We Meet… Celebrity Chef Gennaro Contaldo

  Credited by Jamie Oliver as being ‘the man who taught me everything I know’, Gennaro Contaldo is one of the best-loved and well-known faces of the cooking world. Born and raised in Minori along the Amalfi coast, he rose through the ranks to become one of the most highly respected chefs in London working […]

We Meet… Designer, Maker and Author Laura Strutt

  This week we interview designer/maker Laura Strutt who lives in Colchester, Essex with her husband and their little pup, Waffle. Laura is the former editor of the leading UK trade publication Craft Business and went on to work as the launch team of UK Knitting magazine Let’s Knit before moving on to work as […]

We Meet… Designer, Author and Blogger Marie Perkins (a.k.a Bowie Style)

    This week we interview popular designer, blogger and author Marie Perkins, a.k.a Bowie Style. Born in Hampshire, Marie studied Graphic Design and Illustration in Salisbury, Wiltshire and then moved to Brighton to paint ceramics. She then moved into Textile Design, creating prints for stores such as BHS, Marks & Spencer, Debenhams and Homebase. Marie […]

We Meet… Felt Artist Stephanie Cowburn

  This week we meet author, illustrator, teacher and felt artist Stephanie Cowburn. Stephanie lives in Cheshire with her husband, two children and their family pet dog Heidi. After her children started school Stephanie went back into teaching part-time, allowing her to be around for the children as well as earning some money.   Stephanie has always been creative and tells […]

We Meet… Papercut Artist and Author Rob Ryan

    Following his latest release The Kingdom Revealed, papercut artist and author Rob Ryan shares his own story with Make It Shabby. Find out how he began and his hopes for the future in our interview:   How long have you been papercutting for? How did you begin and when did you realise that you had […]