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owl hand warmers knitting kit

Our new Owl hand warmers ‘Learn to knit’ kit.

This was our very first model when we launched charlie&hannah three years ago. It was great to work with her again modelling our new Owl Hand warmers ‘Learn to knit’ kit. The kit contains a full colour booklet showing you how to knit step-by-step as well as a separate booklet with instructions of how to make […]

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3 birds Christmas tree decoration

Three birds – Christmas Tree Decoration

I have been making up lots of our cute the Little Bird Christmas Decorations (see the post below this one for all the instructions and templates) to go on our Christmas tree and maybe as a garland too. I just love the felt colours they are so rich. I tried stitching three birds together to make a bigger decoration to go nearer […]

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little bird sewing kit christmas tree decoration

Make a ‘Little Bird’ Christmas Tree Decoration

I made up some of these charming ‘charlie and hannah’ birds a while ago – everyone loved them and visitors to my studio often pick them up and comment on them. Because I am gently getting into the Christmas spirit (I am thinking about making Christmas puddings sometime soon), I thought it might be nice to give you […]

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Easy to make pom-poms

How to make ‘super quick’ pom-poms

Hi everyone, We saw loads of pom-poms at the handmade fair a couple of weeks ago and while we were there Hannah and I bought Charlie a pom-pom maker from Sconch as part of her Birthday present. She tried it out and made some lovely big pom-poms in deep purples and blues (Charlie’s favourite colours). […]

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The Handmade Fair

Although we couldn’t exhibit this year we were so excited to have a nose at Kirsty Allsopp’s new craft fair The Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace on Sept 19th and it was fantastic. The day initially took an unfortunate turn when we ended up in a half an hour coffee queue; the nearby Prosecco […]

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Children's sewing book

New Children’s Sewing Book

I’m excited to announce that coming out later this month is the most recent book I’ve worked on in the I Love Craft series. For those children who’d like to try sewing but don’t know where to start, this book is full of great beginner sewing projects. ‘I Love Craft: Sewing‘ features instructions for fantastic […]

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step-by-step knitting sewing videos

A window into our video shoot..

This week has been an exciting one for Charlie & Hannah as we’ve been shooting our new knitting and sewing videos. The rain hasn’t helped at all – not that we’ve been shooting outside but it’s been so heavy of late that the sound of it drumming down on the roof was being picked up […]

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Children's Knitting book

New Children’s Knitting Book

What’s great about creating sewing and knitting kits for kids at Charlie & Hannah is that I can draw on my many years’ experience of putting craft books together. I’m excited that my new book ‘I Love Crafts: Knitting‘ now has a publication date. Out on 29th May and published by Hachette, this book is […]

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It’s Christmas in February!

I’ve been helping make crafts fun for kids for many years now. My ‘day job’ before I launched Charlie & Hannah has been as a designer of kids’ craft books, and I still get involved in putting together creative ideas for new series. So, Saturday morning saw me invoking Christmas again in my garden! I […]

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