home: made [ concrete vase ]
Head to PaperNStitch blog for a great, simple tutorial for making a cool modern vase from concrete.
Concrete is still big in interiors and doesn’t look like that’ll end any time soon. It’s such a beautiful and versatile material which suits so many parts of the home.
home: events [ embroidery hoop workshop ]
Need to be amongst people on Valentine’s Day? What’s better than getting creative, learning a skill and getting to have something for the home as a result?
Love the sound of this workshop at West Elm on Valentine’s Day – book now HERE
Learn to cross stitch a felt heart onto 100% wool felt. In this workshop you’ll get to stitch three hoops, in the colour combinations of your choice. This technique is really easy so suitable for beginners, but more experienced crafters will find it really satisfying too. You’ll go home with the project kit, including a template and pen, so you can carry on stitching hearts, for friends and family. Each participant will receive a Cotton Clara goody bag and there will be drinks and snacks provided on the evening.
home: trend [ wall decor ]
Continuing in 2019, is the love for alternative wall art.
Not framed work, not prints, not original paintings – but creative visual pieces with colour and texture and a unique feeling that you might have picked it up at a craft fair, a market whilst travelling the world or been handed it down through the family.
Shop at Anthropologie or Urban Outfitters for a gorgeous range of options but also online small designer market places like Trouva and Etsy.
Keep eyes pealed at car boot sales, charity shops and vintage markets as this is where the real gems can be found with the most appealing prices.
Top row picture guide
Embroidery hoop, £54.99 Wayfair
‘Zaoma’ wall hanging, £16.75 Maison Du Monde
‘Workshop SY1’ hanging, £55 Trouva
Lower row picture guide
‘Ferm Living’ wall blanket, £124 Trouva
‘Cleo’ wall hanging, £598 Anthropologie
‘Kaleidoscope’ wall decor, £121.99 Wayfair
home: made [ quilted cushion ]
This lovely little make is from the fab abeautifulmess.com and will test your basic sewing skills.
Using a simple envelope design these pillow cases can be made in any material but we agree with ABM that it should be velvet. Perfect for a cosy cushion on a sofa or bed!
Create your own stitching design and experiment with different patterns.
Follow the step by step tutorial here
home: event [ the basics store ]
In London this December? – a definite stop-off for shopping is the beautifully curated Christmas concept store at 40 Earlham Street, London.
‘Give + Receive’ has been curated by Marina London and Appear Here, and brings together some beautiful homeware and lifestyle retail brands under one roof for almost a month long pop up shop.
Runs from the 8th – 23rd December
home: made [ Christmas tree decorations ]
It’s that time, to put up the tree and decorate the home for Christmas. Its a perfect opportunity to get crafty and make some decorations from scratch. Cut down on the cost and also a chance to make something personalised to you.
We have found some lovely ideas to share with you, which can be adapted to your style.
Scandi foliage baubles – burkatron.com
Paper geode ornaments – liagriffith.com
Fabric covered ornaments – aliceandlois.com
Donut ornament – studiodiy.com
home: event [ M. Y. O ]
M. Y. O [ Make Your Own ] is a creative space for adults to take part in workshops, work on your own craft or just hang out and relax.
With studios in Borough and Peckham, M. Y. O offers you the chance to learn some new creative skills, in a great environment with no pressure.
Creative classes include, ceramic painting, decoupage, pottery, calligraphy and illustration. It’s a great place to take a group of friends for an afternoon, and you can bring your own booze!!
Head to myo.place for classes and bookings.