Friday, 29 July 2011
*Cover by Isobel Kho
You can now get your crafty summer mitts on our Summer Zine.
Available as a hard copy and for those green crafters as a PDF file.
Check out our Guerrilla shop on our web site and order yourself a copy!
*Photo: Honksville...The lovely Honsville ladies will be at the summer fair!
This is it craft loving people...tomorrow is the Craft Guerrilla Summer Fair and we're absolutely stoked to be back in Orford House Social Club. This beautiful venue had been sitting there unloved and unused for a number of years (well it was in use but not to its full potential) until we took it on in last years Art Trail. Not wishing to sound big headed but that's the truth! We love this grand old building and the people who run and use it...it's a pivotal and important venue in the local community and we wish more people would use and even join the club. So if you fancy having a peek at the lovely interior and have browse through the gorgeous hand made goods then do pop in and say hello!
Saturday 30th of July
Craft Guerrilla Summer Fair
12 noon to 5.30 pm
£1 entry (under 16's free with parent/adult)
Orford House Social Club, Orford Rd
Walthamstow Village E17 9QR
Click here for map
And hip hip hooray the Victoria line is running this weekend!!!
For transport info please visit the TFL web site.
Monday, 25 July 2011
Wowzers...it's only 5 days away and the anticipation is almost too much to take!
As part of our "sneaky peek" series where we showcase a few of our favourite designer makers we'll be introducing you to the lovely ladies of "Sasha & Elisabeth".
Blog readers meet Sasha & Elisabeth, ladies meet our blog readers.
Please introduce yourselves,chat,buy and discover the joy of buying quality,original hand made items! I promise you'll make a friend forever! Hand made is so much more then just glitter and glue...today's modern designer maker is all about offering premium products that you,yes you,sassy shoppers will enjoy,want and most of all will last you a life time.
See it's a great friendship already!
For further products please visit: www.sashaandelisabeth.co.uk
Thursday, 21 July 2011
9 days to go and the excitement is almost too much! As a little taster and to wet your appetite here's a little preview of what's to come...
Superfumi is a very gorgeous and lovely hand made company offering accessories, paper goods and a whole lotta cuteness!
Come and check out Superfumi and other talented designer maker folk on Saturday the 30th of July at the Orford House Social Club!
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Our lovely friend Zeena Shah (of I heart Zeena) is currently working on a very interesting project which its subject we hold very near to our heart.
Zeena will be there as an artist by facilitated a craft workshop for this intergenerational project bringing together young people, the elderly and craft generating personal accounts of health and well being from the last 75 years.
"It was a great project to be involved with and I'm really looking forward to showing off all our hard work at the V&A Museum this coming Monday.
Do come along, there will be a host of workshops, fascinating and funny stories and interesting seminars and lectures too!"
You can find out more about the project and the Wellcome Trust here
Friday, 8 July 2011
Fancy a bit of a village fete in the heart of London? Help Ruby Shoes Rocks create bunting in aid of charity and beautify the area in some summery bunting flags.
There's so much happening and it's a real knees up... it's pretty much a traditional style summer fair!
AND it's not just about bunting but there's a whole load of activities including cycle rides, tea & cake and craft stalls.
But if making bunting is the thing you're after then come on the morning of the 31st to the Look Mum No Hands cafe on Old Street. You can even try to decorate the actual street with it! The public & passers-by will judge the event & then at the end there will be prizes! Wowzers...I bet it'll look pretty awesome!!!
It's a really great day out and perfect excuse to be creative, do a little shopping and enjoy the summer in the city.
For further info visit:
Thursday, 7 July 2011
Our next maker in the spot light is "Biba's tea party". With super cut and whimsical stationary this lovely range of paper goods will have you cooing and dreaming of cake and endless summers! Beautiful candy coloured cards,eye catching paper bunting, sweet paper chains and gorgeously personal invitations which can all be bespoke to you and your event!
Check out Biba's range at the web site: www.bibasteaparty.com