What’s in a card?

What’s in a card? They can make us smile, laugh, feel loved, remember someone, give us courage, and encourage us… I’m always so appreciative if someone gives me a card, whether it’s for a birthday or even just to cheer me up. I’m sure I’ve said before that I have a (completely unfulfilled) aspiration to make and give more handmade cards. It should be an … Continue reading What’s in a card?

Books: Tie & Dye by Lizzie King

I am slowly getting my maker mojo back in shape but something that has always given me a boost of inspiration, and made my bookshelves look so on point is a new craft book.  I love seeing the imagination and ingenuity of other creatives and my hope is always that I will be left desperate to try some of the projects and full of ideas to … Continue reading Books: Tie & Dye by Lizzie King

Book Review: Rag Rugs, Pillows and More

A few years back at The Handmade Fair a completely stunning rag rug wreath caught my eye.  It was made by Elspeth who founded Ragged Life in 2014 after getting into rag rugging as a teenager.  I really love Elspeth’s style and fun, colourful takes on the rag rugging technique – she’s also been on my blog talking about her favourite projects, and we hung out when … Continue reading Book Review: Rag Rugs, Pillows and More

Book Review: Collage Carnival

Lizzie Lees’ book Collage Carnival is a real gem of cool creativity. A book that calls you to cut, colour and paste to your hearts content is a dream for anyone who wants or needs some quick messy making in their life. Imagine a cross between the wreck this journal series and gloriously designed adult colouring books with your favourite childhood bumper sticker book and … Continue reading Book Review: Collage Carnival

A box of crafty goodness from Makerly

I love post, but you know what I love more than post?  Crafty goodies through the post!  Makerly are a brand new craft subscription box all about providing materials and inspiration for makers.  There are quite a few craft/creative subscription boxes on the market these days, each with their own unique charm which means its easier than ever to find one that will really inspire … Continue reading A box of crafty goodness from Makerly

Book Review: Paper Home

I have long admired the beautifully curated Instagram account of Esther Thorpe aka Origami Est. Her contemporary takes on the traditional artform of origami are a joy to behold and she always manages to inspire with her colour palettes and creative ideas. So it was with great excitement that I picked up Esther’s new book: Paper Home. I was expecting a range of modern and … Continue reading Book Review: Paper Home

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Creating fashion jewellery with London Jewellery School

I really enjoy making jewellery and now London Jewellery School are offering online courses I was hoping I could pick up some new techniques with their fashion jewellery course.  This online course is led by Hayley Kruger who actually ran my evening beading course back in the autumn.  Hayley is really knowledgeable and fantastic at explaining techniques – which is really important for an online course … Continue reading Creating fashion jewellery with London Jewellery School

Look Lane Launch Party

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

My Heroines: Happy International Women’s day

Happy International Women’s Day everyone!  As this post goes live I will be running around Southbank Centre managing 1000 girls aged 11 – 18 in a day of talks, workshops and music celebrating heroines.  I’ve also agreed to tweet about my day for my university so follow along #UoBWomen too to see a whole range of IWD celebrations! As part of this exciting event I asked … Continue reading My Heroines: Happy International Women’s day

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

Books: Modern Crochet by Molla Mills

Molla Mills might just be my crochet guru for 2016. Her fun and contemporary designs take crochet onto a whole new level for me. I was given her book, Modern Crochet for my birthday and on first glance I really wasn’t sure whether, as a beginner, I’d be able to manage the designs. I mean yes I’ve been flirting with the world of crochet for a while, … Continue reading Books: Modern Crochet by Molla Mills

Secret Santa with #CraftBlogClub

This year I joined in with #craftblogclub’s Secret Santa and although christmas now feels like months ago I really wanted to share what I sent and received.  Craft Blog Club run a twitter chat every Tuesday from 7 – 8:30pm dedicated (obviously) to crafters and craft bloggers.  They’re a lovely bunch and I was so pleased to get to meet Fizzy Jayne, one of the … Continue reading Secret Santa with #CraftBlogClub

Spotlight On: Art Sea Craft Sea

Today’s Spotlight On features the fabulous Stacey Chapman of Art Sea Craft Sea.  Her amazing embroideries caught my eye at The Handmade Fair so I’m delighted to share her talent here today. Hello, tell us who you are? Hello you lovely folk at the awesomeness of Crafternoon Cabaret Club!  My name is Stacey Chapman and I am the person behind the hoops and wheels at Art … Continue reading Spotlight On: Art Sea Craft Sea

Spotlight On: Ragged Life

Today’s Spotlight On post is all about the super talented Elspeth Jackson aka Ragged Life aka dreamy rag-rug paraphernalia that had me oo-ing and aah-ing at The Handmade Fair! Hello, tell us who you are Hi everyone, I’m Elspeth Jackson, rag rug designer, maker, teacher and fabric hoarder at Ragged Life. and what do you do? I design and make rag rug homeware, fashion and art under … Continue reading Spotlight On: Ragged Life

An evening at Made London

In October I spent a lovely evening at the private view of Made London: an amazing design and craft fair held at the breathtaking One Marylebone – a gorgeous church in central London.  The fair is known for it’s friendliness and variety and I was excited to experience this for myself.  As I entered the truly stunning church a pretty tote bag and a glass … Continue reading An evening at Made London