The Creative And Craft Bloggers Meet #ccbloggers

Sunday 12 January 2014
Yesterday in Nottingham, I organised the first new meet up of creative bloggers from the Midlands with the lovely Kat.

I am still getting over what a fab day we had; making earrings, swapping crafty gifts and opened goodie bags in a great new cafe bar in the city centre.

The Creative and Crafty Bloggers

We held our meet at the Wired Cafe Bar ,the food and of course the tea was delicious. Plus the space is perfect for creatives. 

The atmosphere is like a New York style coffee house in the heart
of Nottingham. We had the basement area with it's oversized chairs and wooden destressed tables and fabulous art on the walls. 

And the menu had a good choice including more than one option of vegetarians like me! I had the broccoli and stilton soup and I highly recommend it. All the cakes are freshly made and pretty show stopping! See pic below...

A big thank-you ladies for the great service and for taking over the basement on a busy Saturday afternoon.         
We all had some gorgeous crafty supplies from Homecrafts  for a project. Each blogger opened up their bag to such crafty delight! It shows how much everyone is into their making. Each bag was different and we all thank Homecrafts for providing us with great products to blog about. 

Our blogger bags from Homecrafts - projects coming soon!

My goody bag contained fabrics, cross stitch fabric you can print on and some lovely sari silk for knitting. I love silks as you probably have guessed so this was perfect for me.

We swapped crafty gifts. I gave a leather note pad for blogging ideas on the go and some pretty wooden letters (which I really wanted to keep!) from The Beetroot Tree. My gift was a pincushion felt kit of a London bus in a vintage style suitcase. Very cute.
 After our chats about blogs, trends, projects and delicious treats we moved on to one of our favourite stores - Cath Kidston - whoo-hoo!

Cath Kidston Logo
Emma and the team showed us around the store, gave us a preview of what was coming in for Spring and told us a few inside tips on how to get the Cath look at home. I'm going to blog about this next week as it's going to be a fab post plus I asked about the perfect bag for a busy Mummy too. Watch this space.
Looking around the Cath Kidston store in Nottingham
 And there is more... we went bead making!

Steph and her team welcomed us into The Bead Shop

...And here we are in the pic below, in the workshop making earrings. Steph was a really pro teaching eight novice beaders! I've got a post coming up this week with what I was taught to craft,so stay tuned!
Making our bead head pins

So here is a blog roll of the ladies that were part of this fab meet, so grab a cuppa and pop over and read their crafty adventures. Follow us with #ccbloggers.

Sally Williams

twitter: @sallybeemakes

Joanna Yeoman
twitter: @adventurestea

twitter: @tobecomemum

Samantha Schofield

Katherine Reekie
twitter: @aKraftyKat

Hannah Karim
twitter; h_m_k_

Twitter almondrock_sews

Mirlah Thornley


Daire Paddy

Twitter - @DaireCharlotte

Marie Koupparis
Twitter - @stitchodyssey

I'm off for a cocoa and a think about my new project with my Homecrafts goodies...

Bye for now.

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