Tag Archives: Scrapbooking


Homespun Crafts one way


Homespun Crafts shop refitIt is encouraging to see in these difficult times, that Homespun Crafts has had a re-fit – the shop looks great and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful – go and have a look for yourself.

You will find Homespun Crafts at :-

56 Queensway, Bletchley MK2 2DR

or call 01908 645653



Leighton Business Woman Writes Bookzine for National Magazine

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
More information available from
Linda Gransby
07967 375150

Papercraft Projects – Crafts by Carolyn

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

On a freezing cold day in November…..

with early morning temperatures  of -9.5 , we knew we were in for a cold day, but THANK YOU to everyone who braved the icy weather to come along to MaKe on Sunday.

Once again, the Crafters of Milton Keynes excelled and every one of the visitors commented on the high quality of goods for sale.  I started my Christmas Shopping (early for me!) and Jamie learned to weave beads, there were gorgeous home made cakes for sale and a wealth of lovely crafts.  If you came along and now want to get in touch with any of our stallholders, you can find their details on the programme by clicking here – MaKe Programme – Nov2010

We hope to announce dates for 2011 very soon, but in the meantime if you know of any good craft events coming up let us know and we’ll add the details here.

On 4th December, the Pin Money Craft Co-operative have their Community Crafting Roadshow in Brackley Methodist Church Hall from 10am – 4.30.  Visit the website at www.pinmoneycrafts.co.uk for more details or download the flyers here – Community Crafting Flyer

Jay’s Crafts – Crownhill, Milton Keynes

Jay’s Crafts is a family run business based in Crownhill, Milton Keynes.
We specialise in Card Making, Scrapbooking, Beading, Scale Modelling and War Gaming.
We encourage customers to come and do their hobby in our well lit workshop areas.  We run regular club sessions and workshops in all of our specialist areas.  Attendees find these sessions very informative and a sociable way to enjoy their hobby.  New ideas are encouraged and shared.
We now offer a series of watercolour courses for card makers and scrapbookers which is proving to be very popular. These are being repeated and more in-depth sessions are being added.  We are also holding club sessions for Scale Modellers and Miniature Sculptors once a month on a Tuesday evening.
Card Makers can regularly enjoy visits from Crafters featured on TV such as Sheena Douglass, Jayne Nestorenko, Sue Wilson and Paul Church.  On the beading side Sue Stallard will be running several one day workshops at regular intervals during the year.
For our wargamers Ricky Upjohn will be hosting regular tournaments on Saturdays as well as longer running campaigns. He also runs a Gaming Club every Wednesday evening.
Our schedule for the next three months is available at our warehouse which is stocked with an extensive range in our specialist areas.