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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! 

8 Beautiful Quilt Pattern Ideas For You To Try This Winter

8 Beautiful Quilt Pattern Ideas For You To Try This Winter

If you’re fairly new to quilting but desperate to sink your teeth (and your sewing needles!) into this exciting new hobby, then we’ve the perfect place for you to begin.  The Calico Queen, and star of the Quilting Classroom, Jennie Rayment herself, is here to […]

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 own chamber of horrors!

We’ve put together six tasty and easy-to-follow Halloween recipes which are bound to impress even the fussiest of guests. So fuel the ghouls with these sweet and savoury delights, and ensure a frightfully fun night is had by all who tuck into your fabulous Halloween party food!

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Celebrating Wool: Inspiration, Projects and Woolly Must-Haves

Celebrating Wool: Inspiration, Projects and Woolly Must-Haves

Natural, renewable, breathable, insulating… we could go on and on, but we know ewe don’t need convincing just how fantastic wool is.  This super-snug material has been massively appreciated by mankind since the Stone Age, and what better way to pay homage to the wonders […]

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 […]

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 a beautiful starter project that’s perfect for beginners, and show you a few basic skills, including how to embroider letters, mastering the slip stitch, and creating the French knot (a must for full stops and any other kind of dot!)

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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 […]

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 get creative and show your BFF just how much they mean to you. What better way to cement a fabulous friendship, than by creating something handmade and beautiful for your bestie?

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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!

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. Why craft for Father’s Day? There are so many benefits to giving him a handmade gift this Father’s Day, you’d be mad not to!

For starters, men can be incredibly tricky to shop for! You could spend hours traipsing the shops and still come home with something you’re not sure whether he’ll love or loath.

Second – crafting is fun! So why not enjoy getting your Father’s Day gift ready as much as he’ll enjoy opening it?

Third – you can make it personal.  Personalised gifts are so much better than something that sits on a shop shelf amidst tens of identical copies.  It also shows you’ve really put the effort into making Father’s Day special.

And lastly – you KNOW your Father’s Day gift will be truly one-of-a-kind! If you made it yourself, there’s no chance your big sister went and picked up exactly the same thing in the shops yesterday.

So without further ado, let’s dive into all the fantastic crafting essentials you might need to make this Father’s Day magical!

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Sarah Millsop’s Handmade Wedding Choker

Sarah Millsop’s Handmade Wedding Choker

This statement choker is perfect for any special occasion and can be simplified for a more subtle finish if you so wish. Make the choker in a traditional white colour palette, a passionate purple hue, or a trendy turquoise shade. Whichever matches you! – Sarah Millsop

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.

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