A couple of weeks ago, I dashed up to London to attend a very special gathering at a very, very special place. I was one of a handful of guests who were invited to craft at Liberty of London. Oh yes, a chance to play with all that Tana Lawn fabric.
The day was organised by the lovely Katy and Charlotte to thank the original crew who helped launch #stylingtheseasons. You may remember my monthly submissions which can be seen here.
Libertys was in full Christmas swing. My good chum Laura and I spent time in the Christmas shop bedazzled by the lights and this years must have Christmas decorations. Then on to the fabric floor. Now, let's be honest here, I'm not much of a sewist. My sewing machine and I are not particularly good friends. But, I do appreciate the beauty in Liberty print and wish with all my heart that I could sew something spectacular with it. (perhaps one day I shall).
The afternoon of crafting was in the Heritage suite. A beautiful wood panelled room, with stunning leaded windows and chandeliers. It was opulent, it was everything that a Liberty room should be. Inside I met up with fellow bloggers, some of these ladies I knew so well but had never actually met, blogging can be so weird like that. It was the perfect chance to finally hug and chat.
So there we were, sitting around a large table, with Liberty fabric piled high. Afternoon tea was served, and we all set to craft. I luckily found a fellow non-sewer in Alexis, and we happily chatted and shared the glue between us as we made our Christmas decorations.
Such beauty was around us, the people, the fabric, Liberty, Christmas.... that I found returning back the working week last week so hard! Send me back to Liberty!
Thank you Katy, Charlotte and Liberty for such a beautiful afternoon. And to Katharine Peachey for the gorgeous images.
My fellow crafters were:
Jeska atLisa Levis atSarah-Lou atHeather atHannah atTamsyn atRuth atSoumaya atMelanie at / Jo at / Laura at / Alexis at
P.S. If you would like to join in with Styling the Seasons, all you need to do is style a surface in your home to represent what that month means to you. Share a shot of your styled surface and use the hashtag #stylingtheseasons.