at home with Hannah Baking

TEA FOR MINI FOLK – Small and Wild

I often think how clever my friends are with their craft work, dress designs and illustrations. This is one of those times, my ingenious friend Rebecca Coletto and her business partner Katie Towers have come up with an idea we all wish we had had, tea for kids. They have recently launched their brand Small and Wild.


Simple really, we all as adults love tea, it’s warm and comforting. Unlike juices there are no additives or added sugars. Their herbal blends are geared to kiddies taste buds and branded with charming animal characters such as Jolly Crock, banana, strawberry and apple tea and Snoozy Fox, camomile, spearmint and lavender. To be honest, the tea is so premium it tastes far better than many of the herbal tea brands I drink too! my only concern was what the colour was going to be like, as you know what kids are like… and I was delighted too see the bright hues the bags produce, all from natural sources such as blue pea flowers.

I’m so impressed by this British start-up, the brand currently have four delicious flavour to choose from shop here all for a very reasonable £5.25 a box. If you have a little one, they are well worth a try, especially if they want to be grown up like mummy and are a bit of a juice addict!

Craft

My Alice In Wonderland Colour In T-Shirt, Selfie Clothing Collaboration

I’m delighted to fall down that rabbit hole again and announce my collaboration with kids craft clothing company Selfie Clothing, I had great fun revisiting my all time favourite story Alice In Wonderland to create this gorgeous limited edition colour in kids t-shirt.

You can buy from Not On The High Street and the Selfie Clothing websites, so if you have an Alice fan in your life, this could be the perfect Christmas gift! The tops are available for kids ages 2- 10.

Craft DIY Fashion Sewing

D.I.Y. Black Cat Collar with Mollie Makes

This winter why not create the ultimate Black Cat and Broomsticks look with this super cute Black Cat Collar. It could even be used as a fashionable Halloween costume. It’s quick and easy to make, so get your meow on and get sewing! This project was originally featured in the October issue of Mollie Makes.

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at home with Hannah Lifestyle Shopping

Modern Macrame Class at The Village Haberdashery with Obby

I was sent a book recently called Macrame, by Fanny Zendenius ( Published by Quadrille). I loved and was inspired by all the images in it, but was a bit stumped at how to get started. Macrame is the art of knot tying to create beautiful wall hangings, plant pot holders and even curtains. For the first time in ages  I’ve been inspired to acquire a new craft skill ( well since last week)  so I was delighted when I was invited by the amazing website Obby.co.uk to come along to the Modern Macrame Class at the newly based The Village Haberdashery in West Hampstead. Obby.co.uk is a totally inspiring creative class booking website, they believe fully that one-on-one learning is the best way and have some wonderful workshops listed.

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Baking Drink Parties

Flora Fizz Champagne Cocktail + frozen flower ice

I do love a cocktail, especially a champagne cocktail, especially one with frozen flowers in the ice! This has beautiful floral undertones and goes down a treat.

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Craft

Unicorn Tail (sistership) Cuff

Oh My Unicorn Life, it’s a classic hashtag isnt it! Perhaps the brightest and boldest of them all. I keep seeing friendship bracelets everywhere in fashion at the moment, the technique being used for sandal straps, belts and shirt details. I love the concept, I love my friends and it’s so sweet to share crafts with them. But let’s face it I ain’t 16 no more, I wanted a new name for an adult friendship bracelet that I could give to my friends and was stylish enough to share, hence the Sistership ( kinship or brothership) bracelet. Inspired by this unicorn world we all seem to live in at the moment! I thought I would make a cuff to match.

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Craft DIY Parties

D.I.Y. Giant Felt Blue Himalayan Poppy

I absolutely love poppies I discovered this incredible variety this year since writing my book FlowerBomb! ( which will be out Feb 2018 with Pavilion Books). This flower looks amazing in your hair, make a bunch and pop them in a vase or wrap the wire base around a napkin for a floral fiesta!

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Lifestyle

QVC Craft Launch!

Fanfare please! I’m delighted to announce QVC has launched a gorgeous new craft section to their brimming products. And guess who has been recruited to be their Craft Ambassador, you guessed it! Lil ole me… ( cute face).

My role will be to try and test the products, showing you the basics of how to use them and tell you what I really think of them. I’m so delighted to be starting at the very beginning of this crafty journey together, through QVC I will endeavour to bring you some of the most gorgeous craft kits & products in town made by some fabulous people, including Wool and The Gang, The Make Arcade and Selfie Clothing. All of which are notably home grown talent. At the moment I’m having my first test of most of the brands, I just love this “Tender Loving Clutch” by Wool and the Gang, they are such a fashion forward brand. I’ll be honest, I’m no expert knitter, but their kits are so well designed for beginners to advanced. Oh and it’s in lipstick red, my favourite colour!

I’m also loving stitching along with the instantly Instagrammable Make Arcade, the kits are bright and graphic and super fun. With a collection of miniature cross stitch kits and felted Cacti you are spoilt for choice.

Have you seen the Selfie Clothing kits? They are so much fun, they are kids colour in tops with brilliant graphics so perfect for your little budding fashion designers. Fantastically QVC have an exclusive Christmas Design range ( as well as lots of others) so keep your eyes peeled for those.

I really hope you love the products; we are going to start small and grow so any suggestions of the type of kits you would like to see, please comment below. Look forward to hearing from you and see you very soon!

 

 

Lifestyle Shopping

Top 6 Best Summer Umbrellas

Can you tell I’m English? Yes in the summer it does rain and no we don’t want to carry around a bland black retractable umbrella do we, do we really? Here’s my top 6 summer themed umbrellas from £10-£35.

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Baking Drink

(4 Ingredient) Watermelon Sorbet

The weather has been so beautiful in London recently, so when a giant piece of Watermelon landed in my lap I thought what can I do with this? I looked at lots of recipes that involved lots of stages, but I wanted one that was quick and simple. All you need for this is the watermelon, water, Continue Reading