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Yearly archive: 2010

baby shower knitting

December 28, 2010

A very festive baby shower was held for Felicity and her bump on bank holiday Monday. Christmas cake was consumed with a zest that belied the Christmas over-consumption by most parties present (not least the ‘menders…), we knit in front of a magnificent Christmas tree and the whole warm and homely atmosphere was a fabulous […]

Happy Christmas!

December 24, 2010

This picture from Stitch craft, December 1951 sums it up for us: Have a Merry Christmas one and all! Love Claire and Bee x

quilting hen party

December 14, 2010

Our first hen party last weekend at the fantabulous Hospital Club in Covent Garden went swimmingly. The drinks were flowing, the hands busy and the surroundings suitably decadent. Isabel’s hens chose to create her a beautiful patchwork quilt and this seemed very apt amongst the fabulous surroundings of the Bellini Bar, where Julie Verhoven’s stunning […]

Lewes hen party

November 27, 2010

Here, as promised, are some pictures of the fantabulous hen party in Lewes last weekend. The wonderful friends of the gorgeous Bride, Heather, had hired out a Youth Hostel in the Sussex countryside and decorated it in vintage style. We loved it, what a lucky girl! These ladies were not necessarily a crafty bunch, but […]

Got Needles, Will Travel

November 25, 2010

Last weekend the ‘menders went on a little field trip to Lewes for the most fabulous hen party out in the middle of the countryside, pictures of the party to follow, but firstly here are some indulgent pictures of the picturesque town itself. We also managed to fit in a trip to the original Bill’s […]

vintage crockery galore

November 8, 2010

The ‘menders have noticed a fabulous website, The Vintage Table which provides vintage crockery for hire at a party of any size. We love their style and think that any bride who enjoys our crafty afternoon tea hen parties complete with mismatching pretty crockery would love to hire these beauties for their wedding, so here’s […]

New for 2011 – hen parties at the Hospital Club, London

October 25, 2010

The menders are in top-excitement mode at the moment as we’ve just been negotiating a wonderful new venue for our London hens with the glamorous Hospital Club in downtown Covent Garden. This is really the best of collaborations as the club is a private members location for the creative industry (hello!!) and we have been […]

crafting with kids part deux

October 21, 2010

Here is part two of Chrysoula’s pretty birthday tea and knitting party. We all had a great time, as I think you can tell!

crafting with kids

October 12, 2010

This weekend we ‘menders hot footed across town to the divine Bakeaboo to give a bespoke crochet and knitting lesson to some adorable twelve year olds. Here are some piccies of the beautiful tearoom decorated by Zoe and finished off with freshly baked scones, brownies and cupcakes as well as a whole lactose free version […]

stitch and knit show

October 10, 2010

This weekend was the world famous craft fair the Stitch and Knit show at Alexandra Palace and I was there to teach a few workshops. We were only given an hour so I decided to run a very simple crocheted necklace class, to demonstrate how to create one of my favourite accessories. If you want […]