Monthly Archives: October 2012

Christmas craft

Oh, Come, all Ye Crafters!   Yes, it’s almost that time of year again, so we’d like to let you know about our Christmas craft workshops coming up in November and December.

Christmas Workshops:
Christmas Wreath MakingChristmas Wreath Making £63
Saturday 15 December 13.30 – 15.30
Sunday 16 December 11.00 – 13.00
This is one of our favourite classes of the year.  Learn to make a fresh Christmas wreath with step by step guidance.  Pick up useful floristry skills whilst using foliage and a choice of deep red or winter white high quality roses, and personalise with embellishments. Go as understated or OTT as you wish – they ALL look amazing.  Leave with your front door show stoppers and enjoy the compliments from everyone who comes to your house over the festive season!

Christmas Biscuit Icing £43Christmas Biscuit Icing
Sunday 2 December 11.30  – 13.30
Unashamedly Christmassy – delicious iced baubles and snow flake biscuits with an option to hang from your tree (the biscuits will be made with holes and we provide the ribbons!)  Learn from our professional boutique biscuit icer all the tricks of the trade for instantly impressive results.

Christmas Crafternoon £42 (for private group bookings only)Christmas Crafternoons
Fun and festive ‘Christmas Crafternoon’, the crafter’s ultimate seasonal party. So if you want to do something different from the usual 3 course lunch or company drinks snoozefest, or you want a sociable and creative get together with a group of friends, contact us for the best alternative Christmas party available!
We’ve put together a 3-hour taster of creative Christmas crafts and attendees can look forward to sorting their Christmas prep by learning to print their own gift-wrap paper and gift tags, learn basic paper cutting for on-trend cards, making Scandinavian style tree ornaments and personalised baubles.  Crafters will spend the afternoon consuming our home-made festive treats and tea, while learning brilliant skills from prominent homewares designer and maker Elise Ovanessoff (aka Santa).

I Made It Myself comes to NW6:Christmas Cupcake Decorating
Our workshops are generally in Chiswick, however for those of you further north of W4 we are running a series of Wednesday morning workshops in conjunction with WestLondonTots at the lovely venue The Alice House in Queen’s Park.  These include friendship bracelet making on 14 Nov, Christmas crafternoon (cunningly renamed Crafty Christmas morning to reflect the time of day!) on 28 Nov and Christmas themed cupcake decorating on 12 Dec.  Book via our workshop page – just click on Book Now and use the pull down menu to choose the date marked with NW6.

All our workshops are available for private parties and we are happy to tailor our classes to best fit your needs, be it a particular craft you fancy or a specific location. If you would like to make a private booking please get in touch at

Competition results:
And finally a big thanks to everyone who entered our competition with Little Brown Publishers, the 3 winners of new novel ‘The Vintage Teacup Club’ by Vanessa Greene are Laura McCullough, Helen Bonar and Charlotte Greenwood.  Well done and happy reading ladies!

Competition to win new book The Vintage Teacup Club

Today (Thursday 11 October) sees the launch of The Vintage Teacup Club, the wonderful debut novel by Vanessa Greene and to celebrate we’ve teamed up with the book’s publishers Sphere for an exciting and exclusive new competition to win a copy.

Competition to win new book The Vintage Teacup Club

A novel about life, love, friendship and a very special set of vintage teacups, this heart-warming debut already has some big name fans in women’s fiction bestsellers Trisha Ashley who called it ‘a delicious brew of love and friendship’ and Carole Mathews who says ‘this heart-warming story of finding new friends is a lovely debut’.  It’s the perfect autumn read for vintage and craft lovers.

We’ve got three signed copies of the book to giveaway and to enter all you have to do is email us with the words Vintage Teacup by Thursday 18th October. The winners will be chosen at random at 6pm that day. Good luck!

You can read an extract from The Vintage Teacup Club online now.  Or find out more about Vanessa Greene on Facebook or Twitter.

And for more information on women’s fiction from Sphere and for more competitions like this visit Sphere’s women’s fiction, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter

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