How to make a Scandinavian-Style DIY Wooden Lampshade | Easy woodwork project for beginners | DIY and Crafts | Click through for the full tutorial
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Scandinavian-Style DIY Wooden Lampshade

Way back in May (feels like a lifetime ago, right?!), I went to the Handmade Fair at Ragley Hall. As part of the event, Mollie Makes invited me to take part in a craft challenge on the main stage… I was given 30 minutes to upcycle a lampshade, live on stage, against a fellow craft competitor. I went with what I know (and love) – wood, bold colours and geometric design. The result was a Scandinavian-style DIY wooden lampshade, made from…

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Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2018 Behind the Scenes
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Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2018: Behind the Scenes

Earlier this week, I attended the annual Mollie Makes Handmade Awards. My mind is STILL buzzing from all the energy, creativity and fun! It’s events like this that make me fall in love with the craft community all over again. 🙂 I thought I’d share a few photos from the day, so you can see what we got up to. Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2018 As you guys know, I was nominated for the Handmade Champion Award. Sadly, I didn’t win…

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The Ultimate Iced Matcha Latte Recipe for summer - Click through for full recipe
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The Ultimate Iced Matcha Latte Recipe

What’s your go-to drink when the weather’s warm? I’m partial to a strong iced coffee in the day, or a chilled beer when the sun drops. But recently, I thought I’d try whipping up an iced matcha latte for a change. And you know what? It might well be my new summer favourite! This iced matcha latte recipe only needs 4 ingredients. It’s super quick to make (it’s quicker and easier than an iced coffee). Plus, it’s got the great…

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I’m A Finalist In The Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2018!

Eeek! I’m SO pleased to share that I’ve been shortlisted as a finalist in the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2018! 😀 Yep, that’s the same Mollie Makes who invited me live on stage at the Handmade Fair last month. They’ve also commissioned me to write an article for one of their upcoming magazines (I’ll share more when it’s released). There’s a whole lotta Mollie activity going on here at The Crafty Gentleman studio! The Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2018 Mollie…

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June-Favourites
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June Favourites

Wowzers, June has been a busy month. As well as announcing my trip to Utah, I’ve also been juggling a few other very exciting projects. I’m not allowed to share the deets yet, sorry! But I’m gonna let you (my favourite readers!) in on a little secret… I’m going to be on an episode of a new UK television show this autumn! I filmed for it a few weeks ago and it was loads of fun. 🙂 That’s all I…

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How to make a DIY embroidered handkerchief or personalised pocket square - Click through for the full tutorial
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Make An Embroidered Handkerchief (With A Personalised Monogram)

This embroidered handkerchief tutorial was made in collaboration with Singer Sewing Machines. But all thoughts and opinions are completely my own! Thanks for supporting the brands that keep me blogging. 🙂 One of my fave things about my Singer sewing machine is the mass of cool accessories it comes with. Honestly, there’s an accessory everything! Whether it’s a specialist foot, an extendable table, a dual needle, speed control… the list goes on. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! Recently,…

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How to make a DIY footstool Click through for the full tutorial | DIY and Crafts blog
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How To Make A DIY Footstool

This project, like most DIYs before it, started out months ago with the seed of an idea. It was during my trip to Bruges. I was mooching around a décor shop, and came across a footstool. It was very cool: mid-century teak legs, with a really nice fabric covering. I was soooo close to buying it! However, I didn’t love the pattern on the fabric. It was probably an 8 out of 10. But I want 10 out of 10. What…

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Cricut Mountain Make A Thon | The Crafty Gentleman Mike Aspinall
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See me at Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon in Utah!

Holy guacamole you guys, I have exciting news… I’ve been invited to speak at the “Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon” conference in Salt Lake City, Utah! That’s right, The Crafty Gentleman is going international! 😎 (If you’ve not heard of Cricut before, then you might wanna check out this post before reading on). What is the Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon? The Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon (or CMMAT) is an annual conference held in Salt Lake City. Over the course of 3 days, attendees will be fully…

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