home: found this [ lights ]

home: found this [ lights ]

Everybody loves a little festive lighting. These great STRALA snow flake lights from IKEA are perfect and only £2.50. We love this creative idea to give them an extra feature with baubles and ribbons hung from the wire, to create a modern festive garland.

STRALA lighting chain £2.50

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home: made [ SWISH ]

home: made [ SWISH ]

We love sharing great makes, projects and tutorials every Thursday to result in unique DIYs for your home – from painted ceramics to hand woven rugs, no-sew pillow cases to crafting with wood.

The talented folks at London Craft Club offer a plethora of classes to attend to get crafty but what is it you need for all this creative making? Materials!

Join them for the big craft SWISH and stock up on craft materials that will inspire you as well as pass onto others craft materials you’ve not used and can spare.

They say;

When: Sunday 28th January, 10:00 am – 1:00pm

Where: Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Rd, NW1 7AY

This is it! The Big Craft Swish

Let’s not lie about it, crafting uses up a lot of materials. And even more materials don’t get used at all! So if you have a secret stash of guilty craft purchases, this is for you….

• Swish away your ill-advised crafty purchases! 

• Take home some guilt-free stuff you’ll use! 

• Help minimise waste! 

• Add some good karma to the world of craft! 

• Share your crafty stories with other crafters

All that stuff going to waste in our cupboards, lofts and under our beds is a crying shame. It’s taking up space that us London-dwellers can ill afford, and all that clutter just isn’t good for our creative souls. So let’s do something about it.

Maybe you’re new to craft, and you bought a load of stuff that now you don’t know what to do with? Bring it along and swap it for something you can use. Or you might even meet someone who can show you what to do with it instead.

Already a Super Crafter? Come along and declutter, get inspiration, encourage the newbies and share stories with fellow crafters. 

Here’s the rules – simple but fair…

1) Everyone must bring at least one item of quality craft material or kit (drop off from 10.00am)  

2) You will have half an hour to browse before the swish opens (10.30 – 11.00am) 

3) No item may be claimed before the swish opens at 11.00am 

4) As soon as the swish is declared open, everyone may take what they want. 

5) Remember we’re here for sharing not sharp elbows! 

Our hosts Cecil Sharp House have a delicious range of  light bites, homemade cakes and main meals available throughout the day in their cafe. Why not grab a bite there then pop in at 10.30 for the browsing before the swish opens at 11.00am. Then there’s an hour and half of nabbing what you want, and of course craft chat. 

Tickets are £4 to cover costs, and any profit will be donated to Mind or Stop the Traffik

home: favourite thing [ rocking chair ]

home: favourite thing [ rocking chair ]

Our favourite Kolton chair from Made.com has got even better with this rocking chair version. Same great style, fabric and colours but with a rocking base. Perfect for getting cosy in.

Available in marl grey or mineral blue.

£549

home: blog [ homemade soap ]

home: blog [ homemade soap ]

If you are looking for a fun gift idea then why not try making these eucalyptus soaps. Perfect for a Christmas stocking filler or tie a few together for a lovely present.

With a small selection of ingredients you are good to go, and of course you can always try different scents.

We have found a great tutorial from burkatron.com 

home: made [ Christmas wrapping paper ]

home: made [ Christmas wrapping paper ]

If you want to get creative and have a unique look under the Christmas tree this year, why not design, create and make your own wrapping paper?

Exploring online we found so many super ideas to inspire you to get creative.

Head to ;

HuffPost

Masshable

and

Buzzfeed

for numerous ideas and tutorials for making your Christmas gifts look extra special, unique and personal.

home: favourite thing [ wooden bunting ]

home: favourite thing [ wooden bunting ]

We love this gorgeous handmade wooden bunting from SouthwoodStores. Cool enough to decorate a wall in any room. Hand crafted items are always unique and special – would make a perfect gift!

They say;

Each garland is handmade and measures approximately 120 cm, finished with 2 loops at each end for hanging. The coloured beads are hand painted using water based eco paint and varnish

(Decorative item / not a toy)

home: made [ concrete Christmas tree ]

home: made [ concrete Christmas tree ]

With only 4 weeks to go till Christmas there is not much time to get your home decorated, presents bought and food prepared. We have found this really easy make using a concrete mix, card made into a cone and some paint.

These Christmas trees give a minimal look to a shelf or table. Choose the size and colour to create the perfect decoration for you.

sugarandcloth.com 
stylecurator.com.au