Thursday, 28 June 2012

Craft Club

When we first moved out of London, I had visions of setting myself up a little space in our new house to craft, sew and generally create. I managed to make the space, with an abundance of vintage fabrics, handcraft books, ribbons and buttons waiting patiently by the sewing machine - but did i create? Well, you can guess the answer to that. Discussing this with local friends who have similar crafty ambitions, we decided to start a craft night when babes are in bed and we can natter over a glass of wine while working on our own projects - hopefully with a bit of peer pressure to keep the momentum going! 

The first Craft Club was held at my house and I loved every minute - we had Michelle knitting a beautiful grey baby cardi, Sara stitching vintage-style embroideries, Nikki expertly quilting and I got down to making cushions using vintage fabric for Mrs Biddle's (long since past) birthday. You can see how the finished cushions look in her lovely new home here

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Local Crafts

Today I raced round the craft and design fair just outside Henley at the end of the afternoon, and came across a few lovely things (alongside a fair amount of felt and new age jewellery!)

My favourite was this gorgeously pared-back, hand-thrown pottery by Adam Marsh, which really stood out for its beautiful display of earthy colours.

My eye was also drawn to the cute hand-smocked dresses in vintage prints by Sallyann Dunn, who told me she also makes boys' smocked rompers!

The fair also had some imaginative food stands, including the intriguingly named Victorian Kitchen and this cute retro ice cream van. 

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Vintage luggage

Milo's Godmummy over in NYC found this fabulous vintage suitcase and her talented sis stencilled Milo's initials on the front - a treasure to be kept forever (and useful too!)

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Queen Street Jubilee!

The street next to ours came alive on Monday with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations - we had bunting, flags, Union Jack rugs, cucumber sandwiches, HRH-themed cupcakes, live bands, Olympian games and dancing 'til nearly midnight - fabulous!