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The All Year Round Christmas Handbook is the only book you need to plan, make, cook and create your own unique celebration. In this tutorial we’re going to show you how to organise your crafting items in a handy way. This portable wrapping station is easy, straight forward and very useful. In the middle of the bucket is a handmade pouch, this is a vital element in this creation.

Firstly, find a lovely old bucket, add a smudge of glu on each side and add a big ribbon, then, tie on your scissors so you never lose them! Now, it’s time to make your internal pouch and divider…

To follow the rest of these steps, head over to Hochanda’s blog to find out how to make you very own Portable Wrapping Station this Christmas

Crafter’s Companion is launching a brand-new Christmas decoration in support of the Bradley Lowery Foundation.

The charity decoration, which is a first for Crafter’s Companion, is a purple stocking filled with crafty tools and essentials. For every decoration sold, £1.75 of the £5.99 retail price will be donated to the children’s charity

Since it was founded, the Bradley Lowery Foundation has raised more than £3million for dozens of poorly children; established a dedicated support line for the families of children with cancer; donated over £200Ks to researching childhood cancers; campaigned for new drugs to be introduced in the UK and has plans to build a holiday home in Scarborough.

Sara Davies, who is the patron of the Bradley Lowery Foundation, said: “Earlier this year we named the Bradley Lowery Foundation our charity of the year and our CSR team planned a range of fundraising activities to support the organisation. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, none of these events have been able to go ahead.

“So many charities have been affected by the challenges of this year, and we wanted to do something special to show our support of the foundation. We thought a Crafter’s Companion-inspired Christmas decoration would be the perfect way to raise some much-needed funds for the charity and hope that people love the stocking as much as we do.”

Gemma Lowery, founder of the Bradley Lowery Foundation and Bradley’s mum, said: “Christmas is always a difficult time for our family since Bradley went with the angels, so it’s more important than ever that we help as many families as we can, to preserve Brad’s legacy.

“We’re so grateful to our patron Sara Davies and the team at Crafter’s Companion for creating this lovely decoration which will help us to deliver more support for poorly children and their families around the UK.”

The Crafter’s Companion charity Christmas stocking will go on sale on 10 November. You can find the charity Christmas decoration here.

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This week there are 4 new guests joining the Hochanda Family, lets give them a warm welcome!

The Couture Cake Company – Tuesday 24th November at 5pm

The Couture Cake Company started in 2011 creating wedding and special occasion cakes, candy bars, cupcakes, biscuits and cake pops. With 2020 needing diversification, they have now added a few more products to the range to sell via postal delivery, ranging from Brownies, Cookies, Chocolate Covered Brownies, with Vegan and Gluten Free options for those both wanting to treat themselves and to treat others.

4en Scrap – Tuesday 24th November at 7pm

4enscrap is a French brand that proposes a wide range of equipment for card making and scrapbooking. The company was founded in 2012 by an addicted scrap woman who wanted to combine work and passion. It is located in Dijon (in Burgundy).

Timber Boutique – Tuesday 24th November at 3pm

The Timber Boutique are a small, family-run, craft-loving business which specialize in MDF products, paper collections, stamps and adornments. All of the products are designed to work seamlessly together but can also be adapted to work with other products on the market. With a desire for achievable crafting, their collections are kept relatively simple which, in turn, means crafters can add their own twist to the range of kits we make!

Clever Hands Creative – Thursday 26th November at 3pm

Clever Hands is a small business run by Catherine, an Artist & Maker based in Liverpool. With over 25 years experience in the arts and crafts industry, she is keen to share her creative knowledge by providing home tutorial videos & home arts kits. During her University studies, she was lucky enough to spend 6 months at The Crafts Academy in Kuopio Finland. Here she learnt print & textile based art skills. With her focus now on lino printing, each kit provides everything to complete a project at home in a relaxed way.