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Easter Workshops 02/04/2015
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Easter Craft Workshops in Romford this weekend

We are really excited to running two Easter craft workshops this Saturday 4th April at our Creative Hub. At: Crafty Arts Creative House Bryant Avenue Romford Essex RM3 0AP Facing the Tesco car park at Gallows Corner Please Click Here for directions    Saturday 4th April 2015 10am-11.30am £5 per Child Come join our creative hub at Crafty Arts Romford for children aged 4+. We will create, design, bake and decorate what ever your children want to make. All materials are supplied just make sure that old clothes are worn... Read More

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How To Make an Easter Bunny Wreath #ChallengeDana

Hello and welcome to my first blog for Crafty Arts, I am a local Romford based crafter and like to think I can turn my hand to everything (although don’t hold me to that!) so when me and Tash were scrolling through Pinterest drooling over all the beautiful Easter crafts we stumbled across a beautiful image of a rabbit wreath and me being me, thought I can make that. So Tash challenged me to it and these are the results. Next month it’s your turn to challenge me! Attach a... Read More

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Our Essex Digital Awards Nominations

Today I had a nice surprise, as I opened up my email and found out that we have been nominated to be finalists for not 1 but 2 categories in the Essex Digital Awards. The two categories that we will be competing for are Online Business & Website – Lifestyle & Culture.   We are so excited to be finalists and we are hoping to win!   The Award ceremony will be held at the Colchester United Football Club’s stadium on 23rd April 2015. So, I will keep you posted!!... Read More

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Lily Sugar’n Cream VS Lion Brand Yarns?

Over the last few years we have been adding wools and yarns to our extensive range of Arts and Crafts products. We have been told that you want more. So adding to our King Cole, Grundl and Hoooked Zpagetti range we want to either add Lily Sugar’n Cream or Lion Brand Yarns. For those that don’t know…   LION BRAND Founded in New York City, Lion Brand Yarn Company is a 135 year-old brand that has been family owned and operated for 5 generations. The company is devoted to inspiring... Read More


Revisiting Stitches 2015

Last week we took a trip to Craft Hobby + Stitch International also known as Stitches Trade Fair in Birmingham, hosted at th NEC. This year Stitches’ were celebrating  it’s 40th birthday!   So…. Happy Birthday Stitches!!!! 250 suppliers of creative crafts met in Birmingham for 3 days to showcase new products across the creative industries, sponsored by Craft Business & Craft Focus. I tend to get quite excited about attending this show, due to the fact that I get to find new and exciting products as well as see... Read More

Black Friday 2014 28/11/2014
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Crafty Arts’ – Black Friday Weekend Event

Every year Black Friday gets bigger and better and this weekend will not disappoint. With discounts of up to 85% in store and online! This is a great opportunity to grab get some Christmas deals, or even some cheeky goodies for yourself. All offers end Monday 1st December Click Here to check them out.   Happy Shopping!  

Christmas Wreath Making Classes 26/11/2014
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Christmas Wreath Workshop at the Creative Hub Training Room

We will be running a Christmas Wreath Making workshop to show you how to make your very own Wreath for Christmas this has become a new addition to the home.   I know some of your decorations will already be up and if they are not up and sparkling bright.  I’m sure they will slowly going up over the next couple of weeks. We wanted to run this workshop as an introduction to our classes and workshops that we will be running in the coming year.     Michelle Shalom... Read More

The Big Knit 2014 21/11/2014

Knitting for The Big Knit 2014

It’s that time again for us to get our knitting on!   Since 2003 Innocent smoothies have been donating to Age UK, but getting everyone to be involved too. Simply they are asking us to knit or crochet mini hats to sit on top of the smoothies and for every one sold they will donate 25p. The money that is raised goes towards things like blankets, hot water bottles, hot meals and social gatherings. I wanted to know a bit more about what the charity Age UK actually did. I... Read More


Bringing to you Crafter’s Companion Inspiration Magazine,Christmas Craft Ideas

NEW IN!!! Crafter’s Companion has brought to you their 5th Christmas bumper pack edition. This kit is to inspire you to step outside of the box for your Christmas paper crafting needs. This kit-based magazine has craft goodies worth a staggering £50 inside! There are step-by-step tutorials showing you how you can create stunning projects using not only the items from this kit, but also a wide variety of Crafter’s Companion products that you can get at Crafty Arts.   THE SNOWMAN AND THE SNOWDOG DIES WORTH £6.99 Two fabulous... Read More

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Visit Our Crafty Arts Shop Showroom in Romford, Essex

An introduction to the Crafty Arts shop. The past couple of months have been crazy with the move to this Bryant Avenue. But  the Crafty Arts shop has been open for several weeks now and we have even put in new windows. We are proud to announce that our shop showroom is now open with FREE customer parking.     Over the years a lot has changed and it’s important for us to remember where we came from. So when we came to the end of our lease of our Bluewater... Read More

