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September 3, 2018

I've decided to take control of my You Tube channel and do a little bit of scheduling.  From now on my channel will feature crochet projects every Monday which will be uploaded at 7am.  So if you are a crochet lover and want to only watch crochet related videos then you know when to tune in. Better still subscribe to my channel (linked at the end of this post) and you'll never miss a thing.

My first Monday was a double whammy for you where I made both Big and Little Crochet hexagons from books 12 and 13.  So why no...

July 15, 2018

Are you a crocheter or knitter?

Do you love a good challenge?

Do you like giving something back?

Do you want an excuse to buy more stash or use up what you have?

Then pop over to Ben's Beanies on Facebook right now and sign up to get involved in the Ben's Beanie 100 Beanie Challenge.

Ben was my nephew who died in December 2017 from undiagnosed Type 1 Diabetes. He was just 18 years and exactly 3 months old. Ben was born on Sept 8th and died on December 8th. So in memory of him and his kind giving heart and following his etho...

June 18, 2018

I'm not sponsored or gifted this part work series by Hachette, but I am loving the Big and Little Crochet series. There were teething troubles in the beginning but things seem to be running very smoothly now and it's so exciting to get that little package through the post each month.

I loved the hexagons for the throw this month too, they are gorgeous and one was a little tricky but the other was pretty straight forward. The yarn colours this time were amazing, I loved them and think I've tracked them down as Rico Aran...

April 27, 2018

I used to love stamping as a kid and never thought I'd still be loving it in my 50s but I am! 

I have been quite a tentative stamper if the truth be known but I thought I'd try to encourage other crafty minded folk into the joys of stamping by sharing some tips.

I'm not an authority on stamping other than I've made the mistakes which my tips address and so in that sense I guess I am an authority. 

Why not check the tips out so that you don't waste money, time or resources on stamping if you're about to give it a go and to...

December 4, 2017

Today on our You Tube channel we have this super cute Christmas craft along project.

It's so simple to make, just two pom poms fastened together, add some googlie eyes and jingle bells and then crochet a tiny hat and scarf and voila! A cute little decoration for your tree or to pop on a shelf or on a festive table.

Here are a few links to help you, firstly to the You Tube video on our channel

Marriner Yarns

Pom Pom Maker

Stork Scissors

Jingle Bells and Googlie Eyes

As usual we are not affiliated with any company and are not s...

November 30, 2017

Here's another cute little crochet project for you to try out this festive season. As usual there is a You Tube tutorial on the Crafty Little Things UK channel (click HERE for that) and there is a free PDF pattern download below.

This is an easy project for beginners and can be used for so many things, including decorating gifts, stringing together as bunting or hanging from trees.

It's so pretty and easy to make but if you have any problems please let us know.

Have fun making them and enjoy the wind down into the weekend...

November 5, 2017

Over on our papercraft blog at and on our You Tube channel we are hosting a craft fayre extravaganza! Perhaps that's a little OTT, but we are posting a series of 7 back to back, that's one a day, easy papercraft projects perfect for a craft fayre stand/stall.

They are easy and quick to make projects which mostly use up off cuts and so are really economical and great for busting the stash if you like to have an end of year purge.

So why not pop over and check out what we're getting up to?


October 27, 2017

Here's a little bit of something different , mixing papercraft with needlecraft by using images from the Birthday Blossoms Stampin' Up! stamp set, applying them to fabric using Stampin' Up! inks and then embroidering over them to make a piece of artwork to grace your wall or to gift.

So simple to do, check out the video for a closer look.

Happy weekend!

Andrea x

October 15, 2017

This post is going to tell you all you need to know about earning a living through crafting.

If you love crafting, are good at it and want to start making money, or more money from it or even If you're not good at crafting but have seen an opportunity to make money within the craft industry then there are a few things you should consider.

First of all these is what is earning a living? What does that mean to YOU?

It can mean very different things to different people, for some earning  a living is literally earning the mon...

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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