Make it: Denim workshop

Workshop news!
So we told you we have some fun workshops coming up over the next few months. A great chance not only to come down and meet us, but to learn some crafty skills at the same time.  The first one is Denim up-cycling on Sunday 9th of September.

We will be at Maidenhead's Bandstand MarathonWe are so excited to be a part of this event, pop over to the Website to see Maidenhead's girls and guys currently adoring the front page!  'The Bandstand Marathon will see hundreds of events in bandstands and other open spaces happening across the UK.  Taking place on 9th September 2012 between 1pm – 5pm, this will be the largest Bandstand Marathon to date, a truly national event linking local communities and London 2012.'

We will be helping to keep you all busy whilst listening to a great line up of Music acts by taking your old denim and customising it to the max! Whether you want to jazz up a garment you have or use some of our old denims to make accessories, we will be there to help you create a denim wonder.
If you don't feel in a crafty mood...
We will have a nice selection of goodies for sale too!

Make it
Sammy and H

Love it: Live it Vintage

I can't believe it was three weeks ago that H, Anna, Carly and Myself stood on an empty Maidenhead High Street at 6.30 am with butterflies in our tummies, waiting to see if our first event would be a success!

Our team had done all we could, months of planning had come down to one day...What a Day!! 
There was sunshine and rain (the torrential kind) singing and dancing, furniture and clothes, Hair and make-up, cakes and buns, photography and cars, a fashion show and a dance lesson. We could not have hoped for a better day. Our traders were all lovely, our performers professional and our visitors happy.

  photos are courtesy of the Maidenhead Advertiser

Here are just some of the Awesome Photo-booth shots from Laura Broken Logic Photography

 The Wayward Sisters
 Carly and the Wayward Sisters
 Sammy and the Wayward Sisters
The 'Live it events' team
Carly, Sammy, Anna and H
Photo-booth photos courtesy of the lovely Laura @  Broken Logic Photography 

Thank you again to everyone that came along and took part, it was an honour! We all had a really lovely day and we hope that all you guys that came along had a great time too, If you couldn't make it this time, we are looking forward to meeting you another time.

Still 'Living it Vintage'
Sammy xxx

Make it: Workshops

We have a few workshops coming up over the next few months, check out were we are going to be and when.  We would love you to come down and get crafty with us.

Bandstand Marathon, Maidenhead, Sunday 9th September
We will be at Bandstand Marathon on Sunday the 9th of September from 11-5pm showing you all how to up-cycle your old Jeans! From cuffs to bags to brooches we will be making the most of your old denim!
Bring along a pair of your own or use some from our stash.
Between £3 - £5 per person you can take home a new denim accessory!

King's Place Festival, London, Sunday 16th September
At Kings Place in Kings Cross, London we will be recycling again, using up all the old, out of date leaflets from the theatre we will be creating fun new things for FREE.
You can come along and make paper beads and paper accessories with us between 10.30am - 2.30pm check out the link for more details about the festival and to book tickets to other exciting events.

The Big Draw @the Guardien, London, Saturday 20th October 
We are very excited to be a part of The Big Draw!
We will be doing a workshop at the annual Cartoon and Family Art Day at the Guardian Head office, Kings Place, London, from 2pm - 4pm on the 20th of October.
We will be drawing onto shrink plastic and then making necklaces or badges from our designs. It should be a fun day.
Activities are free but places must be booked in advance. Follow the link for more details The Big Draw at the Guardian

We love doing workshops and getting out there and meeting all of you. Do you have any thing you would be interested in learning at a workshop?  Let us know and maybe we can can come and do a workshop near you or if you have a special event coming up then maybe we can tailor something for you!
Get in touch:

Make it
Sammy and H

Love it: Blog Birthday Winners 2012

Back in June it was our Birthday and we had a competition for you all to win some of our fab Kits.
We have looked through the entries and chosen our winners, So here goes.
Our first prize goes to 

Steph Smith

Well done! we loved your idea of a paper folded lillies tutorial. 
We will be posting that up on the blog very soon.

our second place goes to 
Kelley Murphy
and third place goes to
Kim Royce

Congratulations to all of you, 
pop in to Sew Crafty, Maidenhead as soon as you can to pick up your prizes. 

