Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together? Well, why not? It’s the best.

We love a strong woman. Need I explain more? OK FINE I WILL. We’re trying to sell classes here people! So we love a strong woman, and Frida Kahlo is one of those women that we’re big into loving. I even made Frida Kahlo pillows for my bed so every night I can drool all over her face. Yum. So when Nikki from Art Macabre came to us and was like HEY LADIES let’s celebrate Frida’s birthday! We were all YAS QUEEN.

So last night we set up The London Loom studio with Mexican bunting, neon shot glasses and blasted that mariachi music. We adorned ourselves in our most Frida of outfits (I could barely move for layers of necklace so I feel like I was doing it right) and awaited our ace customers. Nikki even set up a hot as inspiration corner with Frida books and a skeleton with a rose wreath on it’s head, what more could you ask for? Tequila? Oh don’t you worry…that was in the plans from the start.

On arrival everyone agreed (thank you for being awesome) to having me paint on a monobrow and a bit of tash with black face paint. Everyone sat down and we started the night off with a communal Craig David – WHAT’S A CRAIG DAVID? Well, it’s a drink, duh. It’s a shot of tequila and a shot of pineapple juice – but it’s so much more than that! There’s a ritual! You look your friend in the eyes and say ‘cheers big ears’ then they stare you down and with a malicious tone they whisper ‘same goes big nose’ then you click your 2 glasses together, down the tequila and then down the pineapple. Then you’re ready for craft!

We had felt and yarn and pompoms and foetuses flying everywhere. We never stop being amazed and inspired by what our lovely customers put together, there were skulls attached to aloe vera, there was even one of Frida’s feet stitched onto a headband. It was ace. We even had a customer tell us on her way out “that was a dream” – and we couldn’t argue because we’d slipped a roofie into all of the tequilas. I jest, it was just plain dreamy.

We may well do another one of those because it was so bloody ace, but in the meantime check out what we’ve got coming up in our late nights.

Peace and Mexicana dreaming. X

Couples came to craft together!

Couples came to craft together!

The class in full swing

The class in full swing

Brooke in full Frida mode

Brooke in full Frida mode

Getting browed

Getting browed

Brooke and I getting prepped

Brooke and I getting prepped

Getting serious about the tache

Getting serious about the tache

And a skull - obvi.

And a skull - obvi.

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