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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 […]

Tattered Lace Subscription for 2018!

Tattered Lace Subscription for 2018!

How exciting! Another incredible year’s worth of projects, hints, tips, techniques and dies is available once again, as our award-winning brand, Tattered Lace, launch their newest subscription. Here’s your opportunity to subscribe and get every issue delivered straight to your door – or opt 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!

Halloween Party Food:

1. Witches’ Fingers

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Stir up something spooky with these ghastly green Witches’ Fingers! These buttery biscuits are decorated with tasty almond fingernails and take less than an hour to make. The perfect finger food for your unsuspecting guests, these delightful treats are a must-have for any Halloween bash!

2. Monster Desserts

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These creamy, sweet and super-easy Monster Desserts are perfect for whipping up before your bash, and make fantastic Halloween party food! Featuring crushed chocolate cookies layered between smooth, yet vibrant, vanilla pudding and topped with marshmallow eyeballs (how’s that for a quick and easy Halloween recipe?), these delicious after-dinner treats will give each guest a miniature sugar hit that’s sure to get the party going!

3. Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts

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If you’re looking for something a little bit different, but just as easy to prepare, these Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts are simply delicious… and almost too adorable to eat! With sweet spiced pumpkin puree encased in a buttery, golden brown pastry case, your guests will delight at finding these are included in your Halloween party food offering;  a real delight to sink their fangs into!

4. Mini Spooky Pizzas

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Fancy something savoury but equally as yummy? These Mini Spooky Pizzas will satisfy even the wickedest of witches’ taste buds. Not only are these mini pizzas delicious, they’re also decorated with horrifying spiders and mummies to ensure they pack a devilish punch on the buffet table. Whip up these fabulous Halloween recipes in minutes, and watch them get snatched up in seconds!

5. Spider Cake Pops

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Want to display a show-stopping centrepiece upon your Halloween treat table? These Spider Cake Pops might well have your guests running for the hills… or more than likely tucking straight in! These cake pops are just as much fun to decorate as they are to eat, so give them a go and serve up some truly creepy crawly Halloween party food… if you dare!

6. Poison Toffee Apples

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One of the best things about Halloween falling in autumn is that it provides the perfect excuse for making toffee apples (as if we needed an excuse!) A crisp, sweet apple covered in a crunchy and delicious toffee coating is among the easiest of Halloween recipes to throw together – and difficult to refuse at any party! But what about Poison Toffee Apples? The toffee can be coloured with red or black food colouring for a truly sinister finish, and you can prepare this eye-catching Halloween party food a few days in advance to save you time on the big day!

Need more spooky inspiration in time for Halloween? Check out our other Halloween projects on the blog right here!

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 […]

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! 

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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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!

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, but if you get it hung by December 1st, you can use it as a gorgeous advent calendar too! There are 24 mini stockings which you can fill with treats to make the countdown to Christmas even more exciting (is that possible?!) and it can be reused year after year.

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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. […]

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 mood, our lifestyle choices, and even our health. Since we’re in the midst of Mental Health Awareness Week, we think it’s the perfect time to help you reclaim control and discover fun (and crafty!) ways to help your reduce stress levels.

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