Are you a sewing beginner? Let seamstress Rosie Martin help you make a gathered skirt with easy-to-follow diagrams, photos and instructions.
Peek into a day in the life of beach scavenger, trash revisionist and reclaimed jeweler Hannah Elspeth in her photo diary.
Jacob de Graaf, a.k.a. dailyportrait, is a Dutch born artist living and working in North Yorkshire. In March 2010 he started work on a portrait project, the details of which I’ll let the man himself get into below. I’ve been following Jacob’s progress and his exceptionally delicate and refined style of portraiture with great intrigue… Continue reading
Tik Tac Toe is the Sunday lunch club brought to you by Almost Gold Recordings, under the alternative moniker Almost Broken Presents. This dynamic quartet make light work of getting big names into an intimate setting, as well as showcasing the best new sounds on the live UK circuit. Next weekend’s event sees them playing… Continue reading
In my eyes, upcycling is about both history and transformation. Emma Harding’s project and Etsy shop, charityshoporphans, is a fantastic example of this: her pieces morph from twee ceramic figurines to contemporary and quirky objets d’art in a most delightful manner. What makes Emma’s creations extra special is the charming sense of depth she brings to… Continue reading
Drew and I met back in 2006 and quickly realised that we were in it for the long haul. However, between moving house once a year, me having several jobs all at once, my art/design work, and Drew working hard, we didn’t really think about making it official until we moved to the country. Having… Continue reading
If you love decorating and interiors and live in the UK, you’re probably familiar with Ideal Home Magazine — a monthly glossy, packed full of style ideas, decorating schemes and all the latest home accessories. Ellie Tennant is Deputy Shopping Editor at Ideal Home Magazine and blogger for the award-winning HomeShoppingSpy blog. Here, she gives… Continue reading
Digital photography has revolutionised the art of sharing imagery for both business and pleasure. However, I’m nostalgic for the satisfaction of holding a physical photograph in my hand and the magic in beautifully haphazard results from photobooths, Polaroids and the darkroom. The bell tolls. Digital killed the analog star. Or did it? My viewfinder spies… Continue reading
BUST Magazine‘s London Summer Craftacular is just over a week away on Saturday, July 10 at York Hall in Bethnal Green from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come on down to this indie shopping bonanza, which boasts 60 stalls of the hippest in handmade. Entry is £2, and the first 100 people through the door… Continue reading
North London based janinebasil‘s work is unmistakably hers. The very moment she revealed her creations in person back in April, I put a beautiful face to her shop. Janine’s confident, striking pieces span several styles of classic design, yet her personal approach to branding in every one of her listings grabs the attention in a… Continue reading
Today sees us smack-bang in the middle of the world’s largest greenfield music and performance art festival. Glastonbury, or Glasto, as it’s known to many, is most famed for its contemporary music but is also the summer home to an array of arts such as comedy, theatre, circus and cabaret. In addition, the “tented city”… Continue reading
Australian expat Heidi Adnum lives and works in London as a photographer of children and families, though she takes any opportunity to photograph food. She has two shops on Etsy — heidiadnum and hellodarlingvintage. She also runs a photography and inspiration blog, La Isla Blogita. Hello again, fellow Etsians! This is part two of your… Continue reading
Happy Father’s Day, menfolk! Just like our mums, many of our papas have inspired our creative endeavours here in the UK. My own dad is a musician (he released an album and a single in 1984) and more recently he’s a bit of a computer wizard. It’s not difficult to see how I’ve been creatively… Continue reading
As a proud sponsor of the We Make London Summer Spectacular, Etsy cordially invites you along to Chelsea Town Hall in London on Saturday, June 26. Entry is just £2, so pop along any time between 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., where there will be over 80 hand-picked exhibitors, including many UK Etsians. Don’t forget… Continue reading
Join us at the London leg of a worldwide celebration of creativity, the Etsy Craft Party, hosted by super stylish crafting venue The Make Lounge on Friday, June 18, 2010 (which happens to be Etsy’s birthday!). We’ll have glass painting, cheery bunting, festive flowers and other simple projects on the go, but please feel free… Continue reading