The event was held at At Bristol which is like a massive science museum really, so much fun and definitely worth a visit if you ever get a chance.
The first bit of crafting for the day was decorating a notebook with Laura Ashley summer fabrics and wallpapers, and adding embellishments with all the other pretty ribbons and buttons that they had laid out for us.
The Crafty Hen team were on hand to guide us through each step and to step in and help with any tricky techniques!
I've never seen a room full of so many pretty 'Laura Ashley' esque dresses, there was a quick rush to the fabrics to choose which ones we wanted for our notebooks, it was one of those bees swarming to the honey pot moments!
I opted for pink (of course!) stripey fabric and a lovely floral wallpaper, as well as the cutest pastel pink buttons.
The bloggers were all hard at work, doing their thing - Instagramming, chatting and crafting!
My finished notebook! I added a little corsage to it that I made with a simple running stitch on some lacy ribbon and attached some ribbon onto the notebook too, I think it looks so cute and is very 'me', I'd like to think I would resemble something pastel coloured if I was an object.
I think its definitely going to be my new blogging notebook, I have so much catching up on blogging to do!
All of the bloggers finished notebooks, so many pretty pastels and florals, and I love everyone's different takes on decorating their notebook. There were also Laura Ashley prizes for the most creative notebook and accessory!
We were all fully immersed in crafting, I absolutely love crafts but with work/blogging and every day life I just don't have any time to enjoy it anymore so it was amazing to be given the opportunity to have a day devoted to it, with the help of Laura Ashley and The Crafty Hen!
I made this adorable suffolk puff brooch which is just the cutest, I love the matching ribbon and button! It will take pride of place on my notice board where I keep all of my blogging bits to look back on. Some bloggers made some fantastic hair pieces which would definitely not have looked out of place in their hair at the races!
Having the pleasure to use such beautiful fabrics and wallpaper was generous enough, it was so kind of them to also put together a little goody bag for us each to take home, which contained a lovely soap and hand cream stand and their catalogue, my mum was ecstatic when I also brought her home some of the leftover Laura Ashley material!