Heading to The Handmade Fair 2015
This week is flying past in a flurry of packing and preparations and all hands are on deck (well, mine are, the dog is being less than helpful!) as I get ready to head over to the Handmade Fair at Hampton Court, from the 18-20th September. Kirstie Allsopp and her team of awesome creative ambassadors will be there all weekend long offering hands-on workshops, live craft-offs, interviews, demonstrations, make and takes, and all the shopping and fabulous food you could possibly want! And, yes Churros!
This is one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the crafting calendar and, for me, is the start of, what I have loving come to know as, The Great Crafting Tour of the UK – where I head to London, Dublin and Harrogate with the Knitting & Stitching Shows throughout the last part of this year.
I can’t wait to get down to Hampton Court, catch up with some of my favourite creative chums and also get to take a peek (and, more than likely) buy lots of wonderful new supplies…because, a gal can never have enough yarn/fabric/beads/books/buttons, am I right?!
This year I will be over on the Vlieseline (formerly Vilene – have you checked out the new look website yet? It has lots of tips, techniques, projects and video tutorials to help take your stitching to the next level!) stand at W3 – sharing some new makes, talking techniques, helping with crafting queries and also giving you guys the chance to try your hand at some mini hexi patchwork too!
Are you coming along to the show? You can book your tickets online and be sure to check out the jam-packed schedule of workshops with some of the finest crafts people in the land too!
Speaking of workshops – I’m stoked to be giving a Cheveron Bracelet Workshop & book signing on Saturday morning in the Mollie Makes Tent for my Arm Candy Book It would be rad to see you there!
Psst! Cant make it to the show? Don’t worry I’ll be sharing the how to guide for Chevron Friendship Bracelets right here this weekend to!
Not only that! CICO Books will also be at the event – Stand E73 -so if you’re aching to get busy with Crochet Granny Squares – be sure to head over there to get your hands on my new book Modern Crochet Granny Squares!
Craft for lyfe yo!
Phew! I’m worn out thinking about all the excitement heading my way this weekend! I really must get my bags packed – give me a shout if you are coming along to the show, and do stop by and say Hi!
♥ – ♥ – ♥
Now, today is also a pretty special day in our home, today we are celebrating our third wedding anniversary. So, you can pretty much guarantee that for the rest of the day I will be mooning over our wedding photos and thinking back over all the amazing memories from our special day before heading out on a date with that amazing husband of mine!
Hope y’all have a great day!