Escape to The Crochet Retreat

The Luxury Crochet Retreat

Get away from it all and spend the whole weekend with like-minded people, doing what you love – crochet! Stay in a luxury bell tent for the ultimate crochet glamping experience and let Ruby from Frank & Olive take care of the rest. Come and learn how to crochet and meet designer-makers who’ll teach you craft… Continue reading

Summer holiday: Rainy day crafts for kids

Summer holiday kids craft ideas rainy day craft ideas

The summer holidays are still a thing, but rainclouds are keeping everyone inside and the kids are getting antsy. These fun crafts for kids are great ways to keep little ones occupied when the weather’s not so hot.

The Handmade Fair pick of the week: Biscuiteers

Biscuiteers Boutique Northcote Road 1

We talk to Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair favourite, Harriet Hastings of Biscuiteers about starting up and how selling biscuits is a bit like launching a fashion collection.

Summer holiday: On the move crafts for kids

Summer holiday ideas | Craft ideas for when youre travelling with kids

Whether it’s planes, trains or automobiles, keeping kids happy on long journeys is never easy. But with a little cut, stick n’ stitch, these DIY travel toys will help keep the little ones entertained this summer, from Totnes or Torremolinos.

Collecting vintage deer

Fawn collection on vintage shelf by Candy Pop

Oxford-based blogger and photographer Natasha Denness of Candy Pop keeps her eyes peeled for deer…

Summer holiday: Garden crafts for kids

Summer holiday ideas | Craft ideas for sunny days at home - molliemakes.com.

Sunny summer days are made for heading into the garden and getting creative with the kids. These cheap and cheerful DIY ideas from around the web are fun for little ones (and grown ups!) to try – no matter what the weather has in store.

The Handmade Fair: On the wishlist

Handmade Awards Lineup - Wishlist - designer makers at The Handmade Fair 2015

For us, it’s the vendors (and the craft workshops) that make a craft event successful, and this September the sellers at The Handmade Fair have us adding bits to our wishlist weeks before the event, and that’s always a good sign! Here’s a look at some of the names you’ll find at the fair…

Crush Catalogue: Eye like

Crush Catalogue - Evil eye trend

This week we’re crushing on interiors, stationery and accessories covered in peepers. Come and have a dekko at these beautiful optics! 

20 hoop art ideas that will change the way you see embroidery

20 ways with embroidery hoops - Embroidery Hoop Ideas

Embroidery – it’s the traditional great aunt of the crafts, right? Wrong! Have a look at our selection of hoop art that will change your mind.

The Luxury Crochet Retreat with Frank&Olive

The Luxury Crochet Retreat

The Luxury Crochet Retreat: a weekend getaway for crafters who can enjoy some well deserved rest and relaxation whilst finally being able to get on with those unfinished knit and crochet projects.