A couple of weeks ago I hosted a workshop at Homes R Us in Ibn Battuta Mall and it was so successful my heart runneth over. It feels like DIY and the handmade movement is finally seeping into Dubai life and I feel very happy to have played a part in that. The class demographic hailed from the Arab World to Russia to South Asia.
Here is the video of the day if you weren’t one of the 10 lucky Homes’R'Us customers to win a place:
Here are some pictures from the workshop:
Thankyou so much to Homes R Us for being the brand who had enough foresight to really invest in a big campaign around DIY. For all of us here in the UAE who are involved in the handmade movement, this is a big win.
A few months ago I was flattered to be asked to be part of TheCurve-me.com’s expert academy. The Curve is all about courses and learning and allowing learning to continue long after school ends. It’s so in line with my “self-improvement” philosophy.
Learn how to make fabulous, fashion-forward curb chain-based accessories using embellishments and simple crafting techniques!
This class is suitable for all ages and abilities, no prior crafting expertise is needed. All supplies come included with the course cost. Celebrity broadcaster and DIY maven of the blog Cheapnchic.net, Simone Heng, will take you through the class and punctuate it with her usual approachable spunk. Every participant will walk away with a gorgeous accessory to wear for the party season!
This class takes place at the gorgeous new Elken Community Cafe overlooking the marina and includes food and beverages for each student. Advanced online booking is required.
To register you must pre-pay, so do check out the site to reserve your place.
I was so flattered to be asked by Crate and Barrel to host the launch of their festive season event. Once again, my day job seems to be moving in perfect synergy with my love of DIY.
The event activities included making traditional Gluhwein, wreathmaking and how to wrap the perfect gift. I learnt how to tie the perfect bow from floral expert and fellow craft-lover Nadine Shamas. Nadine and I both agreed we wanted to see more crafters and DIY activities happening here in Dubai.
Here are some images of the gorgeous Crate and Barrel store and the festive Tree Lot. The event was packed!