Friday, 10 September 2010
Monday, 30 August 2010
Crafternoon is creeping quickly up on us and in preparation for the big day (Saturday 11th September in case you had forgotten!) the Crafty Creatures thought it would be a good idea to make their own bunting - results are in the photo above.
Bunting is incredibly easy to make and looks pretty! The most time consuming part of making it is cutting out all the triangles. To make our bunting we brought 2 metres of different flowered fabric. It doesn't matter, really, what sort of fabric you use but we used a cotton mix mainly because it was cheap and the one we selected had a nice flower print on it. We also brought some dark blue cotton binding and some pinking shears. We would advise spending quite a bit on the pinking shears as they will be sharper and easier to use. The pair we used was rubbish and as a result some of the triangle weren't cut out very well. Hopefully no one will notice though.
Once all our triangles were cut out, we sensibly got out the sewing machine and started attaching the triangles to our dark blue binding. To hid the unfinished edge of the triangles you must fold the binding whilst you sew. You could pin the triangles on to the binding first if you wanted and then iron the binding so you sharp edge to it...we were lazy and failed to do this. Remember to leave a nice gap between each triangle. We left 19cms between each triangle. Once all the triangles are attached you have finished and can hang the bunting where ever takes your fancy. We even had enough triangles left to make another 10 metres of bunting!
Friday, 27 August 2010
This wonderful slideshow is of the 'Cake Britain' exhibition, which runs from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 August 2010, 10am - 6pm at the Future Gallery, 5 Great Newport Street, London WC2.
We can't guarantee the cakes will be quite as intricately designed at Crafternoon. But they'll probably taste better!
Friday, 13 August 2010
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Saturday, 7 August 2010
For more info visit: www.thesassoongallery.co.uk
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
The Crafty Creatures love recycling and we encourage you to bring along a much loved t-shirt, to cut up and transform into your very own cloth creature! Whether you end up producing a material manifestation of your alter-ego, or perhaps a handy voodoo doll of your boss, whilst your creative juices are flowing our lovely hosts and hostesses will be at your beck and call to guide you in your crafting as well as serve up a selection of homemade cakes and hot drinks.
The Crafty Creatures fundraise for the Spitalfields Crypt Trust, a small but vital local charity that offers a range of high-quality support, rehabilitation and training services to people facing problems of homelessness, addiction or social isolation. ALL PROFITS will go to them – so while you’re crafting away you can be happy in the knowledge that you’re helping a very worthy cause.
So come along to the lovely Hanbury Hall, conveniently located just off Brick Lane and 5 minutes from Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High Street, for a fun afternoon of crafts, cakes and feel-good activity. Go on – let your inner Crafty Creature roar!
Date: Saturday 11 September 2010
Time: 12 - 5.30pm
22 Hanbury St
Nearest Tube: Aldgate East / Liverpool St / Shoreditch High Street (London Overground)
Thursday, 15 July 2010
Friday, 15 January 2010
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
In this weekend's Guardian and The Observer they are giving away a guide to getting crafty and practical. To us this sounds brilliant and a great way to kick off the new year.
Part one: Home and Garden shows you how to tackle jobs around the house from little things like fixing that broken tile (the one that's been looking at you sadly for months), to daunting tasks like mending a broken washing machine. But don't worry there are fun and creative tips too, including how to upholster a chair and grow a window box.
Part two: Grooming and Gadgets helps you rescue your wardrobe by turning pink clothes white, sew on a missing button, fix and clean precious jewellery or even trim your own fringe (and have fun doing it). What's more you could also save yourself a tidy sum in the process.
For more info click here.