Thursday, 24 August 2017

A colourful trip to WALALA X PLay...

Last month I went with a friend to see the fun and colourful installation by Camille Walala ~ WALALA X PLAY at the NOW Gallery
bold patterns and colour playful maze

WALALA X PLAY is a small maze of mirrors and colourful, bold patterns. It was easy to feel lost at times with the mirrors playing tricks on you and the different angles of the walls but it was a lot of fun. It was a playful experience that kids (including big kids) would enjoy as well as anyone interested in the installation as art. I had a great time taking lots of photos.... 

Can you see my reflection?
I'm not one for selfies but I couldn't resist taking some, with a maze full of mirrors it's hard not to!

A part of this installation is to try and find the inconsistencies among the pattern, can you spot it in this one below?....

We were so lucky to go soon after it had opened as it has proven to be so popular that you now need to book in advance.  It has certainly been popping up on social media a lot.

WALALA X PLAY is well worth a visit. It is open until 24th September 2017 and is free, but make sure you book your ticket well in advance. 

And don't forget to wear matching, pretty socks because no shoes are allowed in the installation!

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Blogtacular Photowalk East London....

I've finally gone through all of my photos from the Blogtacular Photowalk.  You can read about my experience of the conference here.

There were two photo walks that were running the Friday afternoon before the conference.  I didn't know which one I would be on until 24 hours before and the route was kept a surprise, all I knew was I needed to meet everyone in Shoreditch. Our host for the walk was the lovely Nikki McWilliams.  East London is great for photos, there is so much street art which is always changing. 

Anyway enough natter, I am going to let the photos do most of the talking.  I took photos with a mix of my phone and DSLR....

Street art and bicycle

Colourful umbrellas and street art
Thankfully we didn't need umbrellas but these colourful ones were great for photos

BLoggers' outfits

Random hifi on a post
A HiFi on a post.

colourful wall

Shoreditch street art

Cute bicycle lock

E1 Street art

Camille Walala house
A house painted by Camille Walala

Camille Walala

Walala house East London

fun photography
The handstand in front of a colourful wall has become Rachel's signature pose on photowalks!

When street art matches your hair and outfit!

When bloggers get together
When Bloggers get together, colourful food has to be photographed in front of a colourful wall!

Tunnocks Teacake
Thank you Nikki for being a fab guide on the photowalk and for the Tunnocks teacake. 

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

and the winner is....

Thank you to everyone who has entered the #CraftBlogClub giveaway to win a copy of Jenniffer Taylor's book, Girl With A Sewing Machine.

All the entries have been put into the List Randomiser on and the winner is.....

(drum roll)

.... Andrea Kay*!

Congratulations Andrea!  Please email me your details via and I will send you this great book.

Sorry if you haven't won but don't worry, you can find Jenniffer's book here.

Before you go, don't forget you can join our #CraftBlogClub every Tuesday 7-8pm on Twitter.

P.S. The amazon link is affiliated.

*Update 29/08/2017: The original winner, Claire Davies, did not claim her prize.  After trying to get in touch with Claire numerous times we decided it would be best to do another draw with the original entrants on 29th August 2017. Andrea was drawn using an online random generator.