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Watch my 1 Second A Day 2018 video

Happy New Year! This blog post has, quite literally, been a whole year in the making. For every day of 2018, I’ve been filming a 1 second clip of something I did… and it’s finally time to share the finished compilation! This video charts my entire year, from the exciting to the mundane, the highs to the lows. It’s a visual diary of 2018 from my perspective – something I can keep forever, and look back on when I’m an…

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Best Nine 2018 drawing
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My Top Nine Moments of 2019 (as a drawing!)

Instead of measuring a year by likes and follows, I’ve put a slightly different spin on the normal “top nine”. Following on from a tradition I started last year, I’ve documented my favourite memories of 2018 as a doodle. It was really gratifying to look back on the year and capture these moments as a sketch – even if my drawing skills aren’t the most polished! Here are my Top Nine, in no particular order… Visiting Salt Lake City for…

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Readers’ Favourites 2018

Time to take a look back at your favourite blog posts of 2018! I can’t believe it’s that time of year already. When I was searching through my analytics, I was in two minds. Half of me was really chuffed with how many blog posts I’d written this year (this will be the 66th one!). Whereas the other half was a bit freaked out that it’s been sooo long since I hit ‘publish’ on some of them – it feels…

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DIY concrete and plaster Christmas decorations | Christmas Crafts | Mayku FormBox
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DIY Concrete and Plaster Christmas Tree Decorations

It’s no secret that I love rustic, tactile materials – from Harris tweed and Icelandic wool, to plywood and chipboard. There’s just something about these materials I can’t get enough of… is it the quality, or how hard-wearing they are? Or just the feel of them; that slightly course tactility? I don’t know. But I do know that I wanted to incorporate these kinds of materials to my Christmas decor this year! With this in mind, I decided to make…

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Make a DIY Holly Leaf Bow Tie Tutorial - Handmade Christmas Crafts for Men
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DIY Holly Leaf Bow Tie

Last month, I shared a Bat Bow Tie tutorial – and you guys loved it! You tagged me in a bunch of photos of your own bat bows, which was great to see. With this in mind, I thought I’d make a follow-up bow tie… this time, Christmas themed! My Holly Leaf Bow Tie is made with green felt, with stitched details using my Singer Patchwork 7285Q. I then finished it off with red pom-pom berries. It’s bright, novelty and silly…

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Makyu FormBox desktop vacuum former - Review, Unboxing and What to Make
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The Mayku FormBox: Unboxing, First Makes and Review

Ready to see something cool? I was recently gifted a Mayku FormBox – and I cannot wait to tell you guys all about it! But before I begin, a quick disclaimer. I was gifted a complimentary FormBox to write this post, but all opinions are completely my own. I never work with brands I don’t genuinely like, or with products I would not use myself. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me blogging! The Mayku FormBox When I was…

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DIY Wooden Perpetual Desk Calendar | Secret Santa Gift | Handmade gift for him | Cricut Maker crafts
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DIY Wooden Desk Calendar with the Cricut Maker

This post is sponsored by Cricut, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me blogging! Ah, Secret Santa. Love it or loathe it, it’s a Christmas tradition that’s here to stay! Every year, I get roped into at least one Secret Santa group. Generally, I really enjoy it. I’ll often get someone that I know well, so it’s pretty easy to think of a gift for them. But what happens when you have…

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The Craft Business Awards (please vote for me!)Featured

I can’t quite believe it, but I’ve somehow been nominated for another crafting award! The Craft Business Awards have shortlisted me as the Craft Influencer of the Year. This is basically my dream award – it would mean so, so much for me to win! The Craft Business Awards The Craft Business Awards are the biggest and most well-respected in the crafting industry. The shortlist is decided by industry experts, with a whole host of businesses being considered. That’s everyone from small…

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