IKEA Christmas Tablescaping Workshop

Can you believe that it’s just six more Sundays until Christmas? I don’t know about you, but for me it feels like the months fly by quicker and quicker every year! Still, at least it’s nearly the holidays!


Earlier this year I was invited to an IKEA tablescaping event with some fellow bloggers to preview IKEA’s Autumn / Winter range, as well as take a sneak-peak at some of IKEA’s scandi-inspired Christmas goodies. I’m a big fan of IKEA, and always try and fit in a visit before Christmas.

The event was held at 19 Greek Street – a modern white event space in Central London. I was thrilled to join some blogger friends – namely Hannah from Crafternoon Cabaret Club, Tasha from Graphique Fantastique, Rosie and Hannah from The New Craft House, and Emma from Emma Jane Palin.


After an introduction from the IKEA bods who talked us through the four new autumn / winter trends, we were invited to have a leisurely peruse, and get hands-on with our own DIY tablescapes. A credit to the IKEA wares, we soon felt at home, and were all prepared to move in within minutes.

Continue reading

The New Craft House Kit Launch Party!

On Tuesday I was excited to kick off December with a craft kit launch party from one of my favourite blogging duos – Rosie and Hannah from The New Craft House (previously The New Craft Society).

NCH Rosie and Hannah

Photo by Chloe Mullaney

I stumbled across this pair a few years back when I was first venturing into the world of craft, and they were an instant source of inspiration. As young yet skilled seamstresses (check out their projects for Liberty), their aim is to promote old crafts for the new generation, and by golly they’re good!

NCH knicker making kits

Soon after launching their blog they won Cosmopolitan’s Best Craft Blog Award (an award category Cosmo don’t do any more, boo!), and can now be found running workshops for the likes of Converse and Cath Kidston. But now this talented twosome are onto even greater heights!


I was really excited to attend the launch party of their brand new making kits, which coincide with the launch of their shiny new online shop. I told you – it is literally all happening for them!

Continue reading