About Me

I'm Claire. I thought it would be fun to create a blog, that is dedicated to my love of making nice things (at night mainly). It also seems a good place to post tutorials, ideas and general chit chat about stuff!

I make all kinds of things - cards, bags, purses, brooches, baby quilts, aprons, scarves, etc.  I enjoy trying new things.

I have a long suffering husband, 2 fur children and a vast paper, fabric, button, ribbon and thread collection. My craft room is an over-stocked beast that I adore..

Here's a little list of my 'craft' goals for each year and what I achieved...

2010 was my year to become a more talented dressmaker - it worked out ok.
2011 was my year to finally find a craft buddy - yay for JT!
2012 was the year to combine sewing and cardmaking a bit more - I did this and the output was fun.
2013 we moved to NYC!! I really wanted to be part of a DT and win some challenges - I managed to do both. I also posted close to 200 despite the move.
2014 my goals are - get another DT position, reach the magic 200 post mark, win a few more challenges - I managed 251 posts and got another DT position. I didn't win as many challenges as I would have liked, but the fun part is playing along..
2015 - This is a big goal, but can I outdo my 251 posts of 2014...I would also like to sew more..I hit 287 posts, sadly short of 300 but next year.
2016 - It's got to be 300 posts this year, attend more classes, learn a new technique - well I managed 346 posts..gonna be hard to top that!! I attended a lot more classes, including x2 loft art retreats and I made even more crafty friends. I learnt so many new techniques in 2016, my game has been upped.
2017 - It was hard to set a craft goal for this year, as I achieved so much last year. I want to sew more and destash a bit.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog, as much as I am going to enjoy writing it.


p.s I make custom orders so just contact me with your requirements clairescrafts@gmx.com and I'll try and help.