home: event [ upholstery course ]

home: event [ upholstery ]

We love what The Good Life Centre offer in their ranges of creative course. This year has an abundance of upholstery courses, so if you fancy creating something for your home, have a chair that you’ve been ‘meaning on covering’ for years, want to learn a new skill or simply love to get creative – have a browse of the courses available throughout the year. A mix of courses, different lengths, anything from a one day course to a one year course.

Book now to avoid missing out

The Goodlife Centre

49/55 Great Guildford Street




home: made [ head boards ]

home: made [ head boards ]

If you’re looking for a new creative project and want something unique for your bedroom then try a unique idea for the head board.

Hunting across the internet we found four great ideas for making your own head board.

We love the idea of using open books together – making the perfect bedtime reading spot. Create a beautiful tactile design with tied ribbons in a soft hue strung across above the bed. An easy but effective idea is to create a padded head board* using just squares of wood, squares of foam, squares of your chosen fabric and a staple gun! And lastly stencilling or printing a design directly in the place of a headboard is effective as well as being easy to change when you think of a different idea or want to change the look if your bedroom.

*for a great tutorial on making a padded head board visit CaliforniaHomeDesign

home: made [ vase ]

home: made [ vase ]

With marble still such a key materiel to use in interior styling this season, we love this DIY we found to make gorgeous little marble vases. Perfect on-trend home accessories to add a dash of marble to your room.

Head to Fall For DIY for the easy tutorial to create these lovely marble vases.

home: event [ macrame workshop]

Head to Bob’s Cafe, Muswell Hill, this 20th February – for a macrame workshop , if you’re in the north London area – book here .

Macrame is a great craft to learn and the end result? Producing a piece of homeware for you or a gift.


Bob’s Café

Muswell Hill, 43 Muswell Hill Broadway, N10 3HA London, United Kingdom

They say;

We’re really excited to have Forget-me-knots hosting an extra special Macramé workshop at Bob’s Café in Muswell Hill.

Macramé is a form of textile making using knotting rather than weaving or knitting and is a really exciting and versatile craft to learn.

Lead by the lovely Lian, you will learn a range of macramé techniques and knots whilst making your very own beautiful plant hanger.

You will also be able to enjoy a delicious brunch dish and a hot drink while you knot, which are included in the ticket price of £30.

This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners, and will run for approximately three hours. For more details and to book your spot, contact us at hello@bobscafe.net

The workshop is limited to 8 spaces, please book early to avoid disappointment

Please note, pots and plants are not included, so BYOP (bring your own pot!)

home: made [ lighting ]

home: made [ lighting ]

Overwhelmed with the choice of over 20 links to great DIYs to make your own lighting from homedit.com !

From woven balls to using strung up glass bottles or jars to create unique stylish lighting which will be personal to your home.

There are some great easy tutorials depending on your ability, to make unique lighting.

home: made [ bedside table ]

home: made [ bedside table ]

Whether it’s a simple adding of wheels or legs to a crate or wooden box, or a higher level of diy creativity; creating a piece of furniture like a bedside table is rewarding and unique for your home.

We found WooHome and Homestetics are both super creative sites offering a plethora of bedside table projects to give you a great choice of projects for your home.

There’s suitcases on legs, single vintage drawers floating on walls and even ledges hung on heavy weight rope from the ceiling. There’s modern looks, vintage and retro styles and cool industrial designs. There’s projects for all abilities and budgets.

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.

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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