ribbon flower in light teal

A Crafternoon with Hillarys

Want to come to a crafternoon said Joes Bloggers, of course! I replied.  Crafternoon’s are my absolute fave! What’s that? We’ll be using lush fabric from Hillary’s blinds and there’ll be cake?  Yes, yes a thousand times yes!

buttons, instawall and hillarys crafternoon 050

I was pretty excited about this event – can you tell?  Crafting at the awesome Drink Shop Do in King’s Cross (craft venue of my dreams) we were going to be working with fabrics from Hillary’s new collection: Jewel.  Think luscious rich textured fabrics with embroidered detail and autumnal colours.  Our task was to create jewellery boxes using the fabrics and embellishing with ribbons and buttons.

The outside of the jewellery boxes were fairly simple – covering a card box with fabric, assisted by oh so trusty double sided tape – and then adding embellishments.  However we soon got caught up chatting and fell waaay behind (ok ok we may have also been eating cake).  I had to really rush to finish the inside of my box which consisted of fabric covered wadding rolls to hold rings and a fabric covered divider.

DIY jewellery box - Crafternoon Cabaret Club


For something constructed so quickly they all looked pretty chic – and even though I fell out of love with my ribbon flower (having already glue-gunned it in place!) I was still pretty pleased with the final result.Ribbon bow - Crafternoon Cabaret Club

After a quick tidy (it was so so lovely not to be the person clearing up for a change!) we moved onto making suffolk puffs.  I’ve made these lots before for fascinators and so I was a little lazy in going for this option again – but what can I say – I love a bit of hair candy! I particularly loved how the Bardot Redcurrant fabric looked in these puffs, and with a little net added I finished the day with a crafty vintage feel accessory to show off.

hillarys crafternoon - Crafternoon Cabaret Club

At the end of the session we got to take away a pretty tote made in Hillarys Fabric and I was so delighted to swipe my orange block printed design!  I always love seeing the new lines Hillarys bring out and there’s always something eye-catching and beautiful.

Hillarys have been touring their crafternoon with a whole heap of bloggers up and down the country – check out their blog here

Thanks for having me Joes Bloggers, Hillary’s and the lovely ladies from The Crafty Hen.


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