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All New CraftMerrily – Our Hama Bead Shop Just Got Better!

June 5, 2014
All New CraftMerrily – Our Hama Bead Shop Just Got Better!

We’ve been working on a new project for the last few months – and if you wonder why it has taken a while, well, there are just the three of us to do everything and sometimes building a new website takes a long time (especially when battling the inevitable consequences of bringing up 5 children!) Last week we launched the first stage of our new online store; we’ve started with CraftMerrily to try and bring it up to scratch and make it as easy as possible to get the Hama Beads you love. We’ve got plenty to do yet to make it as dynamic as we want it to be but the new shop is now live and it looks like customers have been pleased so far. We’ll be aiming to get new content and lots more detail on the site very soon but do let us know what you think. If you are a new or existing customer, you can also use the offer code below for a 10% discount. Don’t forget our ideas board on Pinterest too – we do love Pinterest! Follow Merrily Me’s board Hama Beads on Pinterest.
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Hama Bead Cat Patterns

October 20, 2013
Hama Bead Cat Patterns

We’ve been having a bit of fun crafting cats recently and while off school recovering from a nasty bug, all the girls indulged me by making some cat patterns to display on the blog. We’ve not got as far as drawing them as patterns yet, but it may well happen! I think top marks has to go to Amelie on this occasion for her rather fabulous large cat, done across 4 large interconnecting square boards. He reminded me of Top Cat (so we watched a bit of him on You Tube to introduce her to the character she had inadvertently recreated!) and I think he is pretty impressive for a cat who came directly from brain to fingers. She made this one after doing two other cat faces which inspired her to go for something bigger. Cat in a top hat done on a single large square board. Cute kitten face done on a large hexagon board. Fran humoured me with a couple of cats made on the Hama Cat Pegboard. She did a nice job though For a closer look at Maddy’s blue cat, pop over to Simple Crafts and see him. You might enjoy our Cat Crafts...
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Christmas Tree Ornament Hama Bead Patterns

November 26, 2012
Christmas Tree Ornament Hama Bead Patterns

It’s been a while since I cooked up anything new for the Christmas Design page but we couldn’t help noticing that all our previous designs were getting thousands of hits a day. We thoughts it was time to add something fresh to the site. These Christmas baubles came about as part of a family crafty day; in fact, it tells you lots about a small family business. I paid 2 daughters £3 each to make a big set of these and another daughter £4 to draw them all out for me! So I can keep paying them for their hard work, it would be lovely if you would buy your hama bead supplies from our shop at CraftMerrily Here are easy to print small versions of the patterns. I will be creating a PDF of full sized patterns for you to download tomorrow I did make a slight error in the green one of these and forgot to colours few spaces, sorry! That was me, not Maddy, she got all her ones right. I also made a couple with thin hanging holes. They will work but if you have a rectangle board make them on that and add a...
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The Owl and the Penguin went to see…

The Owl and the Penguin went to see…

… if they could be married even though they were birds technically unlikely to meet anywhere other than slightly tenuous blog posts! Last week Amelie wanted to make an owl out of Hama Beads. We played around at the design for a while and never got it quite right. Looking back at it now,...

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The Owl and the Penguin went to see…

The Owl and the Penguin went to see…

… if they could be married even though they were birds technically unlikely to...

Competition Winner

Competition Winner

We recently ran a competition to make a Hama Bead picture that depicted “An...

Christmas Ideas with Hama Beads

Christmas Ideas with Hama Beads

Christmas is definitely the time of year for Hama Bead crafting; if you haven’t...

Hama Beads Reviews from Bloggers

Hama Beads Reviews from Bloggers

Recently I asked some blogging Twitter followers to review some packs of Hama Beads...

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