Charity Craft Night – Knit a ‘Twiddlemuff’!

Twiddlemuffs. No, we hadn’t heard of them either… They sound funny… however, they are actually very important for Dementia sufferers. These are knitted hand ‘muffs’ that have various things attached to ‘twiddle’ with – like buttons, pompoms etc. They provide comfort and stimulation. They are also very much needed and very simple to make –

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NEW for 2018! The Crafty Lass does… Sketchbook Creativity Class including ‘Bind Your Own Sketchbook’!

An exciting and creative new event here at The Crafty Lass… Why not try something new for 2018? #NewYearNewSkill Tuesday evenings: 19.15 – 21.15  The Crafty Lass – Sketchbook Creativity Class including ‘Bind Your Own Sketchbook’. Come and enjoy a chance for some weekly social creativity out of your busybusybusy day at ‘The Crafty Lass’ Old

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The Crafty Lass does… Gift Vouchers!

✂️ Do you know someone crafty? ✂️ Would they like to come along to a The Crafty Lass workshop? ✂️ Do you still need to buy a Christmas present…? ✂⭐EXCITING NEWS⭐✂ The Crafty Lass now sells gift vouchers! What a good idea for a crafty Christmas present? Vouchers can be bought in denominations of £5.00

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‘Twas the night before Craftmas

It’s fair to say, as I have stated many a time on this blog, I love Christmas. Not just a little liking. LOVE. It’s not just about Christmas Day – it’s the build up and magic. It’s the time spent with family, cosy nights indoors, the parties, the decorations, the FOOOOD, and of course the

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The Handmade Fair 2018

I hinted the other day on all the usual social media channels – about some VERY super-duper amazingly exciting crafty news… well I am absolutely beyond delighted to be able to announce that… The Crafty Lass is going to be teaching craft workshops at The Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair next year! 11th-13th May 2018, Ragley

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The Crafty Lass does… Northamptonshire Day!

Although having been a resident of Northamptonshire for several years now – I was sadly, actually unaware until last month that there was such a thing as both a special ‘Northamptonshire Flag’ – and also a special county ‘Northamptonshire Day‘ on 25th October… Did you know? BBC Radio Northampton have also been holding a wonderful

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The Crafty Lass does… Workshop planning!

My mind is bursting to the brim full of ideas, my Pinterest page is certainly busy – but what is best? And what is achievable? A little while ago when I first started to plan for The Crafty Lass, I sent out a little ‘Survey Monkey’ questionnaire for some feedback as to what people would

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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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