Craft Party At The Cherry Hinton Festival 2013

Way back in June I hosted the Cambridge Etsy Craft Party and met a lovely lady named Kate. We got chatting and she asked if I would be willing to throw another Craft Party in Cambridge, this time for the Cherry Hinton Festival. How could I say no?!

My preparations this week involved a rather large pile of wonderfulness.

Yarn ball pit anyone?!

Yarn

Of course we all know crafting goes hand in hand with cake. Look at this amazing vegan victoria sponge cake made by Michaela (it was delicious)!

Vegan-victoria-sponge-cake Chocolate-muffins

Supplies were laid out for making paper pinwheels, learning to crochet and learning to knit.

Craft-party

The Party included a mini craft fair. Any excuse to use my banner from Printed.com.

Claireabellemakes-Stall

There was a stall from Miss ChaelaBoo with hand painted cards, tags, fabric brooches and hanging hearts.

Misschaelaboo-Stall

Suki from The Owl Club had some lovely accessories and fabric goods.

The-Owl-Club-Lavender-Hearts

Shall I put these glitter heart brooches in my Etsy store?

Glitter-Heart-Brooches The-Owl-Club-Puzzle-Brooches

The-Owl-Club-Vintage-Baby-Bibs Miss-Chaelaboo-Hearts Miss-Chaelaboo-Tags

Of course my bicycle bracelets came with me (as well as some pink shrimp sweets to tempt customers)!

Claireabellemakes-Bicycle-Bracelets

Sharon from Bluerana came with her sewn goodies and fun cards and tags.

Bluerana-stall

How cute are these submarine tags?!

Bluerana-submarine -tags

The learn to crochet table was popular with many beginners trying crochet on the night! I found some great instructions here.

Learn-to-crochet

The knitting table was full of wonderfully creative women who all had projects on the go and showed us photos of their amazing quilts.

Intarsia-Heart-Knitting

Kate made sure we had tea on hand and the relaxed atmosphere made for a fantastic craft party.

Cambridge-craft-party

The paper pinwheels will be donated to the primary school that hosted us. We used a great paper pinwheel tutorial here – they are super easy to make.

paper-pinwheels Knitting-group

You gotta love the crafty lads! Joe came along with his super-talented-at-crochet girlfriend Kate, and learnt how to make a crochet bow. Joe’s is the red one pictured below – he was a beginner!

Boy-crochet

Kate made this cute washi tape pinwheel. She had never used washi tape before, I love introducing it to people.

Crochet-bows-washi-tape-pinwheel

It was a great evening with fantastic company. Thank you to all those who came along to really make the evening a success. I hope we can do it all again next year.

I came home with these gorgeous flowers which match my red themed lounge perfectly.

Flowers

This weekend is the last weekend G and I have free until December!! Life is pretty busy right now, but I am determined to work full speed ahead and be ready for the Christmas market season. I better get making more bicycle bracelets…..

Toodles!

Claire

13 thoughts on “Craft Party At The Cherry Hinton Festival 2013

  1. Anna says:

    Looks to have been a superb event, and so nice to see some familiar bloggy friends there too! Well done you for organising it all, you are a crafting ninja! 😉 xx

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