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March 2016

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Caboodle Magazine / Paper Flower Garland. I am thrilled to be able to share my latest craft DIY project for the lovely ladies at Caboodle Magazine with you on the blog. As always the brief for the third edition of Caboodle was jam packed with colour and energy… the theme ‘English Country Garden’ fit so well with craft project ideas I was working on and new skills I was developing… And I was thrilled when Kayti and Amy went for my giant paper flower garland idea. Thanks guys!

I am most certainly biased but still feel like this latest edition is my favourite yet! If you haven’t bought your copy yet you are in for a treat! This time around there are pages upon pages of colourful inspiration, craft, fashion and food. They have got summer down! I mean there are 6 pages devoted to home made ice cream recipes…. bring on the Caboodle summer vibes is what I say!

@Caboodlemagazine Instagram #supermakes #caboodlemagazine

Thanks again for having me Caboodle, I love creating projects for your wonderful world x

Caboodle Magazine / Paper Flower GarlandCaboodle Magazine paper flower diy project

Caboodle Magazine paper flower diy project Caboodle Magazine paper flower diy project

Get Inspired / Weaving. 1/2/3/4/5/6 (Clockwaise from top)

In the past few weeks I have really felt a shift in my business and focus. I have met some amazing like minded creative people and am starting to realize where Super+Super fits in this new creative scene in Nottingham. Which is huge.

For new workshops I have decided that over the next few months I am going to focus on weaving, paper craft and crochet. These are what excite me right now and where my strengths lie. So new dates will be coming in the next few days!

In the meantime I have created this weaving inspo’ board which includes a few favourites and some lovely technique too. As always I’d love to hear what’s got you in a crafty tizz and keeping you inspired! You can find me on Instagram, Facebook and of course Pinterest for more daily updates and craft based goings on.

Amy x

Women Who Create / Kayti Feather. This week I am mega excited to induct Kayti Feather into our Women Who Create Things Interviews series hall of fame. If you haven’t met Kayti’s colourful styling yet you are in for a treat! She is one half of the creative duo behind the amazing Caboodle Magazine which is the UK’s lovliest fashion, craft, kitsch lifestyle publication. I have been lucky enough to work on several projects for Kayti and an constantly inspired by her brightly tinted visions.

Kayti Feather of Caboodle mag

Tell us a little about your background…

I’ve been a fashion photographer for the last 15 or so years and was lucky enough to travel the world doing so. I started Caboodle Magazine last year after a life long obsession with magazines and always dreaming to have my own! I have loved getting more into the design side of things and it’s a great outlet for all my crazy colourful ideas! I still work as a photographer from my home studio in York and love to be crafty in my spare time!

caboodle magazines Kayti Feather studio space

Do you have creative habits or rituals within your work that help you stay focussed and happy?

I do a nice mix of projects and that keeps it diverse, no two days are the same really! One day I might be shooting a campaign for a brand and the next I might be testing recipes for a food shoot or out prop hunting for a set build. So I’m always moving from one thing to another which keeps things fresh and fun. I always play records when I’m working at my desk though, gotta have a good soundtrack going, and I usually have a jar of mints on the go too!

caboodle magazines Kayti Feather studio space

What two things can’t you live without?

My doggies, who are my constant companions. And sugar, I have the worst sweet tooth and can’t function without cake!

What is your biggest source of inspiration?

I love colour, exploring new places, I watch tons of movies, pop culture, nostalgia and hanging with my girlfriends always throws up some good ideas!

Kayti Feather of Caboodle mag

What is the meaning of ‘craft’ to you?

Anything where some love has gone into it, and for me just the pleasure in looking at something and saying “I made that!”.

caboodle magazines Kayti Feather studio space

If you could collaborate on a creative project or idea with anyone… who would it be & why?

To create a set for a fashion shoot with Camille Walala would be incredible!! I love her work, it definitely inspires joy in me!

Do you have a  favourite piece of equipment that inspires your day to day process?

I just painted my old wooden desk turquoise and productivity has soared!!

What is the best thing about running your *business/blog/working for yourself?

