About: The Crafty Gentleman

The Crafty Gentleman blog - DIY and craft blog for men - Mike Aspinall - AboutHello, I’m Mike.

I’m a self-confessed craft addict. I passionately believe that crafting is not just for women! So I set up this blog to celebrate the diversity of making things (and to hopefully encourage a few more men to into the world of crafts). I post original DIY & craft projects, recipes, tips and crafty inspiration, all from my home in Nottingham, England.

I absolutely love working on my blog; it’s as much of a passion project as it is a side-business (which blogs should be, right?). Through my blog, I’ve been lucky enough to be elected as the UK Singer Sewing Brand Ambassador, appear on national television alongside Kirstie Allsopp and have my story printed onto Innocent smoothie bottles. I was recently named as the 5th most popular UK DIY blogger and have been shortlisted for awards with Pinterest, Mollie Makes, the UK Blog Awards and more. I’ve been interviewed live on BBC radio, taught craft workshops across the country and have collaborated with loads of awesome brands and bloggers. I love it.

Above all, what I enjoy most is making things! So, come and join me on my crafty adventures, as I explore new techniques, meet other makers and share my projects with you. Why don’t you follow me on Instagram, or sign up to my newsletter? I can’t wait to have you on board.

Happy crafting! – Mike.

Get stuck in!

Here’s a few of my most popular blog posts…

Read about my blogging story and where my love of crafting came from.

Announcing that I’m the new Brand Ambassador for Singer Sewing Company!

Behind the scenes of when I appeared on Channel 4’s Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas.

Learn how to sew your own cushion cover, complete with piping detail.

Make a set of these colour-blocked geometric wooden coasters.

A video tutorial to make a colourful piece of Pantone wall art.