Festive Eggnog Pancakes, why not?
The contributors featured in the book are some of my favorite designers and creatives, including Jenny Gordy, Ilana Kohn and Erin Considine. I want to make every single project that is featured, and that is big props from me as I'm a bit of a craft snob. Thank god its not another floral, girly girl Cath Kidston publication! Instead it offers up refreshing, young and cool craft that anyone can make. Below are my favorite projects with designer links.
You will learn how to make a silk screen using organza fabric as well as being taught all the ins and outs of the screen printing process. You will have a chance to mix your own professional fabric paint to print a personalised tea towel to take home with you! This really is a fantastic class where you learn not one but three skills that will really inspire you to get creative.
Tickets cost £36. I've kept the price low so anyone can join in, I've seen screen printing classes for over £200 so this really is a great deal. You can buy tickets here, a great mother's day gift for crafty mums!
PLUS Cafe Viva right next door serves up delicious coffee, teas, cakes and sandwiches and we have a special deal with them for the duration of the workshop. For an extra £2.50 you can have any hot drink or for £5.00 you can enjoy any hot drink and a homemade cake while you craft away!
Don't forget that I am teaching a fabric block printing class at Smug in Islington on the 16th of March. We will be using proper professional materials and tools (unlike this easy DIY!) The ticket price is £35, an absolute bargain considering what you end up with! Tickets are available here.
You will need:
A plain notebook
Block of wood or cardboard
Simply start by cutting out your chosen shapes using scissors, or if you're more advanced use a craft knife. Geometric shapes are always a crowd pleaser and are super easy to cut out, but if you're feeling more adventurous cut what ever you would like. Make sure your shapes are blocky and chunky, also avoid fine lines.
Mount your shapes onto a block of wood or cardboard and use a sponge to apply the paint in a thin layer, do a few test stamps to make sure you've got the pressure right. Now you can design your pattern, I went for simple lines with my polka dots. Wipe your stamp on tissue or better yet a baby wipe to clean it so you can keep it for years!
Today I discovered cake heaven. Katie Franklin runs Pomp De Franc in East London, a glorious, sugary wonderland. I used to live round the corner from her bakery and I am so upset I never knew it existed until today. Pomp De Franc has grown into an established high-end cake company and Franklin now produces made-to-order confections. Her clients include the fashion houses Meadham Kirchoff, Mulberry and Lanvin.
Style Me Pretty.
Marimekko Home S/S 2014. Is there really anything that needs to be said about how wonderful this collection is? I think the photographs speak for themselves. Spring is almost here and as always Marimekko celebrates the season with vivid colours and rambunctious prints.