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Interview with Keith Brymer Jones of the Great Pottery Throwdown BBC | Man Crafts | Crafts for men
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Man Crafts: Interview with Keith Brymer-Jones of The Great Pottery Throwdown

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you might remember one of my original blog features; Man Crafts. In the feature, I interviewed male makers and crafters from all types of creative industries. Well, after a bit of a break, this feature is back! 🙂 And I’ve got a pretty cool comeback guest… the master potter and star of BBC2’s Great Pottery Throw Down, Keith Brymer-Jones! I first crossed paths with Keith at the Handmade Fair earlier this year. He…

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How to make a DIY wooden Sudoku game - Handmade games - Gift ideas for men - Easy woodwork projects for beginners
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DIY Wooden Sudoku Game

I make looooads of different things. I’ll try pretty much any craft I can get my hands on, and love exploring new techniques. However, I can fit pretty much all of my makes into one of two boxes. They’re either decorative (like this and this), or functional (like this or this). But you know where the real magic is? Something that ticks both boxes at the same time! That’s the ultimate craft project. And this DIY wooden Sudoku game does just that. As well…

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The Hall of Breakfast Salt Lake City | Interactive Art Gallery | The Crafty Gentleman
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The Hall of Breakfast experience in Salt Lake City

Right guys, get ready to have your mind blown. The Hall of Breakfast is one of the coolest, most creative, inspiring, fun and colourful places I’ve ever been to! And I’m gonna give you a front row tour. 🙂 The Hall of Breakfast is a pop-up art gallery… with a difference. It’s a fully immersive experience. It consists of loads of rooms, each one themed around a different breakfast cereal. How cool! Think: massive fried eggs, a walk-in fridge, a…

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Sew a DIY wrist pincushion that sharpens your needles with wire wool, as you use it | Click for full tutorial #crafts #sewing
in DIY + Crafts, Sewing

How to sew a Wrist Pincushion (that sharpens your pins as you use it!)

This DIY wrist pincushion post is sponsored by Singer, as part of my brand ambassadorship with them. However, all words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me blogging! If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from over a decade of sewing, it’s that sewing is messy. As much as I like to think I’m super organised, that all goes downhill when the sewing machine comes out. Loose threads and fabric scraps fly everywhere, pins…

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Utah National Parks: Canyonlands and Arches
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Utah National Parks Video: Canyonlands and Arches

It’s official: I’m hooked on American National Parks. As part of my recent trip to Salt Lake City, I spent a few days exploring the National Parks of south-eastern Utah. From the massive expanses of Canyonlands, to the sculpted beauty of Arches… I’ve honestly never seen anything like it before. It even surpassed my trip to Yosemite National Park last year, when I camped overnight deep within the forest. I’m already day-dreaming of my next National Park adventure! Our Utah…

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DIY Decoupage Blue Colour-Block Pine Cones - Autumn crafts and decor - DIY and craft blog
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DIY Decoupage Colour-Block Pine Cones

This post is sponsored by Bostik, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me blogging! Autumn is just around the corner and I’m so ready for it! Sure, the recent UK heatwave has been nice… but I’m now ready for some chunky knitwear, golden-brown leaves and cosy nights in. Who’s with me?! In my eagerness for the new season, I’ve already started making new decorations for my home. It took me a couple of evenings…

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A Week in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Crafty Gentleman Mike Aspinall
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A Week in Salt Lake City, Utah (video!)

Hopefully you guys saw my post last week, all about the Cricut Make-A-Thon conference? The super cool folks at Cricut flew me out for the event… but I decided to expand on the trip and turn it into a little holiday, too! Gotta make the most of that 9 hour transatlantic flight. ? Gareth and I landed in Salt Lake three days before the conference, which gave us a good bit of time to explore the city. You guys, we loved…

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The Crafty Gentleman blog | DIY and craft blog for men | Mike Aspinall
in Life

I’m Shortlisted in the Amara Interior Blog Awards (please vote!)

Exciting news alert… I’ve been nominated for an Amara Interior Blog Award! Omg. ? The Amara Interior Blog Awards is hailed as being the “biggest celebration of interior blogs in the industry”. Each year, it gets tens of thousands of votes for bloggers across the interiors and DIY industries. This year will be its fifth year, making it an extra special one! Please vote for me! I’m sooo happy to have made it to the shortlist! …but I’m gonna need your help to…

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