Christmas sprouts gift ideas*

Love them or hate them, Christmas without Brussels sprouts wouldn’t be Christmas at all! We’ve rustled up a helping of sprout-related gift ideas for lovers and haters alike. Take a look…

Regional showcase: South West creatives*

Meet six creative designers and makers in the South West of England…

Enter the Sass & Belle £200 vouchers giveaway!*

We’ve teamed up with Sass & Belle to give three lucky entrants a chance to win Sass & Belle vouchers – just in time for Christmas. First prize is a £100 voucher and two runners up will each receive a £50 voucher. To enter, simply fill in the form below, good luck!

Kitsch Christmas decorations*

Eek! It’s the first of December and officially OK to play cheesy Christmas songs and decorate the tree in vintage decorations. So, in celebration of all things kitsch this Christmas we’re featuring five shops who do kitschy things for Christmas. Find the quirkiest Christmas decorations and more in these stores… Liv & Dom Liv & Dom… Continue reading

WIN £200 to spend at Gudrun Sjödén!*

Win a £200 voucher to spend on gorgeous colourful winter goodies from Gudrun Sjödén. Of course you could use your prize to tick a few names off the Christmas gift list, but have you seen their collection? From vibrant homewares to dresses, jumpers and leggings you can layer to your heart’s content, find bright things… Continue reading

Free sewing patterns: How to make a fabric tea cosy*

Brighten up your kitchen with Ali Burdon’s easy-sew geometric tea cosy. Embroider 80s-inspired shapes onto your fabric then follow our free sewing pattern below to make a classic fabric tea cosy. There’s something so comforting about brewing a pot of tea and cracking open a packet of biscuits, especially if said treats are displayed on… Continue reading

8 Christmas advent calendars*

Feast your eyes on the eight Christmas advent calendars gathered from makers and sellers in the UK. From balloons to pass the parcel-inspired advents, take your pick of these creative ways to count down to Christmas…

Celebrate Love to Write Day*

We’re celebrating Love to Write day with two makers whose creative journeys begin with the written word. Meet Poppy’s Memory Box and Walks in Beauty Paperie…

How to decorate tea towels with crochet edging*

Make household chores more enticing with Ayda Algin’s crochet tea towel trims, in association with Tick Tock Tea

DIY jewellery: How to make gemstone earrings*

Craft a matching pair of mint earrings with gemstone briolette beads using just a handful of materials and tools. We’ve teamed up with jewellery supplies company, Kernowcraft to bring you this DIY for beginners. In it you’ll learn a basic wire wrapping technique used in a whole variety of handmade jewellery. Ready to fashion your own accessories? Get started… You will need: •… Continue reading