The studio has been buzzing this week, sending out the first copies of MYO Volume 1. Have you received your copy yet? Let us know what you think!
I took some time out to have a tea and a chat with Zetteler. Read my interview all about the idea my new bi-annual publication MYO and some other projects in the pipeline. Here’s the link.
We’ve also been preparing for the fantastic launch party of MYO (“Make Your Own”). The event is next Saturday and tickets have already sold out. We have the fantastic Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana/ Ljubljana Puppet Theatre coming to make their UK debut of Goose The Bear. We’ve also invited some of our friends to do some super fun making workshops.
All the #MYOchallenge pics have been so good! We couldn’t decide on one winner so we’ve decided to offer three prizes!
So first prize is @elininia! You all seemed to love her detailed micro crochet skills. Congratulations! You’ll receive our MYO creative goodie bag with some Donna Wilson products and some crafty gems from Present and Correct.
The second winner is @made_by_helga who made the amazing vegetable marble run using cucumbers, celery and green peas. And the third winner is @mikodesign who made the most beautiful breakfast scenes for her little girl. You’ll receive a consolation goodie bag of prizes for all your hard work.
Thank you to everyone for taking part our competition and keep the #myochallenge coming just for fun it’s great seeing what you do. I’m so impressed to see creative people from all over the world! I hope it’s got you inspired to get creative. We have making kits here to get your started.
@elininia made this tiny scene with mini clouds, tiny house and trees. We also loved the micro crochet dog and the little living room set. Check out her Instagram feed.
Last year, the Donna Wilson team collaborated with Ljubljana Puppet Theatre to make all the wool characters and scenery for this classic German children’s story Goose The Bear.
Now after a year of successful performances and touring around Europe, we are so pleased to welcome the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre as special guests at the MYO London launch party on Saturday 27th May. We are hosting the first ever performance in the UK.
Goose The Bear is a delightful tale about a confused little gosling who believes he’s a bear. This is your chance to meet Big Ted, Goose, the Fox and the rest of the colourful ensemble at our event in the heart of Shoreditch in London.
There will be 2 performances at Protein Studios along with some fantastic creative workshops for all ages to take part. There are a few tickets left on our Eventbrite page. Join us!
The wait is over, MYO magazine is now live! You can buy my new bi-annual publication. Make Your Own is all about creativity and to inspire and encourage creativity in all its forms – music, play, cooking, or just day-to-day life.
At the weekend, we spent the afternoon making these colourful flower crowns with the neighbourhood kids. We shared the finished Make Your Own on Instagram. Great for the summer parties! We had a few people ask for a step by step guide so here’s how we did it:
1. Choose your colours we use coloured card, corrugated paper and tissue paper however you can recycle old newspapers and magazines you may have around the house. How about some of our funny wrapping paper. You will also need a pencil, masking tape and scissors.
2. Make the headband: Cut a strip of coloured card (or strong paper) that is long enough to fit around your head. Use masking tape to secure. I love this rainbow gradient card!
3. Make the flowers: We start with a square sheet of coloured paper (a similar method to making a snowflake). Fold the sheet in half, then fold it again. Using your scissors, you can start creating the shape of your flower. We made patterns by cutting arrows. It’s completely up to you how detailed you want it to look. Then repeat with another coloured sheet of paper. We scrunched up layers of tissue paper to make more flowers. There isthe more the merrier!
4. Make the leaves: We used green corrugated paper to make our green leaf shapes. We made the buds using the same paper and used masking tape to secure to the flower petals.
5. Start to attach the flowers on the headband We used lots of masking tape to secure the flowers and the leaves. The flowers are inspired by my Snowflake placemats.
6. Now your crown is finished Show off your new creation!
You’ll find lots of fun ideas, inspirational makes and more in our new magazine MYO. Make Your Own! Our website is live now.