‘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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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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