Friday, 30 September 2011

*Fair Dates*

This is a highly organised and informative post for me, but just so you know exactly where to find me up until Christmas for all your stationery needs, here is the current calendar:

Christmas Fair Calendar 2011:

Sat 5th November: Broadway Market

Sat 12th November: Broadway Market

Sat 19th November: Broadway Market

Sat 26th November: Broadway Market

Sun 27th November: BUST Christmas Craftacular, York Hall, Bethnal Green

Sat 3rd December: Broadway Market

Sun 4th December: Lovely Merchants, Camden

Sat 10th December: Broadway Market

Sat 17th December: Broadway Market

Sat 24th December *CHRISTMAS EVE*: Broadway Market

How exciting! I will have lots of marvellous Christmas treats this year for you all too. Hope to see you all there.

In the meantime, please enjoy this image of the cats. I think it's my favourite.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Pies, Manners and the Naughty Chair.

Yesterday saw the grand private view of MIEN Magazine's Charm School, as it opens for two weeks of masterclasses and joyously old fashioned events such as letter writing and recipe swapping. With a King's Ginger in one hand and a scrumptious Simple Pie in another, the space was merrily bustling, with one or two guests committing social faux-pas and being sent to the naughty chair to read the 'A-Z of Modern Manners', (including the Mistress of Manners herself when she shockingly offered me -a vegetarian- a pork pie *gasp*)...the whole atmosphere of the Charm School is relaxed, beautifully nostalgic, and has a wonderful sense of humour about the whole concept.

Classes are running every lunchtime and evening, with a few spaces left....for a wonderful alternative evening out have a look at the schedule.

And the lesson I learnt from the Mistress of Manners?
You can never be too charming.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Charmed, I'm Sure...

Well, I am very pleased to announce that I will be giving a little stationery workshop on Thursday 15th September, as part of MIEN Magazine's 'Charm School', popping up in Exmouth Market as of next week.

'Improve your posture, make your own stationery, learn how to mix the perfect martini, discover the benefits of escaping to the countryside, exchange recipes, and more…

Enrich your body and mind with after-school activities for grown-ups, hosted by MIEN Magazine’s Mistress of Manners and a dedicated team of specialists.'

I for one am finding it tricky to decide which of their tempting workshops to squeeze into the next fortnight. Fear not, you can find the schedule here.

To purchase advance tickets for my class on making your own stationery, which includes tea and a treat, click here.

Culture. Etiquette. Style. I am counting down the days....

Renegade Handmade.

Sound the trumpets! Renegade Handmade Fair is coming to London......finally! I will be there with all your stationery needs and new products. Huzzah!

Blog & Buy's Pix & Mix.

My trusty stationery will be available this month from Blog & Buy's online marketplace. If you haven't already checked out their website, you must, it is a wondrous source of information about all things design and handmade. I especially find the interviews and London shopping guides very interesting indeed.....
Anyway, here is my online stall!

Sunday, 4 September 2011

State Of Craft.

The time has come! Captain Bert has finally made it to print. Here he is, majestically sitting on the front cover of this marvellous new book, in which I explain how to make him. (And lots of other lovely people explain how to make their snazzy things...)
Available for pre-order here.