Remember granny knitting by the fire, or mum going over that cross-stitch pattern on a Sunday afternoon? Or, remember textiles classes in school, learning to thread a needle, and whipping-up some slightly dodgy craftwork (there’s a reason why all of our childhood creations end up in attic storage)? From where we’re standing, in a sea of social media and digital devices, craft suddenly seems such a wonderfully simple, wholesome and - guess what - fun activity! It’s time to disconnect, put down your phone, switch off the screens, and get creative with some crafty DIY kits (and no, we’re not talking power drills and MDF - this is the needle, thread, and a cup-of-tea-in-the-afternoon version!).
From macramé to embroidery, from cross-stitch to crochet, traditional crafts are having a moment. Think cutesy little home adornments, designed to sit beautifully beside gorgeous, green hanging plants - and made by none other than you! The Doiy Stitchit kit comes complete with a fabulous selection of trendy design charts and easy-to-follow guidelines, for the perfect party talking-point - “Oh that? Just a little thing I threw together. Creative genius, you say? Oh stop, you’re making me blush!”
Neon in daylight
For the thoroughly modern amongst you, why not play around with a make-your-own neon kit? Be the next Tracey Emin and start bending letters and shapes out of supple strips of neon: simple to achieve, stunning to behold.
Kids and teens love to get creative too. With an adorable selection of make-you-own models - from Kittycorns to Sausage Dogs - kids can experiment with simple sculpture, making animal figures out of moulding dough - the dream gift for the budding young artist, the teen away from home, and for every lover (kids and grown-up-kids alike, obvs) of all-things cute!
Gifts from the heart
Our playful selection of craft kits provide the perfect gift for that creative junkie in your life. Better still, grab one for yourself and start giving friends and family your own, hand-made creations. But be warned, tears will be shed - there’s nothing like a personal touch to get the eye-juices flowing!