THE JOURNEY TO A CREATIVE LIFE

I am back from holidays and ready for the new school year and my creative life. It has been a very productive summer, I launched my first online course, Start an Upcycling Business and I have also been working on a new project. It is exciting but a bit scaring too. It is a project that I have…

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5 MUST HAVES FOR YOUR WEBSITE

Furniture service website logo

I am SUPER EXCITED to say that I have a new website for my Upcycled Furniture & Design business. Summer, in business terms, tends to mean we slow down. If you have children, it is almost impossible to do anything during holidays, if you have clients they seem to disappear. Or maybe you just want to go to travel…

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SUMMER …

It’s that time of the year again. My favourite holidays, at home in Spain. We usually have a few days at my mums house with my family and then we take the kids out for a week or so somewhere by the beach. This year we are going to Ibiza. The benefits of being Spanish…

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The Balham Craft Fair

Its always fantastic to make a new discovery in your local area.  Particularly, for me, when it involves crafty individuals. So I was very pleased to find The Balham Craft Fair at The Bedford pub in Balham, a few weeks ago.  Set up by Emma Barrett in early 2012 because of a frustrating lack of…

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New Pocket Sized Fabric Delights

  When I visited Inma at The Old School Club last Friday I was welcomed by tea (obviously)& a smile, but also a huge vintage, wooden tray full of jewel like delights.  They were of course the new ‘Scrap Bags’.  Little bags of fabric goodies, pre-cut & pre-loved, and yours for only £2.  A bargain…

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The New Old School Club and two new excellent collaborators

The Old School Club is open for business!! Our first day was the 17th of June and we are still running the two weeks of free taster classes, drop ins, coffee mornings and a few other events. We have had a few taster classes such as learn to sew,  XL crochet, applique, embroidery, make a…

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I need a Blog collaborator ..

Right, this is the time when I really need some help to get things going. I have just found our new premises and I need to do lots of work to get the club ready for the opening in two weeks. And it is not going to get any easier! I will be running the…

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New Things: Silk & jute ribbons

New things is going to be a regular post about new products, handmade projects, designer makes and any other interesting items that are available in the shop (online and hopefully onsite very SOON!!!) shop.theoldschoolclub.co.uk This week we have in the shop: New Silk & Jute Ribbons . Limited quantities. If you require a larger quantity please…

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Giveaway – 5FQs Daisy Janie New Leaf collection

To celebrate that we have reached 600 friends in FB, I am giving away a 5 FQ bundle of the Daisy Janie New Leaf collection. To enter, please “follow the blog” by email, go to the previous post “Behind the scenes” and add a comment indicating which of the items we have been working on…

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Bye 2012, Hello 2013

I didn’t want to start my 2013 without saying goodbye to 2012 and making a little inventory of what has happened, although I am not sure I can say that the last year is completely finished yet. We are still working on getting the new place for The Old School Club, which is driving me crazy at…

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