The Crafty Lass is a bespoke craft workshop company that aims to get people Making, Creating, and Inspiring themselves, and others! We are happy to cater for 1-1 workshops, for small teams and also larger events - each workshop is unique to the craft and location.
We are based in the beautiful village of Lower Boddington, Northamptonshire - but The Crafty Lass is mobile, and we will hold a workshop wherever is required! In your place of work, home, in your local cafe, town hall, school, even in your local pub...!
The Crafty Lass believes that craft and creativity should be available for everyone - therefore, we will try and accommodate whatever your needs are - whether aged 1-101! We are happy to hold workshops for birthday, hen & stag parties, employee team building events… If you have an idea or an event you would like to make extra special, just let us know where and what you need and we will see if we can be of help!
In addition to workshops, we also offer one off creative commissions for whatever crafty things you may require - including handmade bunting, cake toppers, feather headdresses, fabric flowers corsages... to name just a few recent projects! And, we also offer graphic design services and sell pretty cool (if we are allowed to say!) greeting cards on our Etsy store. Simple, (but effective!) modern designs, all lovingly created and printed within the United Kingdom. All cards are left blank for your own lovely message – your own words always mean far more!
Read about all our latest goings on, news and updates on The Crafty Lass blog!
So just who is The Crafty Lass...? 'The Crafty Lass' is otherwise known as Paula Milner - and I love to make, bake, sew, design, paint, draw, plan...
I have always been creative (forever spending my pocket money in our local haberdashery!) and I went on to graduate with a 1st Class degree in Printed Textile Design from Loughborough University. However, my real passion for craft started from my own wedding - where I turned the event into a year-long 'project'! Our wedding was featured on 'Brides Magazine' online as 'Wedding of the Week'! I would love to provide the link, however Conde Nast seem to have updated their website - and the link has broken...! (I know, sad times!)
I set about handmaking the table runners, napkin holders, the corsages, cake topper, bunting and hundreds (yes, hundreds and yes...I am patient) of fabric flowers for the aisle and tables.
People said - "You should be doing this as your career", "You could sell those", "You need to start a blog with all your ideas and thoughts..."
So, with their words ringing in my ears - and after many a discussion with friends, family - I just did it - I quit my normal 9-5 to follow my crafty dreams. Brave? Crazy? Certainly exciting.