Tuesday, 6 December 2011

We Make London Christmas Pop Up Shopping Experiance

Still have some Christmas shopping to do or just fancy a fun and festive day out? pop along and say Hi at We Make London's Christmas Pop Up Shopping Experiance this Saturday 10th December at Battersea Arts Centre. It is always a great event and this year looks like the best yet. Do some screen printing, buy presents and even get them wrapped for free!! There is something for everyone. Take a look at the WeMake blog for more info.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Let the celebration begin!

I know that a lot of you like me LOVE Christmas but im sure there are as many who get annoyed with the way people seem to start celebrating earlier and earlier each year. Well I have waited until a month before to do something seasonal so that is pretty late for me.

To celebrate my favourite holiday I have set up a discount code in both of my etsy shops laurafallulah and fallulahs. Just type the code YAYCHRISTMAS in when you check out and you will get 20% off all purchases.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Designers/Makers Handmade Christmas Shop

Started your Christmas shopping yet? if you haven't then pop along to the Designers/Makers Handmade Christmas Shop on Exmouth Street, London for a really great selection of Handmade goodies, including Laurafallulah of course. Even if you have started go along anyway and treat yourself to something for being so god damn organised. As you can tell I am not one of those organised people which is why there is some hostility in that last sentence.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Renegade Review Guest Post

Pop over the the fab Bugs and Fishes by Lupin craft blog to see my guest post review of this weekends Renegade Handmade Craft Fair in London.

 I am very touched that Laura, the owner of Lupin Handmade, liked my writing enough to feature it on her popular blog. Check out all of her tutorials posts too, my favourite are her Christmas Crafting ideas.

Monday, 10 October 2011

New things - rings and earrings

I've been busy applying for Christmas Craft fairs for the last few weeks as well as trying to retake all my product photos so that they are all the same. Today I finally got round to photographing some new products to put into my own shop as well as my Notonthehighstreet shop. These new earrings and rings have been selling really well with other stockists as well as at the Thames Festival last month so I decided it was time for them to go online.

I have only put a restricted range of colours online but if you come along to any of the events I am taking part in over the Christmas season then you will also be able to buy even more, or email me with a colour request and I can raid my stocks for you. Or check out HannahZakari for alternative colours. The earring photo above will give you a better idea of what sort of colours are available.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Sneek Peek

Just a little something I am working on at the moment, this is just a small section of what will eventually, hopefully, be a larger print. I have never done any screen printing before but it is something I have wanted to try since I was at university and us weavers shared our workspace with the heat presses of the print group. I am very excited to finally getting around to giving it a go. I'm sure anyone else who works with fabric or pattern can understand the yearning of wanting to have a go and making their own. Well we will see how it turns out soon.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

pins and needles

I know how to live the high life. A new pair of shoes? or a manicure? Nah! when I want to treat myself I stick to haberdashery. I couldn't resist the grey pearly tops of these pins. I don't know what it is with pins, I lose them like they are socks so its just as well they don't come in pairs. Where as needles I seem to keep forever, I have only ever bought one pack, well now two, and I still have a couple of them.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Sneek Peek

Im currently working on a project for a friend who has recently set up his own company with a few other friends. I love working with other people and making their ideas come to life in fabric. As most of you can tell this is a cross stitched design, I haven't really done any cross stitch for a few years and I am soon becoming a little addicted to it, I like repetative things.

If you are looking for a company to help you with your branding, advertising, marketing or webdesign then I urge you to check out Hatched, they specialise in working with smaller companies and have a real understanding of how to bring out the best in an independant business or designer.

I will show you the finished article when it is finished and framed.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Kitty Sabotage

I am currently trying to get a little healthier, or fitter anyway. Although someone in my house is not really encouraging

Working out is not so easy with a huge black cat sleeping on your mat. He's not bothered by me jumping and flailing next to him, unlike my other cat who leaves the room straight away. I don't blame her, I would probably do the same if I wasn't the one flailing.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Going round in circles

 Busy week prepping for WeMakeLondon at The Craft Trail and making new stock for HannahZakari. It is become apparent that I have a slight addiction to making circular things in multiples. 

