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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 Crafty Gentleman video with Heart Internet
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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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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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May Favourites

Hey guys! I thought it would be fun to start a new monthly feature, sharing some of my favourite finds from across the web. Yep, I know, hardly a new idea… but hey, I love reading these sorts of posts from other bloggers, so I’m gonna give it a go myself! This month has been a craaaazy one. I attended the Handmade Fair with Kirstie Allsopp, had a weekend away in South Wales and went to the Biggest Weekend festival…

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Mike Aspinall The Crafty Gentleman and Kirstie Allsopp at The Handmade Fair 2018
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Kirstie Allsopp presents: The Handmade Fair 2018 at Ragley Hall

Last weekend, Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair 2018 took place in the beautiful grounds of Ragley Hall. It was a crafter’s dream come true! I was there for the full three days. I ran workshops, got interviewed on the main stage, took part in a live craft-off and met loads of awesome makers. Phew, what a weekend! Amongst all of the crafty fun, I managed to take a few photos and videos. Be warned: this blog post is pretty photo heavy!…

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A weekend in Lisbon Portugal | Travel Blog | The Crafty Gentleman
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A mini break in Lisbon, Portugal (with video!)

I ticked a big item off my bucket list earlier this month. I spent a long weekend in Lisbon, one of the foodie capitals of Europe! It was every bit as picturesque and dreamy as I was hoping. We spent 4 days exploring colourful streets, eating custard tarts (SO TASTY) and strolling along the waterfront. You’d never suspect it from the photos, but the weather was a bit hit-and-miss (we got caught in a huuuge rainstorm on the first day). But we…

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Happy Dough Lucky Pizza and Desserts restaurant pop up Nottingham
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Happy Dough Lucky

As I write this, it’s Thursday afternoon. I’m slobbing on my sofa, typing away on my MacBook, with a cup of peppermint tea next to me. I’m still in a blissful food coma. Last night, Gareth and I went to the blogger’s launch event of a new pop-up restaurant in Nottingham, called Happy Dough Lucky. Holy flipping crap it was GOOD. Like, really, really, really good! Happy Dough Lucky At 8pm, we made our way to the steps of the Lacehouse Bar in Nottingham’s…

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Nottingham Light Night - The Crafty Gentleman installation at Handmade Nottingham
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See my DIY window display for Nottingham Light Night!

I’m lucky enough to live in Nottingham; one of the most creative cities in the UK. (Don’t believe me? Nottingham has more indie/creative businesses than any other UK city outside of London!). I love this city. It’s been my home for more than four years now. I moved here straight after Uni, with no friends nearby, no family, no-one. But I consciously threw myself into the creative scene, and quickly grew a strong network of friends, fellow blogger pals and like-minded creatives….

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