Getting Crafty with Hillarys Blinds

Last weekend I spent a lovely relaxing afternoon doing some crafting with Hillarys Blinds, Joe Blogs and The Crafty Hen at the Custard Factory in Birmingham.

I don’t normally have time to do crafts myself, it’s not that I don’t like to but whenever I feel creative I usually get the craft box out with the kids and we have fun together. It was really nice to do something with grown-ups for a change.

Hillarys have taken their craft roadshow on the road and invited bloggers for an afternoon of crafting fun in several venues during February and March.

We were first given a demonstration by Julie from the Crafty Hen

Then we got to choose from the lovely fabrics provided by Hillarys Blinds.
Photo Credit: Joe Blogs

Then it was time to get on with our first project, a lovely notebook cover. While working I chatted along with other bloggers on my table, it was lovely to catch up with Zoe from MamaGeek, Eileen from ET Speaks From Home and Erica from 92three30.
I was really pleased with my notebook cover, it wasn’t very difficult to make.
The second project was a little bird which I found more difficult as it involved a lot more sewing. I’ve never really been very good at sewing. Still, it was nice to sit and stitch and chat and watch my little bird take shape.

I had a really lovely afternoon and would definitely do something like this again. 


  1. March 5, 2015 / 11:46 pm

    Love your choice of button! They look so beautiful! Also your bird look fab!
    Great to meet you again!

  2. March 6, 2015 / 8:16 pm

    those fabrics look lovely. I think you did brilliantly with those crafts. x

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