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in the city :: instagram

Counting down the remaining days of my work contract and savouring as much as this City as we can.  Plenty keeping us busy lately and spending too much money time grabbing warm croissants for breakfast and sandwiches for lunch to help us through the long days. This week’s theme is “get’er done”, but first, maybe an afternoon nap or a quick jaunt to Oxford Circus? I am the Queen of Procrastination.

  1. An overcast London Eye
  2. Rare roast beef and horseradish sandwiched inside a yorkshire pudding
  3. Imperial War Museum
  4. Brick Lane street art
  5. Detour through Baker Street tube station
  6. Outfit shot courtesy of Robert
  7. Early morning Regent Street
  8. Flat white and sandwich with pretzel bread from Prufrock
  9. Covent Garden

in the city ::

After some crazy wind / rain storms that blew through the first week of January, the weather seems to be behaving nicely with peeks of sunshine and blue skies. We seem to be aimlessly wandering the streets lately hence the mishmash of photos from Shoreditch, Brick Lane, Carnaby Street, Leather Lane and Holborn.

Any special plans for the weekend? We have some friends coming dowm from Cambridge to stay with us. Rob’s been under the weather the past few days, but he’s in a much cheerier mood now. Hoping to catch the Ice Sculpture Festival in Canary Wharf today and then maybe a quick visit to the market on the weekend. Been craving some Victoria Sponge! Happy weekend!

our 2011 ♥

I don’t usually get wrapped up in the end of year hoopla, but 2011 has been monumental and at least personally, I wanted to collect our experiences in one place. Dudes, we moved to another country! Although temporary, we have already been living in London, UK for coming up to 12 months and I am still in disbelief that we just packed up everything and relocated – whoah! Here’s to looking back…

January: With Blue Olive Photography, we hosted the third annual Indie I Do event. (photo credit: studio jeanie)

February: Landed in London, UK and met up with the lovely Debbie from Craft Guerrilla who took us for coffee and bagels in Brick Lane.

March: We met the wonderful Lana and Rick and discovered Camden Passage. Oops! Just realized that we don’t actually have any pictures together – ha!

April: We headed to Liberty for the decor8 book launch and then to Brixton for the Crafty Fox Pop Up Market.

May: We checked out the Clerkenwell Design week at the House of Detention and then headed back to Vancouver for Got Craft?. Lucky us, we squeezed in a quick trip to Seattle and Portland before heading back to London.

June: Got Craft? was named #49 of 101 Greatest Things About Life in Vancouver by Scout Magazine. We had our second round of guests and together, took the train to Llwyngrwril, Wales for a friend’s wedding.

July: Held a DIY badge making workshop as part of the SW Craft Club Pop Up event. Decided to be social and went to Blognic.

August: Spent two weeks in Exmouth, Devon with family.

September: Excited to be a contributor to Poppytalk’s Dispatches from the UK column. (photo credit: anamu)

October: My mom came to visit and we took a day trip to Bath, Stonehenge and Windsor Castle. The week after, we met up with Miranda and spoke at the Summit of Awesome in Baltimore, MD. We also went to see Erasure for my birthday!

November: We held our first Got Craft? UK at the Tooting Tram and Social and headed to Paris with Miranda the very next day. (photo credit: Blue Olive Photography)

December: After a whirlwind of craft fairs in Vancouver, we returned to London and then went up to Cambridge to spend Christmas with friends.

Wow, 2011 was sure a crazy ride! Happy new year!

handmade interiors

Our latest London Shop Tour is now up on Poppytalk! For those of you in London, UK, Handmade Interiors also produces Handmade in Britain. Created by Textile Designer Piyush Suri, Handmade in Britain was started as an initiative to maintain the high standards in the British Craft sector creating market opportunities for buying craft and to support new designer-makers.

Handmade in Britain
October 28th to 30th, 2011
Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London SW3 5EE

photo credit: anamu

renegade london wrap up!

Renegade Craft Fair arrived at the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane for their first London event last weekend. We had a stall at the event and had the opportunity to meet so many lovely people as well as catch up with familiar faces. A few favourites include Chase & Wonder (picked up one of their fab totes!), our booth mates Fabric Horse, Hazel Stark (amazing cushions!) and Justnoey (see her display above – my favourite!). The Make Lounge was also there teaching people how to make their own wool felt animals – so cute!

For those of you that couldn’t make it, here are a few snapshots from our weekend including the delicious rice bowl I picked up in Brick Lane – Yum!