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May 29, 2018

Today I've uploaded a video tutorial showing how to make this gorgeous lantern holder. The one I make in the video is perfectly sized for a Bon Maman preserve jar, which could hold a battery tea light or fairy lights or a real tea light or even be filled with wax and wicked. Just be careful of where you are hanging it if you are using real flame and also make sure that the handle is longer so that the flame is further away from the branch that the whole thing is suspended from.

I used a 3.5mm hook and Drops 100% recycle...

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 30, 2017

One fab thing about handmade gifts is that often they can be customised beyond what you may at first expect. At Crafty Little Things we really do go the extra mile with our customisable gift and special occasion packaging, making the box or bag almost as fabulous a gift as what is inside.

One of the ways we achieve this is by designing paper ourselves to use in making the box or bag. Whether we use stamps and inks to achieve this, watercolouring or if we design something digitally and print it for our customers we alway...

July 29, 2017

Today I thought I'd share with you how I went about making this gorgeous wedding card for a customer. Me? Make a card for payment? Gosh that was a scary prospect but I was flattered that someone trusted my novice card making skills enough to commission my services and she was delighted with the end result so phew! add another string to the bow why not?

I started off with Stampin' Up! thick Very Vanilla cardstock base and using their normal weight Very Vanilla I made an insert just a quarter of an inch shorter all around...

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 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 2, 2017

Isn't this cute? I made this as an idea to house a little gift of a sewing set or gift tag making set. While making it I thought it could also be a fitting gift box for someone who is going travelling, whether it's some English tea bags for a friend heading to Spain on holiday for a couple of weeks or some fun mini travel essentials, vouchers, cash or whatever for someone planning on jetting around for a while longer.

It could equally be a  great gift box for someone who is leaving for good and would make a cute little...

May 16, 2017

Isn't this just gorgeous? I made this daisy chain so that each daisy topped card slips onto the string and just stays there. No need for glue or pins or pegs these cute hand stamped double daisies are fully self sufficient when it comes to showing off whatever it is you want to show off. 

I made cards with plastic wallets so photos can easily be dropped in making this a gorgeous and fun way to store and display snaps. Or those pockets could hold tickets, receipts... whatever suits.  

For weddings I can add some spar...

May 15, 2017

I'm so loving this challenge of being on Pootle's Design Team for the whole month of May. I don't really want it to end but end it must and this is my penultimate offering. It's passed by so quickly. I'm so excited for the team for June, they maybe don't yet realise how lucky they are and how many rewards taking part in the design team will bring. It's great to give everyone a shot at developing their skills and creativity and something which I'm extremely grateful to Sam (aka Pootles) for.

Besides the four projects I'm...

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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