Welcome to thehandycrafterblog

Hello everyone,

Just a little introduction about me. I have always been a creative person and take on so many new hobbies. Started jewellery making a few years ago, although it was really enjoyable, I decided to take up a new hobby, nail art!

Really enjoy doing nails, I do all sorts of nail art on natural nails. I did start working with acrylic nails for a while but you need a lot of time and dedication to perfect it and well, at the time I never had the time. I still do nails for my family and myself of course! But it’s not my main hobby at the moment.

Earlier this year I started sewing. I didn’t have a clue on how to use a sewing machine but my good friend YouTube had loads of tutorials which really helped me get into it. I have done a few tote bags, make up bags, pocket tissue holders, toiletry bags etc You can find all my projects on my Instagram page.

Whilst browsing on YouTube, I came across some wonderful ladies who love to do paper craft and that’s where my love for paper crafting was born 🙂 So I now have a new hobby which I dedicate my free time to as it’s something I love to do.

I have been inspired by all the lovely crafters on YouTube and give them 100% credit and thank them for the inspiration. All my paper craft work is also on my Instagram page but have decided to create this blog as not everyone has Instagram and would like to share my projects with everyone.

Hope you all enjoy 🙂





Pocket Letter Swap

Hi everyone,

So last month I did a pocket letter swap with the lovely Ann Melvin. She’s postivelypapercraft on YouTube. Check her out 🙂

I have seen pocket letters popping up recently on Pinterest, YouTube etc and I really wanted to make one so thought I’d contact Ann and she was happy to swap with me. We decided to do whatever we wanted rather than sticking to just one theme.

It’s my first pocket letter and I had so much fun making it. Unfortunately I didn’t take pictures of my one, which I will next time I do one but Ann did a video of the swaps so you can find it on her channel:

And this is what I received

How gorgeous is this pocket letter! I absolutely love it! It has so many lovely die cuts and embelishments and they’re neatly inside these cute little pockets she’s made. She even gave me some extra goodies. How sweet and kind of her. Thank you Ann! Look forward to swapping with you again 🙂

I really want to do a Christmas theme pocket letter swap seeing as Christmas is just around the corner! If anyone in the UK wants to swap with me, please contact me. Would love to swap with you 🙂

Have a great day!