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Watch me on Hochanda television next week!

  I am very, very excited to announce that I’m the new face of Cricut on Hochanda television! I’ll be representing the brand as an “expert” guest presenter, beginning Tuesday 20th November. This is such a huge deal for me, I’m still pinching myself that it’s happening! I’ve been a Cricut ambassador for 18 months now, and it’s been one of the best brand collaborations I’ve ever worked on. I love the brand, I love the product, I love the…

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Christmas stocking fillers giveaway with Rex London | Christmas Crafts
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GIVEAWAY: Win a Crafty Christmas Stocking! **CLOSED**

It’s time for a Christmas giveaway, ho ho ho! I worked with Rex London to curate the perfect Crafty Christmas Stocking… and YOU could win the contents! Scroll to the end of this post to enter. This giveaway was inspired by a recent study claiming that the average cost of a Christmas stocking’s contents is £70! SEVENTY POUNDS. Is it just me, or is that crazy high? Rightfully so, Rex London knew they could fill a stocking with awesome, thoughtful…

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Learn how to sew your own Herringbone Quilted Stocking for Christmas - Christmas Crafts by The Crafty Gentleman
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How to Sew a Herringbone Quilted Stocking

Right, you guys. Halloween is over (sob), the nights are drawing in and November is in full swing. You know what that means? That’s right, it’s time for some Christmas crafting! I’m kick-starting the festivities by teaching you how to sew this herringbone quilted stocking. This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Singer. As regular readers will know, I use the Singer Patchwork 7285Q for all of my sewing projects. This model is perfectly suited to projects like this quilted stocking….

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Bert & Buoy interview on The Crafty Gentleman blog
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Interview with Bert & Buoy

I first discovered the work of Bert Fowler earlier this year, when his company was featured in Mollie Makes magazine. His uniquely minimal style of nautical homewares and mathematical prints instantly caught my eye – and I’ve been obsessed ever since! I just knew I had to feature Bert on my blog to talk about his business, Bert & Buoy. Fast forward a few months and I’m excited to share an recent interview I had with Bert. Join us as we chat about…

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DIY leather Bat Bow Tie | Easy last minute Mens Halloween Costume | Halloween crafts | Click through for more
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Easy Men’s Halloween Costume: DIY Bat Bow Tie

Halloween is my faaaavourite time of year. I love it! In my late teens and early 20s, I used to throw a big house party every Halloween. But now it’s a little quieter and more sophisticated; I’m talking cocktails and dinner parties. But this doesn’t mean you can’t dress the part! Fancy dress doesn’t have to be silly and novelty. It can be pretty sleek and stylish – even when it’s handmade. This DIY bat bow tie is a perfect…

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DIY wooden pumpkin with neon lights Halloween decoration
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10 Halloween Crafts for Adults to try

Halloween and crafting go hand-in-hand, don’t you think? To celebrate the scariest time of year, I’ve rounded up some of my best Halloween crafts for adults to try this year. Just click on the titles or images below to see the full craft tutorials. Each one makes a perfect Halloween craft project for men and women. So why not throw a Halloween party and follow these DIY tutorials with a group of friends? Scary fancy dress optional, but highly encouraged!…

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GIVEAWAY: Win A Quilting Kit **CLOSED**

Giveaway time! I’m teaming up with Crafter’s Companion to offer one lucky reader a quilting starter kit, worth £34.99. If you’ve ever wanted to get into quilt making (or fabric crafts in general), this is perfect for you. The kit contains the essential equipment you’ll need for quilt making: a 45mm rotary cutter, an A3 double-sided cutting mat and a 12″ x 6″ acrylic ruler. Scroll to the end of this post to enter! Crafter’s Companion x Project Linus This…

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How to make a Wooden Pumpkin Pin Badge | Easy Halloween Crafts | Cricut Maker craft projects | Click through for more
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How To Make A Wooden Pumpkin Pin Badge

Halloween falls on a Wednesday this week, which I always find a little strange… Do you dress up? Or just go about the day like normal? Who knows! I reckon it should be a public holiday, to save us of this dilemma. 😉 This year, to avoid this conundrum, I’ve DIY’ed a way to add a subtle nod to Halloween – without going all-out on a costume. I used my Cricut Maker to create this wooden pumpkin pin badge. Instant…

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