When we’re not up to our elbows in clay, or getting our fingers stuck together with the glue gun, here at Sticky Tiger we love spending time reading craft books and magazines, and trawling the internet for some fresh inspiration. Blogging has really taken off over the last few years, and there are absolutely heaps of great craft blogs and websites to bookmark – today, we’ve got a list of our top five favourites.
Founded in 2005, Poppytalk (featured in the image above) is our number one place to go when we’re looking for new ideas; as well as beautiful lifestyle and interiors photography, there are heaps (and we mean heaps!) of craft and DIY tutorials spanning everything from printmaking and jewellery, to papercraft, décor and entertaining. There are also guest contributions from other fabulous bloggers, as well as helpful roundup posts with the best latest tutorials on the web.
Whenever we’re looking for papercraft inspiration, we head straight to MiniEco; primarily origami and paper folding, you’ll find easy-to-follow DIY tutorials for 3D origami shapes, pop-up cards and gorgeous garlands. One of the brightest and cheeriest craft spaces on the internet, it’s always a pleasure to get stuck in!
A Beautiful Mess
Created by the most famous sisters on the craft scene, A Beautiful Mess is run by Elsie and Emma, and has a huge following – and quite rightly so. As well as interiors and style posts, the lovely ladies write massively creative and in-depth craft tutorials, ranging from DIY clothing and accessories to furniture hacks, interior projects and scrapbooking tips.
Meet Me at Mikes
Not only does craft extraordinaire Pip run the hugely successful blog Meet Me at Mikes, she also writes some seriously lovely craft books, publishes e-courses and gets involved in charity work as well. We love the colour and feel-good factor, and we’ve also got some pretty well-thumbed copies of Pip’s books on the StickyTiger bookshelf!
Paper & Stitch
A beautifully modern and contemporary lifestyle blog, Paper & Stitch covers everything from homes and interiors to fashion, food, travel and of course, DIY and crafts. The tutorials are brightly coloured, easy to follow and the whole website is a dream to navigate.