October 4, 2015

Hilary’s Crafternoon

Last weekend I was invited by Joe Blogs and The Crafty Hen to a lovely event to celebrate Hilary’s new Jewel range. We used some of the fabrics from this range to get really crafty by creating Jewelry boxes and Suffolk puffs! I had such a lovely time and like many other events I have been to, I met some lovely fellow bloggers. The event was at The Riverside in Leeds and it was in such a lovely location – right by the River!

I had so much fun creating my little jewelry box. I like to get stuck in with these kind of things which meant that I didn’t read the instructions. Well let me tell you what a mistake that was. I literally did so many things wrong because of this! When will I learn? You can see below the lovely fabrics I picked out. There were so so many little buttons to choose from and some beautifully coloured ribbons. I had to pop my ribbon around the outside of my lid because I folded the fabric over the corners wrong! 

After a stressful but fun time decorating my jewelry box, we wend onto making Suffolk puffs. I have to say that I was extremely delighted about this as I did textiles at college and I did A LOT of Suffolk puffs, so I knew that this was going to be a task I couldn’t get wrong. Then again, they are extremely easy to do! All need to do is cut a circle out of your desired fabric, hand stitch around the edges and pull! I decided to make a key ring with mine because I knew I would be able to make good use out of it! 

Laura Frances Heitzman

Part time designer and illustrator and full time traveller. Thanks so much for stopping by. If you want to find out more about me visit my about me page :) Laura x

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