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Craft Afternoon with Laura Ashley

Craft, hooray! Since beginning this little humble blog I have since deviated slightly from my original vision of it purely being a craft blog, and have since included a whole heap of other things, including fashion, beauty, and my favourite Bristol bits. It’s nice to go back to your roots from time to time though (so to speak), and this post is all about a lovely crafty afternoon I attended, in association with Laura Ashley.

A couple of Sundays ago, I popped down to At Bristol to meet up with some fellow blogging lovelies for an afternoon of getting our craft on with Laura Ashley, run by The Crafty Hen. I didn’t quite know what to expect, but I was looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and having a creative Sunday afternoon.

Craft afternoon with Laura Ashley
Craft afternoon with Laura Ashley
Craft afternoon with Laura Ashley buttons on notebook

After settling ourselves down and getting to know some of the less familiar faces (it was so nice meeting so many bloggers who I’ve been following for so long!) we got stuck in with our first task – covering and embellishing a notebook. I chose this beautiful leaf print fabric from Laura Ashley’s SS15 collection, and went a bit mad with the glue gun sticking a million buttons on.

Craft afternoon with Laura Ashley

After a spot of lunch and a cuppa, it was time for crafting round two – making some hair accessories with more beautiful Laura Ashley fabric. We learned how to make a suffolk puff, and I turned a couple into a hair clip, and also created a hideous pink bow monster after butchering some fabric scraps with the glue gun again.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get many pictures of the afternoon, as I was too busy chinwagging and crafting. I have pinched a couple from Laura Ashley’s brilliant blog from the afternoon; one of She and Hem and myself crafting away, and one of all the awesome bloggers and our finished creations!

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Thank you so much to Laura Ashley for inviting me along for the afternoon, and the Crafty Hen for teaching me some new crafty tricks!

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