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September 3, 2019

The fabulous challenge is back and this year it's bigger and better. Not only is there a hat making challenge and charities to raise money for but we also have a card making challenge too.

Hop over to Facebook and join the Ben's Beanies group and find out everything you need to know to get involved.

The Ben's Beanies official 2019 Crocheted Beanie is ready using fab Marriner Yarns and the pattern is ready to download or purchase from the Crafty Little Things UK Store. Get the download free using Discount Code BB2019.


September 3, 2018

This gorgeous throw was from a pattern in Big and Little Crochet book 2 but the recommended yarn wasn't available anymore so I improvised with some fab chunky acrylic from Marriner Yarns and I was not disappointed with the result or the price. Marriner Chunky is just £1.25 for 100gms and I doubt that can be beaten. 

Besides being the best value for yarn around, the lovely people at Marriner allowed us to post on their Facebook wall to share the Ben's Beanies project. We were super happy about that as we'd not been havin...

December 16, 2017

Sadly a few days ago my 18 year old nephew Ben passed away due to complications arising from undiagnosed diabetes. Ben's last Facebook status was an appeal to everyone he knew to help him collect up items for the homeless through his involvement with a local community group. As he didn't get to finish this work which mattered so much to him, we as a family have carried on what Ben started and my contribution included making a pile of simple beanie hats to donate, using up yarn left over from other projects and the scra...

October 17, 2017

Over on the paper craft blog and on our You Tube channel there is something special going on... we're uploading amaterish videos every day for 7 days and ending the series off with a giveaway.

Here's day one's card and an exclusive sneak peak of day two's.

To help us choose the best design for our Christmas Cheer event card we're putting out 7 simple, easy to make card designs which are perfect for batch making. Each one has a prototype which we show at the beginning of the video and then we work through a variation of t...

October 10, 2017

I'm so excited to have the Crafty Little Things Stampin' Up Christmas Cheer Charity Event Registered and to have announced it to my Crafty Little Blog readers. You can go and check that out by clicking here.

I'm so excited about this event and have arranged a fun speed challenge which should see us make a good 100+ cards to add to the UK challenge target of 10,000 cards made over one 3 day period in December by UK card makers in events led by Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

My event sees a mash up of traditional and modern b...

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