Things to do in Bruges Belgium at new year 2018
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NYE in Bruges, Belgium (video)

I know, I know; New Year’s Eve is a distant memory. But I’m gonna revisit it for one last blog post, I hope you don’t mind! Way back on the 29th December, I hopped in the car and drove all the way to Dover, through the channel tunnel, across France and into Belgium. Phew, what a journey! I then spent a few nights in Bruges with Gareth and his family, to celebrate New Year. It was the first time I’ve…

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The Crafty Gentleman 2018 new years resolutions
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Happy New Year 2017/18: goals and resolutions

I’m a week late in saying this, but… happy new year! Sorry for my tardiness (does anyone use that word anymore?), but I’ve spent the past week with a really nasty flu. Not fun. But I’m finally feeling myself again, so I’m back to it! I hope you guys had a good Christmas and new year break? I actually spent NYE in Bruges this year, which was pretty awesome. It was a weekend full of beer, chocolate and beautiful cobbled streets… bliss!…

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The Crafty Gentleman | My sister's wedding | Birthday blog post 27
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My 2017 best nine (and my birthday!)

Guys, it’s my birthday today! Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to meee… 🙂 I’m still at my mum’s house, which is where I spent Christmas. Gareth came to stay last night too, so we’re heading off out for some birthday brunch this morning, then meeting friends later for a few drinks. We’re then getting up early tomorrow morning and driving to Bruges for new year. It’s shaping up to be a pretty good week! Whilst this is always a crazy busy time of the year, I do like to try…

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The Crafty Gentleman video with Heart Internet
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Readers’ favourite DIYs 2017

With the end of the year in sight, I thought it’d be fun to share my most popular DIY and craft projects from the blog this year. It’s an interesting list! There’s a nice mix of food, simple crafts and complex DIYs… which is a relief, because I love posting about all three of these! 🙂 So, are you ready to see my most popular posts of the year? Readers’ favourite DIYs of 2017 10. Pantone wall art Proving that simple…

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Candy Cane Christmas breadsticks recipe - Christmas party food
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Candy Cane Christmas breadsticks recipe

The other day, the awesome Holly Of All Trades invited a bunch of bloggers round for a lil’ Christmas soirée. ‘Tis the season, after all! We each brought a dish of some sort; from canapés and cheeseboards, to cookies and caramels. I knew I wanted to bring something with a little festive twist, so I whipped up a batch of candy cane Christmas breadsticks. They’re a little imperfect (shall we say rustic?), so I was in two minds about blogging them. But I…

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Minimal Christmas wreath doodle - Cricut Explore Air
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Christmas Wreath colouring in doodle (FREE DOWNLOAD)

I’m spoiling you guys this week – first with my Cricut giveaway, and now with a FREE Christmas download! ‘Tis the season and all! But before I tell you how to download the colouring in sheet, I wanted to share a little about how I made this design using Cricut Design Space. If you’ve not heard of it before, Cricut Design Space is the software used to control a electronic cutting machine called a Cricut. Cricuts are sooooo cool –…

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Personalised christmas jumper decorations with Cricut Explore Air DIY
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DIY personalised Christmas jumper decorations

Last weekend, I had some friends round to stay for a couple of nights. It was the first time in freaking aaaages that I’ve seen them, and it was awesome! We spent the weekend browsing Christmas markets, scoffing homemade pizza and catching up. Perfect weekend really. As a little welcome gift for when they came to stay, I decided to make some DIY Christmas jumper decorations. I do think it’s little things like this that make guests feel extra welcome when they visit. I even personalised their decorations with…

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WIN a Cricut Explore Air! *CLOSED*
WIN a Cricut Explore Air! *CLOSED*
WIN a Cricut Explore Air! *CLOSED*
WIN a Cricut Explore Air! *CLOSED*
WIN a Cricut Explore Air! *CLOSED*
WIN a Cricut Explore Air! *CLOSED*
WIN a Cricut Explore Air! *CLOSED*
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WIN a Cricut Explore Air! *CLOSED*

Hi guys! I’m sooo excited to be hosting a giveaway to win a gold Cricut Explore Air – just in time for Christmas! I’m a huge fan of Cricut; my new Explore Air has fast become one of my crafting essentials. You can use them for cutting incredibly intricate shapes in over 50 materials (!) – including paper, cardstock, adhesive backed vinyl, fabric, iron-on, leather and even balsa wood. To get a better idea, click through the image gallery above for some of the projects I’ve…

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