Monday, 24 August 2009

Crafty Times

So much has happened since the last post. I headed to Portugal and then a hen party in Barcelona. I picked up some lovely pieces and whilst the boyf chilled by the pool in Portugal I used the time to work on my new working watch bracelets which seem to be going down a storm!

Before heading off on holiday I did a really exciting photo shoot with the fantastic band Little Joybox. We went for a really opulent, decadent vibe and I took the opportunity to go crazy and heap tonnes of necklaces and gold onto Sara – Mr T fabulous!! Check out Little Joybox on They have some great upcoming gigs at places like Ronnie Scotts so go along and go crazy to fab tracks such as Killer but their one minute wonders are just the best! Alan was the lovely and ever patient photographer on the day – have a look at his website:

But for me the most exciting news is that Mistress Vintage will be joining the fantastic crew down at Craftaholics fair this Saturday August 29th at the Old Queens Head in Angel – 44 Essex Rd Islington N18LN. It will be loads of lovely crafty fun with a whole range of products and fantastic designers. They have just added me to their blog I hope to see you all down there for lots of shopping and cupcakes!


So many lovely things in my head at the moment that I could write about but Craftaholics has inspired this nugget. My tip for this post is the artist Daniel Hillier. Daniel does fantastical and gorgeous prints, paintings and ink drawings. They have a really dark, Victorian feel – totally gothic, fantastically creepy and irresistible. I particularly love his use of animals and emphasis on anatomy. His drawing of a stag dressed as a Victorian gentlemen was the first thing the boy and I bought for our flat – very practical I hear you say! Anyway Daniel sells at Sunday Upmarket off Brick Lane and he will be at Craftaholics this Saturday – so another reason to come check it out!