I love working from home, usually with a dachshund on my knee! And just meeting so many other lovely creatives, especially

caboodle magazines Kayti Feather studio space

What is the best thing about running your *business/blog/working for yourself?

I love working from home, usually with a dachshund on my knee! And just meeting so many other lovely creatives, especially through Caboodle has been really inspiring, I finally feel like I’ve found my true calling with my work and it makes me really happy.

caboodle magazines Kayti Feather studio space

What is your proudest creative moment in your journey so far?

Holding the first issue of Caboodle in my hands after all the years of dreaming about doing it! Having people tell me they enjoyed reading it or an article had inspired them makes all the hard work worthwhile. Seeing pictures of it on Instagram from readers around the world blows my mind!

caboodle magazines Kayti Feather on the blog

Find more from Kayti here…

Instagram @kaytifeather

www.caboodlemagazine.com
Instagram @caboodlemagazine

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S+S Book Project / Crochet Cord Necklace. Happy Friday Folks! Here as promised is another exclusive S+S craft book project from this time last year. Man I can’t believe its been a year since we released this…so much has changed in the biz and on the blog/projects/styles all sorts! One thing that has not changed however is that this is my favourite diy accessory. Both myself and Claire still wear one of these almost everyday a few of our pals joke that its like a work uniform piece or something… Its such a nice simple project and such a great way to add a pop of colour to any outfit!

Have fun making one for yourself… and then why not have a go at making a few more to give to your friends.

what you need:

Cord necklace  what you need  Small amounts of jersey T-shirt yarn in colour of your choice 9mm (UK00:USM/13) crochet hook Scissors  This project is speedy and seriously addictive! It is like the retro ‘knitting Nancy’ cord but without the doll and with some seriously chunky jersey yarn. We heart T-shirt yarn!  1 	Make a slip-knot loop and make 3ch.  2 	Keeping the working or first loop on your hook, pick up the next ch and crochet through to make another st on the hook.  3 	Repeat this a third time. You will now have 3 active sts on your hook. This will look like knitting.  4 	Now slip the two left-hand loops off the hook and pull the yarn through the right-hand first loop.  5 	While securing the 2nd and 3rd loops from pulling out, draw the edges slowly together.   6 	Pick up the loop to the left and pull the yarn through again.  7 	Finish the row by picking up the last st and pulling the yarn through.  8 	Repeat this sequence again and again! Remember to take the 2 left-hand sts/loops off your hook to begin as this pulls the yarn into the cord, drawing the sides together into a neat little tube.  9 	After a few repeats you will see the cord forming.  10 After 27 rows cut the yarn and pull it through all 3 loops.  11 Slip the yarn through the last loop to fasten off.  12 Tie the long ends together in a simple knot to form the necklace. Why not make one in another colour afterwards to give to a friend?  Tip! Wear several cord necklaces together and stagger their lengths for a cool layered colour effect. Perfect with a simple T-shirt!

Small amounts of jersey T-shirt yarn in colour of your choice

9mm (UK00:USM/13) crochet hook

Scissors

This project is speedy and seriously addictive! It is like the retro ‘knitting Nancy’ cord but without the doll and with some seriously chunky jersey yarn. We heart T-shirt yarn!

1 Make a slip-knot loop and make 3ch.crochet cord necklace diy step 1

2 Keeping the working or first loop on your hook, pick up the next ch and crochet through to make another st on the hook.crochet cord necklace diy step 2

3 Repeat this a third time. You will now have 3 active sts on your hook. This will look like knitting.crochet cord necklace diy step 3

4 Now slip the two left-hand loops off the hook and pull the yarn through the right-hand first loop.crochet cord necklace diy step 4

5 While securing the 2nd and 3rd loops from pulling out, draw the edges slowly together.crochet cord necklace diy step 5

6 Pick up the loop to the left and pull the yarn through again.crochet cord necklace diy step 6

7 Finish the row by picking up the last st and pulling the yarn through.crochet cord necklace diy step 6

8 Repeat this sequence again and again! Remember to take the 2 left-hand sts/loops off your hook to begin as this pulls the yarn into the cord, drawing the sides together into a neat little tube.crochet cord necklace diy

