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This Week In Crafts: Organising Threads

Bank holiday weekends are good opportunities to hide in the craft room and have a play. Last weekend, while going through mini cross stitch kits, I split them into Done and Not Yet Done. They fill a box. I hadn’t realised I had quite so many as I do. I wonder if I’ll ever get… Continue reading This Week In Crafts: Organising Threads

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This Week in Crafts: Early Christmas Designs

Having decided to make Christmas cards, I actually find the whole idea a bit exhausting. And, because of the sunshine and light evenings, I’m not feeling festive or inclined for snow. It’s being trickier than I thought it would be to make Christmas cards so far in advance. On the other hand, I have spent… Continue reading This Week in Crafts: Early Christmas Designs

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This Week in Crafts: Mouseloft Hummingbird

One of the reasons I took up cross-stitching as a hobby again was because of Mouseloft. If you haven’t come across Mouseloft cross-stitch kits, you’re missing out. They’re the sort of kits which can be completed really quickly, by beginner and advanced stitchers alike. They fit on cards, in scrapbooks, or as patches on pockets.… Continue reading This Week in Crafts: Mouseloft Hummingbird

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This Week in Crafts: The No Prob-llama Card

We’re getting to the time of year where people are having their second lockdown birthdays. I wonder how many of them last year thought they'd be celebrating in lockdown again this year. After the excitement of getting the embossing sandwich worked out, I decided to make a simpler sort of card. At least it was,… Continue reading This Week in Crafts: The No Prob-llama Card

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This Week In Crafts: Embossing (Or Not) Tulips

My Gemini doesn’t get out much. At present, its permanent home seems to be in its box. Mostly this is because I don’t have a space with accompanying plug sockets for it on the desk, or anywhere else in my craft room. So I mostly use my mini Aldi die cutting machine. But a recent… Continue reading This Week In Crafts: Embossing (Or Not) Tulips

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This Week in Crafts: Ducks and Swallows

I haven’t actually crocheted at all this month. There are occasional thoughts of coasters to go with the colourful tablecloths, but I haven’t made any. Yet. Probably there will be some at some point. Just not now. Instead, I’ve been playing with several bird stamps, and with the few Distress inks I have, to make… Continue reading This Week in Crafts: Ducks and Swallows

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This Week in Crafts: Signs of Spring Card Kit

According to the language of flowers, snowdrops mean hope. A fitting sentiment for this time of year generally, and definitely for this year. Signs of Spring Card I don’t think I’ve seen any snowdrops out in the wild yet, though. I’ve had to content myself with the ones I make, first the die-cut ones last… Continue reading This Week in Crafts: Signs of Spring Card Kit