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September Spectacular

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Thank you to all who came to our September Spectacular craft event in Newtown Linford, we truly loved meeting everyone who popped in!

The event coincided with the village’s scarecrow festival, not to miss out, we made our own scarecrows and joined in. Elsa and Olaf were created out of old pillows, wool and all sorts of bits and bobs we could grab our hands on. They were a hit with the crowds, with many people queuing up to have their photos with them!

Take a look at the gallery below for all the photos from the event. We’re hoping to do another one soon, so if you missed out on coming to this one, wait for the next announcement!

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Hen Party Sewing Bee

Our first hen party sewing bee was a delightful success!

We provided a group of 15 ladies with a table full of fabric and accessories, and a linen square to decorate to how they wished. The results were fantastic, we were all so pleased with the amount of creativity that was on offer. No square was the same, and each person got stuck in at the word go!

Many of the ladies had never sewn before and were a bit apprehensive of having to use a sewing machine, but after being shown the basics, they were confident enough to go on and machine on their designs.

Afternoon tea was served along side all the sewing, on our very own vintage china tea cups and saucers. Each person tucked into a delicious fat scone with jam and cream!

The workshop lasted around 3 hours, which was just enough time for everyone to complete their square. We will then work on finishing off the bedspread for the Bride before her wedding day.

The buzz in the room whilst everyone was sewing and chatting was such a nice atmosphere, it really is an excellent way to spend time with all of your friends and make something that you may never have thought you could have attempted before.

I am pleased so say that we have also made some sewing converts, they have already got the bug and are keen to come on along to another one of our workshops.

If you would like to know more about our hen party workshops you can read more here.