Hello lovely readers, and a very belated Happy 2015. I just wanted to write a quick post to explain why things have gone a little quiet here on M>A>P. As some of you may know this is my personal writing space to explore 'a creative way of life on a shoe string... Be that a thrifty wardrobe update, craft DIY or a nice vegan meal'
Well last year I realised I was spreading myself a little thin and made the decision to pour all my creative and physical efforts into working on and blogging for my full time business Super+Super (you may have noticed more links and things on here related to S+S!) With the release of our first two books late November it all got crazy busy with promotion and working on related projects so I decided to take a step back from M>A>P for a while. With this in mind however we (my business partner and besty Claire) have integrated more similar aspects from our personal blogs such as vegan recipes and creative inspiration to S+S to breathe a new lease of life into it and also to keep us both inspired because we all know that's not always the easiest thing to do when you are run off your feet with admin, editing and promo!
So although I will be blogging here again very soon with an exciting new project, my main focus for the next few months will be Super+Super and the series of craft books we have worked so hard to create in the past 18 months. Please as always feel free to email me regarding any quiries, oppertunities or ideas.
Join Super+Super's First Craft Club! Our much anticipate new monthly workshop is launching in December and if you like to eat cake, get your craft on AND enjoy a couple of lovely cocktails while you are at it then our VIP Craft and Cocktail evenings might be just what you are looking for!
December 10th // 7-9.30pm
£25 per person
Festive Rag Wreath! Expect fabric & pom-poms galore...
The super craft club is hosted in the centre of Brighton town in a flat nothing short of being straight off your favourite Pinterest board and these workshops are the perfect antidote to the dull craft class. Part craft session, part hang out, part cocktail hour, Claire and Amy will provide all the materials and crafty know how to walk you through that weeks chosen craft project.
Each workshop hosts 4 to 6 people depending on the project being completed and lasts approximately 2.5 hrs.
Your ticket price of £25 per person includes all crafting materials, 2 cocktails, nibbles/cake. OR you can upgrade to a £35 ticket and receive a copy of one of our new books plus a 10% off voucher our next book!* (book rrp £12.99)
FULL INFO ON BLOG
Please email for VIP upgrade email@example.com
I have mentioned my studio in Brighton, UK a few times before but today I wanted to give you a tour of my favourite bits of Supper+Super HQ. A three storied studio building founded and run by my business partner (and best friend) Claire and I. S+S currently houses 15 freelance creative businesses. Over the past three years we have hosted hundreds of workshops and parties, drunk thousands of cups of tea, done our fair share of DIY maintenance and met many fantastic (and sometimes challenging) people. Did I mention the cake?
(photos by Claire + Jackie)
Super+Super HQ Is a culmination of the things we love and a totally DIY start up. With the help of some dear friends and family members we turned a derelict retail shop that was full of junk and bad paint colour choices into a retro-scandi chic studio space infused with our enthusiasm, hard work and thrift store upcycled furniture finds!
Super+Super has been a home for many different start-ups and creative businesses over the past few years. We have hosted workshops with the likes of Tatty Divine and live music events by some amazing artists including Donna Fullman and Pearl & The Beard.
Our studio space is DIY, flexible and ever changing. In the past year it has been the platform for our first 4 published craft books 'The Super+Super Series' with GMC! Other creative spaces such as WeWork who run some amazing spaces around the world hold core values that are very similar to ours at S+S 'Do what you love' and value the importance of people and their unique differences.
What I love the most about S+S is its natural daylight and bright rooms all with original features (including high ceilings, wooden floors and fire places) and that it feels like home. Its a working space and its not like many that are often too corporate or 'cool' for people to be themselves. The one item I love the most is our blue floral upcycled Ercol sofa! Claire and I celebrated the signing of our lease on the studio with a bottle of Merlot and a night in re upholstering a rather dingy (then) brown Ercol two seater sofa. Now its a chic and comfy haven for tea breaks and phone calls... and the occasional afternoon nap!
My dream studio would have a huge urban garden out back for tea breaks and community vegetable growing! Everyone would have their own mini plot to grow what they liked and to help them remain constantly relaxed and inspired! I'm talking raised bed and vertical planting, you name it we'd grow it. Sadly our corner of the Laines is too crowded... but who knows what the future may hold!