Also trying to find time recover a 60s dressing table stool which I bought in April at an antiques fair. My pride is making me do it as my OH says that I will never get round to it and I just love proving him wrong. I am photographing it as I go so that I can share it on here. I am one of those people who love to have their feet up, infact I find it hard to sit with my feet on the ground. My last purchase of a beautiful indian patchwork pouffe was quickly stoled by one of my cats, as you can just see from the photo above, so this stool is planned for use by me and just me.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Craft Trail

Only a week to go before the kick off of a weekend of fun and frolics at The Thames Festival along the river in London. I am having a stall in the We Make London area along with many talented designers as part of the Craft Trail which is a new addition to the festival.

The festival and the Craft Trail are on for the whole weekend of Sept 10 - 11 from midday until late. There are many crafty events and workshops which I am hoping I might be able to pop to some of if I can get someone to man my stall for a few minutes.

The Festival itself is a celebration of London. There is something for everyone from Jive to a night time carnival to barge races to a feast of food on Southwark bridge. All topped off with a firework display.

If you are in London or fancy a day trip then pop along and join in the party. Make sure you pop along and say hi.

Friday, 2 September 2011


It was so nice today so I decided to make the most of the last drop of summer sunshine and take a walk into Blackheath village to get some supplies from the health food shop (im on a health kick at the moment) and have a sit on the heath.

But look what my lovely postie had dropped through my letterbox when I arrived home!!

The long awaited Hannah Zakari lookbook along with an adorable Gemma Correll Edinburgh postcard. And wasn't it worth the wait! I love a catalogue or lookbook and have a collection of them from when I used to work in a small boutique and this is one of the more lovely and succesful. I know I am a little biased as HZ stock my work but really it is wonderful. It gives you a great feeling of what Hannah Zakari is really about, great design, well made products and fun!

The first page is probably my favourite, what a brilliant image. I love that Rachael, the owner of HZ, is not afraid to do something a bit different and humorous.

Followed in a close second by the mix of necklaces by Uncommonly Beautiful. Simple but effective, how can you not love that mix of colour, wood and metal.

And of course I cant miss out the image titled Other Things We Sell which along with one of the sweet Lou Lou and Oscar Cat People shows some of my rosette brooches and fabric stud earrings (just had to get that one in there). This shot makes me want to go and visit the shop and have a good rummage.

Well done Rachael, it looks amazing and make me very proud to be part of the Hannah Zakari family. I'm sure that this book will be coming out year after year for me to have a good flick through.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Named and shamed

Okay okay I know I am terrible at this blogging malarky but this week I was named and shamed on Twitter by the always lovely and never mean Sally Fort.

I was looking at my blog at the weekend and thinking that I should take everything off and start again but after reading some old posts and feeling fond of some of them I decided that I would carry on where I left off.

A lot has happened which I wont bore you all with but I have moved a fair few times and have now settled in a new flat in Blackheath which is my very own. It was terrifying purchasing a property and still is if I think about it for too long. For anyone who has been through the process of purchasing you will know what I mean. I have never felt so much like a child since I left home, being totally confused by lawyer speak and reading through the largest amount of paperwork I have ever had to read through. But anyway now we are in and at last I feel like I have a home, I am such a home bod.

Through my many moves I have been having a huge declutter. Many many bags of clothes went to my awesome cousin (biased as we have similar taste) and boxes of books/toys/cds went to the charity shop. But the biggest challenge was to clear through some of my massive fabric and craft supplies boxes. Some I can't bare to get rid of so I am going to hide it from my other half but the rest I am going to be gradually listing in my supplies shop on etsy. So if you are interested in picking up a bargin then pop over and have a look. I nearly didn't list the fabric below as it is just so cute but I was feeling ruthless.

There are also going to be many changes for Laurafallulah soon, I am currently working on a range of handprinted goods. I have been drawing like I have never drawn before. I have never really worked with just a pen and paper, being more likely to dive straight into fabric and 3D design, but I am loving it. Hopefully I will have something to show you soonish.