Crafts Shopping in Madrid

When I went to Madrid this month I had something in mind… I wanted to organise a crafty shopping day! Madrid is my hometown but I have to admit the crafts bug really bit me when I moved to London three years ago, so I didn’t really know there was so much going on in my city 🙂

After asking friends and reading a few blogs I put together a list and pitched the idea to both David and my friend Nerea (who brought her beautiful Cloe along). The idea of spending a sunny day in Madrid discovering new crafty corners and enjoying some “tapas” turned out to be even better than I expected. We had a lovely time 🙂 Continue reading

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Crafty shopping this weekend

On Friday night I finally convinced my other half to watch a crafts TV show with me. Although he wasn’t too happy about it when I first mentioned it, he wasn’t able to find anything else worth watching on TV, so he had no excuse!

So there we were watching Kirstie Allsopp’s Vintage Home. Both our faces lit when they started talking about paper cutting. They were making wedding invites and it seemed so easy and rewarding… So we decided we would give paper cutting a go this weekend. That obviously meant that we needed to go shopping for the basics after we watched some paper cutting videos on Youtube and read a few blog posts to learn a bit more about this interesting craft. Continue reading