Category: Got Craft? (UK)

got craft? uk :: a look back

I’ve been missing London (UK) lately especially the warm weather and sunshine I hear they have been having. Not too hard with the high winds we are experiencing in Vancouver right now. Boo! So what a fantastic surprise when I received an email from Blue Olive Photography packed full of these pretty pictures from the last Got Craft? event in London, UK at the Tooting Tram and Social! Can’t wait to be back this Summer!

stalls pictured: robin & mould, pretty zoo, alchemist dreams, buttercupcakes, anna wiscombe

photo credit: blue olive photography

London (UK), thank you!

Last Sunday was the inaugural London(UK) Got Craft?! Thank you to everybody that came out to the event including all of our sellers and sponsors! We are utterly exhausted, but happy. Got Craft? London was amazing and we can’t wait to do it all again in Vancouver(BC) this Sunday!

Here are some lovely write ups from a few London bloggers that dropped by last Sunday: Kat Hannaford | anamu | Gemma Millie | tea for joy | The Leopard Anchor | Tooting Online

Stay tuned for 2012 dates! x

photo credit: blue olive photography

things to do :: Got Craft? London (UK)

It may not be as trendy as East London, but in a place called Tooting Broadway on the Northern Line, you will find the Tooting Tram and Social pub (46-48 Mitcham Road, London SW17 9NA). On Sunday, November 27th from 11am-5pm, it will play host to London’s newest craft fair, Got Craft?. Started in 2007 in Canada, Got Craft? began as an indie craft fair aimed at bringing together a community that fosters handmade and DIY culture.

Featuring over 20 hand picked designers, some of my favourites include custom liqueurs by Alchemist Dreams, decorative wooden ornaments by Anna Wiscombe, homemade jams and chutneys by Homemade Hampers, vegan friendly skincare products by Lovely Gorgeous Things and Pretty Zoo who uses her own illustrations to make beautiful jewellery pieces. Browse this year’s artist line up online – Buttercupcakes will also be running a tea and cake station with a selection of hot and cold menu items and a full bar will be available by the Tooting Tram and Social.

For those feeling inspired, Crafty Pint, a collective of local creatives living and working in South London, will be leading interactive workshops to teach you how to make your own bow ties using recycled materials and Lynne from Papermash will host a DIY wrapping station (donation to charity). And don’t miss DJ Frida Black-Heart akaDebbie from Craft Guerrilla spinning her crafty beats from noon to 4:00pm!

Admission is £1 and be one of the first 30 people through the door for a coveted reusable tote bag from EtsyUK filled with goodies from all of our stalls! For more information, visit our website here.

gcuk :: sneak peeks :: justine ellis

Justine Ellis is a South London based artist that makes original designs that have been hand screen-printed using environmentally friendly, water based inks and printing on a variety of surfaces including fabric, paper, and wood.

Meet Justine and see her amazing work at Got Craft? London on Sunday, November 27th, 2011 from 11:00am to 5:00pm at the Tooting Tram and Social. You can also find her here: website | etsy | twitter

got craft? (uk) :: DIY with Papermash!

We are super excited to have Lynne from Papermash join us at Got Craft? London on Sunday, November 27th from 11am to 5pm at the Tooting Tram and Social! After you finish your holiday shopping, bring your handmade goodies to the DIY area on the first floor and learn the art of gift wrapping. For a donation, you can choose from a selection of super cute Papermash wrapping supplies. Never can get your edges right or your bows tied on straight? No worries! Lynne will be on hand teaching you the tricks of the trade!

Lynne also has a design blog called Tea for Joy where she shares her love for tea shops, typewriters and car boot sales.