Hillary’s Crafternoon

On Saturday, I was invited to a fantastic craft event for bloggers, hosted by Joe Blogs, Hillary’s Blinds and The Crafty Hen.

It was held at the Custard Factory in Birmingham. Despite living in Birmingham my entire life, I’ve never actually been to the Custard Factory. It is really quirky and cool!

Hillarys Crafternoon

I was a little nervous – I’ve only ever been to one blogger event before, and I had Graham and the kids with me. This time I was on my own. I soon bonded with the lovely Zara from Mojo Blogs and had a chat to fellow Brummie blogger Erica from 92three30.

The event was held to celebrate the launch of a new range of fabrics by Hillary’s Blinds.We had the chance to check the fabrics out and have a go at making things with them.

Hillary's Crafternoon

The first thing we made was a notebook cover, which can be removed and put on other notebooks. I was slightly unnerved by the fact there were needles, pins and thread on the table. I haven’t sewn since I was 14!

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Luckily, the ladies from Crafty Hen were on hand to show us what to do.

Hillary's Crafternoon

The hardest part was choosing which fabric I wanted – they were all so pretty!! I ended up choosing the pink and brown floral one, with coordinating button and ribbon to hide my dodgy stitching embellish.

Hillary's Crafternoon

It was surprisingly easy to make, and definitely something I’m going to make with the boys at home.

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The next activity was hilarious, and lots of fun – stuffed fabric birds. Again, we chose some fabric from the lovely selection. This time I went for the yellow one and chose the blue for the underneath. Hillary's Crafternoon

My finished ‘bird’ left A LOT to be desired. It was an absolute fail! Sewing definitely isn’t my strongest point, but hey, I had a go!

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At the end of the event we could choose a goody bag (pens, chocolate and a Yankee…three of my favourite things!) which were also made out of the new fabric. I love this one!

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I had a really lovely afternoon – meeting new people, learning new skills and having a look at the new fabrics. A huge thankyou to everyone involved in organising it!

Hillarys Crafternoon

Check out #HillarysCrafternoon on Twitter and Instagram to see more photos from the day! You can also visit here for more information and pictures from the event.

 

5 thoughts on “Hillary’s Crafternoon

  1. What a fantastic afternoon! It looks that you had a lot lot of fun! 🙂
    One of my favorite DIY projects is a baby mobile that I made using that same pattern!
    xx #binkylinky

  2. Looks like you had a lovely time and made some nice crafty things. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

  3. Ahh everyone whose been to these seem to have had loads of fun, I was gutted I couldn’t make the Newcastle one 🙁 Your notebook cover looks amazing 🙂 Jay || PuzzlePieceLife xxx

  4. Ahh everyone whose been to these seem to have had loads of fun, I was gutted I couldn’t make the Newcastle one 🙁 Your notebook cover looks amazing 🙂 Jay || PuzzlePieceLife xxx

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