1. I’ve been crap at blogging again lately, been taking a while away from the internet to work on a few things, mostly being involved with the Craftevan!  It’s a beautifully converted 1970’s caravan that my friend Julie painstakingly transformed into a travelling beauty of a craft shop and workshop space!

    Today we went to the seaside!  It was a gorgeous day and we were at Vintage on the Prom in Arnside, we had ice cream, met lovely people, and a cat came to visit, so yeah, a good day all round!

    I will start posting on here again soon!  For now if you’d like to like us on facebook that would be nice =] https://www.facebook.com/Craftevan

    Also, I got a REALLY EXCITING new job that I’m starting on Wednesday, so I’ll be writing about that soon!  It’s REALLY EXCITING and REALLY CRAFTY!

     

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  3. Today I went to The Print Room in Keighley (West Yorkshire, uk). I’ve been following the shop online since it opened a few years ago and I’ve been meaning to go for ages, but as a non driver getting to Keighley is a bit of a nightmare!
    I finally went because sadly it’s closing tomorrow, really sadly because thus is one of the most beautiful shops I’ve ever seen! Full of beautiful hand printed things, wonderful artwork, graphics and gifts. It’s been so wonderfully decorated as well, with chalkboard walls and paper pom poms, it’s basically my dream shop! As a screenprint geek, it’s a dream.
    I strongly advise if you’re in the area you pop in tomorrow, you won’t be disappointed, it’s lovely. It’s in the Royal Arcade. Also, look up The Print Room on Facebook in case the lovely person running it does anything in the future!
    I got some lovely things, including these mugs!

     
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  6. I’ve been meaning to make a floral crown for ages!  So here’s a fab tutorial from Blue Bird Vintage for anyone else who wants to!

    (http://bleubirdvintage.typepad.com/blog/2011/03/diy-flower-crown.html)

     
  7. Today I did so much printing! Yesterday was the last day the final years could use the print room, so today I helped clear it out and found so many awesome coloured inks that had been left over, so did a hell of a lot of printing! So tired now.

     
  8. One simple and cost effective way to add special words to your centerpieces. By Lauren Saylor for Minted

     
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    We got loads of new fabric at work and omg I could spend all my wages ahhh.

     
  10. Last weekend I went to Wenlock Poetry Festival with the fab Julie and the Craftevan!

    Craftevan’s a travelling craft shop and workshop space.  We make crafts related to travel and nostalgia (and in this case a specially made range of poetry jewellery!) and go to festivals, car shows, steam rallies and vintage fairs!  This year we’ll be at Sedbergh Gala, Woore Vintage, Farm Feast in the Wirral, Llangollen 1960’s weekend, Country Fest in Kendal, Vintage on the Prom in Arnside, the IMM (International Mini Meet) in Kent, Beacons and hopefully lots more! (If you have any ideas please inbox me!)

    At events we also run workshops based on up-cycling, at the poetry festival we used old poetry books to make garlands, bunting, origami and flowers.  We run lots on making up-cycled jewellery, rag rugging and lots more!

    See more pictures on our facebook page here!