Silver down south

Brixton hasn’t always been the place of craftsters, hipsters, and creators. They’ve always existed, talented people tend to thrive in multicultural and stimulating areas, but over the last few years there’s definitely been a shift. Back in 2011, Amber, Alice and Jude were running workshops and markets in various venues, their art, vision and communityContinue reading “Silver down south”

BUST Craftacular

As should now be apparent, craft is super cool. An expression of personality, and opportunity to indulge the creative side, and a desire to be a bit more authentic in how we consume, there’s a whole host of people not only dabbling in craft but popping up and making a living from them. Super sassyContinue reading “BUST Craftacular”

Upholstery for a Good Life

If you’re anything like me, you often see worn pieces of furniture in the charity shop or loved but lagging items in your grandparents’ homes and think ‘Oooh, I could do something with that, make that really nice,’ your little eyes filled with images of a cottage industry creating your own perfect retreat – andContinue reading “Upholstery for a Good Life”

Crafternoon Cabaret Club

So it’s 2.34pm on a Saturday afternoon and I’m sitting sewing, when a garrulous lady in a glitzy silver gown bursts through the basement door, quaffing champagne and exclaiming wildly about her debaucherous night out. I nearly prick my finger, but a sip on my frosted glass brings me back to the room, and sort of reality. ThisContinue reading “Crafternoon Cabaret Club”

Getting crafty with Homemade London

As adults we often neglect creativity in our lives, instead focusing upon the efficient and effective achievement of a useful goal. To play, to create, to make, to be frivolous just for the sake of it – surely that’s kids’ stuff. Well no. studies have proven that the benefits of creativity include stress reduction, positiveContinue reading “Getting crafty with Homemade London”