On Thursday I decided to make the considerable trek down to Southampton to attend Rachel and Harriet‘s Etsy craft party, and I so glad I did. It did mean a whopping 6 hours spent traveling, but I had a good book to read and plenty of left over cake.
Where to start? Rachel and Harriet did such an amazing job, they could be professional party planners. When I walked in I was greeted with a goodie bag and a room full of lovely ladies busily crafting. The goodie bag included treats from Crown and Glory, Lush, Ladybird Likes, Ohh Deer, Nikki McWilliams, Harriet Gray, Alphabet Bags, OneTenZeroSeven, The Sweet Hostess, Katie Moody, Polka Dot Dreams and many more. I think my favourite is the little pug broach from Ladybird Likes!
Our craft for the afternoon was embroidering motivational sayings onto pennants, lovingly hand sewn by Harriet! Dream big was popular due to it’s lack of letters!Rachel’s beautiful flat had been decked out in pastel coloured tissue paper tassels and decorations. As well as goodie bags there was an incredible prize draw. Check out those prize! See the full list of very generous sponsors on Rachel’s blog.After busily stitching away at our motivational pennants for a couple of hours it was time for lunch. We had an indoor picnic feast of sandwiches, salad, cake and ice cream. El’s homemade strawberry ice cream was incredible, as were Florence’s macarons, and Leoni’s carrot cake. Basically it was all to die for and I ate way too much.
Rachel and Harriet picking winners.
I won this fab embroidery set from Floss and Mischief!
I had booked a very late return ticket to London so I intruded upon Rachel’s hospitality for another few hours. She’s such a wonderful host; she even made me a sandwich for the train! Can’t wait to see these girls again. London next time?
Picture by Kirstine Squire
P.S. If you like the look of the goodies you can win some here!