Cricut Mountain Make A Thon | The Crafty Gentleman Mike Aspinall
in Events, Life

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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Free tutorial for how to make a mens T-Shirt from scratch - click through for more - tutorial by The Crafty Gentleman
in DIY + Crafts, Mens Fashion, Sewing

How to Make a Men’s T-Shirt: the Ultimate Guide for Beginners

If you’ve ever wanted to make a men’s T-shirt, then you’re in the right place! In this article, I’ve outlined the step-by-step tutorial of how to make a T-shirt, in beginner-friendly language. That’s everything from creating your own pattern, to adding the final touches. No jargon, promise. I’ve also added my best tips and advice throughout–as well as giving an honest insight into how my first attempts failed! (and what you can learn from my mistakes). If you just wanna…

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in Life, roundup

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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The 7 things I never travel without | Travel Essentials 2018
in roundup, Travel

7 holiday essentials I NEVER travel without

There’s nothing I love more than a good city break. Sauntering down unknown streets, camera in one hand, local guidebook in the other. Bliss! I’m lucky enough to go on foreign city breaks a couple of times a year. You can see some of my recent travel vlogs here. Over the years, I’ve come to realise that there are a handful of items that I consistently reach to when I’m packing my suitcase. From city breaks to country retreats, these…

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Make a cushion from a shirt | Click through for full tutorial | DIY and Craft blog
in DIY + Crafts, Interiors, Sewing

How To Turn A Shirt Into A Cushion Cover

Crafts and upcycling go hand-in-hand. Whether it’s reupholstering a vintage chair, transforming a charity shop find, or simply altering some ill-fitting clothes. Being able to breathe new life into an old object, transforming it into something new, is awesome. It feels like a superpower! 🙂 If you’re just getting started with upcycling, then a good first project is to turn a shirt into a cushion cover. I gave this a try last month for my brother-in-law’s birthday. He’s in the Royal Navy and had…

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A weekend in Lisbon Portugal | Travel Blog | The Crafty Gentleman
in Life, Travel, Video

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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Tour of my Record Player home setup | Record Store Day 2018
in Home décor, Interiors

A tour of my home record player set up

This blog post containts affiliate links. If you click a link and make a purchase, I’ll receive a small commission (but it won’t cost you any extra!). This really helps make it possible for me to continue running my blog – thank you!   Happy Record Store Day! Today is all about celebrating music – in particular, vinyl records. Indie venues all over the UK (and the world) will be running special events, limited edition releases, intimate gigs and exclusive signings. It’s all about…

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