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Cambridge Craft Parties Floral Crown Workshop

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If you had asked me a year ago if I would get on a train and spend an evening with people I didn't know, the sure answer would have been no. However, a little while ago, I started speaking to the lovely Claire over twitter and she kindly invited me to one of the workshops she runs. After reassuring myself she was a real person and wasn't catfishing me (I'm paranoid okay!), I took myself out of my comfort zone and off I went!

I met Claire at the station and we jumped in a taxi to set up at the venue, Rhode Island. It was a gorgeous little place, decorated with Polaroid photos and art work. It even doubled up as a gallery and had a photography exhibition on at the time, which made the space feeling really creative and arty. The food and drink was yummy and reasonably priced, I personally didn't get a milkshake but I was told they were delicious.

Once everything was set up and everyone had arrived (there was about 8 of us in total), Claire talked us through the steps, the different types of floral crown we could make and then we got going! I decided to make mine with lots of small pink flowers and make it really bright and girly. It was funny how everybody made such different crowns, it was so lovely how each craft was unique to that person and it reflected their personality.

Overall, the whole evening was really chilled and a brilliant opportunity to meet other people with similar interests. It was so nice to chat to other bloggers and crafters and talk openly about my interests without worrying I was boring people!

I think what Claire achieved brilliantly was that the crafts were simple enough that anybody could have made something wonderful, whether you were naturally creative or not. Claire was always ready to give a helping hand or advice if there was something you couldn't quite get to work.

I would completely recommend the Cambridge Craft Parties to anybody who wants a relaxed evening, an opportunity to learn something new and have a good giggle at the same time. I imagine it would be a great idea for a birthday or celebration with your friends. Claire also gives each person a goody bag of bits and pieces from her shop, which was such a kind and generous idea.

Check out Claire's video below to see for yourself!



Much love

Katie x
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DIY | Kawaii Felt Cloud Plushie - Youtube Video

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Amongst lots of making and preparation for my next craft stall this month, I have been doing lots of filming and editing for my Youtube channel.  I really enjoy making tutorials and I feel like I've got the knack of making them now! So here is the latest instalment: a kawaii felt cloud plushie. I think these little clouds are so sweet! I've made larger ones previously but I thought baby ones would be a lovely addition to my felt collection. 

Check out the video below, if you enjoy it please like and subscribe for future craft videos!


Much love 
 Katie x

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I've Opened an Etsy Shop!

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Hi all, just a quick update from me today. If you saw my last post, you will know that I have started regularly selling my work at markets, which is really exciting! It has actually been a huge step for me to finally 'get myself out there', I have been planning on selling my work for years but there has always been something that has held me back, anxiety mainly. I've always been so worried that my stuff wasn't good enough or people I knew would laugh at my feeble attempts to make something of myself blah blah blah... The list goes on and on. I'm not saying that miraculously over night these worries disappeared, but I knew at some point if I wanted to move forward I needed to get a grip and just do it. I might do a post talking in more depth into this topic because I'm sure I'm not the only artist in the world who feels self conscious about the dreaded judgment of others.

Anyway, I've also achieved another of my goals which is setting up an Etsy shop! Again, to others this may seem like no big deal at all, but for me, it was massive. I've only got a few bits on there at the moment but I hope to see my stock list grow in the not so distant future. The 'BOO!' heart is my favourite but my doughnut keyrings have always been popular. So pop over and check it out! The link is below :)






Much Love,

Katie x

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Kateskraft @ Hitchin Craft and Farmers Market 25th July - Youtube Video

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Last Saturday I attended Hitchin Craft and Farmers Market to sell my latest handmade bits and pieces. It was a really fun day and it was really good to see people enjoying the things I have made. It was also a great opportunity for me to see what people like the most so I know what direction to take my stock for future markets. As a crafter, I generally just make things I like and would buy so it's great to hear feedback from different people!

The market is held on the last Saturday of every month and has all sorts of things from local businesses such as food, flowers and handmade art and crafts. I'm going to be there again on the 29th August so if your local, pop down and say hello!



I put together a little video of my experience at the market, check it out below.



Much love,

Katie x
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