The Guardian had a great supplement yesterday that took some of the best “makes” from some of the best craft books edited into their guide to Make Your Own Christmas Gifts which doesn’t seem to have been republished online, but The Guardian website is maddeningly poor on Search. Can anyone see it on the www? If you’ve no patience to get down and dirty then there’s still one day left of The Manchester Craft Mafia’s Christmas Market at Urbis in Manchester. Shed loads of talent all hewn and sewn together expertly by Sal who has some pics here.
As a bit of an update, you’ll have gathered we haven’t launched Folksy… we’ve missed the Christmas / Seasonal beta we were hoping to push out. This is largely due to the fact that Rob and I have been too busy on paid projects to launch it properly. It’s built, tested and nearly ready to go, bar a bit of copywriting. So the easy bit is done. The hard bit, as we’ve slowly come to realise, is that to do things properly takes more than just one afternoon a week: launching a service is practically full-time. So we’ve been looking for people to help us with Folksy and whilst we can’t say anything yet, we’ll hopefully be starting work again on Folksy with a new member who’s a fab crafty-curator who can help us dedicate proper time to launch and maintain it.