Beautiful Handmade Christmas Decorations Available Now

If you're like me and you love a Christmas tree that really sparkles when the lights are all turned on and it's dark outside then consider treating yourself to beautiful handmade Christmas decorations from Butterfly Crafts. 

Handmade Blue Bauble Christmas DecorationHandmade Gold Star Christmas Tree Decoration

These handmade Christmas Decorations not only look fantastic on the tree but would work really well tied into a handmade garland. But they are also perfect to buy for friends as an extra special stocking gift and work really well if you make your own crackers for the table at Christmas lunch and want to include something beyond the mini pack of cards or plastic ring!

Purple and Gold Handmade Christmas DecorationRed and Black Boot Handmade Christmas Decoration

 I have a range of decorations available including Boots, Baubles, Stars, Bells, Presents and the extremely popular Christmas Pudding - I could not get enough of these made last year and so have started early this year! I also have a range of colours available including the traditional reds, greens, golds, silvers and whites to the more contemporary blue, black, purple, pink and brown depending on the colour scheme you have on your tree.

handmade Christmas Pudding Tree DecorationHandmade Burgundy Bell Christmas Tree Decoration

 As I know that Christmas can be an expensive time of year, why not spread the cost a little of having beautiful handmade decorations with my pre-payment plan. You can order whichever shapes you would like and in the colours of your choice, pay a non-refundable deposit of £2 per item and then pay the balance (with postage) when they have been made for you. Find out more about my Christmas Decoration pre-payment plan here.

Thursday, 10 October 2013 | 0 Comments

Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show

A couple of weeks ago I ventured into the outskirts of London to visit the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show at Alexandra Palace. I have been to the show before, in April, and was in two minds whether to go in September because of a lot of things going on and already having enough craft supplies! But, as we needed to go to Ikea which is nearby, it made sense to combine the two, and so off I went for a few hours whilst Paul explored the coffee shops of Muswell Hill.

When I arrived I decided that the best strategy was to have a walk around first and just try and take everything in, and then have my lunch before shopping some more. The good thing about this show is the grid-like layout and with plenty of space between stalls - unlike the Stitch and Creative Craft Shows I have been to in the past. It is easy to navigate and there is also a vast amount of chairs and tables to sit and contemplate your spending or to eat a sandwich.

Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show
 What I like about this show is that there are so many demonstrations on the stands, and it attracts the "celebrity" crafters who demonstrate for the various companies - Sue Wilson, Leonie Pujol and Ali Reeve to name just a few.

I also love to see the new products and gain inspiration for ideas as I do love to stamp and wish I did more of it. One of the best things is being able to take photographs of the card samples when you buy products at stands.

This time around I purchased a multitude of supplies from "Every Craft's a Pound", brushes and stamps from Inkylicious, Stamps from Stamposaurus and other bits and pieces during the day. Now all I need is to get crafting!

Craft Supplies
Supplies purchased at the Big Stamp and Scrapbook Show

Friday, 4 October 2013 | 0 Comments

Exciting News and My Big Craft Challenge

Things have become even more interesting in my life lately, there I was getting ready to start full time in my job and have all these Christmas craft fairs planned, starting to look to buy a house and now...

That's right! I now have a fiancee and am planning a wedding for Autumn 2014. People have been asking me what sort of wedding we will have and will it be crafty, the answer is yes, there will be a lot of craft elements but that is because its who I am. I could never justify buying invites and such like when I am able to make my own.

I do want to keep a lot of my wedding a surprise for our families and guests but I will share little snippets when its right to do so but I also don't want to bore everyone. But for now, let me introduce the man who asked me to marry him

Thursday, 3 October 2013 | 1 Comment