Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Brighton Craftaganza & Hillarys Craft Event

The weekend before last I spent my Saturday doing all things crafty. First I headed down to Craftaganza to be swept away by the talent of local makers. I discovered loads of new goodies and caught up with some old favourites, above is just a small snippet of what was on offer!
I adore everything by Oh Someday and have made a little Christmas purchase from Kate for someone special who won't be named! It was also great to chat to Rosa of Katze Shop who's jewellery is a long time favourite of mine, and of course to catch up with the lovely Super+Super girls.
New (to me) makers included Lawrence Lathem who makes awesome upcycled lights, I like Cats because, well, cats, Beetle Cherry who has the most stunning prints and Rogue Saddler whose leather offerings were incredible.

Thanks to Lauren for the action shot!

After all that inspirational browsing (& shopping!) I headed off to Taj's Tea Parlour to spend the afternoon with lots of lovely bloggers. We had been invited along by Hillarys to get into the festive swing by making some Christmas decorations with the help of Make Do & Trend.
We started off simple with some bunting which was made by folding diamond shaped fabric pieces in half over string and glued into place. A great way to make bunting if you're not a fan of sewing! After a tea and biscuit break (big thanks to the Taj girls for the gluten free biscuits!), we then moved on to Christmas Baubles which were definitely a step up from the bunting! The amount of pins we used to create the fabric baubles was mad, but it was awesome learning a new technique and I got really into making mine!
The afternoon was so lovely and it was great catching up with bloggers old and new, though I didn't get to chat to half as many people as I'd have liked! To me there's nothing better than a crafting session with friends so this was a perfect afternoon for me.

Thank you to JoeBlogs and Hillarys for inviting me along, you guys are awesome :)


  1. Your bauble looks great! I agree that the gluten free biscuits were delicious... I hadn't had a sugar cookie in years, so it was a bit nostalgic for me!

    Aisling | aisybee.com

    1. Ah thank you Aisling! I didn't realise you had gf biscuits too - they were amazing weren't they!

  2. I'm genuinely fascinated by how you guys made those baubles! They look so good. Imagine how much scrap fabric you could put to use with those babies :) DIY Christmas all the way!
    Chambray & Curls

    1. It was tough but kinda therapeutic Laura, we'll have to show you next time you're down :) I bet scrappy ones would look amazing x


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