Asian Adventures and Crafty Events

I’m off on an adventure in Vietnam next week!!  I am beside myself with excitement as I’ve never been to Asia but have always, always wanted to go.  I’m going with one of my besties and we’re heading from Ho Chi Minh city up to Hanoi, via Hoi An and Nha Trang.  We’re also spending a couple of nights of a beautiful junk boat cruise … Continue reading Asian Adventures and Crafty Events


There are some changes afoot around here *cue music*. I have been blogging in this little corner of the Internet for 3 and a half years, and running Crafternoon Cabaret Club for almost as long. All this time I’ve also been working full time at Southbank Centre, most recently running the schools programme. It has been intense, incredible, exciting, highly creative and highly exhausting.  I … Continue reading Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Edinburgh, fundraising and performers needed!

We’re off to Edinburgh this summer – well truth be told I’m only going up for about 4 days in the middle But I’m associate producing a fantastic new play: Villain by Martin Murphy (my husband), and Crafternoon Cabaret Club are co-producing a mixed bill comedy/cabaret line up on the Free Fringe called Around the Fringe in 50 Minutes. I haven’t been to Edinburgh for years. … Continue reading Edinburgh, fundraising and performers needed!

New Crafternoon Cabaret Club’s announced!

Our last event was a roaring success of stitchery and song so I can’t wait for the next events before we break for the summer. Fancy some edgy crafting, punk rock beats and the chance to customise that old denim jacket or jeans that you’ve had in the back of the cupboard?  Join us on June 11th 2-4pm at The Book Club for our PUNK … Continue reading New Crafternoon Cabaret Club’s announced!

Paperchase Collaboration: Project Craft

Back in March I worked on a really exciting project with one of my absolutely favourite brands – Paperchase!  I LOVE Paperchase – their collections are so creative and pretty so I was really delighted to get to work with them to contribute to their new online and in-store craft workshops: Project Craft.   I created two tutorials for Paperchase – all about pompoms; fluttery feminine tissue … Continue reading Paperchase Collaboration: Project Craft

pompom and wool wrapped wreath

Crafty Beggars in the House

You may have spotted me shouting on twitter about being on the telly recently! I was a guest on the show Crafty Beggars – being interviewed by the lovely Julie Peasgood and Wendy Turner-Webster. I actually met Julie at The Handmade Fair and I was so so chuffed to be invited on. On my episode the other guests were the lovely Elspbeth of Ragged Life … Continue reading Crafty Beggars in the House

Making Lately: Year of Collaboration

I haven’t written a Making Lately post for a while – partly because I’ve been so damn busy I haven’t had much time to get my thoughts in order!  Having said that some absolutely amazing things have already happened in the last few months that I am ridiculously happy about.  I wanted to collaborate more this year, I even had some dream brands to try and … Continue reading Making Lately: Year of Collaboration

New Crafternoon Events: Come craft with us!

We’ve got some really exciting Crafternoon events coming up – I hope you can come and join us! Saturday 14th February: Palentines Day at the Book Club This sunday I’ll be making friendship bracelets as part of The Book Club’s fantastic Palentine’s Day event.  The line-up looks really fun, and includes a screening of Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (yes!) and I think there … Continue reading New Crafternoon Events: Come craft with us!

New Crafternoon Cabaret Club’s on sale!

We have some exciting new Crafternoon Cabaret Club’s on sale to help get your year off to a most excellent crafty start. Join us on January 23rd for our second event with Tiger Stores.  We’ll be making beautiful paper banners – perfect for wedding decorations, birthday banners, new babies, or just fun decor for your home.  You can find more info and book your tickets … Continue reading New Crafternoon Cabaret Club’s on sale!

Handmade Christmas? We’ve got you covered

Aspiring to have a sprinkling of handmade in your Christmas festivities this year?  Fret not – we’ve got you covered with a wholes series of super festive events on sale to meet all of your Christmas Crafting needs!! Why not DIY some gifts this year at our Painted Necklace Workshop on November 14th?  You’re bound to impress your friends and relatives with this chic make, … Continue reading Handmade Christmas? We’ve got you covered

Minerva Crafts and macrame!

I have exciting news to announce – I’m now contributing to the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network! My first post is now up and takes you through making your own Macrame Hanging planter using gorgeous Zpaghetti yarn. You can see the full post here: Hanging Macrame Planter DIY on Minerva Crafts The lovely folks at Minerva Crafts also interviewed me about my crafting habits, first makes and … Continue reading Minerva Crafts and macrame!

Making Lately

As this post is published I’m most likely going to be standing elbows deep in a pile of embroidery hoops, cutting up felt squares and pressing fabrics, while packing beads into boxes and crossing my fingers that my last count of jewellery findings was correct.  That’s because I’m on to THE HANDMADE FAIR TOMORROW!!  I’ll be running workshops making decorative embroidery hoop art and letter bead … Continue reading Making Lately

New Crafternoon Cabaret Club workshops on sale!

We have some new Crafternoon Cabaret Club craft workshops on sale in October and November – come and get your craft on and join the club! 24 October The Book Club,  100 – 106 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH 2- 4pm £15 with all materials included Learn to make your own macrame plant hanger and bring nature inside when it’s too cold to go out. With … Continue reading New Crafternoon Cabaret Club workshops on sale!

The Handmade Fair 2015

This September Kirstie Allsopp is bringing the UKs best crafters and creatives together once more for The Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace.  I am delighted to tell you that this year Crafternoon Cabaret Club has joined the bill!  I could not be more excited to be part of this fantastic event and to have the chance to meet Queen of Creativity Kirstie herself! Last year … Continue reading The Handmade Fair 2015

I’m off Honeymooning!

Hello hello – I’ll be taking a little break for the next two weeks while I head of on my Honeymoon with my new HUSBAND! Here’s a little sneak peek of our gorgeous day: Dress: Oleg Cassini Photography: Abi Ellson Photography Veil: Gillian Million Hair and make-up: Ava Belle Bridal Bouquet: Sweet Izzy (please note she’s taking a short break to revamp her etsy shop but you must … Continue reading I’m off Honeymooning!