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Slipper workshop at Loafhome

 

Nov
29
2015

 

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What a fun morning I had at Loafhome’s showroom (Loaf Shack), in Battersea, London. I got to make a pair of cosy, felt slippers! They were so easy to make and would be perfect for a present. In fact, I’m going to keep the slippers that I made for myself, as I did such a great job! I must say, I’m pretty proud of myself, as this is the first time I’ve ever made slippers, or any kind of footwear!

I was actually late for the workshop. When I drove down to the slipper workshop at Loafhome, my satnav decided to take me across busy London, past Buckingham Palace! (where the roads are crammed with taxis). In the end, I was over an hour late and was a bit flustered when I finally got there. This didn’t, however, stop me from enjoying the fun, slipper workshop. Loaf even reserved a parking space for me, which was a great relief, and was just what I needed after the long drive down from Cheshire. Thank you Loaf!

 

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The slipper workshop was run by I Can Make Shoes. They make all sorts of footwear; and bags too. I’d like to show you some photographs of my slippers that I took at the event. I’ll show you in more detail how you can make your own slippers in a future blog post, so stay tuned!

 

Slipper workshop at Loafhome

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Our felt bundles that we used to make our cosy slippers. I selected the brown shade.

 

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Cut out felt pieces that I used to make my pair of slippers.

 

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Hand sewing the slippers using a blanket stitch. I chose a gorgeous teal coloured embroidery thread, which actually complemented the brown felt really well.

 

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Other bloggers making their felt slippers.

 

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My finished slippers with a blue velvet ribbon for extra detail. Image taken from icanmake_shoes

 

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience as well as looking around Loaf’s showroom. What a fabulous store! I think I could actually live there, if it had a kitchen and bathroom. There were beautiful sofas, beds, dining tables & chairs and many more goodies. Whilst I was in the showroom, I couldn’t resist taking a good look around (and some photos too). Everything was nicely laid out and I could get to see all the lovely colours and feel the fabrics, such as my favourite Jonesy Love Seat, in spiced orange clever velvet. The chair has a large sized cushion and is pretty deep. This Jonesy Love Seat could fit two people on and would be ideal as a snuggle chair!  The fabric is super soft.

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One of my favourite sofa chairs – The Jonesy Love seat

 

Here are a few more photographs that I had taken whilst in the showroom. I just love their furniture and room layouts!

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If you’re ever in London, why not take a trip to the Loafhome showroom. All of the staff are super friendly and it’s worth just testing out the assortment of sofas and beds. For more details check out loaf.com

 

Till next time, Emma Jayne x

 

9 of my favourite instagram accounts

 

Nov
02
2015

 

I’m so addicted to instagram! It’s a great way to get some visual inspiration and to also get your blog, work, products etc… seen by the whole world. I’ve met some lovely people on instagram from places that I’ve never been to before and have been amazed by a huge variety of makers/ designers.

In this blog post, I’d like to share with you 9 of my favourite instagram accounts.  They range from photography, craft to illustration. These are just a few of the accounts that I presently follow and I’m always seeing new inspiration everyday! Check these out

9 of my favourite instagram accounts

Amy Blackwell

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I love Amy’s style. The patterns and colours really ‘pop out’.

 

Molley May

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Molley May’s illustrations are so pretty. I think she has such an innocent style and I love her initial drawings as well as her final printed work.

 

Sign Your Name

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Sign Your Name are a husband & wife team and they sell personalised gifts using initials/ typography, taken from ‘signs’. Charles Sykes is such a great photographer. He usually takes snap shots of well known celebrities and I like how they take photos of vintage signs, like in the above picture.

 

hellomissmay

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Hello Missmay is an online shop – formally known as May + Baz. They have such a super cute collection of tea towels, greeting cards, brooches and prints.

 

Princess in dreams

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How adorable is this fluffy, teddy purse? Princess in dreams creations such cute, handmade gifts. They’re so colourful and intricately detailed.

 

Liefsvanmaantje

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If you like kitsch interiors, then have you checked out Janneke Van Houtom’s instagram feed? Besides her illustrations, I love the interior spaces too!

 

Esmé Shapiro

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Such gorgeous illustrations by Esmé Shapiro. Her use of colours and drawing style are stunning!

 

Just Daydreaming 

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Just Daydreaming are an on-line store that stock lots of cute gift items.

 

Rosie Wonders

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I just love Rosie’s illustrations and tattoos! In fact, all of her designs I would love to own.

 

Which instagram accounts do you follow and would love to share? Do you follow any of my 9 favourite instagram accounts?

Emma Jayne x