Party ideas: A crafternoon tea

Crafternoon tea party

Inspired by the cover of Mollie Makes 42 (featuring the most gorgeous of all knitted tea cosies) we’re planning an afternoon of craft delights. Here’s a look at our top picks and party ideas, plus free tutorials to make to share with your guests! 

The Handmade Fair – Kirstie Allsopp’s pick of the week

Victoria & Abigail

We interview one of Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair favourites, Victoria & Abigail. Meet the designer emporium to find out the inspiration behind their company, how they got started and what they’re looking forward to most at The Handmade Fair!

Seaside props for fun beach photos

Nautical seaside prop ideas for beach photos

Fun DIY and seaside prop ideas step up your beach photos

10 ways to improve your beach photography

Beach photos ice cream

Improve your seaside snaps with our top 10 beach photography tips

Inspirational embroidered photographs and basic stitch techniques

Embroidered Photography by Mana Morimoto

We love a good mash up of arts and crafts! So we’re taking a closer look at the movers and shakers of embroidered photography, plus we share asuper-useful embroidery stitches guide to get you started

Video: 5 embroidery stitches in one video

Basic embroidery stitches tutorial

Got 5 minutes? Grab your needle, floss and hoopla ready – today we’re learning basic embroidery stitches with Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching

Blogging tips: Blog what you love

Meredith Crawford

For new bloggers, the online world can appear stressful and intimidating, but when you blog about your passions you will be amazed by what can happen! Read on to find out how Meredith Crawford of One Sheepish Girl beat the ‘blogging fear’

How to make watercolour lace statement necklaces

Mollie Makes 36 | Free DIY watercolour lace statement necklace tutorial

Get revamped Victoriana style with one of Jeska Hearne’s antique lace statement necklaces, updated with splashes of aqua and jewels aplenty

18 mouth-watering biscuit accessories, homewares and DIYs

Allarts Kitchen | Large Cocktail Ring- Milk and Cherry Jam Mini Cookies

Inspired by the knitted tea cosy pattern (Mollie Makes 42 cover star) we’ve put together a list of biscuity bites that’ll sweeten your crafternoon tea. No matter how tempted we are, we must remind ourselves that although delectable, these goodies are not edible. We’ve found everything from biscuit cushions, wrapping paper, jewellery and a Jammie… Continue reading

Cricut poster and banner tutorial

Mollie Makes Cricut project tutorial

Cutting shapes, letters and templates for your craft projects is now easier than ever. Blogger (and one half of Blogtacular) Kat Molesworth used the new Cricut Explore to create this poster and banner – the machine cuts, scores and writes on a variety of materials, from paper and fabric to even thin veneer wood. Choose from its… Continue reading