Goodbye 2021, hello 2022!

It doesn’t feel like a year has passed between writing these last two yearly recaps. It seems crazy to me at how quickly time has flown! (Maybe it just does that in the midst of a global pandemic?) Despite my lack of consistent updating, the crafting and making at Self Assembly Required HQ had been […]

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The Crossbody Bag // Bags and Pieces

AD – gifted kit I’ve been eyeing up these amazing bag making kits from German company Bags and Pieces for a very very long time. Ever since I saw them on Instagram via @sleepless_in_bavaria (seriously, go follow Bianca if you don’t already – beautiful makes, great recommendations and lots of funny cat videos!), I’ve been […]

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A colourful (hanging) planter // The Bargello Edit

I love trying new crafts. I’m always so fascinating with making, well, everything and I’m forever looking for the next thing to try. I’ve even got a list that I’m planning to work my way through this year! Today is all about bargello which might be familiar to some of you but probably not to […]

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7 crafts to try in 2021

A new year always seems to be a great time to pick up a new hobby. I know I’m always on the lookout for the next thing to try! I’ve compiled a list of 7 crafts that I’m excited about trying out and exploring further this year. Why not check out this list and see […]

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The Perfect Pinafore // Self Draft

You’d think a grown woman would have moved on from a pinafore dress but not me! It’s been years since my first Tilly and the Buttons Cleo and I’m still obsessed! I’ve tried plenty of different ones over the years – the Fleur, the Rickey, the Bobbi, the Utu – and loved each of them […]

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Goodbye 2020, hello 2021!

Well what can be said apart from that 2020 was probably the weirdest year we’ve ever had? From Brexit to COVID and scary toilet roll shortages, it’s been a particularly tumultuous year for most of us. Despite that, I thought I’d run through my highlights of 2020 as I don’t think it was all awful! […]

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5 Last Minute Xmas Gifts to Craft

Let’s face it, there’s always a last minute Christmas present hat needs sorting. That aunt/ cousin/ sibling/ coworker that you meant to buy something for but may have forgotten about… But with some quick crafting skills, there’s always something you can make! 1. Sew a scarf Yup I said sew a scarf not knit one! […]

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