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

Edinburgh, fundraising and performers needed!

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!

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

A new embroidery project

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

pompom and wool wrapped wreath

Crafty Beggars in the House

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

How to have the perfect Crafternoon

Crafternoon: An afternoon spent gloriously reveling in all things crafty I am clearly a lover of craft and so one of my fave ways to spend an afternoon is making stuff.  I always have a load of projects on the go (read: unfinished) and I like to flit between them (read: get distracted easily) so finding time to craft is a bit of a necessity… … Continue reading How to have the perfect Crafternoon

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

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!

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!

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

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

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