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Make a DIY Holly Leaf Bow Tie Tutorial - Handmade Christmas Crafts for Men
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DIY Holly Leaf Bow Tie

Last month, I shared a Bat Bow Tie tutorial – and you guys loved it! You tagged me in a bunch of photos of your own bat bows, which was great to see. With this in mind, I thought I’d make a follow-up bow tie… this time, Christmas themed! My Holly Leaf Bow Tie is made with green felt, with stitched details using my Singer Patchwork 7285Q. I then finished it off with red pom-pom berries. It’s bright, novelty and silly…

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Makyu FormBox desktop vacuum former - Review, Unboxing and What to Make
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The Mayku FormBox: Unboxing, First Makes and Review

Ready to see something cool? I was recently gifted a Mayku FormBox – and I cannot wait to tell you guys all about it! But before I begin, a quick disclaimer. I was gifted a complimentary FormBox to write this post, but all opinions are completely my own. I never work with brands I don’t genuinely like, or with products I would not use myself. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me blogging! The Mayku FormBox When I was…

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DIY Wooden Perpetual Desk Calendar | Secret Santa Gift | Handmade gift for him | Cricut Maker crafts
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DIY Wooden Desk Calendar with the Cricut Maker

This post is sponsored by Cricut, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me blogging! Ah, Secret Santa. Love it or loathe it, it’s a Christmas tradition that’s here to stay! Every year, I get roped into at least one Secret Santa group. Generally, I really enjoy it. I’ll often get someone that I know well, so it’s pretty easy to think of a gift for them. But what happens when you have…

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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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DIY spider web t-shirt | easy halloween costume for men | Click for more
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Easy Halloween Costume Idea: DIY Spider Web T-Shirt

Back in my teens, fancy dress was a big deal. I used to spend hours making elaborate DIY Halloween costumes from scratch (yeah, I was pretty cool 😉 ). In fact, this obsession with making was how I developed many of the sewing skills I still use today! However, I’m now a fully-fledged adult – complete with a mortgage, a job, bills, taxes, responsibilities… and a serious lack of free time. So any fancy dress costumes I now make have…

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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
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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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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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Tropical Garden 3D wall art DIY with Bostik
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Easy Tropical Garden Wall Art DIY

This post is sponsored by Bostik. The UK heatwave might be coming to an end, but it doesn’t mean the summer is over just yet! In fact, this time of year is one of my favourites – when the evenings are long and balmy and the garden is bursting with sun-ripened fruit and veg. (Speaking of which, my tomatoes have gone CRAZY lately… I’ll be eating them for weeks haha!). I’m a big fan of decorating my home for the…

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