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Author: Alice Bryan

Our Top Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Craft Room

Our Top Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Craft Room

Spring is fast-approaching, and that 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 […]

The Benefits of Knitting: Why Learning To Knit Is Fantastic For Your Health!

The Benefits of Knitting: Why Learning To Knit Is Fantastic For Your Health!

No longer a craft reserved for the grandparents among us, knitting has seen a massive resurgence in popularity over the past few years. Did you know that approximately one third of women aged 25-35 are now knitting? And it turns out that if you haven’t […]

Birthday Card Organiser with FREE Printable Template!

Birthday Card Organiser with FREE Printable Template!

If your New Year’s resolution is to get more organised, then we’ve the perfect project for you: a DIY birthday card organiser! With a little crafty planning, you can start as you mean to go on this year, by getting organised ahead of the game. This birthday card organiser is easy to make, and will ensure you never forget a loved one’s special day again! Check out Kristine McKay’s step-by-step instructions below, and use the free printable template to make a birthday card organiser you can fill with handmade cards, month by month, so everyone receives a birthday card this year!

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How to Make Christmas Jar Toppers in 6 Simple Steps

How to Make Christmas Jar Toppers in 6 Simple Steps

When the Christmas holidays are all but upon you and scraping over-excited children off the ceiling is becoming a daily occurrence, you need to find crafty ways to keep the kids busy in the run-up to Christmas…fast! We love this adorably festive Christmas jar topper, […]

Jennie Rayment’s 5 Quilting Essentials for Beginners

Jennie Rayment’s 5 Quilting Essentials for Beginners

In the thick of winter, we often find ourselves looking for crafty and creative ways to lift our spirits and distract our minds from the long, dark evenings and the bleak and blustery British weather. Why not try your hand at patchwork and quilting? Discover […]

Debbie Shore’s Christmas Heirloom

Debbie Shore’s Christmas Heirloom

Want to create something with longevity, that’s so gorgeous it will be cherished for years to come? This cute little character will put smiles on the faces of your loved ones Christmas after Christmas! You can create him using a sewing machine, or he can easily be sewn by hand if you wish, making this a perfect project to get the kids into sewing, too!

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How to Make Santa Cutlery Holders [Debbie Shore]

How to Make Santa Cutlery Holders [Debbie Shore]

Looking for a fun way to add festive cheer to your table this Christmas? We’ve a fantastic Christmas sewing project that’s bound to leave your guets impressed, before they’ve even tucked into the turkey! Check out these adorable Santa cutlery holders from the lovely Debbie […]

Maz Makes… Christmas Pebbles

Maz Makes… Christmas Pebbles

Over the past few years, I have developed a new festive tradition: decorating pebbles and smooth stones with festive themes to use as decorations or as small gifts.

You Batter Believe It! Incredible Doughnut Illusion Cake [+ Video]

You Batter Believe It! Incredible Doughnut Illusion Cake [+ Video]

What are illusion cakes? These fantastic cakes fall within a simply gorgeous bracket of baking – one in which your cake takes on the spectacular appearance of another object entirely! Blurring the lines between realism and fantasy, illusion cakes are designed to defy our expectations – a cake may be disguised as a joint of meat, a handbag, a bowl of fruit… the list goes on! With illusion cakes, the only limit is your imagination when it comes to cake design ideas! So where did we start? Well, in celebration of National Doughnut Week, we asked the lovely Mich Turner to produce the tastiest doughnut in town! Check out her recipe below and wow friends and family with your very own Doughnut Illusion cake…

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Scrapbooking for Beginners: Sara Naumann’s Top Scrapbooking Tips

Scrapbooking for Beginners: Sara Naumann’s Top Scrapbooking Tips

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, […]

FREE Crafty Maths Boardgame!

FREE Crafty Maths Boardgame!

The bank holiday is coming (hooray) and we know you’ll be looking for fun and crafty ways to entertain the family. We’ve come up with this fun and simple boardgame which will get everyone together! All you need to do is scroll down and download […]

Mum’s the Word Postcard Confessions

Mum’s the Word Postcard Confessions

Crafties! You may remember our latest challenge from our Facebook page: Mum’s the Word Post Card Confession Competition! The aim of the game was to challenge you creative lot with a post card, on which you were to design a mummy confession, story or message. After much deliberation, we have chosen our colourful quilling winner! Sarah Hutt designed this post card using bold colours and quirky quilling to send her message about her mum. CONGRATULATIONS to Sarah and thank you to everyone who entered. Stay tuned on our Social Media platforms for similar contests!

FREE Game Download: Presenter I Wonder Who…

FREE Game Download: Presenter I Wonder Who…

Here at HQ we are always working on fun ways to keep you and the family amused – and we’re not just talking about crafty projects! We’ve got a special something created with you, our Crafties, in mind… a game of Presenter I Wonder Who, […]

Air Drying Clay: The Ultimate Crafting Hack

Air Drying Clay: The Ultimate Crafting Hack

Many of us have likely watched television series about pottery and hoped to take clay craft up as a result, but is it really achievable? Unless you have access to an expensive kiln and adequate drying space, perhaps not. But the thing is, pottery doesn’t […]

Crafts That Take the Biscuit: An Upcycling Adventure

Crafts That Take the Biscuit: An Upcycling Adventure

You know how it is after the festive season has come to an end. Boxes, wrapping paper, broken decorations, countless bottles, crackers tins, biscuit tins… all needed to be got rid of OR turned into a crafty project or two! In my case, it’s not only the stuff chez Turner Webster. The other day, my mother-in-law (Kath) came to visit and brought with her several unwanted biscuit tins, sure that I would be able to find a use for them. She was right! Wendy Turner Webster

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