The Crafty Lass does… Learning to Crochet!

Driving through the rolling green hills of the British countryside, beautiful unspoilt views, an exciting morning of crafting ahead – no matter the worries on your mind – you can’t help but allow a sudden and overwhelming sense of calm. This, is how I felt last Saturday. I was driving up to TOFT in Dunchurch, Warwickshire –

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The Crafty Lass does… Jewellery making!

It’s certainly been a crazy few days in our little nation. And, amongst all this craziness – it is calming and restorative to return to think about crafting. The calm before the politics storm – last Thursday 23rd June – I had a wonderful trip out to ‘Nude Jewellery’ in Reigate to meet the lovely

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The Emma Bridgewater Factory

Yesterday was a bit of a ‘road trip’! One of my closest and dearest friends had her birthday recently – and as she is also very creative, and we mentioned AGES ago about doing something like pottery making, or decorating – my gift to her was to visit the brilliant, and iconic Emma Bridgewater factory

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Jay Archer Floral Design – Motivational Business Talk

So today, on a Sunday – on a day I normally reserve for not traipsing across the country, racking up extra mileage in my little Smarty – a day I normally associate with crafting in my little office, food shopping and the general chores (the boring stuff!) to try and get ahead for the week…not

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Kirstie Allsopp’s The Handmade Fair

Wow, what an epic day of craftyness, shopping, making, thinking, doing and inspiration! So, to review the fair – I have my cup of Yorkshire tea in my lovely Emma Bridgewater mug (of course! See later in the post…) and to make sure I don’t miss anything, I am going to try and go through this in

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The Crafty Lass does… Christmas Fabric Wreath Workshop!

Saturday 28th November – 11am-1pm Fabric Christmas Wreath Workshop Make a lovely fabric Christmas wreath set amongst the beautiful Claydon Christmas Tree Farm You can meet the (real!) reindeers too! A craft you can treasure for years to come… bookings being taken now! £20.00 per person – includes all materials, a cup of (Yorkshire!) tea

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The Crafty Lass does… Christmas Craft ‘drop-in’ sessions!

I know it’s abit early to be talking Christmas – but I am excited to announce that The Crafty Lass will be running Christmas Craft ‘drop-in’ sessions at the wonderful Claydon Christmas Tree Farm this year. You can come and meet the (real!) reindeers, have a look at their huge array of trees, decorations, lovely

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The Crafty Lass visits…The Women’s Institute Centennial Fair!

What a gloriously sunny day yesterday was! Well, it certainly was in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. I love Yorkshire – I am fortunate to have married a Yorkshire lad, so we do get to visit this beautiful part of our country fairly regularly – but it never ceases to amaze me

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Date for your diaries…!

I am excited to announce that The Crafty Lass will be holding a workshop in the Hobbycraft at Milton Keynes store – come and have a go at ‘decoupage’ letters! Saturday 26th September 2015 – and it will be running as a ‘drop in’ session between 11am and 3pm. Simply choose and buy your letter

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The Perfume Studio

The Crafty Lass does… Signature perfume!

I know you’d think that creating your own perfume is only an experience for the rich and famous, or the haute couture, or well trained perfumers – well this is not actually the case! Yesterday, myself and my mother-in-law (it was a last Christmas gift from us to her!) attended The Perfume Studio experience at

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Brackley SEWcial – Fabric Flowers Corsage Workshop!

The Crafty Lass wants to get Brackley SEWcial! Do you love craft? Do you enjoy (or want to try!) sewing? Fancy meeting local people, or a night with friends? Want to handmake a new accessory? I am holding a ‘Fabric Flower Corsage Workshop’! The Green Room, Brackley – Thursday 20th August 6.30-8.30pm. Tickets are limited

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