PHEW! (I’m a little bit involved y’see, having curated a section of it)
Here’s the deets.
• Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December, 11am – 5pm, The Dogstar, 389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton
• It’s FREE
• From the press release: “Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the high street, a unique shopping experience awaits. The Crafty Fox Market will be returning to the Dogstar, Brixton, on 8th & 9th December where a hand-picked cast of 80 UK designer makers will transform the old Victorian pub into a wonderland of Christmas shopping. Crafty Fox takes place on all three floors of the Dogstar, so when you’ve filled your stockings take a moment to explore. You can ‘make and do’ with craft writer Perri Lewis or screen print your own bag with the charming Mr Wingate. Other workshops include origami, knitting and card making. Or you could just sit back and relax with one of The Tea’s Knee’s cakes and a cuppa in the tea rooms while enjoying tunes from the Crafty Fox DJs.”
He bought me three huge hardback craft reference books for Christmas. My favourite: Martha Stewart’s
Encyclopaedia of Craft. Don’t be put off by the naff soap image on the front – the rest of it is awesome.
The Seaside Sisters’ craft fair this weekend.
YuleTIDE’10 Sat 18th & Sun 19th December, 11am – 4pm, LV21 Lightship, Gillingham Pier, Pier Approach Rd, Kent, ME7 1RX, Admission: free
SO MANY NAUTICAL PUNS!
Isn’t Charlie Wood’s little cat sweet? Made from my instructions in the Guardian’s G2 special Christmas issue.
I know! I have a tag called “CRAFT SHOCKER!! (Aka things I have seen in the Daily Mail)” yet I still write for them. But to be honest, as long as I can make sure craft is written about in the nationals in a sensible, non-naff, stylish, tasteful way, then I’m happy.
So here I present “How to … make your own Christmas cards”, by me, on dailymail.co.uk.
There’s a load of Etsy-related stuff on there. The most recent? 19 gifts they love.
How to make three Christmas presents, in the Guardian’s G2 today.
I DON’T KNOW, BECAUSE I’M TOO EXCITED. ARGH.
Former Guardian Comic craft supremo, Louise Evans, aka the Felt Mistress, is to sell her awesome creatures in Selfridges. Which I now work around the corner from.
I’d like to buy her a pint to celebrate.