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Crafty Colour Palette #1

By Clare Albans / 13 May 2017

Crafty Colour Palette #1 had to be what originally inspired my new project. 

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Hello, little girl!

By Clare Albans / 18 May 2016

Well hello there, friends! It has been a long long time since I wrote a post on my blog…for those of you who are new here, I was expecting my first child in April. I’m pleased to say that she arrived safely and we are loving getting to know her.

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A natter with…What Delilah Did

By Clare Albans / 04 Jun 2015

Photo credit: Secret Garden Embroidery – What Delilah Did   A few weeks back, I was really excited to see that the latest book by What Delilah Did (created by Sophie Simpson) is about to be released. A limited number of advance copies of Secret Garden Embroidery (pictured above) were available to buy so I snapped one up! I know…

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Fabric stash inventory

By Clare Albans / 27 Feb 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1425052949469{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]This project and post was inspired by one of my lovely blog readers, Jennie! We met last summer at Harrogate station (on our way home from the Great Northern Quilt Show) and we have been in touch since then via my blog and social media. One of Jennie’s resolutions this year is…

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Flow Book for Paper Lovers 2

By Clare Albans / 01 Dec 2014

I was a huge fan of the first Flow Book for Paper Lovers (click here to see my post about that) and was delighted to see that they had put together the Flow Book for Paper Lovers 2! I pre-ordered it a little while back and it arrived last week. I must say that it…

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Owl pumpkin

By Clare Albans / 28 Oct 2014

Halloween is just a couple of days away, but if you haven’t got your pumpkin sorted yet, don’t worry! I spotted this really cool owl pumpkin template on the Hobbycraft blog and knew that I would have to give it a go. I usually go for super smiley pumpkins and thought this would be something…

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Brownie badges

By Clare Albans / 09 Oct 2014

My friend Donna has recently taken over the running of her local Brownie pack – yes, she’s a Brown Owl! How cool is that?! I was in the Brownies and then the Guides when I was a girl, although I don’t think I really appreciated them as much as I should have done at the time. In…

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The Great Northern Quilt Show 2014

By Clare Albans / 03 Oct 2014

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1412355365456{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]At the end of August, me and Mum went along to The Great Northern Quilt Show in Harrogate (yes, I’m still catching up with post writing!). We had never been before so didn’t really know what to expect, but it was brilliant! The show lasted for three days and we went on…

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Festival of Thrift 2014

By Clare Albans / 27 Sep 2014

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1411851326181{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]Today was a really exciting day – it was the first day of the Festival of Thrift! The sun shone over Lingfield Point and me and Mum went along to see what was going on. And a lot was going on! I’ve been really excited about this for such a long time,…

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Instagram gallery: July 2014

By Clare Albans / 31 Jul 2014

This month involved a lot of crafting and enjoying our garden, which has given us the most wonderful blooms this year! I hope you enjoy my Instagram gallery for July!

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DIY travelling craft suitcase

By Clare Albans / 14 Nov 2013

I’ve been planning this crafty project for months now (as is often the case) and last weekend I finally got around to making it! If I’m going travelling then I usually want to take some sort of crafty stuff to be working on while I’m away, but this usually means that I end up looking…

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Making Softpots

By Clare Albans / 22 Jul 2013

This weekend I went to York to spend some time with Mum and Dad before our wedding, which is now less than 2 weeks away! Mum wanted us to do something crafty and booked us into a workshop at Softpots on Stonegate. Softpots is run by the lovely Annie Austen-Meek, who invented the concept over…

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