Has the cup got a bloody hole in it? January 07, 2018 12:04

How to fill the cup back up again with London Craft Club

I've been back at work for three days, during which time we've moved studios, started organising the Swish in earnest (still time to volunteer by the way) and got ready for our first two workshops of the year. I love it, but my goodness the feeling of being rested over Christmas is well and truly gone!

This weekend I've turned to my three favourite cup fillers. 

Actually go to a museum or gallery

It's on pretty much everyone's Ought To Do list of guilt. But it's brilliant! As soon as you step through the door you feel like a proper grown-up together person who appreciates the rich cultural heritage of the UK. Even with kids in tow I always feel pleased I've done it. And then, when you are actually in there, there is a bunch of really interesting stuff that pulls your mind away from emails and hair removal and carbs and makes you think again about the Universe, beauty, injustice or any other epic topic. Check out our Designs on Britain series... craft AND museums 

Collage workshop with Gabriela Szulman and London Craft Club at the Jewish Museum   Collage workshop with Gabriela Szulman and London Craft Club at the Jewish Museum   Collage workshop with Gabriela Szulman and London Craft Club at the Jewish Museum

Making something for myself

My monogramed slippers by London Craft Club

Last night I made myself a pair of slippers. We have a slippers workshops coming up on Tuesday,  because we wanted the slippers for ourselves. But all the slippers I've made to date have been for the workshop, so now I've made my very own monogrammed pair for me me me. Then I made myself the orange and pink leather earrings I've been wanting for about four months. I have all the stuff to hand, so instead of making mash potato by hand I made earrings! Slippers and earrings will always fit too. Check out the craft calendar 

Read an awesome book

Pretty self explanatory. I recommend The Power by Naomi Alderman if you haven't already read it. It's not flawless, but it is unmissable. 

Have a great Sunday. I'm off to fill my cup with coffee, and visit the RAF Museum.