““I am not a domestic goddess. I’m always riveted to know who these domestic goddesses really are. Where are they all?”, she told the Telegraph’s fashion editor Lisa Armstrong at Hay festival. (via the Telegraph)
I reckon this is an EXCELLENT opportunity to post this picture: Cath Kidston inspired nails (via Victoria’s Vintage)
Supermarket Sarah, the WONDERFUL lady whose “walls” of stuff pop up all over London and beyond has just collaborated with charity Traid (textile recycling for aid and international development) to put together their Dalston shop window. Doesn’t it look ace?
Traid is a cracking charity that sell really good quality second hand clothes, and make the non-decent ones into new clothes – they’re the ultimate upcyclers.
Thanks to Sarah for these pics. I interviewed her in her Hackney home for Psychologies once. What a lovely day that was.
Alas, one of the very few downsides of having a lovely full time job is that you don’t always get to stuff in the day. And this smashing event, which celebrates the awesome people who pass on craft skills, would have been a cracker. Ol’ Prince Charles is there, Allsopp’s hosting, and a smogasbord of lovely craft people and hanging out for the day.
Next year, I hope.
See all the winners at ccskills.org.uk/craftskillsawards
It’s published today. There’s more on craftymag.com
I’ll admit Fair Trade stuff might be A Good Thing, but it isn’t always beautiful.
Fortunately, Just Trade exists. One of my bestest friends bought me a piece from the site (one of her friends owns it), and I wear it ALL the time.
And there’s no easier way to support them than to buy the birthday cards that they produce. Here’s a few aces from Kate Wilson aka Little Doodles and Gemma Correll that I picked up this weekend.
ps. Kate and Gemma contributed to a little piece I’ve done for the Guardian and BlackBerry. It’s part of an awesome campaign I’m doing for them (along with my awesome colleague DT), which also includes this “how to draw a monster” piece by Jonathan Edwards (aka Felt Mistress‘s fella), “how to be a digital illustrator” by Sam Brewster and the “how to create a monster” video which features some of my favourite creatives. Go have a gander and let me know what you think.
Well, kind of.
Twice a year I’ll be a Mollie Makes columnist – one of six – on their new back page section. I hope you like! The new issue is out now today. It looks pretty lush, right?
Another cracking book from Quadrille Craft.
There’s more over at Hannah’s new website, girlsnightinbook.com.
Highstreet fascinators are usually pretty shocking (as Philip Treacy said in my book, “‘Cheap imitations are leading to the downfall of the headgear trend that milliners worked so hard to create; now they are just limp feathers and a tacky flower.”) So it’s awesome news that millinery legend Stephen Jones is doing a line for Debenhams.
Lovely piece on this by Peter York in the Independent.