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We head to Peterborough in England to meet Charley H and see some of her Chic Cheats!


Featured Member Interview

How did you find CO+K and why did you join?

I heard about it when I read a section on The Guardian's website called Making Time.

What projects are you currently working on?

A copy of some Topshop Unique velvet ankle boots and a copy of some skull-printed-and-embroidered biker boots I saw whilst on holiday in France (their fashion is SO amazing!)


April 14, 2010
Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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What does your craft space look like?

Nothing exciting, I'm afraid. It's just organised in a messy kind of a way with a cool black table and a paint and glitter-soaked cutting mat that could tell 100 crafty stories!

Which tool or craft supply do you use the most?

Does Ebay count? I'd say that option by a mile, it's the cheapest, most convenient way of doing a project and you can find pretty much anything you want.

What do you craft along to?

Mostly the rock and alternative music on my ipod, I'm always in the mood for a bit of Nightwish, A.F.I. and The Birthday Massacre. Sometimes I like a bit of mindless, trashy TV on in the background, but it can't be so compelling it distracts me or so irritating it just does my head in, so that one's more of a delicate balance!

Charley's Most Popular Projects

Stella Good

Stella Good

A sprightly springtime look to blow away the winter cobwebs? How about……..YES

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Bal Mania
Bomber >

Bal Mania

My Chic Cheat ode to Balmain’s Spring/Summer ‘10 collection – on the double!

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Christmas might be over… But who needs stockings when you can have fabulous shoes!

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Too Posh To Mosh
Shoes >

Too Posh To Mosh

How to copy some fierce McQueen ankle boots

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A View To A Frill
Gowns >

A View To A Frill

How to ruffle it up on a no-frills budget.

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A Mac Job

A Mac Job

Bring home some Burberry with this creative solution

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Favorite Craft

Oh DIY fashion, mostly sewing but also painting, embellishing and other types of customising. Anything I want but can't afford I'll take on.

Charley's Top Crafts

If you could learn one new craft or make anything, what would it be?

Fancy textured knitting (as in cable knitting, waffle knitting etc.)

Who are your crafting heroes?

Too many to mention, my pals Alessia from Matter of Style, Donatella from Inspiration and Realisation and Carly from Chic Steals. I also like Stars for Streetlights and P.S. I Made This (the visuals are amazing)... just anyone who inspires me, really.