REVIEW: The Couple's Kitchen

Front Cover of the book The Couple's Kitchen
As a newlywed myself I was eager to see what this book had to offer. I admit the idea of a newlyweds cookbook sounds a little traditional to me, it almost echos an era where the domesticated little lady made perfect dinners in the kitchen. That's...

CALL FOR CRAFTERS: Guildford Craftacular

Guildford Craftactular is returning to St Mary's Church on Quarry street in Guildford for two events this year. This will their 9th year of organising contemporary craft fairs and, year on year, it has improved to become one of the premier...

MEET: Roxanne Denny

Air, Cast Glass Sculpture
Today we are pleased to meet Roxanne Denny, a glass artist who designs and creates each piece by hand from her home studio in the Lake District, Cumbria. Colour and bold designs play a huge role in her artwork, which makes Roxanne different to other...

OPPORTUNITIES: Peterborough Heritage Festival - Call For Makers

The Heritage Festival is the only city centre festival of its kind with 25,000 visitors expected.Over 300 re-enactors from all periods take over the Cathedral Precincts and put on regular demonstrations.Cathedral Square is the central shopping area...

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED: Wayne Willetts

 This week our journey takes us to the warmer waters of the south coast to admire the Surfmirrors of Wayne Willetts. With his roots based firmly in a mining community and a heart filled with wanderlust and a love of the sea, he left his land-...

MEET: Sky Procter of Sky Siouki

Unicorn cushion
Today we are pleased to meet Bristol-based textile designer Sky Procter, whose distinctive and beautiful fantasy art adorns a whole range of products for the home.What is the story and ethos behind your work?Completing my degree was a wonderful and...

CALL FOR CRAFTERS: Derbyshire County Show 2014

This year will see the 135th Derbyshire County Show. 2014 will see a refreshed Craft Village which holds approx 40 stalls within a large marquee, with a section dedicated to rural crafts, such as spinner and weevers, wood turners. If you...

REVIEW: Burlesque Baking

No Cornish Pasties here! Author Charlotte White has taken the beauty and decadence of Burlesque and applied them to show-stopping cakes and cookies. She has created 25 bakes, all inspired by the costumes of renowned Burlesque performers.The art of...

MEET: Louise Firchau of Paper Panda

Tea party - just cut
Today we are pleased to meet Cotswolds based paper cut artist Louise Firchau of "Paper Panda" to find out how she discovered the art of paper cutting and what inspires her designs.Please tell me about yourself and how you got started?Ryan and I have...

OPPORTUNITIES: Crafty Magpie Search for Best British Crafter

Crafty Magpie are looking for this year’s ‘Best British Crafter’. Between 12th April and 3rd May crafters will be able to enter their business into a fun competition which will also help to raise money for charity. Instead of paying an entry fee to...

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