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

Tablescaping with IKEA

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

There ain’t no party like a Viking Arty Party

I spent a gorgeous Saturday recently at the Viking Arty Party – it was a jam packed afternoon of craft, croissants and meeting lots of creative bloggers plus finally getting to meet some internet pals in actual real life as actual people. We were at Lumiere London which is an absolute hidden gem of an event space in Southwark and boasts 3 stunningly designed rooms: … Continue reading There ain’t no party like a Viking Arty Party

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

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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

Learn at Home with London Jewellery School

London Jewellery School have just launched some exciting new online courses!  That’s right – courses that you can take from the comfort of your own home and in your own time.  It’s a fantastic initiative, not only because it means people living in other parts of the UK can now learn from their brilliant tutors (who are all professional jewellery designers) but also because being a busy person … Continue reading Learn at Home with London Jewellery School

Flowers for days with Evian

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

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

Liberty in Fashion and the Fashion and Textile Museum

A few weeks back I headed to the Liberty in Fashion exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum.  This was a must see exhibition for me – although I still almost missed it only squeezing in a visit in the final two weeks (it has now sadly finished)! It was also my first visit to the Fashion and Textile Museum which is a wonderful hidden … Continue reading Liberty in Fashion and the Fashion and Textile Museum

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!

Stack ’em high – making rings with London Jewellery School

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

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!

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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

Cold winters call for movie nights with BFI

As the nights draw in all I want to do is activities that make me cosy: drinking mulled wine, spending Sundays eating ginormous roasts next to a fire and marathon watching movies while wrapped up in blankets and ridiculously festive socks. This is my winter happy place and my movie choices reflect that – happy, silly, feel good glittery productions with a cracking good story.  … Continue reading Cold winters call for movie nights with BFI