Manchester’s Vintage Kilo Sale

A vintage kilo sale was on in Manchester yesterday and I just had to check it out. Here’s how I found the whole affair…


Acting editor!

Hi everyone – apologies for my lack of blogging recently, but I’ve been very busy at work and now have some rather tasty news to report: I’ve just been made acting editor for the newest (and soon to be best) crafts and lifestyle magazine on the market. It’s called Crafty and the first issue will … Continue reading

Christmas at the Black Cat flat!

I love Christmas! Here’s how I’ve made my house look festive – and I really didn’t spend much money at all!

O, Christmas tree

None of this pine needles malarkey for the Black Cat. Oh, no – this Christmas, I MADE my tree (from scratch…mmmmmhmmmm…)

My vintage tea party

I thought I’d do a bit of a vintage tea party for my birthday. Take a looksie!

In pictures: Dig the City

I went along to Dig the City in Manchester to see how its living street is doing and to try my hand at some guerilla gardening. Just call me Alan Titchmarsh.

Ukepunk rocks Manchester

Punk rock on the ukulele doesn’t sound as if it would work, but it absolutely does – as Ukepunk and the Forty Thieves proved in Altrincham over the weekend.

A quick screen-printing introduction

Over the weekend I tried my hand at screen-printing for the first time, under the expert tuition of surface designer Nell. Here’s what I learnt in just one speedy little hour.

Freebie Friday: Totes Amaze!

Hurrah, the weekend is here! And if you answer this one simple question, you could celebrate in style with this gorgeous little tote bag. All ready for spring!

Freebie Friday: A pretty little purse

How sweet is this fruit and flowers purse? Perfect for the warmer weather! Answer one easy-peasy question and it could be yours!