CRAFTING, Read of The Month

Read of the Month: The Great British Sewing Bee – Sew Your Own Wardrobe

Welcome to Magazine of the Month in its new, improved incarnation! A monthly magazine review proved to be an over-ambitious feature idea (even for this mag addict), plus there are so many other types of inspiring reading material out there for those with arty interests and crafting curiosity. So books, blogs, newsletters, websites, e-zines, magazines, pamphlets, papers and… Continue reading Read of the Month: The Great British Sewing Bee – Sew Your Own Wardrobe

CRAFTING, Read of The Month

Read of the Month: The Great British Sewing Bee – Sew Your Own Wardrobe

Welcome to Magazine of the Month in its new, improved incarnation! A monthly magazine review proved to be an over-ambitious feature idea (even for this mag addict), plus there are so many other types of inspiring reading material out there for those with arty interests and crafting curiosity. So books, blogs, newsletters, websites, e-zines, magazines, pamphlets, papers and papyrus... each month I'll be recommending a read.
 

CRAFTING, PQ Q&A

The PQ Q&A: Melanie Bond Jewellery

Keeping with the theme of August Craft Month, the second PQ Q&A  brings you the bold, colourful, larger-than-life creations of Co. Down jewellery maker Melanie Bond. Self-taught, she has been creating handmade jewellery for ten years, launching Melanie Bond Jewellery in 2010. Her pieces have been commissioned by celebrities, adorned catwalk models, and featured on… Continue reading The PQ Q&A: Melanie Bond Jewellery

PQ Q&A

The PQ Q&A: Melanie Bond Jewellery

Keeping with the theme of August Craft Month, the second PQ Q&A  brings you the bold, colourful, larger-than-life creations of Co. Down jewellery maker Melanie Bond.
 

ReFound Makes

ReFound Makes: Anastasija’s upcycled telephone table

Huge apologies for the tumbleweed blowing across the barren landscape of the blog this week, but that is all set to change - this is set to be a VERY busy month! It's officially August, meaning Craft Month has begun, courtesy of Craft NI. This year's theme is 'Culture of Making' - focusing on makers… Continue reading ReFound Makes: Anastasija’s upcycled telephone table

ReFound Makes

ReFound Makes: Anastasija’s upcycled telephone table

It's officially August, meaning Craft Month has begun, courtesy of Craft NI.  What better time than Craft Month to launch my new monthly series of Monday Makes guest posts from a selection of talented makers at ReFound? The first guest post is courtesy of Anastasija Andrejeva. The Latvia-born Russian artist has upcycled a number of furniture and interior items for ReFound, including this cute and quirky telephone table.

Monday Makes

Monday Makes: A Summer Dress (part 1 of 2)

So this whole 'Monday' thing is becoming a bit of a running joke isn't it? I don't care, I'm stubborn and I'm sticking with it. At the time of writing this, it is still Monday, so it still counts... Having really enjoyed making and then wearing my own skirts, I decided I would move on… Continue reading Monday Makes: A Summer Dress (part 1 of 2)

Monday Makes

Monday Makes: A Summer Dress (part 1 of 2)

Having really enjoyed making my own skirt, I decided I would move on to making a dress. Without any tuition. Or a pattern. Or the tiniest clue what I was doing.
 

Monday Makes

Monday Makes: We’re jammin’ – upcycling jars!

Yep. Aware it's technically Tuesday now. May have to look at the name of this post.... or get my act together. One of the two. Anyhoo! I wanted to do a 'Monday' Makes that didn't involve sewing; variety being the spice of life and all that. So I homed in on my obsession with jars.… Continue reading Monday Makes: We’re jammin’ – upcycling jars!

Monday Makes

Monday Makes: We’re jammin’ – upcycling jars!

I wanted to do a Monday Makes that had nothing to do with sewing - so I homed in on my obsession with jars. I collect 'em.