Category Archives: Craft

First of the Christmas bakes; Chocolate peppermint snowballs

Chocolate peppermint crackle biscuits

With Christmas approaching, smashing a bunch of super strong mints into a dust to make peppermint ‘snow’ seemed like a pretty festive thing to do. Crushing an entire packet on mints in a pestle and mortar will see off any winter gloom you may have too; you end up enveloped in a cloud of mint that fairly whistles down into your lungs.

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Make a mid-century style chair from a conker, dress pins and yarn

Walking through the park the other day I saw my first conkers of the year…
Conker

I love them; how they feel so smooth and shiny in your hand…

I have fond memories of my granny teaching me to make ‘fairy’ furniture from the fallen conkers in her back garden…

See below for how to make one using a conker, dress pins and some yarn!

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Artists, crafters and makers talk business

Makerhood held a free event called a ‘local makers forum‘ in Brixon’s Living Bar the other day.

Makerhood is an initiative to promote local making, creativity and skills – and build connections between local makers, the community and local businesses

Makerhood

Billed as an evening to ‘discuss opportunities, learn from market experts and meet other makers and local businesses’. I was there to illustrate the points made as the panel discussed various aspects of making, including the tricky business of promoting, selling and networking…

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