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    If you have creative kids like my son pictured above (this is a very old photo, he is actually nearly 9 now) then take a look around our website as we offer a wide range of crafty supplies. If you live locally to Seaton, Devon then i would advise popping in store as we have even more here in the shop! 

    Encouraging creativity from a young age is a fantastic idea as arts and crafts help children to develop a wide range of skills. My son has always had access to a variety of arty materials ever since he could move i found it not only encouraged an interest in creative activites but it encouraged him to experiment, gave him confidence and it also helped his speech development as he would use words to ask for the different materials, colours of paints and papers he wanted to use. 

    Reuben is nearly 9 now and still has a keen interest in art, he can often be found with a pen in hand working on cartoon sketches, writing stories and model making. Reu is also very sporty; he enjoys going out to explore the beach and local nature walks. We often come back with bits and pieces found on out travels that get turned into pieces of art. 

    If you want to get creative with your children take a look here at our online shop. 

    Reuben recommends the kids sketching pads found here. 
    My youngest son (age 7) loves the Nutty Putty, found here. 

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    Wool is fast becoming one of our best selling products in store and online. We stock mainly stock Stylecraft as we feel they offer a fantastic selection, are well priced and great quality. 

    The above pictured wool is 'Pink Bloom' from the Cabaret range. It has stunning virbrant colours and a great hint of sparkle. It is 98% premium Acrylic and 2 % polyester. The ball is 100g (approx 230 metres) 

    It is recommended to be on a 30 wash, cool tumble dry and cool iron. 

    This is a double knit so most will use this wool on a 4mm needle. 

    Some of our customers have said this knits beautifully into scaves and hats, i can imagine it would make a fantastic blanket too! 

    If you have any projects created with this wool we would love to see them, add a link in the comments and we'll go take a look! 


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    I thought for a long time about whether I should post something or not with everything that is going on at the moment but decided I wanted to give my opinion, it might not mean much to the majority of you as my business is tiny compared to most but still this is my opinion and that of my business Imagine Design Create.

     

    Imagine Design Create is a small family business, coming up 10 years old. I started it many years ago whilst pregnant with my oldest son. It became a ltd company in 2013 and i opened my Seaton based shop in 2014. In 2017 we launched our own brand range and in 2018 we joined Hochanda.

     

    Claire began the Hochanda journey with her fantastic shows through 2018 and i only recently began demonstrating again at Hochanda but have been involved in the process since day one.

     

    What the public don't get to see is all the hard work involved right from the start; the team who interviewed us as a company to see what our products are, the training team who teach us how things work and give us the guided tour, the buying team who help build the shows, security who check us in at the door, the floor staff who set up the show displays, arrange all the cameras and grab any items you forget whilst live on air!, the gallery team, the directors, the staff who mic us up, the presenters and many more people who i have missed out but there are so many staff involved in each and every hour show and they all work amazingly hard.

     

    I am so grateful to Hochanda for giving us the opportunity to share our company with its customers. It has meant that we can grow and develop our business and has helped us reach a much wider audience than we would in our little Seaton shop.

     

    We hope that we can continue to work with the Hochanda family through 2019 and beyond and want to thank each and every member of staff at Hochanda for all the hard work they do.

     

    Kerri-Ann, Jon, Claire & all the Imagine Design Create team.

  4. Have you seen that we have a Foamiran sale on. We have sorted through the stock in store and update the website. Once it is gone we will not be restocking so grab it while you can. 

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    If you are wondering what you can do with Foamiron take a look at some of the inspiration from our design team. Foamiran makes some beautiful flowers and embellishments. 

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