The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Berkshire Edition

Category: design

Discover your inner Kelly Hoppen

15 Apr 2017

I’m going to put it out there, I’m rubbish at anything that involves arts and crafts. Oh, I like the idea of it – being handy with a sewing machine, running up a pair of curtains, printing fabric, trying to create something unique on canvas but it always looks crap and the disapproving looks of my old art and textiles teachers come flooding back. *Shudder*.

It was something of shock that I decided to hop onto a block printing lampshade course.

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12 kick ass things to do this week

8 Mar 2017

In the spirit of International Women’s Day, the Muddy Guide’s a celebration of strong women, kick ass characters and having a good time. As Katherine Hepburn once said: ‘If you obey ALL the rules, you miss all the fun’. And we’re all about having fun…enjoy


Ladybird Book Exhibition, Reading University, Sat 11 Mar – Sun 2 Jul

The Ladybird book is a symbol of our childhood.

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Whoop! We’re in the UK Blog Award Finals

24 Feb 2017

It’s been such a crazy year so far that I somehow forgot to tell you some really amazing news from *cough* last month. Oops!

So it’s a massive and heartfelt thank you for those of you who suggested Muddy Stilettos as the UK’s Best Arts & Culture Blog before Christmas, because guess what? We’ve only gone and made the Finals, one of only eight companies in the whole of the UK.

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