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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. […]

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 […]

Sewing Secrets: Learn How To Make Your Own Clothes!

Sewing Secrets: Learn How To Make Your Own Clothes!

Maybe you already have a sewing machine, but it’s sat gathering dust somewhere because you’re too afraid to use it? Or perhaps you’re not afraid at all – perhaps you’d love to get sewing and start creating your own clothes and accessories… but you’re totally […]

Discover Sewing: Our Pick of Crafty Sewing Kits

Discover Sewing: Our Pick of Crafty Sewing Kits

Whether you love sewing and you’re looking for your next fix, or you’re a sewing beginner who’s after a quick and easy way to get started in a new hobby, we’re pretty sure you’ll find what you’re looking for right here! We’ve had a look […]

Our Top Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Craft Room

Our Top Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Craft Room

It may feel like spring really has taken its merry time in putting in an appearance this year (not that we’re complaining about building snowmen in March!) but nonetheless, the springtime season can only mean one thing: it’s time for the annual spring clean. Some people […]

Shine Bright: More Crafty Ways To Brighten Up Your World!

Shine Bright: More Crafty Ways To Brighten Up Your World!

Our 15th birthday is all about illumination – the days are getting lighter and longer, and we want to celebrate this fantastic time of year by brightening up your crafting world! So we asked our crafty contribution team to put together an array of dazzling […]

Sew Inspirational: Our Sewing Bee Live Competition Winner Shares Her Makes

Sew Inspirational: Our Sewing Bee Live Competition Winner Shares Her Makes

Whether you’re a hobby stitchcrafter, or a professional dressmaker, you’re bound to have heard about  the Great British Sewing Bee Live event! Packed with workshops, demonstrations and fashion galleries, it’s every sewing enthusiasts dream-come-true. And as if all that wasn’t enough, last year’s event proved […]

Sew Gorgeous: Our Favourite Fabrics for Spring

Sew Gorgeous: Our Favourite Fabrics for Spring

After the winter that just wouldn’t go away, we are SO ready for spring to come out and play at Create and Craft HQ! Which is why we thought it was about time we collated our favourite fabrics for the season ahead. Think pretty pastels, […]

Embroidery Hoop Art: Fall In Love With This Gorgeous Ivy Garland! [+ Video Tutorial]

Embroidery Hoop Art: Fall In Love With This Gorgeous Ivy Garland! [+ Video Tutorial]

Looking for a fresh and exciting way to breathe life into your home decor this spring? Look no further! The fabulously talented Penelope Quinn shows you exactly how to create this stunning embroidery hoop art project using only a handful of craft supplies, and foliage […]

Best in Show: Our Pick of Canine-Themed Crafting!

Best in Show: Our Pick of Canine-Themed Crafting!

The greatest dog show on Earth is back once again for 2018, packed with the world’s favourite pooches all hoping to take home a title! What are we talking about? It’s Crufts of course! At Create and Craft, we love our pets as much as […]

Bags of Style: Bag-Making Must-Haves Plus Free Download

Bags of Style: Bag-Making Must-Haves Plus Free Download

It’s possibly one of the most essential fashion accessories we own – you can’t leave home without it, and it feels like your whole life’s inside… what are we talking about? Your bag, of course! But for the crafty among us, the bag you carry […]

Hold The Front Door: How To Make A Cute Cottage Doorstop

Hold The Front Door: How To Make A Cute Cottage Doorstop

This incredible little cottage in miniature is the work of none other than our lovely, and incredibly talented, Rebecca Cole! Ideal for propping open doors throughout your home, this doorstop is a great project to get stuck into, whether you’re sewing for yourself, or creating […]

Top 10 Sewing Kits February 2018

Top 10 Sewing Kits February 2018

Well, well, sewing enthusiasts, we’ve got a fabulous February planned for you! This month we’re bringing fun, colour, and organisation to your life, with our pick of the best quilting, sewing and embroidery kits available. Discover elegant florals and bold geometric prints across cosy quilts […]

Celebrate Chinese New Year The Crafty Way

Celebrate Chinese New Year The Crafty Way

Unlike our own New Year celebrations, the Chinese New Year is based on the lunar calendar – and this year, the festivities begin on Friday, February 16th. Chinese families will gather together for dinner on New Year’s Eve, and ensure their houses are well swept […]

Filled With Love – Charlotte Newland’s Trendy Textile Heart [With Template]

Filled With Love – Charlotte Newland’s Trendy Textile Heart [With Template]

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we asked The great British Sewing Bee’s Charlotte Newland to get creative, in the name of love! And here’s the gorgeous alternative to giving a Valentine’s card that she came up with!  This sweet yet simple framed textile […]