DIY inspiration wall hanging

Start as you mean to go on with Emily Quinton’s DIY inspiration wall decor. Make in whatever theme, colour palette or design you like using bits and bobs from your stash! Revise and changeup objects as your taste and the season’s change. If you’re stuck for images to use, why not download some of our free backgrounds? Print out… Continue reading

Colour crush by Gudrun Sjödén

Gudrun Sjödén new collection

This blog post is sponsored by Gudrun Sjödén. Packed with vibrant colour and exotic prints, the new collection by Gudrun Sjödén is a pure celebration of summer. Just one look at Gudrun Sjödén’s stunning clothing, and it’s clear her travels have greatly influenced her creativity. Everywhere she goes, she collects inspiration and stories, ready to… Continue reading

5 tips for fostering creativity in children

Paper cutter and mum of two, Emily Hogarth shares her top five tips for encouraging children’s crafty creativity, plus four inexpensive kids craft ideas to try.

15 hashtags for knitters on Instagram

From finding the perfect wool, to the pattern of your dreams (or even just the inspiration needed to finish off those socks you started months ago), hashtags are a great way to connect with the knitting community from the comfort of your sofa. We’ve rounded up the best places to share your knits, commiserate over your… Continue reading

How to organise an Instameet

There’s no better way to get new ideas and inspiration flowing than by attending a creative event – or organising one yourself. Getting out of your comfort zone and around a bunch of new people can work wonders when you’re stuck in a rut. Jess (aka @PorthJess) organises Bristol’s Instameets, which have gained a reputation… Continue reading

Craft business owners on changing direction

Being expert stitchers or a pro potter doesn’t mean you can’t wipe the slate clean and take your making in a new (and more profitable) direction. But would you turn your current business on its head to chase your dream? Meet two makers who did just that…

Crowdfund your craft business

Finding the extra cash to grow your craft business can be tricky if you don’t want to go begging to your bank manager. Whether it’s money to help create a new product or build the workspace of your dreams, crowdfunding is an alternative way to get your fans and fellow crafters to give your business the… Continue reading

13 Days of Creativity

Hi, crafters! We’re excited to introduce 13 days of creativity on the blog. For the next two weeks we’re here to put the pep back in your step by publishing articles to spark your creativity, such as charming thrifted collections that’ll inspire your next trip to the thrift shop, spotted hashtags on Instagram and Twitter,… Continue reading

11 ways to practice creativity in daily life

It’s easier than you think to supercharge your creativity on a daily basis. Adopt a few new habits and start soaking up inspiration from everywhere and get those ideas flowing.

The secret to getting published

Uncover the secrets of how to publish a book and realise your author ambitions. Get insider tips from Amy Christian, commissioning editor of Pavilion Books (Mollie Makes’ book publisher).