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May 29, 2018

I had a lovely influx of Big and Little Crochet books recently, receiving a free revised copy of book 4 (due to the pattern error in the original), my free book which was number 5 and my scheduled copies numbers 6 and 7. I also received more rose and slate yarn to work on more projects and a new colour was introduced with book 7, a kind of teal shade called Petrol. It's a gorgeous colour.

On top of all this I received a free gift of a little plastic container with all of the tools you need to crochet (besides hooks and...

January 16, 2018

This is a cute little project with a tutorial on how to make the hearts (small and large) over on our You Tube channel. Just CLICK HERE to go there now.

I bought these vibrant coloured DK Acrylic yarns from a local department store for just over £1 per 100gms and they are really fabulous and look great all together.

This garland/bunting could be used to decorate a room or office, to hang out in the garden or each heart used as an applique for any other project, crocheted or otherwise.

Great for Valentine's Day which is fa...

August 4, 2017

I think I've shared a version of this lovely bunting with  you before but here's another one for you. Sometimes it's nice to expand on what you see as product descriptions in our store with a blog post. It gives our customer more information and lets other crafters in on how we did it so they can give it a go too maybe.

So this one is gorgeous and comes as a standard set of 4 x 3 inch cards which are backed with strong kraft card for strength and durability and then topped with a slightly smaller white card. The edges o...

July 29, 2017

Over in our online store (eventually) you will find these cute little button wax melts which come in a range of colours and fragrances to suit your tastes. We present them in small, medium or large boxes or bags as standard but if you want us to make something special for you to gift a friend or family member then we can do that for you.

This cute little handbag gift bag held  60gms of white fruit fragranced buttons for a lucky sister's birthday. A fab little easy gift for anybody who loves candles/wax melts and great t...

July 10, 2017

This is a fantastic stash busting project to use up bits and bobs of yarn you have lying around and help you keep that craft space nice and tidy.

It starts as a simple flower circle and you just keep on going adding row after row finishing each colour row with the scalloped edge. This is super tactile and really bright and colourful and a great addition to a plain or neutral room. the back is a big circle in pink and it's stuffed with hollow fibre fill, nice and full to give it a lovely rounded muffin shape.

You could cr...

July 10, 2017

What do you do with your left over fragranced melted wax or your production mishaps? 

One of the best things about candle making is that there is usually very little waste as mistakes can be remelted and repoured...taking care with the reheating and its effect on wax and fragrance and colouring of course. Our 'repours' are never sold but given to charity or burned off around the office as are some of our imperfects. However, this is hand made, we're not a factory, so imperfect as long as it's not unsafe or unsightly is...

July 9, 2017

Over in our store you can order a range of container candles and wax melts in core fragrance collections which we carefully put together. We also offer a bespoke special occasion candle making service where we customise labelling on the container be it metal or glass and we also customise packaging to suit your occasion if that is what you would like us to do. 

All of our candles and wax melts come with handmade gift packaging included in the retail price but if the customer wants something a little more special we...

June 24, 2017

I decided it was time to give my candle making a bit of a revamp which is another reason the shop is slow to open. I figured I may as well launch new product designs and collections at the same time as I open the store so a little longer and it will be officially open for business.

So I toyed with a few ideas and eventually came up with this gorgeous little belly band design which uses a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock and pre-printed Very Vanilla cardstock which is then punched out using the fab new Pretty Label punch....

May 27, 2017

I've been making things to make my office look pretty as well as functional. I didn't want it to be bland black and white so I've been finding crafty little ways to give it quirky hand made pops of colour.

This little box of daisies is just so cute and so easy to make. All you need is a piece of cardstock for the box. I used Crushed Curry and mine measured 6 x 8.5 inches ((15.2cm x 21.6cm). I scored it on the long side at 2 (5cm) and on the short side at 2, 4, 6 and 8 (5,10.2, 15.2 and 20.3 cm). Cut away the tiny rectan...

February 4, 2017

It's taken a while to get right and even then it's disputable that I have but one thing we do around here is follow through on ideas. This is the first post on the brand new look website. Not only can you read regular posts here but you can take a look at products and shop for them by clicking on the Crafty Little Things shop button at the top of the page. 

I'm also delighted to have recently become an official Stampin Up! demonstrator so now we can show you how to make wonderful handcrafted items using t...

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