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Category: hen party

Craft hen do ideas

November 6, 2013

The most effective way you can personalise a piece on a patchwork is through the use of applique. The term applies to a shape or silhouette, usually in fabric or felt, which is then sewn or bonded onto a piece of patchwork or fabric. Of course here at the Menders we like to make you […]

Craft parties with afternoon tea

October 29, 2013

The Menders know that a good hen loves her afternoon tea and there’s scarcely a craft hen party goes by when we’re not in an adorable tea salon like Metro-deco in Brighton or Tea Party in Tufnell Park sampling gorgeous delights from a crammed cake tier plate. Pretty crockery and cute tea-cups are part of […]

Hen party craft ideas

October 21, 2013

The Menders have been busy criss-crossing the country this month with their craft hen party roadshow and enjoying watching the hens scoffing and crafting in some brilliant locations. We all seem to be bake-off crazy at the moment and, as you may have guessed, we’re keen on cake delights almost to the point of obsession. We’ve […]

Getting the most from a craft party event – sewing do’s and don’ts

October 14, 2013

Making sure that every person enjoys a Menders’ craft party event is among our top priorities and here at Menders’ Central we hope that everyone goes away with a smidgen of expertise and bucketload of fun. As our sewing activities are among the most popular choices I thought it might be a good idea to […]

a ‘mender wedding

January 25, 2012

When we were swapping our old faithful blog to a swish new website, this post – our last! – went awry, and as it contains some great tips, we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss it first time round! Enjoy! This summer, the ‘menders put our own make do and mend principles to good […]

Christmas Story – elves make beautiful quilt

December 3, 2011

Our latest hen party in London on Sunday was so atmospheric and fun.  It all looked very festive and wintery. Slightly later in the afternoon than normal, Drink Shop & Do was in cosy mood with twinkly lights and decorations.  Our table was all rigged up with extra light as we were all set for […]

A Heavenly Cupcake workshop

October 18, 2011

The menders were very busy during early October travelling, starting families and…entertaining some very happy hens with a cupcake decorating workshop at Drink Shop & Do. Kate, our cake diva, and Margaret hosted the cupcake decorating party which true cake lovers can only dream of. Oodles of icing and sprinkles with some professional advice and […]

Small but perfectly formed – corsages at Drink Shop & Do

July 29, 2011

Last weekend’s corsage hen at Drink Shop & Do might never have happened. The chief organiser sadly had to cancel her place at the makedomend table due to a period of bed rest preparing for the arrival of a very important person in September! We quickly put a goody-bag aside so she can clip and […]

cupcake hen

May 16, 2011

Last weekend we had a lovely cupcake decorating hen party at Drink Shop Do, which was great fun and very sticky! The hens all went off with a colourful box of cakes to enjoy later in the evening. Here are some pictures of our cake baker Catherine and the hens and some wonderful finished cakes.

quilt hen party

May 9, 2011

Hen party number two from the last bank holiday weekend was a delightful quilting party. The hens had brought along their own fabrics to mix with ours, including some fabric from the bride’s and mother of the bride’s dresses and some beautiful samplers made by the bride’s granny. The theme was mainly blues so the […]