Join me for High Tea (#2)

It’s that time of the week again, folks – my wonderful little High Tea linky party. Come hither and link up all your sure-to-be-wonderful tea party posts. Cupcakes, tea dresses, cosies, cake stands, photographs, teacups – everyone and everything is welcome here!


Join me for High Tea

Tea time, everybody! From 16:00 today you can link up your foodie blog posts and have a look to see what other crafty-minded people are up to. Welcome to my High Tea linky party!

Dr Sketchy’s anti-art school

Does the idea of life drawing to a rocking soundtrack of The Ramones, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and a soupcon of live punk music float your proverbial boat? If the answer is yes, yes, a thousand times yes, then you need to check out the Manchester branch of Dr Sketchy’s, an anti-art school that is pioneering the alternative drawing movement on a global scale. Intrigued? Read on.

Sketch City

Can you think of a better way to get to know a city than to wander around drawing it? No? Then thank the Nexus Art Cafe for setting up a monthly Sketchcrawl in Manchester.

Swap-apalooza with Popular Crafts

Every month, Popular Crafts holds a craft swap for handy guys and gals who like to spread a little home-made love. The theme for March is spring, so expect lots of fluffy bunnies, cute chickies and an over-abundance of flowers winging their way up and down the country.

Craft it Forward

Don’t be selfish with your crafty projects. Get to grips with Craft It Forward and share the handmade wealth. God bless us, everyone!

Burn, baby, burn

This January, the Manchester Artists’ Bonfire is back for a second year but it’s not all s’mores and toasted marshmallows. Prepare to embrace change in 2012 with Castlefield Gallery and Islington Mill.

Icing on the cake

There’s not a lot better than cake. Cake rules. I love cake. But I love cake more when it comes with a dollop of arts and crafts on top. Check out these cake toppers, yo.

Expecto Patronum!

If you’re having a Harry Potter party (and let’s face it, why the hell wouldn’t you be having a Harry Potter party?), then you’re sure to want a how-to on making invitations. Read on, dear friend, read on.

Reverse graffiti – friend or foe?

Is this art form – also known as dust tagging – better or worse than traditional graffiti? Discuss.