I’d like to think of myself a crafty person, but I know that’s all in my head but I do like the idea of making things. Creating something from scratch and seeing what will come of it is something that intrigues me, a few weeks back I was invited by Joe Blogs for a Crafty Afternoon with Hillary blinds, and of course I said yes! As I’ve always wanted to unleash the artistry inside of me every now and then. The purpose of the event was to celebrate the launch of Hillary blinds sumptuous range, Jewel: The Edit, “which brings together a stunning selections of Roman blinds and curtains from our existing collection“.
So on a rather bright sunny Sunday afternoon in October I made my way to Drink, Shop & Do where the crafty afternoon took place, what a fitting venue for the event as the Drink, Shop & Do (aka DSD) a kitsch café and former Victoria Bath House, a place where you can get creative, drink tea (or cocktails) and eat cake at the same time! How cool does that sound? On arrival I was welcomed into the Dome Room, where I tucked into some very tasty red velvet cake and cup of earl grey tea to refuel my calories tank used for my journey to King cross where the Drink, Shop & Do is located.
And then the afternoon of crafting begun, Following demonstration from the lovely ladies at Crafty Hen, I soon got to work. On the agenda for the day was to make a Jewellery box and a Suffolk puff hair fascinator (which I didn’t have enough time to make as I had to dash off). The London location was the final leg of the tour, as Hilary blinds had taken the Jewel: The Edit on the road, from Brighton to Newcastle helping groups of bloggers like myself get crafty with their sophisticated fabrics. Read more about the ‘Crafternoon’ here.
As I believed I’ve got a creative side to me, I got stuck in making my jewellery box after a quick talk through by the lovely ladies from Crafty hen. I was very impressed with myself with the finished product, and how good my jewellery box looked! Despite me having doubts of it outcome in my mind. My hand crafted (by yours truly) is looking gorgeous on my vanity table housing my earrings, rings and necklace.
Thanks Hillary Blinds, The Crafty Hen, Drink, Shop & Do and Joe Blogs for the creative, fulfilled day! It was a Sunday afternoon well spent.