UPCYCLING PROJECTS – REUPHOLSTERING A FOOTSTOOL

One of the most popular pieces of furniture to upcycle is the footstool, it is an easy project to take with great results. If you have an old (or just unwanted!) chair or footstool in need of love or you just don’t like the way it looks, join us for our Upcycling, bring your chair or…

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HOW TO MAKE A RECYCLED CHRISTMAS WREATH

I was invited to attend the Ideal Home Show Christmas to present how to make a Christmas wreath. I decided to make something very unique, a recycled wreath using egg cartons, silver painted leaves and vintage buttons. Result! If you would like to learn how to make one like this, come along to our Christmas workshops,…

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY – WHAT CAN YOU DO? #SmallBizSatUK #SmallBusinessSaturday

Small Business Saturday is taking place on Saturday, 6th of December and it is meant to be one of the busiest shopping days of the year. The aim of Small Business Saturday is to promote the benefits of shopping locally and help small businesses build longer term trade by attracting new customers from the local…

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FINDING YOUR STYLE FOR CHRISTMAS

It is Christmas again! and we are super decided to help you make many beautiful Christmas decorations. Our Christmas workshops will take place on the 10th of Dec, morning and evening. Check here for more details and how to book.  The children’s workshops run on the 15th, 16th and 17th, morning and after school. For more…

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TARTANS, CHECKS AND OTHER WOOL BLENDS

Next week is our Breakfast Craft Club and Creche and we will be making a wool project that you could use as a gift: a lined scarf, a tablet/ipad bag or a winter handbag. We will also use some very cool fabrics, such as tartans, checks and other wool blends, as well as fleece for the…

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CHILDREN’S PARTIES – FROZEN THEME, CAPES & SNOWMEN

A few weeks ago we had a very sweet themed party at The Old School Club. The party had a Frozen theme and the birthday boy liked superhero capes, so we made Frozen themed capes! Children decorated their silver/blue & white velvet capes with felt shapes, which included their initials, snowflakes and glitter stars. Our most…

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EASY SEWING PROJECTS YOU CAN DO

I am not a dressmaker – I can follow patterns and make a few garments for myself, but I am not good enough at fitting. So a few weeks ago, during the Laurel dress class at the club, I decided to pick up some of the tips and made myself a Laurel dress. Aren’t I lucky?…

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INTRO TO CHALK PAINT – DEFINE YOUR STYLE

When the Intro to Autentico Chalk Paint class was launched, I wanted to make sure that all the basics were covered, including how to use chalk paint, colour combinations and how to obtain different finishes (modern, vintage and distressed) so you can take all this information home and start painting! You can also see our…

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IT IS HALLOWEEN AND WE ARE HAVING A PARTY

It is almost Halloween … and here at The Old School Club, we are preparing lots of events for children. The best excuse for spooky creativity and silly dressing up! Children are welcome to come along in fancy dress, … and accompanying adults too! You can pick and choose the best activity, as we have…

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WHY BRANDING IS IMPORTANT

Last Friday, we launched our new branding! Thanks to the super talented Dutchscot we now have new branding, printed materials and super fab promotional objects (you can see some of them in this post). As the branding changed, I also reworked our services proposition which now describe, with a clearer message, what we offer at the…

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