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 […]
Did you read Maz’s last post, all about her Mackenzie-Childs upcycling exploits? Well the lovely Maz is well and truly smitten with this stylish decor theme – so much so that she’s created a beautiful decorated egg project that you too are bound to fall […]
Imagine aisles of craft supplies, booths packed with fresh new designs and product releases…complete with demos, and the chance to connect with the companies who create all the craft supplies we love to use. That’s Creativation in Phoenix, Arizona—the trade show for the craft and hobby industry. And Sara Naumann was there, ready to report back on the hottest new trends set to rock the crafting world in 2018! Read on to discover what Sara learnt about what’s in store…
Okay, okay — so the “stag head trend” isn’t anything new. In fact, it’s been a pretty significant focus of home decor for quite a few years now. Apparently, this trend began as a sort of ironic statement — a “faux taxidermy” protest — but […]
Following the rise of digital calendars and planning apps, it’s a surprise that planners thrive like they do! Who needs a planner when you have a smartphone, right? It’s never been easier to keep on top of our schedule. On the contrary, so many of us still prefer to get creative with the paper option… but step back, diaries — it’s all about planners now.
Entering a new season is always a strange experience. We witness the gradual change in craft brands‘ product designs over the course of the year and never really bat an eyelid. Their designs are a transition, as are the seasons. But why is it that […]
Most crafters love animals; they seem to be two passions that go hand-in-hand. For that reason, craft brands are increasingly incorporating animals into their product ranges. At this very moment, Hunkydory, Kanban, My Sentiments Exactly, Trimcraft and Tattered Lace all feature pet-themed designs — something […]
Loose stones, rough crystals, and even marbles and sea glass can be used to create very decorative pieces of jewellery. By wrapping your stones in a thin but stable wire, you can make them into thread-able components to be able to use in your personalised jewellery. There are more decorative ways that you can learn to use your wire and even design some intricate bails, but this project will teach you simple and useful techniques to start with.
As much as we don’t want to admit it, summer is coming to an end. Autumn is just over the horizon, which means we’ll all have to put on that extra layer and potentially resort to the heating. (Boo!) But autumn does have its perks. […]
Earlier on the in the year, Pinterest published a trend report highlighting the popularity of watercolour interior decor. In fact, it’s actually one of the most popular themes amongst its users. But that doesn’t at all come to a surprise to us! Watercolour effects have soared in popularity over the past few months not only in home decor but in crafting too. This multi-layered style offers a whimsical feel with smooth gradations and ombre blending.
Zentangle is known as “yoga for the brain”. While yoga physically relaxes you, zentangle is thought to be a great mental relaxant. It’s more structured than doodling but less so than a formal piece of artwork. It allows pure creative freedom in a world of abstract art, […]
Minimalism is defined by simplicity; simplifying life and living minimally. This movement involves reusing the old so you needn’t buy so much of the new. It’s about removing the things that distract us so we can focus more on our personal growth. This way of […]
“To keep inspired I’ve been researching 2017 and the possible trends which may approach the upcoming year for us cake makers. For sugar artists, colour plays an important role for our designing and creative masterpieces, and after some time researching I’m happy to say Kale green and especially shades of grey are the focus of the new year according to Vogue Live and Bentley motors, who have reported it in their latest issues and media releases. These colour trends will also be incorporated in this year’s cake trends. Here are some beautiful marbled cakes I designed, shot in-house here at C&C HQ just for you! Enjoy…