Craft-chella – Main stage.

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Well that came around quickly! Feels like only a few weeks ago that we hosted Christmas Craftenoon…

Me and Lostinknit thought we’d go for a more summery vibe, with our latest crafty gathering, with a Festival theme.

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Summer is, of course, the time for Music Festivals and the high street goes mad with the latest festival trends. From Coachella to Glastonbury, Fringing to Grunge, it’s been a huge part of everyone’s summer wardrobe for the past couple of years.

One major trend that doesn’t seem to be dying out is the floral headband. So we thought that will be our main focus for Crafternoon – making floral crowns fit for a Festival!

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I was left in charge of the decorations of course, and after our recent trip to Lovebox Festival, in London, I was inspired to go for a Mexican theme. Plenty of colour, cacti and Nachos. Naturally.

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I found lots of goodies in Ikea for the table – I love the colourful lanterns! Thinking about redecorating a room in our flat just so I can keep them…. Another great find, was the rug for the table. My initial idea was to hunt down a Mexican Serape / Poncho to drape over the table. But after a trip to ‘Tiger‘ I came away with this bright and colourful piece! And only £4.00!

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Crafternoon started early for me, as I decided to make some giant paper flowers to hang on the fence. They were a tad fiddly, but didn’t take long at all once I had made my stencils. I will do a ‘DIY’ post for you soon!

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I’m so please with how the day went – the sun came out for us!! So we were able to sit outside and enjoy the garden. And everybody made something! After our floral headband workshop, with the flower appreciation society, we felt confident enough to show our guests how to make them. Leaving more time to knatter, and make something for ourselves.

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We both opted for Pom Pom headbands, as we where a little flowered out…. Is that even really possible?! Mine took a little while to make as I’m not the best pom pom maker. But pom pom pro, lostinknit, made a really colourful piece that suits her down to the ground!

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We really would like to take Crafternoon up a notch, and watch it grow, so please, if you are keen to get involved in the next one, then let us know and we can see if its worth going for a bigger venue!

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