Teddy Bear Tea Embroidery Pattern

Crafters, makers and creatives - I think we could all use something cheerful this winter as the cold temps continue on. Therefore, I created this...

DIY Doll Valentines Tutorial

I've been slightly obsessed with miniatures this year, due to my ongoing dollhouse makeover project, so I was itching to put this tutorial together...

Decorating an Apartment with Area Rugs

Do you live in a small apartment or are you getting ready to move into one? When you’re working with a small space, you may worry that you just...

Product Photography: Setting the Stage

"... - so what you want is what I did with the photography blog I did in September, but with arts and crafts in it. I don't know anything about arts...

Art of Crafts Interview: LISU Wedding & Handmade Jewellery

Back in January 2015 we featured a great interview with Susan from LISU Wedding and Handmade Jewellery. We recently caught up with Susan and she...

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Teddy Bear Tea Embroidery Pattern

Teddy Bear Tea Embroidery Pattern

Crafters, makers and creatives - I think we could all use something cheerful this winter as the cold temps continue on. Therefore, I created this embroidery pattern for you to enjoy. If you get a chance to try it, please do share with Art-of-Crafts on social media!...

DIY Doll Valentines Tutorial

DIY Doll Valentines Tutorial

I've been slightly obsessed with miniatures this year, due to my ongoing dollhouse makeover project, so I was itching to put this tutorial together for you! This craft is perfect for little ones, or for adults that are young at heart. Materials you will need: - Tiny...

Decorating an Apartment with Area Rugs

Decorating an Apartment with Area Rugs

Do you live in a small apartment or are you getting ready to move into one? When you’re working with a small space, you may worry that you just don’t have a lot of options to help you decorate and improve the overall appearance of the room you do have. However, by...

Product Photography: Setting the Stage

Product Photography: Setting the Stage

"... - so what you want is what I did with the photography blog I did in September, but with arts and crafts in it. I don't know anything about arts and crafts." "Did you know anything about supercomputers?" "Well... no, I didn't; I have a computer at home and no...

Art of Crafts Interview: LISU Wedding & Handmade Jewellery

Art of Crafts Interview: LISU Wedding & Handmade Jewellery

Back in January 2015 we featured a great interview with Susan from LISU Wedding and Handmade Jewellery. We recently caught up with Susan and she shared some new developments in her business, plus showed us some beautiful new ranges of jewellery she is working on. 1....

Art of Crafts Interview – Jan from Jordyn Digital Art

Art of Crafts Interview – Jan from Jordyn Digital Art

Firstly, please introduce yourself and tell us a little about where you are based, for example in which country and part of that country? Hello. I’m Jan Jordyn, a Bournemouth-based copywriter and self-taught digital artist. Please tell us a little about the nature of...

More Crafty Tutorials

Year of the Monkey Bookmark Craft Tutorial

Year of the Monkey Bookmark Craft Tutorial

This cute little monkey bookmark is the perfect craft to make this year in preparation for Chinese New Year (February 8) in order to celebrate 2016; The Year of the Monkey. While teaching art to children in Chinatown during college, Chinese New Year was always my...

Groundhog Day Illustration Tutorial

Groundhog Day Illustration Tutorial

Groundhog Day (annually on February 2) is a time to reflect on the distinction between the seasons, and this sweet illustration is a great way to celebrate the winter months giving way into spring. If you're looking for a charming subject to draw or paint, then I hope...

Pine Cone Angels Tutorial

Pine Cone Angels Tutorial

I can't believe one year has gone by since I created the 'Seashell Angels' tutorial for Art of Crafts! This year, I've been really inspired by other natural materials such as pine cones, chestnuts and acorns. I hope you enjoy this craft and please don't hesitate to...

Fireworks Wall Display Tutorial

Fireworks Wall Display Tutorial

I came across a new craft medium this year while living in Europe, and I'm totally in love with it! It goes by the name of 'wall vinyl' and you can purchase it in pretty much any shade you can image. The paper itself is usually shiny or patterned, and it has a 'peel...

Folk Art Halloween Friends Tutorial

Folk Art Halloween Friends Tutorial

I have to admit, I really enjoyed putting this tutorial together; maybe a little too much for a 30-something lady! ? Halloween is, after all, my favorite holiday of the year. I hope you enjoy this tutorial, and please don’t hesitate to comment below with any...

Sew Fun Scan Bunny Tutorial

Sew Fun Scan Bunny Tutorial

Maybe it was my trip to IKEA last night, but lately I am so inspired by Scandinavian design! I love the idea of using red thread with other bright colors, and I hope you enjoy making this 'Scan' bunny as much as I enjoyed designing it. Materials you will need: Yellow...

Handmade Business

5 Book Recommendations For The Craft Business Startup

5 Book Recommendations For The Craft Business Startup

If you are in the very early stages of your craft business, then today I want to bring you five recommendations for unmissable books that are going to get you off to a great start. Even if you have been in business for a little while, these choices are going to expand...

Art of Crafts Interview: Fiona from The Sewing Directory

Art of Crafts Interview: Fiona from The Sewing Directory

For today's interview please welcome Fiona from The Sewing Directory. 1.       Firstly, please introduce yourself and tell us a little about where you are based, for example in which country and part of that country? Hello, my name is Fiona Pullen, I'm 29 (big 30 in...

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