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I am very pleased to announce the next confirmed venue/location for an All Counties Craft Challenge group workshops.

This time it is for Gloucestershire.

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Everyone had such a lovely time, and the venue was so amazing, that I’ve decided to do a second weekender at The Manor Hotel, Godalming.

This time around there will be a choice of 5 workshops per day so you can build your own weekend of craft!

More demonstrators, more workshops, more crafters, more free food and drink!

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Hey ho campers!

Been having a little play with some free papers that were in issue 156 of Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine and thought I’d share a tip on using them for something other than cardmaking.

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A Beaded Star, Or Two

December 18, 2014 — 9 Comments

I was perusing the shelves of my local Colemans stationary shop the other day (looking for a quickie glue pen) and I stumbled across some little wire frames onto which beads could be threaded.

They naturally fell into my basket … now where have I heard that before?

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Worldwide Wednesday continues this week with a visit to Atlanta, Georgia, to meet jewellery designer and maker, Lauren Alleyne.

Lauren confesses to being a bold risk taker and always puts her customers first – but has it always been that way…?

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Ok, so you’ve probably heard me waffle on about glass working being a dream of mine. Indeed I’ve shared some dabblings on this blog in the past.

Just recently though I’ve had a right hankering to take it further. So I did!

Here’s a little (and by little I mean goes on forever) post about the best time in my life, ever! You might want to get a comfy seat and a cup of tea (and some ear plugs).

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I’ve done a few jewellery making projects in the past and am often left with a few beads left over each time. Having collected these in a little jar, I thought that I would have a go at making a bead soup bracelet.

I also recently got wind of a new tool that would make the process of forming the loops on headpins much much easier – so I thought that this would also be a good opportunity to put this to the test.

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