Recreate the style of Monica's apartment in Friends for #DIYTheRoom with Cassie from Cassiefairy.
Monica’s apartment from the TV show Friends must be one of the most recognisable rooms of the 90s – I feel as if I know it as well as I know my own home! Monica’s style is quite ‘granny chic’, with a few playful colours thrown into the mix. She inherited the apartment from her grandma so some of those traditional pieces of furniture remain in the apartment, but Monica has upcycled the chairs and given the kitchen a lick of paint to put her stamp on the place. As a chef, she needs plenty of kitchenwares (and space to store them), as well as lots of coffee cups for entertaining her friends, of course. I’ve included one of Monica’s favourite tutorials in this list – scented furniture polish – to make her apartment sparkle, and to get rid of the whiff of smelly cat!
The best thing about living in Swindon is the wide range of shops, entertainment venues and outdoor spaces.
Come behind the scenes at The Magnificent Thread for a #CraftRoomTour and see Shauni's sewing space in Leeds.
It's the biggest sewing space I've ever had! I've been gradually increasing the size of space I dedicate to sewing with each flat move (I rent so move house quite often) and coincidentally, my fabric stash has rapidly grown to match...
Recreate the look of Major from Ghost in the Shell in #DIYTheLook with Emma.
I love this look as it is a cool futuristic look with a Japanese Manga edge.
We head to Glasgow to meet Markee who loves all crafts, especially trying something new!
How did you find CO+K and why did you join?
I've been on here so long, I really can't remember! It was likely I just stumbled upon it during a google search for crafts, I know that isn't a very interesting answer.
What projects are you currently working on?
Too many, as usual! I'm knitting a lavender cable-knit oversized jumper with bamboo wool. I'm making a 1950s fitted wiggle dress out of tiki-style fabric. I'm working on a Victorian style costume, for my friend who runs Murder Mystery events. I've finished the skirt, just need to make the bodice. I'm adding crystals to my top hat, I'm about half-way there. I also have loads of projects in the queue, and lot of repairs and such to catch up on.Read the rest of the interview »
Edith Lebeau is a Canadian artist based on the north shore of Montreal, Quebec. She spends most of her time painting in her studio with her Evil cat named Jack. For some time, Lebeau lived in the countryside, surrounded by fields, forest and a distant horizon line. Lebeau tells stories through the portraits that she creates. She paints strong female figures intricately paired with fauna and flora elements that are facing their own insecurities.
In her newest body of work she is exploring through the eyes of different woman characters, the various fears and dark emotions that we have in the deepest recesses of our mind. These women are left alone with these feelings and fears that we ourself try to forget and try to bury.
She draws inspiration from her own experiences as well as from nature, pop culture, movies, music videos, fairytales and various mythologies. Her works has been exhibited in Montreal, Berlin, Rome, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco and New York among other cities.
- Dress - Ted Baker, thrifted
- Bag - Reed for Kohl's
- Tights - Hue, Nordstrom Rack
- Shoes - Sam Edelman
- Rings - Kate Spade (bow) and Joomi Lim (skull)
DIY Ring Storage
Make your own DIY ring storage with #DIYFashionista Melissa from The Fashion Huntress.
Come behind the scenes at Cassiefairy for a #CraftRoomTour and see Cassie's craft caravan in her garden.
I love how bright the space is - with windows on all four sides and a stable-door, the caravan always feels really light and airy. It's lovely to fling open the wide end window on sunny days and let the fresh air breeze through.
Create a boho fairy look, perfect for a festival, in #DIYTheLook with Carla.
I love this feminine, fun, eclectic look! It's cool and comfy, yet flirty, and sexy, all in one outfit. It just works for me!