9 After a few repeats you will see the cord forming.crochet cord necklace diy

10 After 27 rows cut the yarn and pull it through all 3 loops.crochet cord necklace diy

11 Slip the yarn through the last loop to fasten off.

12 Tie the long ends together in a simple knot to form the necklace. Why not make one in another colour afterwards to give to a friend?

super+Super craft book crochet cord necklace diy project

 

Tip! Wear several cord necklaces together and stagger their lengths for a cool layered colour effect. Perfect with a simple T-shirt!

crochet cord necklace

To find out more about the Super+Super craft book series take a look here. Find lots of lovely inspo and #WIP over on my instagram too… I’d love to hear from you!

 

Get Inspired / Blue Things

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 //   (Clockwise from top)

My favourite colour is blue I love it! I am always drawn to it whether that be a piece fabric, an item of clothing, crockery, a painted wall or yarn… There is something about a certain shade of light ish blue that always catches my eye. I like having my hair blue too. Its the one colour that suites me/my colours and also matches my eyes so that’s nice. I thought i’d try something new and make a little mood board of a few favourite blue images that have caught my eye of late because its a fun thing to share on a Monday morning. I hope you enjoy it!

You can find more on my Pinterest here x

Women Who Create / Leigh Jennings

Today we welcome Leigh Jennings to the blog as our third in the interview series. Her witty and cutting embroideries have become somewhat iconic on Instagram and this morning she has a few wise words to share about the meaning of craft, and how it is so often wrongly portrayed and the power of naps.

Tell us a little about your background…

I run Intwosandthrees, which through Etsy, is home to embroidered goods and illustrations. Intwosandthrees is now infamously known for a few swear filled embroideries, along with pet portraits and other topical and mature embroidered pieces. I studied Fine Art at college and uni in Liverpool and was involved in the set-up of a new art and design led shop. Since moving home to Suffolk I’ve been involved in an art and design led pop-up shop and gift and home ware shop, alongside street markets and fairs that a wonderful bunch of creative friends organise and run.

Leigh Jennings of Intwosandthrees Etsy

Do you have creative habits or rituals within your work that help you stay focussed and happy?

Organisation is key. I schedule in commissions and projects to make sure I spend valuable time on each. I also schedule in breaks and days off – sometimes working for yourself means self-induced stress and you don’t come up for air, keeping a healthy balance is important.

What two things can’t you live without?

I’d like to say a sketchbook and burgers, but it’s more likely my phone and naps.

Leigh Jennings of Intwosandthrees Etsy embroidery

What is your biggest source of inspiration?

Anything and everything. I think creative people kind of see the world differently, we could look at a spot on the ceiling and get an idea for something. Unless that’s just me? My creative friends are a brilliant source of inspiration if I’m ever stuck though.

What is the meaning of ‘craft’ to you?

I think the word ‘craft’ has had a terrible reputation in the past. I struggled with its meaning when I was at uni – trying to justify why embroidery could be art work and not just a “typical feminine craft”. It seems an outdated umbrella term for hobbies. It’s in desperate need of an update.

Leigh Jennings of Intwosandthrees Etsy cat portrait

If you could collaborate on a creative project or idea with anyone… who would it be & why?

Anyone! I love working with passionate people with creative ideas. This year I’d like to work with more illustrators – translating flat works of art into embroideries really fascinates me at the moment.

Leigh Jennings of Intwosandthrees Etsy sketch book

Do you have a favourite piece of equipment that inspires your day to day process?

A pen. Before I make any embroideries, it always starts with a drawing or a sentence.

What is the best thing about running your *business/blog/working for yourself?

I’m making something that I love every day, and I happen to be lucky enough that other people like it too. It’s exhausting and stressful at times, but every day surprises me.

Leigh Jennings of Intwosandthrees Etsy inspiration

What is your proudest creative moment in your journey so far?

There’s been some famous people repost my embroideries on Instagram – that’s pretty amazing. Obviously the first big commission is the proudest, but having other talented artists comment that they like my work or even buy my work, blows my mind and is the most bonkers feeling every time.

Find yourself a gem over at Leigh’s Etsy shop!