This Saturday, I jumped on the train to attend a Hillarys Crafternoon.
It was held at Ziferblat, located in the city’s Northern Quarter. I’d walked past the venue loads of times but had never been inside; I’ve been missing out!
Their philosophy is that everything you consume is free – all food, drink and wi-fi… all you pay for is the time you spend there (currently 6p per minute).
Even well-behaved dogs are welcome!
The reason for the crafternoon was the launch of a new range of fabrics by Hillarys entitled ‘Jewel’.
Sunny was the representative from Hillarys. He not only told us a bit about the range, he got stuck in with the making as well.
Jana from The Crafty Hen led the session. Funnily enough, I’ve known Jana for ages, but I’d not seen her for years!
We had lots of lovely fabrics and trimmings from which to choose to make our items.
The first item was a jewellery box. It took me AGES – I was the last one to finish!
After a tea (and cake!) break we embarked on making Suffolk puffs. These were fab – easy to make and looked great – I’ll be making them again!
I embellished mine with some ribbon… and awarded myself with a rosette for a great day of craftiness!