home: event [ candle making workshop ]
Treat yourself or a friend to a candle making workshop where you will create your very on candle with an individual fragrance to suit you.
Join the experts at Earl of East who will guide you through the process.
‘During the class one of our expert candle makers will take you step-by-step through the candle making process. You will have the opportunity to smell and test our selection of fragrance and essential oils. We’ll share hints and tips on the creation of the perfect fragrance and for the important bit, you will make your own 6oz scented soy wax candle‘
Various dates available throughout June & July [ £45 ]
home: made [ S-hook shelf ]
This great little make is perfect for small spaces or on the back of a door. Using just one piece of wood and some S-hooks you can make this simple and modern storage solution.
Head to hunker.com for all the details and tutorial to guide you through.
home: featured [ Seld ]
Seld is a gorgeous Welsh store of contemporary mixed homeware, gifts and accessories. Explore online for a plethora of ceramics, soft furnishings, candles, kitchenalia and more, or visit their store based at 4 Bridge Street, Aberaeron, Ceredigion, Cymru/Wales SA46 0AP
This is a shop with a story…
The STORY of SELD – pull up a chair…
The seld has always evoked strong childhood memories for me growing up on the family farm – a little like the reassuring clunk of the Aga door closing. Firstly, I should explain to all non West Walians what a seld is. Seld is the colloquial term for a wooden dresser – the central hub or ‘mothership’ (call it what you will) of a kitchen on a Welsh farm. Many people would polish their seld fastidiously and would use it to show off their best china, but ours was all about practicality and daily use. Ours felt like part of the family, in as much as a slab of wood can. As soon as I’d left the farm and got married there was only one thing on my mind, no – not the husband, but getting my hands on my own seld. We couldnít afford a new or a nice antique one so I rummaged through ‘The Exchange and Mart’ and found one advertised somewhere near Mountain Ash in the Welsh Valleys.
I dragged Gareth (the husband) over there without much thought of transport and decided after little deliberation that the aforementioned seld would be our first piece of family furniture. Gareth, being the practical one, uttered the words “There’s no way that’s going to fit in the car”, (a phrase which has since become as much a part of the family as the seld itself…). It turned out that he had a fair point, but who ever said that it had to fit IN the car?! We proceeded to strap both parts of the dresser to the roof of our Volkswagen Beetle and cheerily headed back down the A470 to our little terrace house in Cardiff. All was well until we lurched to a sudden stop at some traffic lights… and the dresser didn’t. Sometime later we arrived back in Cardiff –no reported casualties or deaths and the dresser was still in only 2 pieces. Since then, the seld has adapted well over the years to our evolving family life –from storing the children’s toys to now holding family heirlooms, memorabilia and a load of CDs. It’s had numerous coats of paint over the years, and by now I expect that the paint is the only thing holding it together… Any mention of getting rid of our trusted friend is greeted with shrieks of horror from the kids. When we had to choose a name for our company we thought that seld was a great play on words – being Welsh, and seeing as I ‘dressed people’s houses – a Welsh Dresser aka SELD was the only choice!
home: event [ CLUSTER ]
This May sees the return of CLUSTER, a pop up craft fair showcasing independant makers, illustrators and artists.
‘CLUSTER is a 5 day, fully-curated reimagining of the traditional fair. The fair itself will take place over 5 days in May. We have a beautiful 3 storey warehouse building just off London Bridge, accommodating illustration and crafts‘
Pop along to this free event to support these makers, as well as picking up a gift or two on the way through.
1st – 5th May 2019
home: made [ painted glass jars ]
This super easy diy project will transform basic glass jars into quirky monochrome storage containers.
You could do this with any pot or jar you like, some spray paint, washi tape and a sharpie.
Experiment with different patterns and shapes to create some chic Scandi inspired home accessories.
Full tutorial at hunker.com
home: event [ plate making ]
Create something unique for your home with this plate making workshop at Token Studio, London.
Learn the techniques of pottery with out the wheel throwing, but instead hand building and using tools to make your desired plate.
A perfect workshop to create a personal item for your home or a gift.
‘Token studio’s philosophy is not just limited at the crafts is about creating a style of living, more creative, less waste, more sustainably by lots of fun way of creating everyday products, most importantly we promise that we made the experience full of joy and inspiration‘
To book your place head to tokenstudio.co.uk [ £28 ]
home: made [ placemats ]
We are always looking for ways to make a statement for dinner parties with the place settings.
We found some incredible ideas on DIYS.com – with varying levels of skills needed, there’s all sorts of creative projects to make stylish placemats to finish of your dining place settings perfectly. These could be used for home or for a wedding, kids party or other function. There’s lots of ways to personalise settings with names, themes, and colours.
Special placemats at a wedding could also then be the wedding favour or personalise them for a kids party and then pop them in the party bags at the end!