Making Lately: Weddings and Bag Tags and Knitting OH MY!

There’s now less than two months until my wedding – so me and the boy are both really trying to get our to-do lists moving so that the final few weeks can be exciting rather than frantic.  Work has also been pretty intense recently with Alchemy Festival and Web We Want  on the way (click the links to see the wonderful, crazy arts stuff I spend my … Continue reading Making Lately: Weddings and Bag Tags and Knitting OH MY!

Mollie Makes Crochet Cherry Brooch

Continuing my latest attempts at learning crochet I made the most of a cute crochet cherry pattern in a recent Mollie Makes.  And I’m pretty chuffed about how it turned out!!  I particularly loved learning to create the curved edge of the leaf using half treble, treble and double treble stitches – and I think I can use the same technique to add edges to … Continue reading Mollie Makes Crochet Cherry Brooch

Making inspired by Benu: Pom Pom necklace

A few Mollie Makes ago there was a tutorial for a gorgeous Benu inspired necklace.  Benu jewellery is really gorgeous and quirky and this pom pom necklace made me think of big tops and summer so I had to make my own.  I changed it up a little – going with blue pom poms  and larger leather triangles and I’m really happy with the result. … Continue reading Making inspired by Benu: Pom Pom necklace

Commit to the Knit

It’s been a while since I picked up my needles but after meeting so many inspiring knitters at the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards I figured it was about time to tackle it again… and I have to say… something feels different… It’s going really well… (ssshhh don’t tell the knitting fairies – they might think I’m getting cocky) I figured the best way to get me … Continue reading Commit to the Knit

Words of inspiration

In last months awesome retro vibes Mollie Makes they were also giving away some really stunning limited edition prints.  As well as being beautiful they’re full of words of wonder and inspiration: perfect for adding some colour to your crafting workspace.  My workspace is more of a teeny tiny desk in the corner but I’m making the most of it and filling it with creative … Continue reading Words of inspiration

More Mollie Makes Handmade Awards

The Mollie Makes Handmade Awards video is up!!  It really captures the atmosphere – chatty, curious, celebratory – of the day as a whole so have a watch and share! Slowly (but surely) lots of blogs are starting to creep up by the wonderful crafters that were shortlisted for the awards (and a few from some of the judges) so I wanted to share a few … Continue reading More Mollie Makes Handmade Awards

Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2014 – Crafternoon Cabaret Club wins the Creative Idea Award!

Well Hello World: after being swept up in the whirlwind that was the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards my feet are lightly touching back down into reality and I can now say (delightedly, excitedly) that Crafternoon Cabaret Club is this year’s winner for the Creative Idea Award! I’m completely thrilled and very overwhelmed!  The awards day was held at The Proud Archivist – a gorgeous canalside cafe/venue … Continue reading Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2014 – Crafternoon Cabaret Club wins the Creative Idea Award!

Mollie Makes Handmade Awards – I’ve been shortlisted!

I have hugely exciting news!   Crafternoon Cabaret Club has been shortlisted for the Creative Idea Award in the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards! The judging will be taking place next week at the Proud Archivist in London where I’ll also get to meet all the other shortlisted entrants. EXCITING STUFF! (P.S. cross your fingers and toes for me 😉 ) You can see the full shortlist … Continue reading Mollie Makes Handmade Awards – I’ve been shortlisted!

Mollie Making! Geometric Mug Cosy by Samantha Stas

For Christmas this year I was given a subscription to Mollie Makes *squeal* .  One of my new year’s resolutions  was to use everything crafty that I’d been given for Christmas and as all good Mollie Makes fans will know the magazine comes with a lovely crafty how-to gift each month!  This month’s dropped through my letter box and I was delighted to discover that the … Continue reading Mollie Making! Geometric Mug Cosy by Samantha Stas