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Crafting & Cocktails @ Hobbycraft Press Show

I had such an amazing time on Thursday at the Hobbycraft Christmas press launch, you honestly have no idea how much I was looking forward to this all week! Luckily the photoshoot I was working at on Thursday finished up nice and early so I could hoppedy-skip all the way to Tottenham Court Road to join in with all the crafty excitement.

When I turned in to the road I was keeping my eyes peeled for the location as I generally bimble around in a daydream unaware of my surroundings but my eyes were immediately drawn to the bright pink Miss Libby Rose bus parked right outside the venue. Hobbycraft, you never cease to amaze!

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The walls were draped with all-things-crafty, there was so much to take in and look at. I honestly CANNOT WAIT to get my hands on some of these new ranges – and before you ask, yes I do need more!

My attention was immediately drawn to the most fabulous new machine, which sticks gold foil on top of laser print black ink. I need this in my life. You are all more than aware by now that I am a sucker for anything gold; my forever growing gold foil notebook collection and gold foil postcards stuck all over my walls. I am most certainly making a mental note to add it to my ‘to buy’ list…Oh no wait, I’ll write it down on my list, written in my gold foil notebook!

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I joined in the fun and decorated my very own snowflake cookie, which might I add, did not last long at all! The lady kindly taught me how to make the icing glide on to the cookie without adding too much pressure. I wont say I am now officially a cookie connoisseur (It definitely looked like a 5 year old did it) but I really enjoyed making it… and eating it.

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My favourite part of the visit was getting stuck in, getting my craft on and sewing till my heart was content in the pink bus. We were given a tutorial and guide on how to make a little zipper bag, and we were allowed to pick our own fabric which inevitably mean I was to spend 10 minutes choosing my favourite pattern.

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We drank a yummy cocktail and chit-chatted whilst whizzing on the machines until our zipper bags were complete, oh it’s a hard life huh?

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Once my crafty antics were finished I popped back in to take some final photos, and I also ate a slice of the ‘Noel’ cake which was DELICIOUS. The alphabet cake templates will be available to buy from all Hobbycraft stores very soon!

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On exiting the venue I was kindly given a very generous gift bag which I am so excited to make use of in the festive months; fillable baubles, a cookie cutter set and an Iron-on patch is just a few of the items I received along with some vouchers to The Handmade fair AND a £20 Hobbycraft giftcard! WOW!

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I have already been making good use from my new little zipper bag, another little handmade treasure to add in my craft room – a great little reminder of the fantastic time spent at the Hobbycraft Christmas press show.

Makers gonna make!

#hobbycraft

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