I was lucky enough to get an invite to the Hillarys Crafternoon in Glasgow on Sunday which was ace! Hillarys Blinds gathered together a bunch of Scottish bloggers, with help from the Joe Blogs network team, for an afternoon of crafts and cake using their new collection of fabrics.
The first task was to make a book cover which I really enjoyed! I chose this lovely Greek key fabric and a coordinating gold button for embellishment. We were guided by the lovely ladies from The Crafty Hen* who were on hand to help out with any problems. It was great to sit and chat to a bunch of lovely ladies although I obviously wan’t paying enough attention and sewed my button to the wrong side of the cover. Standard Amy nonsense.
*Side note – When someone wants to marry me, I hope my Maid of Honour knows that a Crafty Hen Party is the only way I want to celebrate my Hen night.
About halfway through the afternoon we stopped for tea and what I can only describe as the most decadent red velvet cake that I’ve ever consumed. Props to The Butterfly and Pig for their baking prowess.
Once I managed to drag myself out of a diabetic coma, we moved onto the next craft which was to make a plush bird. This really put my hand sewing skills to the test which need refining to say the least! Thankfully everything stayed together although the stitching on the tail leaves a lot to be desired.
It really was an excellent way to spend a Sunday afternoon and I just want to thank Hillarys and Joe Blogs for letting me come along! I love that this craft event was available to Scottish bloggers as we can sometimes be overlooked by brands who host so many events down south and in London. There’s such an amazing community of craft and sewing bloggers up here and brands are definitely missing a trick by not taking advantage of how brilliant we are 🙂 Anyway, a big thanks to all involved and if you’re interested in a less ranty version of events then have a look at the Hillarys blog. Now I’m off to fix my button mistake and give my poor bird a couple of eyes!