Eighties Upcycling

When asked to make and style props for an 80’s themed event last year for the Q Festival, it was an obvious choice to use items from my childhood.  As it was an party it had to be music themed and if you’re as old as me you’ll remember taping the charts every Sunday evening … More Eighties Upcycling

Second Hand Santa with Emmaus UK

Earlier in the year I joined forces with Emmaus UK to help spread the word on recycling and upcycling, (read here) and they recently challenged me again to work on their #SecondHandSanta project. The challenge was to create bespoke second-hand Christmas gifts using items from Emmaus charity shops.  Christmas is about giving and by supporting your local charity … More Second Hand Santa with Emmaus UK

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

Five ways to use chalkboard paint at your wedding

There has been a shift in wedding styles in the last ten years. No longer the sole domain of church service followed with a hotel function room, we find ourselves guests at barns, farm buildings, entire restaurant takeovers, gardens, quirky historical buildings and even empty castle ruins. Couples are getting creative with their wedding decor … More Five ways to use chalkboard paint at your wedding