This little owl purse from Janine Holmes at Moji-Moji Design is a hoot to make! Handy for keys or loose change, this quick-to-make accessory will be flying off your stall in no time!
At this time of year, when the sun peeks in that little too early and early holiday flights skew our sleeping schedule, a sleep mask is a pretty handy accessory to have. Made in bright, chintzy fabric, these make top-sellers or can be the perfect gift for a sleep-deprived friend. Practical and pretty, this tutorial from Sammy at liveitloveitmake.com is perfect for one of our favourite things to do - lazy lounging.
Have you ever dreamt of putting your crafty pen to paper to write your very own craft book? It’s a tough market to crack but if you go about it the right way, you can realise your author ambitions! Craft and lifestyle commissioning editor from Pavillion Books, Amy Christian gives her top tips on how you can better your chances of getting published and seeing your name in print.
Make a little magic with Louise Fircahu's sweet stargazing papercut template.
Sending emails is a great way to keep in touch with your customer base, grab the attention of potential new buyers and keep your craft business at the forefront of shoppers’ spending minds. But reaching out isn’t much good if your list of contacts is lacking. Even if you start out with a long list, the average email database dwindles by about 22% each year. So it’s up to you to add fresh contacts and keep old ones interested to make sure you don’t fall privy to the ‘out of sight, out of mind’ trap. Here's some top tips to help you along the way!
The Handmade Fair is back! Taking place from 18-20 September in the majestic surroundings of Hampton Court palace, the creative extravaganza brings together inspiring craft making with Kirstie Allsopp’s pick of the best crafty designers and artisans. Want a sneak peek into the crafty event of the year? Check out this video! We can hardly wait!
Don't believe the crabby hearsay; there are fairies at the bottom of your garden. Crafters obviously believe in the magic because the trend for making fairy gardens has taken flight. So, why not make the little people feel at home and enliven your garden with your own personalised patch for the pucks? Follow these top ten tips from Pinner, Jenny Kearney and make the magic real.
When Leona Thrift-ola came up with the concept for the Lucky Dip Club, she hit on something special. Her themed boxes containing a carefully curated collection of goodies often sell out in under an hour and have thousands of devoted fans. Now, she’s teaming up with Folksy to create a range of limited-edition packages featuring never-seen-before trinkets from 15 selected Folksy designers. We caught up with her before the launch to see how the collaboration came about.
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