September 30, 2015

Bestival Tie-Dye Workshops

rosie and hannah new craft

Bestival was the best way to see out Summer 2015. It was full-on and mental and brilliant.  A whole week of sunshine and music and lots and lots of tie-dye! We had our own tent at the festival in the chilled-out Slow Motion area which had everything from yoga classes to alpacas, astronomy readers to music and our…

August 13, 2015

Silver Ring Workshop With The Workbench London

The Workbench London

Last week we were lucky enough to attend our first The Workbench London class! For those of you who aren’t familiar with them, The Workbench is run by Katie and Kirstie who started the workshops last year to run alongside their own jewellery companies, Crux London and Kirstie Maclaren. In the workshop you get a little…

July 22, 2015

Applications Open for Bestival Volunteers


We’re looking for 3 brilliant volunteers to help at our Bestival workshops this summer! We have our own New Craft Society workshop tent in the Slow Motion area of the festival where we’ll be helping festival-goers to print and dye t-shirts and bags. You’ll work with a team of 5 other workshop leaders to help everyone…

March 12, 2015

Flower Arranging at Cath Kidston

cath kidston bloomin marvellous mum

Last week H and I were invited to visit Cath Kidston’s HQ to celebrate all thing’s Mother’s Day, or as Cath Kidston put it, our ‘Bloomin’ Marvellous Mums’! The HQ is exactly as you’d imagine: floral wallpapers, Pinterest-worthy photos and vintage knick knacks everywhere. It ‘s probably the best office we’ve been to, perhaps we should…

September 10, 2014

Craft Catch Up

Rowan Lima

We have both been a little bit absent from here for the last month and feel bad for our huge lack of posts. We left our little house with the pink door at the end of August and have both been getting set up in our new homes in a world of packing and unpacking…

August 28, 2014

Green Man Festival Workshops 2014

Green Man

If you follow us on twitter or instagram you’ll have seen that we spent last weekend doing what we love best – living in a field and sleeping in a tent. A few months ago we were invited to host some craft workshops at the amazing Green Man Festival in Wales. It’s where R went…

August 3, 2014

Our Self-Drafted Silk Shift Dresses

liberty print silk shift dress tutorial slider

On a couple of separate fabric sale-shopping frenzies, both H and I managed to pick up a metre of the same Liberty print silk each. Quelle horreur! After discussing how we should probably diversify in taste we decided it would actually be quite funny to make matching dresses with our silks (so long as we…

July 3, 2014

Continuing Traditions

Nana's 80th birthday

I would like to tell you about my Nana who passed away a few weeks ago. I have mentioned her in countless posts (such as here and here…) so you probably know how much she helped and inspired me with my sewing and quilting over the years. She was an incredible sewer and quilter and I used…

April 28, 2014

Cath Kidston Easter Workshops: Fabric Notebooks


As you probably have all seen by now, last week we hosted three workshops at the Cath Kiston flagship store in Piccadilly. We were showing people how to make their own fabric covered notebooks and loved seeing how creative and crafty everyone got! Jazz from Jazabelle’s Diary is the beautiful events gal at Cath Kidston…

April 15, 2014

Cath Kidston Craft Workshops – Friday 18th April!

Cath Kidston crafts

We are REALLY excited about running 3 free workshops at the Cath Kidston flagship store at 180 Piccadilly this Friday. If you haven’t been to their flagship yet, you really need to get down there.. it’s like a treasure chest of beautiful print! This Friday we are running 3 workshops at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm…