Friday, August 28, 2009

Belated THANK YOU...

It's been nearly a week since our first event - can you believe it?! We want to say thank you to everyone for coming last Saturday and for making it such a wonderful day - great people, great handmade things, great workshops, great cakes, great tea, great weather, and a great setting. We were so pleased to see people trying things on, asking how things were made, getting stuck in with the workshops, wearing beards, relaxing with their children - it was a totally chilled day so...

Thank you card by Cassie of English Design & Co.

News of our next event coming very soon - promise!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Pete Fowler's busy getting ready for his workshop...

Dorset Cereals!

We've just made friends with the rather amazing Dorset Cereals. A seriously great Bristish brand, they have helped us out with some prizes for our coconut shy and we have also been nominated for their Little Blog Awards - please vote for us!

We cannot wait to work with Dorset Cereals in the future and plan to ask them to come to one of our events in the future with a big stall and their lovely Dorset Cereals deckchairs!

Jenny Curtis' Sponge U Like...

My (Sally) sister's new company 'Sponge U Like' (brilliant name) will be making its debut at the first Tea & Make. Known for the most amazing Victoria sponges and cupcakes, she's always in great demand from family and friends, and will be putting on a fine spread of cakes to eat with a cup of 'Make Us a Brew' tea. Esther has just finished designing her shiny new logo (thanks Esther!):

Friday, August 14, 2009

Sponsorship from our local!

Our lovely local has agreed to sponsor the Tea & Make event next weekend, by paying for the hire of our coconut shy - how nice!

If you need lunch or fancy a drink while you're visiting us next Saturday, The Honor Oak is only a very short walk away, and comes highly recommended by Sally and I :)

Time Out London Magazine

Our event is featured in Time Out this week on p25, and is here on their web site:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Amazing illustrators, Catherine Grimaldi & Yumi Okuda at Tea & Make!

Yumi's beautiful cards and books and Catherine's Inside Out range of "batch" plush toys which have inspired her lovely stories, will be on sale at Tea & Make!

Also, to compliment her new book "Its Windy" Catherine will be running a mini kite making workshop. We cannot wait!!!

Cup of Sea

Leese Johnstone makes gorgeous jewellery, and from a look at her etsy shop, we're not sure if we're going to be able to stop ourselves from buying everything!

English Design & Co.

Cassie English is a greetings card designer who makes printed and hand gilded cards, as well as gilded art prints and paper garlands. So come along to Tea & Make and stock up on her wonderful cards!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Selvedge at Tea & Make

Wow! We are extremely proud to announce that Selvedge, the most beautiful creative textile publication ever (offering "the world’s finest textile photography, unparalleled design and peerless writing") will be with us at the first Tea & Make. Despite their hectic schedule having just opened a gorgeous shop in Archway, N. London (see below), they'll be setting up their Selvedge Market stall selling beautiful textiles sold at their shop, as well as back issues of their gorgeous magazine and getting people to subscribe - amaaaaazing.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Cornelia O'Donovan - hoorah!

We keep saying it about everyone we confirm for Tea & Make, and Cornelia O'Donovan is no exception - we can't wait to have her there. She's bloomin brilliant at illustrating, making sweet stylized toys, playfully painted ceramics - everything she creates will make you smile and THAT is original art worth investing in...

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Hannah Waldron

Having enjoyed her "Castle Mountain" print for so long in our flat, Esther and I are seriously pleased to announce that Hannah Waldron ( will be at the first Tea & Make with her fine array of enchantingly-illustrated handmade books, limited edition prints, printed stationery (very excited to see this new collection), and finger puppet badges!
Take a look...