Barbican Open Fest seedbombimal photos

Thank you to everyone who came out in the freezing snow to the Open fest at The Barbican over the weekend.  You made some fantastic clay bomb beasties. Deers, stag beetles, a nuthatch, hedgehogs, squirrels, adders, mice, owls and other beasties of the imagination all made by small and tall persons over the weekend. See if you can spot your seed bomb.


Hopefully the streets of London will be a little brighter with these scultptures. Sweet pea or a bee friendly mix of wild flowers. 

Lake of stars mask workshop

Thank you to everyone who came to centre17 last Saturday. Bebop baby spun some funky choons as we all were hard at work creating. I took some photos of your wonderful creations. See if you spot yours.

Scribble and Smudge is 10 years old!

It's unbelievable how time has flown by. 10 years of fun, laughter, making new friends and forever inventing craft with and for persons young and old, throughout Waltham Forest and beyond. I hear families keep some Scribble and smudge craft for years!

Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years. It warms our cockles. Here's a list of persons and organisations that have helped make Scribble and Smudge what is is today:

Stow Film Lounge with nick and Joanne, Walthamstow Family Wassail with Lucy Gibson, Walthamstow Toy library, their trustees, Carla and Helen, Voluntary Action, Centre17, Disability resources centre, Walthamstow West children's centre, Maxine , Alison Emmett, Colette, Church hill Nursery, staff Sarah, Pat, Helen, Soraj, Natasha, Sandra Campbell, Naila,  Joyce, Whitefield school and children's centre with Erin McCarthy and staff, The William Morris Gallery and creative kids team, Teanne, Sharon, Sue, Helen, Caroline, Vanessa, Victoria, Maria, Front of house Aliatz and Roger ( I can not thank the volunteers enough, thankyou thankyou), The Vestry House Museum, Gary and James, Anna and Karina, The world wild life fund team on Donana project Roberta, The Drones, Sheila at Pimlico toy library, Young Person's Caribbean Carnival, Roland at Inspiration arts, Andrea Encinas at British gospel arts, Low hall nursery, Groundswell Arts Angeline and Gareth, Greenleaf primary school, Crazy Beat Records with lovely Gary, Salaam Peace, The Barbican, Create, Artichoke, London Borough of Waltham Forest, Emma, Hannah Beharry, Yellow Bird nursery, English Folk and Dance Society, Safer neighbourhood team Pc Hassan and PC Francesca, Kin Design, E17 Art trail, Stella Creasy, St. Mary's arts Collective, Jen, Cameron, Vanessa and Gary and Alexandra Palace.

Persons who have helped make, create, craft  and graft for Scribble and Smudge. A million gratitudes and love to you all : Kerry Luter, Carolyn Abbott, Lizzy Renihan, Erica, Alison Emmett, Tamara of the social element agency, Lucy Rainbow, Dee Honeybun, Caroline Jupp, Karen Logan, Gabi Vianni, Clare Needham, Stuart Mcghee, Jerome Anderson, Ali Reader, Marijke . Scribblers: Rhian Whitehead, Carolyn Sharma, Alison Worrow, Akiko Usami, Vanessa Brightwell, kin design, Kevin ( my beloved), my kids and my mum.  My mentors: Sandra Campbell, Susan Warren, Laura Kerry, Akmar Hasmaruddin.

Most importantly all of you who have ever come to any of our workshops. Thankyou. Wishing you all many more years of creativity to you.

CRANE WISHES, made by participants at Advent’us’ December 2016. I wonder if your wishes came true? See the video below.
Recording of wishes folded into origami cranes at St.Mary's Church, walthamstow during the Advent'us' project. December 2016

Kings cross bottle festoon at the Lumiere festival London 2018

We went to see out bottle chandeliers, They looked pretty cool in the landscape near the coal drop yard in Kings cross. It was pretty cool to be part of a wonderful festival. Thank you to Waltham Forest council and Artichoke for the chance to be part of a wonderful festival.

Most importantly Congratulations to everyone who made them from Waltham forest, all members of the public big and small who came to help at Hale end library, Leytonstone library and Thinkarts! 

magic cloaks

Here are the magic cloaks made at Creative Kids this month, with beautiful embroidery made by under 5's and their careers. We looked at the May Morris exhibition for inspiration and concentrated on the Forest Homestead cot quilt.

 Its an easy make. felt shapes with holes for a ribbon to be sewn. I substituted a needle with a wooden dowel, attached a thin ribbon and let them go at the shape, reinforcing the idea of in and out. Adults can sew the animals with proper embroidery i.e  blanket stitch onto the capes. A lovely project for a joint effort with child and adult.

 The cape is an oblong cloth, folded in half and sewn along one top edge.  slits on the neckline to thread a large strip of ribbon. The hood falls beautifully for a full magical effect. I took inspiration from

Enjoy the photos.



Minion craft at Despicable me 3 screening

Here are a few photos of some cheeky minions made at The Kids film Lounge this morning. A simple kitchen roll craft, just glue paper, pencils and pipe cleaners were needed.  Thank you to all who came and joined in this morning.