The Corner!

The lovely Maz is back with another fantastic upcycling project! This month, Maz shows exactly how you can breathe new life into an outdated piece of furniture with a fresh lick of paint and some clever fabric choices. With so many creative options available these […]

Maz Makes… Gets Stuck In The Mud!

Maz Makes… Gets Stuck In The Mud!

Ever find yourself stuck in a creative rut? After the greyest start to spring ever, the ever-lovely Maz found herself struggling to find the inspiration and motivation needed to get crafting. It should be the perfect time of year for us to start thinking about […]

Maz Makes… Eggshell Crafts With a Twist!

Maz Makes… Eggshell Crafts With a Twist!

Looking for quirky Easter egg crafting ideas that are a little different, this Easter? Then you’ll just love Maz’s latest crafty contribution! Taking a slight detour from the traditional Easter eggshell journey, Maz has created a stunning mosaic effect photo frame with an eggstraordinary twist! […]

Maz Makes… Designer-Inspired Decorated Eggs!

Maz Makes… Designer-Inspired Decorated Eggs!

Did you read Maz’s last post, all about her Mackenzie-Childs upcycling exploits? Well the lovely Maz is well and truly smitten with this stylish decor theme – so much so that she’s created a beautiful decorated egg project that you too are bound to fall […]

Maz Makes… Falls in Love With Mackenzie Childs!

Maz Makes… Falls in Love With Mackenzie Childs!

We have big news this week! Crafters, Maz has fallen in love! But it’s not quite what you think… Read on to discover exactly what has captivated Maz, and the exciting new upcycling project she’s started as a result!

Maz Makes… Valentine’s Day Gifts

Maz Makes… Valentine’s Day Gifts

Whether you are one of the lucky ones who gets spoilt rotten on Valentine’s Day, or someone who’s other half refuses to take the most romantic day of the year seriously, you’ll simply love our resident crafter Maz’s take on getting Creative for February 14th! […]

Maz Makes… is Back in the UK at Last!

Maz Makes… is Back in the UK at Last!

Our favourite crafter Maz has been enjoying an extended tour of South Africa since the end of October… and we’re so excited to announce that she’s finally back in the UK! Sorry about the weather Maz – but we’re so pleased to have you back! Read […]

Maz Makes… New Year’s Resolutions

Maz Makes… New Year’s Resolutions

Hello to all fellow craft lovers everywhere! It seems an age since I wrote a blog for our Create & Craft – in fact, it’s an awfully long time since I’ve written ANY blogs!! The reason, you may well ask? As you may know, I’ve been on […]

Maz Makes… Cement Planters

Maz Makes… Cement Planters

“What on earth are you up to NOW?” — Husband was not too happy when he saw me scratching about in his building materials. I’d read about making pot plant containers from quick set cement and was interested in giving it a try. Christmas is just around the […]

Maz Makes… Her Holiday Dress (At Last!)

Maz Makes… Her Holiday Dress (At Last!)

At last, dear reader, the decks were cleared, all obligations sorted, and I could shut myself away and begin making my holiday dress! It was not without a little apprehension that I got all my dressmaking kit together — it has been quite some time since […]

Maz Makes… A Fitted Cover

Maz Makes… A Fitted Cover

Why is it that the minute you have cleared the decks, tidied the house, fed all creatures and humans who might look to you for feeding within the next three or so hours, called anyone expecting a call from you, and attended to all-important emails […]

Maz Makes… A Start

Maz Makes… A Start

Well, here we go. This is the first blog post for ‘Maz Makes‘! It seems fitting that in this first blog, I focus on “Maz Makes… A Start”. But first, I’ll give you a quick introduction. I’m someone who loves anything creative, created, or in the […]