Crafting can be a very solitary activity but, depending on your craft, it can be enjoyable to sit and make in company. Everyone loves a good stitch & bitch, right? I’ve recently been to a couple of Craft & Cocktail unofficial events with some friends from Yelp Edinburgh (that is, we pick a pub, we pick a date, and we all turn up with our latest WIP) and it’s been great fun to chat and relax while crafting, plus it’s fun to show off what I’m working on, and see what my friends are making (in case there’s any ideas I can steal!)
Of course there’s loads of great crafting inspiration to be had online. Here’s a few of my favourite Instagram accounts for when I need crafts-spiration:
This account popped up on my recommendations on Instagram, and it was a no brainer for me to follow. Contemporary cross-stitch and embroidery (expect rude words!) I like Mr X Stitch’s style. Plus, check out his current Stitch for Syria campaign if you like a bit of craftivism!
Just some of the kits over on the website! 👌🏻👊🏻❤️💖 A lot of these dudes are gonna be getting a makeover for 2016! 🌸💐 Because it’s Wednesday and Wednesday’s are 💩 use code YAY10 for 10% off everrrrythang!😘💖 There is just ONE Feb box left 😱😱😱 go give it a home, or sign up for a sub, whichever you fancy! 👊🏻👌🏻💐💌😘💖🙊
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Geeky Stitching Co sell some of the cutest cross-stitch kits I have ever seen! A great way to get started with small cross-stitch projects that are fun and cute.
Day 6 is raw materials! I work with a lot of different materials but my favourite is fabric. I love the textures, the prints and making fabulous things out of them. Thankfully this job allows me to indulge in my fabric addiction. This is just a small selection of my personal stash, my work stash is much bigger! #meetthemaker #marchmeetthemaker #fabric #material
I’ve followed Natasha on twitter and then Instagram for years now, and I just love her crafts. Plus I’m hugely envious of her fabric stash right now!
Busy day painting 🍰✨💕 www.littlemissdelicious.com #littlemissdelicious #handmade #jewellery #polymerclay #clay #claycharms #clayjewellery #handmadejewellery #jewelry #cute #kitsch #kawaii #bright #colourful #colourfulstyle #kawaiistyle #smallbrand #handcrafted #madeintheuk #happy #smile #food #face
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I love Little Miss Delicious’ gorgeously cute jewellery. I have three necklaces from this store and I still want more!
This is one that I found while browsing the #craftivism hashtag (well worth doing), and this ‘Bye Felicia’ hoop just caught my eye
Okay, so I can’t embed any of Soofiya’s pictures here, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check out her stuff. Graphic prints and feminist anarchist work to die for! Plus she is totally fab, okay?
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Yes, that’s my stream. Sometimes, if I’m stuck for inspiration, all I actually need to do is look back over my own stuff to remind me of what I can do!
If you have favourite crafters on Instagram that I should be following, please let me know in the comments below.