National Doughnut Week was set up not only to celebrate one of the greatest baked doughlights the world has seen, but also for bakeries to raise money for charity. But why doughnuts? In recent years, the demand for this delicious fried confectionary has soared. They’re a great […]
If you’re new to the world of papercrafting, you’ve probably heard seasoned papercrafters waxing lyrical about die-cutting… and wondered what on earth they could possibly be talking about! To put it simply, when we talk about die-cutting, we refer to the art of cutting out […]
If you’re planning to tie the knot, you’re probably super excited (and possibly stressed!) about the many opportunities to get creative and crafty that planning a wedding includes. Every aspect of your day – be it the jewellery you wear, the gifts you give your bridesmaids, the invitations you send your guests or the decorations you dress your venue with – is a fantastic opportunity to give your nearest and dearest a glimpse of your personality! At Create and Craft we just love DIY weddings, and all the fun that can be had creating your own handcrafted wedding stationery and decor. But how to go about crafting for such a monumental event? Plan ahead, and take it one crafty project at a time! The first piece of DIY wedding you’ll need? The handmade ‘Save the Date’ cards, of course!
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 […]
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 […]
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 through our range of sewing kits, and hand-picked a pretty selection we think would make the ideal starting point for less experienced sewers, as well as fantastic little projects for the rest of you sewing enthusiasts! Whether you’re after a fun way to while away a sunny afternoon in the garden, or you’d like to create a hand-stitched gift or keepsake for someone special, check out these fabulous sewing kits, and take your pick!
What is scrapbooking? Well the long answer is complicated… but the short answer is – it can be whatever you want it to be! A scrapbook or journal page provides you with a pretty way to document something. You could use it to record milestones, […]
This month, we sent the lovely Sarah Cawood one of our fantastic new kits from the fabulous people at Fabscraps to have a play around with! So Sarah wasted no time in inviting her mum round for an afternoon of crafting… check out what they […]
This month’s round-up of our favourite cardmaking kits has something for everyone, whether your passion is nature-inspired crafts, or high-fashion glamour! We’ve beautiful woodland prints, retro game inspired creations, a motley crew of tongue-in-cheek vegetables, and everything in between. From the soft and subdued to the bold and beautiful, we explore every spring colourscheme going, and discover exciting ways to add layers and textures to your cards with ease… as well as envelope making essentials!
Quilling is a fascinating papercraft to get creative with. It is essentially the art of rolling strips of narrow coloured paper, and putting them together to form a design! Whether you’re a papercrafting pro or a crafting newbie, quilling is accessible to all – You […]
What is ‘CRAW’ you ask? Well, for those of you who may be new to the world of jewellery-making, there are many beading terms that are shortened in patterns and written projects. CRAW actually stands for Cubic Right Angle Weave! With this particular technique, it […]
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 find great satisfaction in sanitising every nook and cranny throughout their household, while others… well, it’s a lot of hard work! But if we had to choose one room to clean within an inch of its life, it would, of course, have to be the craft room!
Wendy Turner Webster, of the Crafty Beggars, is renowned for her ability to reuse and upcycle old items found in the home. With the motto ‘Don’t bin it!’, she transforms old pieces of furniture, packaging, and accessories into something beautiful. So we gave Wendy a challenge… we asked […]
What is steampunk? Well this stunning trend was born in the 1970s, where it began life as a science-fiction sub-genre, incorporating technology and designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Merely an idea of an alternative history that was explored in fantasy literature, steampunk quickly took […]
If you’re a fan of the Couture paper-piecing designs, you’ll love this new collection inspired by nature. Perfect for crafting for green-fingered garden enthusiasts, this pretty die collection enables you to build upon basic garden-themed backgrounds with pretty embellishments and eye-catching details. Create bespoke designs that are bursting with life, with ease!
Begin with a base—here, we’re using the Shed Edger combination—then choose coordinating embellishments to add colour and style… and create your own bespoke garden house!