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The #justacard campaign aims to support small businesses and makers by showing people how even a small purchase – just a card for example – can help independent, creative businesses survive. The name comes from a simple statement by a gallery: “If…

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Easter is fast approaching, and so are the holidays. I’m looking forward to some time off and hopefully some beautiful spring weather but most holidays come with some rainy days and my kids love getting creative, so here are some ideas for some crafty…

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It was my first Market of the year today in the Lancastrian Suite of Chorley Town Hall.  There’s always a good mix of stalls at Chorley Handmade, and lots of talented crafters so it’s a great market whether you are a stall holder or a visitor.  I’ve…

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Our half term was last week, but I know lots of other who are on holiday this week, and with all these grey skies and rainy days you might want some more indoor activity ideas… Although the days are getting a little warmer, we still have lots or birds at…

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It’s been half term this week, today we took a trip to Blackpool Zoo. Looking at revuews online last night it seemed that not everyone was impressed, so I wasn’t totally sure how our day would go, but we have really enjoyed our visit. We stared in the…

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Valentines Day, and I’m at home with the kids for half term so I’ve spent the day preparing a fab three course meal to celebrate Valentines Day. As always I’ve dug around Pinterest to find my recipes. For a starter I made these goats cheese puff pastry…

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It’s a cold grey February day so I’ve been trying to brighten things up making felted wool balls.  There are loads of tutorials around for making wet felted balls, you can make them in the washing machine, or even shake wool around in a pot, but this is…

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I’m a big fan of Pinterest – I could spend a whole day drifting through totally random collections of images. I find inspiration for my makes,  ideas of things to do with the kids, and I’m pretty sure I could plan 20 weddings, redecorate a thousand houses…

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Christmas may be over but it’s still cold outside, so today we made sure that some of our Sylvanian Family friends got some nice warm clothes. There are some amazingly talented makers who knit, crochet and sew beautiful, detailed clothes for these tiny…

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Looking back through my old blog i found this post, which i wrote in 2013 when i started making things as a hobby. Its good to be reminded of why you do what you do sometimes… I have always loved crafting and anything creative, but having children can…
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