Make it: Maidenhead Quilt

Maidenhead Quilt is now on display! It is cheering up one of the Nicholson Centre's empty units No.37 (next to Clinton's) A massive thank you to everyone who participated this time. 

If you don't know about our Quilt already let me tell you a bit about where the Idea came from.
I Love a good old fashioned community project; I have lived in Maidenhead all my life and remember taking part in lots projects with the Brownie’s, Guides, church groups and at school. I always remember how much I loved feeling a part of something, and going along to an event to spot the piece that I had helped to make.
So it was back in November last year that I read an article about a town in the States that had made charity quilts for the people of New Orleans after the floods, and how it had brought communities together to produce something for good causes. I thought what a lovely way to literally ‘sew a community together’
Sometime in March this year I was sat in a town meeting about the Olympics, the Jubilee and the Portas bid, the talk of community and bringing the town together to support the High Street made me remember the quilts that brought those American communities together and the projects I took part in as a child, it all clicked into place… A community quilt!
I mentioned the idea to Steph James the town manager in an email and she told me that our friend Deborah from the Craft Coop had wanted to do a similar community project, so I got on the phone to Deborah and a few hours later the Maidenhead Quilt was born.

We had over 100 squares donated this time, and everyone said how much fun they had coming up with their design and how much they were looking forward to seeing it all sewn together.

We love the quilt and how hard everyone worked on producing their square.

 We want to make it BIGGER!
We are extending the closing date to the 17th of November 2012.

If you didn't get a chance to have a square included you can have a go this time and have
it added to the quilt for display in December.

If you live, work or are associated with Maidenhead you can make a square.
We would love more businesses to get involved. There is a page on our weebly site especially for local businesses who want to get involved. 
If you are interested in taking part check out
or email
Deborah (
or Samantha (
For more information.

Thank you...
Highfield Preparatory School, Caroline Crampton, Anna Alcock, 
Thumbelina Design, Robert Maxwell,
All Saints School, St Peters Church, St Marks Church, Frances Bedwell,
8th Maidenhead Brownies, 8th Maidenhead Guides, Royal Forest Agricultural association,
Rosie’s Rainbow Fund Redroofs Theatre School,
P Tierney, Claire’s Court School, The Link Foundation, The Roteract Club,
Heather Thomas, Samantha Claridge, Teresa Mills, Craft Coop, Maria Lena, Rachel Jones,
Live It Vintage, George Garcia, Scott Lemon, Susan Preedy,
Maidenhead Operatic Society, Tod Lemon, Claire Somber, Yolande Dennis, 
Buttercup Designs, Little Pickles, Samantha Creamer, Jane White,
Art on the Street, Ruth Daniel, Judith Brown, Janice Bedwell, Bee Bee Crafts,
Live it. Love it. Make it., Trish Westrop, 8th Maidenhead Brownies , Sylvia Haunton,
Janice Bennet,
and all the other Individuals who decorated a square.

Here is a closer look at some of my favourites

Make it Maidenhead Quilt
Sammy xxx


Live it Vintage Thank you

We just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for you all coming out to the Vintage Fair in Maidenhead Town Centre on Saturday 4th August.

We animated the town centre and had some great feedback on the day. Despite the wet weather in the morning and a short downpour in the late afternoon, the weather did us proud in the end. We are so happy that you were all able to join in with the day and buy some goodies, dance in the street or have your hair and make-up done!

A larger post will come soon, but this is a big Thank You in the meantime!

With Live it Vintage love

Sammy and H

Live it: 48 Hours and counting......

In less than 48 hours from now 'Live it Vintage' will be in full swing!
We have a whole day of Live Entertainment thanks to Maidenhead Live and the Wurlybird Events team on the Stage outside Wilkinson's in the heart of the High Street. 
As well as a Photo-booth, Hair and Make-up, Cakes and Breads, Sweets, Jewellery, Clothing, Furniture and more. We are so excited!
Hope to see you there!!!

Live it Vintage 
H & Sammy xxx

Love it: Maidenhead Quilt sneaky peak

Today I thought I would share a sneaky peak at Maidenhead Quilt, It will be on display in the Nicholson's centre on Saturday (and for another six weeks) in the old Waterstones. If you live, work or are associated with Maidenhead, Berkshire, there is still a chance to get involved, if you want more info about the quilt head over to

Love it
Sammy xxx