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It’s been interesting to see how the ‘new normal’ has slowly transitioned into our day to day lives. We’re now quite accustomed to joining a queue on our food shops, and whenever we leave the house the face masks and hand gel check has become as much as our routine as remembering our phone and keys. I hope your experience re-opening your store has been a positive one and we’d love to hear your experiences. You can email me at: email@example.com
It’s been very sad to hear of many trade show cancellations including Autumn Fair and the London Stationery Show. We do enjoy visiting the exhibition centres, reconnecting with companies, having a chat and sourcing new designs as we browse the aisles. We look forward to the hustle and bustle returning in 2021.
This issue we have the first in our two-part Christmas series. There are some wonderful designs to decorate the home and make for loved ones. We also have a focus on knitting and crochet, soft crafts and card-making. As well as this, there’s all the latest industry news and the newest craft book releases.
Rachel Westall, Editor
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Rachel x Crafter's Companion is launching some new Gemini Elements Festive Giftable boxes with decorative toppers.
The 'Love from Santa' collection features dies to create bauble, elf, Santa and reindeer-themed boxes while the 'Jolly Quartet' set features everything you need to create snowman, polar bear, penguin and robin-themed boxes.
Also launching with these fun, festive die sets is the 'A Little Something For You' stamp set which features a multitude of different greetings including blank messages so you can personalise them for your loved ones.
Prices start from RRP £4.99. www.crafterscompaniontrade.co.uk
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The purchase of a Trotec laser cutter has enabled Bristol-based designer Sabella Tilley to start her own business, Treetop Treasures. Having previously focused on creating handmade paper cut gifts, Sabella wanted to expand her capabilities and be able to engrave additional materials, including wood.... read more
If you can't wait for halloween 2020, but dreading the messy pumpkin bit? Then fear not trick-or-treaters, this year's spooky style is all about paint! If you've checked the likes of Pinterest recently (other online influences are available), you'll have seen a new cool craze for painting pumpkins! Learn how to create pretty pumpkins in sweet and stylish pastel shades with Rust-Oleum Furniture Paint and put some style into your Halloween celebrations.... read more
Here's the results of our previous poll where we asked...If correct social distancing measures are implemented, will you be heading back to the trade shows in August/September?