Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Thanks for coming!

Thanks to everyone who came along to, helped at, and exhibited at Christmas Tea & Make - t'was a lovely festive day - as you can see here

Thursday, December 3, 2009

heart zeena

We're really happy to have heart zeena with us for the first time for our Christmas Tea & Make. Here is a sneak preview of her gorgeous cushions and lavender bags. Zeena will also be running a Christmas Cracker making workshop (including bad jokes!) between 2 and 3pm if you fancy joining in and making something! heart zeena also has a brand new etsy shop, so you can buy all year round -

Sadly Polly's out, but Jennifer is in!

Very sadly, the lovely Polly George ( is now unable to attend on Saturday - we'll really miss her there but look forward to having her at our next Spring/Summer event.  However, the great news is that we have a very talented milliner joining us - Jennifer Levet.  Trained in costume design and period millinery, she has an extensive background in running theatrical wardrobes, and "grew up with a mum obsessed with quilting - I love collecting printed cottons as a result and always instantly fall in love with trimmings and beads".  Check out some of her gorgeous creations:

Jennifer says she "will be bringing some funky patterned printed cotton headresses and hats, with one or two feathers thrown in for good measure!".  Can't wait to try them all on and make a cheeky purchase?  Nor can we. 

07970 546073

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tea & Make are happy to be supporting Sydenham and Forest Hill Youth Forum

'The Sydenham and Forest Hill Youth Forum is an organisation dedicated to improving the wellbeing of local young people. We run training courses for young people on various topics, advertise local free events and activities on our web site, run youth-led forums to continually get young people involved in issues that affect them. We also hold adult-based meetings to relay our consultation back to those who provide services to young people. We are also in the process of setting up a community fund based on small monthly donations from the community that will go towards funding current gaps in youth provision.

With the money donated from Tea & Make we hope to run creative sessions with local teenagers, getting them to design some t shirts to advertise our forum. We also hope to build up a relationship with Tea & Make and find ways art can improve the overall feel of Forest Hill, Sydenham and Perry Vale.'

Melissa Knight - Sydenham and Forest Hill Youth Forum

Join in this Saturday - free workshops at Tea & Make

1-2pm. Animation Station with Esther Yarnold. Work with Esther to create a collaborative Christmassy Tea & Make stop-frame animation. Get involved in the whole process and then see your animation projected at the event for the rest of the day!

2-3pm. Christmas Cracker Making with Zeena Shah. Join Zeena to learn how to make your very own stylish crackers for Christmas Day, from materials you’ll have around the house! Fill them with special little gifts and pretty them up with gorgeous ribbons.

3-4pm. Snowflake Tree Decorations with Sara Tierney. Get making with Sara to help us decorate The Honor Oak’s Christmas Tree! Sara will be showing you how to make beautifully simple hand-cut paper decorations.

4-5pm. Gift Topper Making with Cassie English of English Design & Co. Cassie demonstrates some of her simple upcycled gift topper designs. Learn the techniques for Paper Bows and Curly Bows to transform old envelopes and used carrier bags into beautiful and unique gift bows.

All day. Artic Explorer-Beard-Mask-Making.  Visit the Artic’s Stall to make your very own Explorer-Beard-Mask !

All day. Decorate with Tea & Make. Pick up a sheet of Tea & Make’s limited edition paperchains, cut out and glue together, to add to our decorations on the day.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Mr Scruff's 'Make Us a Brew' tea at the Sponge U Like Christmas Tea Room

The great DJ, producer and cartoonist Mr Scruff will once again be providing us with his "top quality, great tasting, 100% organic and ethically produced brews".  Enjoy a cup of classic English Breakfast Tea, or extra-warming Mint & Chilli to blow the cobwebs away.  The perfect accompaniment to a slice of yule log, gingerbread Christmas-shaped biscuit or crumble-topped mincepie - just some of the delicious offerings from Sponge U Like at their Christmas Tea Room this Saturday!