It’s Q&A time! Leanne admits she’s growing obsessed with knitting. Knit me a cake is evidence. I really enjoyed this peek into Leanne’s crafty life, from her feline companion to her proudest make. Don’t miss her top tip for newbie crafters, either. It’s something we allneed to hear when we try a new technique.
If there’s one thing I can understand, it’s a crafter passionate about their yarn stash. (And all the fun things that can be done with it!)
For readers new to your blog, can you tell us a bit about Knit me a cake?
My name’s Leanne and I’m 28 and living in Surrey. I craft alongside my cat Freds (he’s got a big following on my blog!) and I love to be creative – from knitting, to baking and sewing to crochet, I’ll give anything a go. Over the last couple of years I’ve built up a stash of ideas and inspirations and my blog is where I like to share my findings and crafty makes. I’d like to think my blog is for anyone who likes to be creative; there’s no snobbery about certain crafts, and it’s more just seeing what takes your fancy and having a go. I hope it inspires my readers.
This project comes pretty close to proving me wrong.
Paper has always been my favourite crafting material, and paper cuts and silhouettes are my favourite way of putting it to use. It’s affordable, fun to experiment with, and there’s so much you can make with paper.
And now, I’ve been playing with a new tool to cut through my paper stash. (Literally.) This Cricut Mini is a new addition to my craft office:
Disclosure: I was given this Circut Mini to review. Opinions are my own.
If I’m honest, I’ve always been a simple hobby knife and craft scissors type of girl. An automatic cutting tool was foreign to me. (I hadn’t even used a friend’s.)
Even without any experience, I got the Mini unboxed and set up within a few minutes.
Hop Into Spring Tutorial
But what to make first? This bright and easy project uses the paper that comes in the box, so you can make it right away and pick whatever silhouette you’d like. I’m feeling seasonal with the nice weather we’ve been having!
(And if you don’t have a Cricut, you can still follow this tutorial too!)
It’s an amazing and fun new way to buy British design.
Last November I was invited to the Two Ducks launch party. Claire Leigh is on a mission to share her love for British designed goods, and it was so much fun to experience her shop launch. I’m so excited to share the story of that night with you and a quick interview with Claire about how this crazy little idea came to life!
Wine and a browse
Photography below courtesy of the lovely Jo de Magneval.
Wading through the crowd in Woking’s Jubilee Square is tricky with heels in late November. There’s a brisk wind but the excitement for the lighting of the Christmas tree is tangible. Yet the festivities aren’t the attraction I’m heading for tonight. Down a little alley and just a few steps from Woking’s train station lies the Cellar Magneval Wine Bar.
Claire Leigh loves crafts and British design. She dreamed about a fun, low-pressure way to share her passion. Tonight, that dream is about to come to life.
Are you excited for spring yet? I am! Warmer days are coming!
To celebrate, we’re giving away three pairs of tickets to the Country Living Spring Fair in London. (Courtesy of Country Living themselves, of course.)
The fair will be full of contemporary crafts, beautiful textiles, vintage interior furnishing, gardening accessories, stylish fashion, handmade jewellery and bespoke millinery. (Who else is getting excited?!) There’s even a very tempting selection of craft workshops.
The timing couldn’t be more perfect for Mother’s Day, too, so it’s great for gift hunting. Either way, get ready to grab a friend and get inspired by the Spring Fair!
I'm Anna. Handmade is a bit part of my life and here I'm sharing tutorials, techniques, and a hefty dose of opinion about crafting in the modern world. Read more about me here.
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