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
On a very very warm July evening I found myself wandering through Soho to a beautiful events venue on Greek St to learn about tablescaping with the gods of fun, stylish and affordable interiors IKEA! I have a special love for an IKEA trip: the beautiful room layouts, the cushions, the huge variety of I-didn’t-know-I-needed-that-until-I-saw-it’s, and of course meatballs! Needless to say I was excited! … Continue reading Tablescaping with IKEA
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!
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!
At the start of this year I made some inspirational embroidered wall hangings. I really loved the result – particularly that I could decorate my workspace the handmade way with a little message to keep me smiling. I have a real fascination with embroidery – I follow tons of beautiful embroiderers on instagram (I should probably do a post sharing my favourites) and I love the … Continue reading A new embroidery project
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
The other week I went to the most beautiful event for the launch of Evian’s new flavoured water range. I was the lucky guest of Sarah and so after meeting up early on Carnaby Street for a glass of wine and a gossip we skipped along to Liberty (aka my fabric mecca) where we were greeted with a room absolutely full of beautiful, breathtaking, blossoms and … Continue reading Flowers for days with Evian
Look Lane is an exciting new online platform for selling crafts and handmade products that will be launching at the end of March. It’s the brainchild of Debbie Ingle, who also runs the gorgeous Duck and Duffle. I met Debbie a few years back at the first Mollie Makes Handmade Awards – she’s a right babe and full to the brim with talent. I love … Continue reading Look Lane Launch Party
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
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!
I had a wonderful opportunity to head back to London Jewellery School to learn to create silver stacking rings. I’ve written about how much I loved their beading course so I was really excited to go back and extend my skills. I was also really looking forward to trying my hand at working with silver – a big step up from beading because it involves HAMMERS … Continue reading Stack ’em high – making rings with London Jewellery School
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!
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
‘What on earth is a Pakkekalender’ I hear you cry! That was my first thought too! It’s actually a rather ingenious invention out of Denmark – not happy with simply exchanging gifts at Christmas time a Pakkekalender allows you to stretch that gorgeous warming excitement of wrapping and opening presents all through December. One present for every day leading up to christmas – each wrapped … Continue reading Bright Christmas Packages, tied up with string… Pakkekalenders are one of my new favourite things!
For my birthday this year I decided to treat myself with an evening course at the London Jewellery School. I absolutely love learning new skills but I generally teach myself; using youtube, books, and joyful experimentation to hone my techniques. The idea of actually being taught felt really luxurious and I was really excited to get started. I chose a course in beading which felt like … Continue reading Learning with London Jewellery School