home: made [ outdoor rugs ]
There’s a whiff of Spring in the air, if you aren’t still trudging over snow, so it’s definitely a good time for projects that create great pieces for the garden. Anything to help make that perfect outdoor living area to enjoy in the warmer months.
We found two great outdoor rug DIYs from two of our favourite creative maker blogs – A Beautiful Mess and Apartmenttherapy .
The first from ABM is a great, fun project, weaving your own rug from scrap fabric and finishing with a protective spray.
The second from ApartmentTherapy is a stylish idea to make an outdoor rug with waterproof fabric and then create a design on it waterproof acrylic paint.
home: event [ bookbinding for beginners ]
We found this lovely bookbinding workshop at the fab Drink Shop Do in London, so whether you want to create a sketch book or note book for yourself or a gift then this is a great place to start.
This beginners workshop will take you through the steps of putting a book together using stitching techniques and and paper folding for the cover.
This 2 1/2 hr workshop also includes bottomless tea and a slice of cake.
Head to drinkshopdo.co.uk to book tickets
Apr 1st & Apr 29th – £30 [ 10:30 – 13:00 ]
home: event [ modern calligraphy ]
Head to londoncraftclub.co.uk to explore the array of workshops and events on offer, including this modern calligraphy workshop. Explore words phrases and create your own piece art.
‘Join us for a wonderful evening of modern calligraphy with Shoshana of Shoshy Cadoodle. Gently learn the techniques to create each letter with Shoshy’s help and guidance. You’ll try different drills to get the hang of the letters and nib, with lots of top tips on how to make your words look nicer’
7th April @ Todd Sloane 71 High St, Epping CM16 4BA
Book your place at londoncraftclub.co.uk
home: trend [ traveller ]
Influences from around the world, travels to exotic places, exploring far and wide – bring them all into home styling for the ‘traveller’ trend. Mixing block printed patterns with woven textures, baskets and ornaments that could have been picked up from the little streets of Marrakesh or the markets of Delhi, unique pieces that embrace another culture or way of life – all come together to create a rich interior.
Colours are rich and vibrant. Hand dyed fabrics and hand woven accessories sit on warm tone wood furniture like walnut or mango.
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1 Cibu Metal Shapes Banner £19.20 Urban Outfitters
2 Bombay Chair $2600 Ruby Star
3 Fusion Cupboard £399 John Lewis
4 Dessert Heat Throw £66.15 Zazzle
5 Killim Cushion from £32.95 Myakka
Cushions (clockwise) Monsoon, Rose&Grey, Cult Furniture, Etsy
H&M with great pieces for the ‘traveller’ trend.
home: featured [ ALSO Home ]
ALSO Home, founded by Anna Schmidt in 2008 is a haven of gorgeous handcrafted & unique gifts and homeware. Every item is considered for its origin and how it was made, whether handpainted plates or handwoven baskets.
ALSO Home has a lovely selection of tableware, bedding and soft furnishings, as well as baskets and storage, with influences from Scandinavian and Japanese design
‘The business and brand philosophy is to design and source products that are unique and stylish and support talented artisans around the world. The owner Anna’s love of travelling and working with age old crafts and techniques is the real inspiration and story of this brand and business‘
Pop into their West Sussex store or head online to alsohome.com
Also keep up to date with their blog and Instagram for all the latest news and inspiration.
home: made [ candle holder ]
Today we share this fun little make from burkatron.com – one of our favourite DIY blogs.
This simple candle holder is made from a large wooden bead, thats it. Cut a hole big enough for a candle and paint it any colour to suit your home, perfect for a dining table.
home: made [ magnetic memo board ]
As always at this time of year we look to getting organised in the home and updating rooms to feel fresh for Spring.
Today we share a great little tutorial for this magnetic memo board. Using a tin plaque and fabric covered magnets you can create a fun board to keep notes, pictures, lists and more, keeping your workspace clear.
Head to to themerrythought.com get started