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Halloween Party Food: 6 Spooktacular Halloween Recipes

Halloween Party Food: 6 Spooktacular Halloween Recipes

Planning on conjuring up some terrifyingly terrific Halloween Party Food this October 31st? Whether you’re hosting your own spooky soiree or simply preparing for the annual barrage of trick-or-treaters, these Halloween recipes are perfect for serving up to ghosts and goblins alike in your very […]

Have Your Herd the News? It’s National Wool Week!

Have Your Herd the News? It’s National Wool Week!

Natural, renewable, breathable, insulating… we could go on and on, but we know ewe don’t need convincing just how fantastic wool is – especially during National Wool Week! This super-snug material has been massively appreciated by mankind since the Stone Age, and what better way […]

How To Make An Autumn Quilt: Time To Snuggle Up!

How To Make An Autumn Quilt: Time To Snuggle Up!

With the cool breezes and early evenings of autumn beginning to make an appearance as the summer months slowly draw to a close, we can’t stop thinking about how we can spend more time cuddled up indoors under our favourite autumn quilts! There’s no better way to enjoy a Create and Craft show, than wrapped up snug as a bug under a soft and cuddly quilt, hot drink in hand, and chocolates at the ready! So what better time than the present to get that autumn quilt project well and truly under way? Follow the step-by-step instructions below, and create a luxurious quilt to snuggle up underneath! You could even make more than one, and give them as gifts at Christmas… that’ll keep you occupied until the sun returns in spring!

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How to Embroider: Embroidery Hoop Art For Beginners

How to Embroider: Embroidery Hoop Art For Beginners

If you’ve been tempted to try your hand at hand embroidery before, but never really known what you’d need, or where to get started, then you’re in the right place! Embroidery extraordinaire, Charlotte Newland, is here to share her love of embroidery, inspire you with […]

The Only Screen Printing Kit You Need: Screen Sensation Set Up, Use & Fun Facts

The Only Screen Printing Kit You Need: Screen Sensation Set Up, Use & Fun Facts

Originally used by the Chinese around 2000 years ago, screen printing has become popular among artists, crafters and business owners the world over, as a fun way to create beautiful printed designs – and a super simple way to mass-produce them! Presenter and Creative Director […]

Butterick Sewing Machine Review

Butterick Sewing Machine Review

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…)

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 […]

How to Make Macramé Friendship Bracelets

How to Make Macramé Friendship Bracelets

This fantastic friendship bracelet project was created by our Jewellery Ambassador, Sarah Millsop, and we thought it was the perfect way to International Friendship Day! What better way to cement a fabulous friendship, than by creating something handmade and beautiful for your bestie?

DIY Santa Claus Christmas Decoration: The Ultimate Festive Pom Pom Project!

DIY Santa Claus Christmas Decoration: The Ultimate Festive Pom Pom Project!

Make your Christmas tree extra special this year with this handmade Santa Claus pom-pom decoration! Easy to craft and fun to do, this festive make is the perfect way to get youngsters involved in your seasonal crafting!

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Homemade Festive Stockings: Create Your Own Advent Bunting!

Homemade Festive Stockings: Create Your Own Advent Bunting!

  Now here’s a Christmas crafting project that’s worth its wight in gold (or certainly worth its weight in chocolate!) This gorgeous Christmas Stocking bunting will not only add a fun and festive finish to any room of the house in the run-up to Christmas, […]

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. […]

Royal Wedding Excitement: Are You Ready For Their Big Day… And Yours?

Royal Wedding Excitement: Are You Ready For Their Big Day… And Yours?

Are you all set for this weekend’s big event? The royal wedding of Prince Harry to his fiance Meghan Markle is an exciting event and provides the perfect opportunity for a right-royal get-together! Not only that, it’s also a gentle reminder that wedding season is about to kick into full-swing, which means that if you’re crafting for your own wedding this year, or on the look-out for crafty wedding ideas for the future, then now’s the time to get busy! Read on for our pick of all things wedding – including Sarah Millsop’s stunning handmade wedding choker that’s fit for royalty! (more…)

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 […]

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.

Quilting Catch Up with Jennie Rayment: August 2017

Quilting Catch Up with Jennie Rayment: August 2017

Right at the end of July, there was a new episode of Quilting Classroom. It should have been on 23rd July but it was changed to 30th. On this Quilting Classroom, I was able to demonstrate one of my favourite quilting templates: the Sew Easy Quilting 10-Degree Wedge.

This article was written by our wonderful Calico Queen, Jennie Rayment.

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