About me

Hungry Heffy Crafts is a website dedicated to the passion I hold for crafting.  For many years I was frustrated by the fact that although I love crafting and there is so much to learn out there, I wasn’t able to gain the knowledge fast enough.  This was usually due to the fact that I didn’t live near very many crafting shops.  As I got more and more interested in the very many fun and wonderful areas of the craft world, I started working in craft shops and as a craft demonstrator. Before long I realised that I now have the opportunity to offer this knowledge to others who feel the same way that I did. So I hope you enjoy reading about my crafty projects and learn something new about this wonderful hobby, and maybe even tell your friends about Hungry Heffy Crafts.

My name is Lesley Oman and I am a 31 year old graduate who sees the beauty in the unexpected, and the inspiration from the mundane.  I get easily excited by patterned paper and buttons and dream of a day where I have a room full of ribbons.  I am a simple girl, just wanting to create personal masterpieces that I can be proud of.  I am lucky enough to have a wonderfully supportive husband, and we are proud parents to our sweet daughter Piper. They are my world!

I have worked as a freelance demonstrator for a UK craft company Trimcraft and have performed demonstrations in the past for suppliers, stockists and manufacturers, so you may have seen my face in a few craft shops around the UK.  I have also organised and held craft classes for both adults and children, and have made a few downloadable craft classes which are free to share. I’ve now moved on to making videos of projects as well as sharing photographs of my crafty creations.

So please take a look around the website and if you have any questions, comments or suggestions I would be thrilled to hear from you, just drop me an email at lez@hungryheffycrafts.com

Creative Bio

- Demonstrator for Trimcraft & Personal Impressions

- Featured on Paperlife: an interview with Amy Coon

- Guest Designer for Bisous & featured in the Bisous Newsletter

- Challenge coordinator and judge for Paperclipping Monthly Challenges

- Featured in Scrapbook Magazine, issue 42: Three for £10 challenge

- Published in Scrapbook News and Reviews Online Publication

- Published in Scrapbook Memories Magazine

- Published in For The Home Ideas Book, by Scrapbook Trends with Northridge Media

-Currently a Design Team member for Scrapbook Magazine, UK.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

jenny clifford December 22, 2010 at 12:59 am

just discovered your you tube videos and love the way you explaine things so easy to listen to.

Becky Rogers February 8, 2012 at 9:57 pm

I watched your youtube video on creating a flower using Candi from Craftwork Cards. I am interested in the tacky glue you used. I could not see the name of the product and am really interested in this glue that is still flexible after it dries. Could you send me the name of the glue and a suggestion as to where I can purchase it online? Thank you so much, Becky

Lesley Oman February 9, 2012 at 9:10 am

Hi Becky, the name of the glue is Anita’s tacky glue. You can get in most craft retailers in the uk- try http://www.craftsuperstore.co.uk
It is made by a manufacturer called Do crafts- maybe their website will have a list of distributers.
Hope you find it- of not, let me know. X

KazzyCollar February 17, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Hi Lesley

I see you are a local girl, well local to Guildford :o) – do you do any workshops locally please?

Lesley Oman February 18, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Hi there Kazzy! I live in Lindford now but still work in Guildford. I dont have any workshops just now but am thinking about either starting workshops or crops locally. What kind of workshops would you be interested in? Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting! x lesley

nola ingle April 5, 2012 at 6:02 am

Did you know that Anderson the reporter gives many people who apear on his show one of those receivers for your cell phone. You won’t be alone anyway.

Carla Kincaid May 28, 2012 at 10:18 pm

I watched the video on the Elephant card…..very cute…..
I am very interested in the cutting board you use, the one with diagonal as well as verticle and horizontal lines? Where can I purchase one.
I just found your site today and am already addicted. Thank you.

Lesley Oman May 28, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Hi carla, thanks for your comment, i must make some more videos soon to feed your new addiction. the cutting mat is made by a brand called Xcut, i think its a UK brand, but you may be able to pick it up in other countries too. from a quick google search i can see that amazon.co.uk have a few in stock (they are the newer colour range of pink & black) but you may also be able to buy some of the blue ones if you prefer that colour, i spied one of the WH Smith website. x

Carol January 25, 2013 at 5:58 am

This is my first time reading your blog…congrats on that little blessing, how wonderful…your room full of ribbons will certainly come to pass, as you both have a daughter….buttons and bows, ribbons and pearls…that’s what makes up the craft room of GIRLS….speaking from a mum of all boys…smiles….I love your work, and your vision…I look forward to receiving your newsletter…..I would love to enter for the gift packet, but didn’t know where to add my comment…..lol….please enter me for your gift box….thank you so much….

Vickie Negri May 3, 2013 at 5:34 pm

I also just discovered your site. Saw one of your how-to videos on EK Success. Is there any way I can find out where to get stamps or supplies you use on any card you have made?

Joyce Pierson September 4, 2013 at 12:29 am

Hi Lesley, I thoroughly enjoyed watching your video on how to paint with Distress Inks. Great technique. I’m 67 and always learning……….just learned from you. I’ve been looking around your site and see you have a lot of wonderful crafts to share. I will be visiting your site often. Thank you for sharing, Joyce from California, USA

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