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Before We Leave Knitting Month

Before we leave knitting month behind us, today I just wanted to share the beautiful work of Pat Collingwood who has been knitting for a long time and who finds joy in the craft. Over to you Pat..... "I have been knitting for over 40 years. I retired 4 years ago and have used the extra time to learn new skills. First I started painting and drawing then began to learn new cr [...]

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Win One of Three Knitting Books in Today's Giveaway

Today I have giveaway featuring three lovely books and these will suit people of all knitting levels. I'm going to introduce each one and then you can scroll down to the bottom of the page to see how to enter - you can say which or all of the books you would like a chance of winning! Very British Baby Knits by Susan Campbell (Amazon UK/Amazon USA) kindly provided for the [...]

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You Can Have Fun Trying a New Craft

I expect many of you know the very talented Lucy from Button Fayre who creates stunning designs in gorgeous fabrics and super cute buttons. However Lucy is here today to share with us a craft that she is still a beginner at, and to say that if you fancy doing something you should just try it out. Over to you Lucy.... "I thought this might be another perspective from a kni [...]

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Knitting Month - We Start With a Giveaway

Last month our theme was quilting and we saw a range of beautiful quilts from our readers plus we had a very cool giveaway. This month we are turning our attention to knitting and to start the ball rolling I have our first giveaway of the month - there are some more knitting ones to come. Today we have a book for anyone who is very new to knitting or who would like to get [...]

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Quilting from Glenroy Designs

Well our March month of quilting is drawing to a close and I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have. If you haven't entered the giveaway to win one of five quilting books yet -  there is still time - head over now as the giveaway closes tomorrow. Just before we leave quilting though I have a treat for you today. The lovely ladies over at Glenroy Designs are sharing some [...]

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Free Online Quilting Classes

As this is quilting month I thought I would point you in the direction of some free quilting classes from Craftsy. For any of you who haven't come across Craftsy yet you are in for a treat. They offer classes in all sorts of arts and crafts subjects and the ones I have taken - including jewelry design, crochet and drawing - have all been great. The teachers are excellent and [...]

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A Love of Quilting Made Kristina Dust Off Her Sewing Machine

Hi my name is Kristina Riauke and I live in Ireland. I've been making quilts for the past year.   I discovered that I loved quilting ever since I went to my first quilting class. I bought my first sewing machine to hem my husband's trousers 6 years ago and until I discovered quilting it stood in my home collecting dust .   The first quilt I ever ma [...]

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Needle Felted Rabbit Eggs Tutorial

I have had a real passion for crafting with felt over the past two years, and have noticed my little creations really appeal to crafters in particular. I hope you enjoy this simple needle felted rabbit for Easter! Materials you will need: Felt Roving {light brown, black & pink} Compressed of 'Flat' Felt Roving {light brown to match body} Small to Medium Sized Styrof [...]

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Giveaway - Win One of Five Quilting Books

** Many thanks to everyone who took the time to enter this giveaway - we had lots of entries and I am very pleased to announce the winners below who were all drawn randomly through Rafflecopter: * Modern Rainbow: Pat Collingwood  * Bedroom Style Perfectly Pieced: Teresa Lilly  * Little Quilts & Gifts from Jelly Roll Scraps: Sara  * The Quilter's Practical Gui [...]

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Quilting Month - Meet Penny Who Loves to Quilt

This month I have designated it quilting month on the blog. Don't worry that doesn't mean that we won't be featuring other crafts - including a super cute needle felted rabbit tutorial next week - but for the next few months at least I want to have a theme. This will mean posts, news, recommendations and giveaways centred around the theme of the month. To keep up with what we h [...]

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WiReD Boutique - Beautiful Handmade Jewelry

Today we have a guest post from Pam Millershaski who tells us all about the handmade jewelry she creates for her store WiReD Boutique. WiReD Boutique came about because I really wanted to do something cool for you that I happened to love too!  It all started in January of 2013, when I opened my jewelry shop on Etsy.  I had previously opened a cross-stitch shop (www.wir [...]

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Social Media & Newsletter Training For Your Creative Business

Do you want to get better results from your social media efforts? Would you like someone to review your profiles to make sure you are heading in the right direction and then follow an online course to get the very best out of social media you can? Would you like to learn how to set up and run a mailing list and newsletter so that you get your handmade items in front of mo [...]

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