Stony Stratford High Street is becoming THE place to shop and always busy and bustling with crafters, HCS Crafts in Stony Stratford have now opened a new Paper Crafts Shop at 4 Timor Court, Stony Stratford.
Check out their website at www.hcscrafts.co.uk – packed with information and supplies for knitting, stitching and more about the new paper crafts department.
HCS Crafts, 73b High Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Bucks. MK11 1AY
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News from Carol at Unicorn Craft Studios – Craft Classes being held at 63 Ashfield, Stantonbury now, as she has moved from the workshop.
Phone Carol on 226306, for a chat about classes.
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Leighton Buzzard businesswoman, craft tutor and joint founder of TheCraftTrolley.co.uk, Linda Gransby, has been inspiring local people to preserve their photos and memories in archival albums (known as scrapbooking) for the past 12 years.
Linda has now written a beginners guide to scrapbooking, encompassing advice on what to look for when choosing an album, essential materials, and how to deal with various artefacts such as photos; certificates; and medals & awards. The bookzine is to be published as the cover mount gift with national magazine Your Family History, and will be available in newsagents from today.
Scrapbooking is an fascinating activity, encouraging participants to save their family memories and photos in archival albums together with information about the images.
Linda said ‘I was delighted to be asked to write this guide to help people get started with this absorbing, creative and important activity. I love helping people connect with their photos and memories, and in the current gloomy times, its more important than ever that people connect with their family and friends and celebrate life’s happy moments. Above all, its great fun to do, no special skills are needed, and all ages can get involved, from the youngest child to the oldest grandparent!’
With the digital era upon us, photos are fast becoming an integral part of our lives. Scrapbooking is about capturing a memory by telling the story of the photo in a photo safe album to pass down through the generations. Perhaps even preserving a sample of our handwriting for our children and our children’s children to see.
Linda runs regular scrapbooking workshops across the county, if you’re inspired pick up your scissors and have a go, contact her for a schedule. She can be reached at Linda@lindagransby.co.uk or 07967 375150. The Craft Trolley website is www.TheCraftTrolley.co.uk
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I know lots of you get involved with die-cutting, stamping etc and this is a chatty blog from someone who seems to be having a bit of a sort-out – there may be some bargains for you stampers/die-cutters!
The Crafts by Carolyn website is full of papercraft projects, news and chat – we loved this simple Pinwheels project
Check out the rest of the site here
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News has reached us that Craftability in Fenny Stratford is closing down on Wednesday 29th August
THE CLOSING DOWN SALE takes place on Wednesday 15th August, Thursday 16th August, Thursday 23rd August, Saturday 25th August and Wednesday 29th August
THERE ARE HUGE BARGAINS – EVERTHING MUST GO
Threads and Patches customers will still be able to see Vanessa as she will be working part time in the shop and running monthly dressmaking workshops.
This is sad news indeed – Vanessa is a very supportive teacher and had set up a great shop – full of a wide range of essential craft supplies. We would like to pass on our very best wishes to Vanessa for the future.
Contact Vanessa on 07989 441147, or visit the website at www.craft-ability.com
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This is a great blog – busy, informative and inspiring
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and an excuse to show you my new, very old Imperial Good Companion typewriter which, as you can see is beautiful.
I bought it from a lovely man in Devon and it’s a joy to type with although there are no mod cons like exclamation marks ( I have to type an apostrophe and then backspace and enter a full stop underneath it!). My son was horrified that the backspace button didn’t delete the mistakes, so I do need to buy Tippex, but won’t it be lovely to type real vintage labels for crafty loveliness?!