Make Do Drink; Chat – Nicola Darwen, Freelance Designer & MDD Founder

For 2021 we thought we’d start a new mini-series; Make Do Drink; Chat.

We’ll be getting in touch with some of our fave makers, business owners, freelancers and bloggers and asking them for their Make’s, Do’s & Drink’s of the moment! 

It’s a great way to showcase even more local or independent businesses and we’ll create a directory of everyone’s picks, adding to it throughout the year!

(Also, we know it doesn’t quite fit in with the branding, but we LOVE a playlist as well, so we’ll be adding on a cheeky ‘Top 5 Tracks of the Moment’ question too so we can start a MEGA 2021 playlist!)

We’ll kick off the series close to home with one of our Make Do Drink Founder’s, Nicola Darwen.

I’m still tie-dying anything that isn’t tied (lol) down, but I’ve also got a Glass House boob pot and a Katie Gilles Surface Design terrazzo coaster kit to get started on…

Partial instructions for DIY Boob Pot Workshop

Refusing to take down the perfect/awful foil garland my friend got me for #homeofficechristmas, bottling gin with the berries my mum and I foraged (then froze and forgot about) in autumn and gearing up for the return of the Zoom quiz!


Last years sloe gin, far too many mochas and the occasional bedtime Goosnargh Gin hot chocolate (Great sleep guaranteed!)

filled white and black ceramic mug

Top 5 Tracks of the Moment;

Motion Sickness – Phoebe Bridgers
Судно (Борис Рижий) – Molchat Doma
All My Friends – LCD Soundsystem
Mr November – The National
drivers license – Olivia Rodrigo

Click here to give Nicola a follow on the ‘gram, or head to her website here to contact her about freelance design opportunities.