My highlights of 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you all saw the new year in with friends, fun and all of the fizz! I sure did… which is why I wrote this post a few days back and scheduled it so I wouldn’t have to crawl out from under my duvet #organised (however after posting this it was pointed out that I’d written 2016 instead of 2015 in … Continue reading My highlights of 2015

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My favourite posts of 2015

It has been such a huge year for me – both in my personal life, in my day job and in the fun filled world of Crafternoon Cabaret Club. I’m planning a post all about my goals for 2016 (along with every other blogger I’m sure), and a roundup of my highlights of 2015 (ditto!) But I also wanted to share some of my favourite … Continue reading My favourite posts of 2015

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Festive Makes: Simple Star Wreath

After my final festive Crafternoon Cabaret Club I am finally feeling full of Christmas cheer – hooray!  Bring on the tinsel. let’s mull everything, more glitter please!  I think it was probably all the glorious wrapping paper that filled my weekend – and I have a blog coming out later this week all about creatvie giftwrap to feast your festive eyes upon. But first – … Continue reading Festive Makes: Simple Star Wreath

Festive Makes: 1920s Headpiece

Craft your own gorgeous 1920s headpiece just in time for party season using my tutorial now up on the Minerva Crafts Bloggers network.  I really enjoyed making this as it subtly uses quite a few different ways of working with fabric to create embellishments – suffolk puffs, rolled satin roses and gathered flowers.  I wasn’t actually intending my finished piece to have such a floral … Continue reading Festive Makes: 1920s Headpiece

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

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All the fun of The Handmade Fair

Running workshops at this year’s Handmade Fair was an amazing, exhausting, inspiring experience.  On day one I barely left the VIP tent to explore beyond buying delicious curry from The Peckish Peacock!  However across the weekend I managed to fit in a few workshops, meet up with some awesome bloggers and makers, and trawl the shopping tents drooling over beautiful handmade goods, crafty kits and gorgeous materials, and even … Continue reading All the fun of The Handmade Fair

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!

The Handmade Fair 2015 – Crafternoon Cabaret Club

The Handmade Fair 2015 was an extravaganza of food, flower crowns and of course craft!  Across the three days I was running Crafternoon Cabaret Club workshops in the VIP Lounge with the help of my glamorous assistant Justine: 6 workshops, 3 performers, 110 embroidery hoop artworks stitched, over 100 letter bead necklaces and bracelets strung and a fabulously friendly array of makers and crafters and … Continue reading The Handmade Fair 2015 – Crafternoon Cabaret Club

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!

My Top Workshop Picks at The Handmade Fair 2015

After finally announcing my involvement in The Handmade Fair I’ve been looking through all of the wonderful and inspiring workshops and talks that will be taking place.  I had actually bought tickets to attend with my mum way back when they first went on sale but now even more workshops have been announced and BOY do they look good.  One of my favourite things about … Continue reading My Top Workshop Picks at The Handmade Fair 2015

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!

Making this May with Crafternoon Cabaret Club!

Hey there crafters, Our next event is now on sale – come along for a jewellery making workshop with a fab cabaret line-up on saturday May 9th at The Book Club!  This month we’ll be creating memory wire bracelets – perfect for beginners – where you’ll learn the basics of jewellery making and hone your eye for design with bead selection! As always your craft comes complete … Continue reading Making this May with Crafternoon Cabaret Club!

Mollie Makes Handmade Awards is back!!

Last year on a bit of a whim I entered the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards.  At that point I’d been running Crafternoon Cabaret Club for almost a year, I was starting to find a voice with my blog and I’d met some really wonderful performers and venues. I was incredibly nervous when I entered – and even more so when I discovered I’d been shortlisted … Continue reading Mollie Makes Handmade Awards is back!!