Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 2017 Channel 4
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Catch me on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas next week!

I still can’t quite believe I’m saying this, but ermagaaad… I’m going to be appearing on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas with Kirstie Allsopp next week – ahhh! The series is a 3-parter, kicking off on Wednesday at 8pm on Channel 4. Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2017: trailer I took part in the Christmas tree decorating challenge, using my own handmade decorations. As well as meeting the legend that is Kirstie Allsopp (yep, she is awesome in real life!), I was lucky enough to be…

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Easy spiced toffee sauce recipe
in Christmas, Christmas crafts, recipes and festive inspiration!, Recipe, Sweet, Video

Easy spiced toffee sauce recipe (video)

Oh man, my sweet tooth is definitely coming out of hibernation. I’m not sure if it’s the Christmas ads, the cold weather or just pure old fashioned gluttony… but I’m loving the sweet treats lately! What’s more, since attending the School of Artisan Food the other month (read about that, here), I’ve been eager to try out a few variations on some of the skills I was taught. The time has finally come! Inspired by the spiced autumn flavours that…

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I’m going on TV with Kirstie Allsopp!

I’ve been dying to share this news for weeks, but I’ve had to keep it top secret… until now. I’m super excited to say that I’m going to be taking part in Channel 4’s Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas! Yep, I’m basically going to be fulfilling my dream of crafting with Kirstie Allsopp, on prime time national television. It’s so exciting! I’m going to be taking part in a Christmas tree decorating competition, against some other crafty competitors. We’ll have about 2…

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Spiced pumpkin cheesecake recipe | Halloween dessert
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Spiced pumpkin cheesecake recipe

Cheesecakes have always been one of my favourite things to make and eat. I remember as a teenager buying my first ever spring-form cake tin from a German supermarket and being pretty impatient to get home and use it! The first thing I made was a Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake, which was my go-to recipe for many years. Since then, through many trips to the US, I’ve tried and tested dozens of cheesecakes (conveniently ignoring their nutritional qualities…). All…

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The Toolshed Project Lee John Phillips interview
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Man Crafts: Interview with Lee John Phillips from The Toolshed Project

I’ve got something a little unusual for this month’s Man Crafts interview, which I’m really excited to share with you guys! I’m talking to the amazing Lee John Phillips, who is embarking on a one-man mission to draw every single item in his late grandfather’s cluttered shed. Aptly named The Toolshed Project, the task involves three simple rules: If the item can be picked up and doesn’t crumble – draw it. If the packet/container has been opened, then empty it,…

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The Crafty Gentleman video with Heart Internet
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The Crafty Gentleman promo video

A few weeks back, I opened the doors of my flat to a videographer, photographer and interviewer. No, we’re not making some low-budget movie (although that would be cool)… they were there to record a video feature on me and The Crafty Gentleman! Pretty exciting, right?! The team were from my domain provider, Heart Internet (i.e. the guys who do all the techie stuff that makes my blog possible). They liked what I was doing with their services, so asked if they…

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Scandi mid century living room | The Crafty Gentleman
in Home décor, Interiors, Life

House progress: Living room inspiration

Over the past few months, I feel like I’ve alternated between super productive blogging extraordinaire… and then completely dropping off the radar and not blogging for a week or so. It’s the first time in my blogging career (is it a career?!) that I’ve lost my flow and consistency with it all. However, there is a reason! Well, several actually. First up – I’ve been super busy with other creative projects (for example, my seminars with Etsy took a lot…

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MannKraft weekend retreats | Interview with The Crafty Gentleman
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A chat with the MannKraft DIY team

I’m really excited to share this month’s Man Crafts interview, courtesy of the team at the Belgium-based startup MannKraft. Aside from the similarity in name, I was super psyched to be working with the team because their mission statement is so similar to my own. The team run craft and DIY retreats, aimed at getting more people (men included!) into the world of crafting. So of course, I was very eager to talk to them to learn a little more……

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