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Amigurumi Crochet: Are You Hooked Yet?

Amigurumi Crochet: Are You Hooked Yet?

If you’re a crochet fan and you haven’t yet turned your hook to the adorable craze that is amigurumi, then we’re here to show you exactly why amigurumi crochet is a craze you mustn’t ignore! At Create and Craft, we’re fully prepared to take you […]

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 […]

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!  (more…)

7 Reasons to Start Rubber Stamping

7 Reasons to Start Rubber Stamping

Do you want your papercraft creations to come alive in a matter of seconds? Then stamping may well be the perfect technique for you! Stamping is favoured by many crafters, as it’s quick, accessible, inexpensive and not at all complicated to master! Whether you’ve always been […]

Jennifer McGuire Shares Her Top Tips For Achieving Incredible Results With Your Memory Box Layering Dies

Jennifer McGuire Shares Her Top Tips For Achieving Incredible Results With Your Memory Box Layering Dies

Brand new from Memory Box comes an incredible collection of layering dies! This exciting new concept allows you to layer up the dies to create stunning patterns and intricate designs with ease – and the very talented Jennifer McGuire has been sharing exactly how she […]

Cherish The Details: Sarah Cawood’s DIY Wedding Keepsake Gift

Cherish The Details: Sarah Cawood’s DIY Wedding Keepsake Gift

When wedding season hits, it’s time to enjoy romantic nuptials, lavish receptions, and all the beauty and intricacy that goes with them! But what about when the Big Event is over? Many couples spend a small fortune on making the day magical, then have nothing left afterwards but the memories and the photos… unless they invite Sarah Cawood, of course! Check out Sarah’s advice on how to capture more than just photographs at the next wedding you attend, and how you can create a bespoke memento for the happy couple to cherish for years to come!

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A Touch of Magic: Angela Finch’s Easy Gemstone Earrings Tutorial

A Touch of Magic: Angela Finch’s Easy Gemstone Earrings Tutorial

Few gemstones are as well-known or as distinctive as amethyst. Its unique purple coloration sets it apart from the crowd, and makes it perfect for creating stand-out jewellery. As well as being beautiful, it’s also renowned as a meditative and calming stone, believed by some […]

DIY Crayon Candles: Sarah Cawood’s Step-by-Step Candle-Making Plus Top Tips for Success!

DIY Crayon Candles: Sarah Cawood’s Step-by-Step Candle-Making Plus Top Tips for Success!

Looking for a crafty way to use up all those broken, abandoned and unloved wax crayons floating around at the bottom of the kids’ craft drawers? Our fabulous Sarah Cawood has just the solution, with this colourful candle-making project! Check out her step-by-step DIY crayon […]

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 textiles, stunning colours and fun fabrics including cushion covers, bunting, napkins and throws – the possibilities are endless and the results are fantastic, with the help of this renowned textile brand. But where does House of Alistair‘s creator, Alistair Macdonald, find his inspiration? Find out from the man himself!

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Sarah Cawood’s Slime-Making 101: How To Achieve Colour, Sparkle And The Perfect Consistency Without Spoiling Your Slime!

Sarah Cawood’s Slime-Making 101: How To Achieve Colour, Sparkle And The Perfect Consistency Without Spoiling Your Slime!

Everyone is making slime right now… the kids can’t get enough of it, as our resident crafty mummy, the lovely Sarah Cawood, is all too aware! This week, Sarah has enlisted the help of her favourite mini crafters to explore the kids’ crafting trend that’s […]

Summer Crafting Ideas For Kids

Summer Crafting Ideas For Kids

With the summer holidays just around the corner, we’ve put together a selection of fun and easy craft ideas for kids that will keep the whole family entertained, even on those inevitable rainy days! Check out our craft ideas for kids to inspire your children’s […]

How to Make Crochet Water Balloons: Battle The Heatwave & Enjoy a Summer of Fun!

How to Make Crochet Water Balloons: Battle The Heatwave & Enjoy a Summer of Fun!

What are crochet water balloons? A hassle-free way to have fun in the sun for all the family! Forget about having to repeatedly purchase traditional water balloons, which are fiddly to fill, and all used up within minutes. These fantastic summer must-haves add instant fun to weekends spent in the garden – and you can reuse them time and time again! Not only are they reusable, but they are environmentally friendly too – as there’s no waste… and maximum fun!

Simply immerse in cold water to allow the crochet water balloons to absorb it all, and then throw at your battle buddies to start your summer water-fight fun!

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What Is Parchment Craft? Cassie Brown Gets Creative…

What Is Parchment Craft? Cassie Brown Gets Creative…

Heard about parchment craft, but wondering… what exactly is it?! Well the lovely Cassie Brown has been exploring parchment craft, and is here to reveal what it is, how you can get started in it, and just why she loves it so much!

Our Pick of Unicorn-Themed Crafting

Our Pick of Unicorn-Themed Crafting

Unicorns are still a big hit with everyone… so we thought it was about time we collated our favourite (and most fantastic!) unicorn-themed crafts, projects and patterns at Create and Craft for you to get stuck into. Whether you’re a baker, a sewing enthusiast, a […]

Top 10 Cardmaking Kits July 2018

Top 10 Cardmaking Kits July 2018

This month’s round-up is packed with colour and fun, with some of your favourite characters making an appearance, as well as some beautiful summer prints and pretty colour combinations! Are you a super-organised cardmaker? If so you’ll appreciate the little sprinkle of festivity too – it may be sunny July, but there’s no better time to consider snow and sparkles, as far as we’re concerned! Get to grips with your Christmas cardmaking now, and you can kick back, relax, and enjoy the festivities when December rolls around!

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