Cheerz Dad

I am my fathers daughter through and through. We’re both hoarders, both skip rats and both love a Yorkie. He was a truck driver in his early career and I was always playing drivers mate, keeping him amused while my mam and sister slept on! When I grew up my Dad always did all the … More Cheerz Dad

Upcycling with Emmaus UK for National Recycle Week

I recently joined forces with the Emmaus UK charity for National Recycle Week to help spread the word on recycling and upcycling.  Emmaus supports formerly homeless people by giving them a home, meaningful work in a social enterprise and an opportunity to get themselves back on their feet again. Their communities across the UK work … More Upcycling with Emmaus UK for National Recycle Week

Paint inspiration at the Manchester Art Gallery with Farrow & Ball

With two designers in our house, choosing paint colours can go on for months and involves so many changes it’s unreal. It’s not just a case of deciding on a grey scheme, or a blue scheme, we spend hours picking colours apart, it’s like the scene from goldilocks – too much red in it, too cold, … More Paint inspiration at the Manchester Art Gallery with Farrow & Ball

Furniture painting workshop with GWK Woodshed and Maker Faire UK

As you know I pretty much live and breathe upcycling and I really do love passing on hints and tips and giving people the confidence to give upcycling a go themselves.   When I got the chance to run the ‘Introduction to Furniture Painting’ workshop with GWK Woodshed as part of Maker Faire UK’s Maker … More Furniture painting workshop with GWK Woodshed and Maker Faire UK