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The Craft Room had their stall at the Expat Expo, Basel – Did you visit us? If you passed us, hopefully you were able to grab one of Helen’s home made sugar cookies! The beauty of sugar cookies is that you can stamp them with images and they keep their shape once they’re baked. You …

Bullet journals have been all over Pinterest for a while now and frankly I’ve never really thought much about them. I mean, it’s just writing lists right? I’ve always had notebooks and written lists. Lots of them –  otherwise I would forget more things than I remember! Years ago when scrapbooking became an adult past-time …

What with our pinterest party coming up on 18th February it was time to try out a few of those techniques we’ve been coveting on pinterest! Our aim here was to find out what kind of paper to use and what kind of printing methods are easiest and produce great results. Shaving Foam First up …

The other day I was out shopping for some yarn for some project or other and – as you do when you wander aimlessly along the craft aisle, it just so happened I came across a pot of “Foto transfer potch”! This is something I’ve always wanted to try – I’ve seen those pieces of …

When I was a child, one of my favourite activities was potato printing. I’m sure we’ve all done it – draw a design onto a potato, have a responsible adult carve it out and get messy with the poster paints! Now, I am the responsible (heh!) adult, printing is still an interest of mine and …

If you’re buying yarn for one of our classes, or just for yourself for a project, here’s everything you need to know about getting the right yarn. Yarn comes in many different colours, thicknesses and materials. If you have a specific project or pattern in mind it’s important to get something that matches the instructions, …

Sock knitting is widely thought of as the holy grail of knitting. Whenever I tell people that I can knit, the next question is very often “can you knit socks”? Definitely once you have socks under your belt then you can consider yourself an accomplished knitter. But is it really that hard? Well, not really …