King Cole 22/08/2014
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The Great British Knit – King Cole is joining our range

I am so excited that we are extending our Knitting and Crochet yarns by your request. In doing we are proud that King Cole will be joining the range.   We chose King Cole because they have been producing knitting and crochet materials since 1935. Today they are still classed as a leading UK and international supplier and proud winners of the Queens award for enterprise in 2012.       There are so many patterns for beginner knitters or crocheters. Many of these projects can be done in a... Read More

Havering Business Award Finalist 22/07/2014

Havering Business Person of the Year

Today is a proud day for us at Crafty Arts. We are very excited as one of our Director’s has been nominated as a finalist for Havering Business Person of the Year 2014.     Jay has worked really hard since the start of the website. He has hit some amazing mile stones over the years.   This was a chance for the team to put him forward and show our appreciation for all of his hard work. Check out the press room link from The Havering Business Awards Jay... Read More

Fimo Professional Promo 09/07/2014

Reviewing the new Fimo Professional polymer clay – Part 2

A few weeks ago we offered a few of you the opportunity to review the FIMO Professional True Colours, which is part of Staedtler’s new range of polymer clay. As promised here it is… We asked you to send us an image of your polymer clay creation to have a chance to be picked to review the FIMO Professional True Colours.  As a quick recap, True Colours contains a True colour pigment which comes in handy especially when you are blending.   Our reviewers were put to the challenge and... Read More

Fimo Professional Promo 18/06/2014
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Introducing the New FIMO Professional range, find out what is the difference between Fimo Classic and Fimo Professional

Introducing the new Fimo Professional We are running a FIMO Promotion at the end of the click here   Staedtler have been building on decades of experience by developing quality polymer modelling clay. Staedtler FIMO have formulated a new and enhanced oven hardening clay designed to target the specific and very precise needs of expert users. Staedtler believes that the modern redesign of the packaging and new improved formula reflects the high demands made on the product by artists. They have even finally launched professional FIMO tools to go with... Read More

Fathers Day 12/06/2014
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Be Creative for Father’s Day with some great card and gift ideas

It’s Fathers day this Sunday and for some reason out of both of the parents I always find Father’s the hardest to get gifts for. In case you are of the same mindset, I thought that I would give you a few ideas of Father’s day gifts from Pinterest and a few of our own creations.     Number 1 – Superhero Printables     If you are not very creative, don’t worry here are some great Father’s Day printables, especially if your dad is a secret superhero. I found this... Read More

Daddy's Sweet Ale Glass 11/06/2014

Daddy’s Sweet Ale Glass – The Quickest DIY Gift Ever

Here is another great idea, it’s easy and super fast.  It is such a quick gift that can be made in minutes. If your dad loves beer and sweets this is a nice take on them both. Large Glass ie. Pint Glass or mason Glass Werthers Original’s for the ale Marshmallows for the froth Cling Flim (You only need a little to cover the top) Yes that is all you need!   I used a Mason Glass, as that is the largest glass that I had at home Pack the... Read More

M&M's Bow Tie Card 11/06/2014

Do It Yourself M&M’s Bow Tie Card for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is looming!  Thinking of fun cards that you can make with the kids? Well this is one of them, I came a cross a picture of a card that said “Happy Father’s Day” and on it was M&M’s. My dad lovvvvves M&M’s so I decided to use him as inspiration. With this design, you can do so many variations to this card; I decided to draw a suit with a bow tie.   3 sheets of different coloured card, I used Craft Planet’s Bright Pack of 6 –... Read More

Big Move 02/06/2014

Big News at

WOW!!! What a month May 2014 has been for us! I  have been a bit quiet on the entry front. But I have a very good reason for this. They say that the three most stressful events in life are moving home, death and divorce. I can honestly say that it has not been that dramatic, but in many cases it has been life changing for all at Crafty Arts. Crafty Arts has been on a huge journey especially over the past 6 years . This has been bitter sweet... Read More

The London Coffee Festival 2014 30/04/2014

Crafty Arts visits The London Coffee Festival

It was National Coffee week  3rd – 6th April 2014 and on 4th April we made our way to the London Coffee Festival on Brick Lane and what an experience it was. To be honest I wasn’t sure what to expect, all I knew was that there would be an awful lot of coffee there. As we got to Brick Lane, we had no doubt that we were in the right place. It was at the famous Old Truman Brewery, which by itself was a fantastic building as it consisted... Read More

National Stationery Week 31/03/2014
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National Stationery week

Its National Stationery week! The aim is to get Britain writing again, celebrate putting pen to paper and all things stationery. Whether it is writing, doodling or even artist illustrations, this is all part of the stationery banner in our book. Not to mention the fact that you can never have too much stationery 🙂   The National Stationery Team are running lots of promo and competitions throughout this week. Click Here to view The Stationary Week website.   The main competition that they are running is a grand Prize... Read More