On Saturday, I had the great pleasure of finally meeting my wonderful two #CraftBlogClub co-hosts, Katie and Fiona, in Nottingham. Since the two lovely ladies hopped on board the good ship Craft, they have been such a huge help and it was lovely to finally meet up and talk big plans for driving #CraftBlogClub forward. More on that to come, in the meantime we were all busy updating the Twitter account and brainstorming new challenges and topic ideas for our weekly chat.
We spent the majority of the day at the Nottingham Contemporary – a perfect gallery venue with a cafe bar, freshly prepared food and child friendly too. We chatted about all things craft, business and The Tudors (that was mostly me, lowering the tone). It was so wonderful to meet the ladies I have been chatting to, and who have provided such great support for my idea, in ‘real life’! Both Katie and Fiona are passionate about craft and passionate about the community we have built, I look forward to sharing more information with you all soon – but a huge thanks to Fiona and Katie for such a lovely day and, if you haven’t already, please check their blogs out!
Sundays in Sherwood tend to be pretty quiet, but with the lovely weather and the tale end of Sherwood Art Week, Little D and I decided to take a walk up to the community centre to check out the Remarkable Recycling Gala; a fab day featuring recycling workshops, lots of interesting info and some lovely craft stalls. D was a little young for most of the workshops, but it was fantastic to see lots of local children getting involved with craft projects and learning new skills.
For me, the real magic of Sherwood Art Week lies in the installations that pop up along Mansfield Road – this year there were some amazing Yarnbombs and some wonderful installations celebrating local artists in the shop windows. So, with that in mind, what kind of renegade craft-blogger would I be if I didn’t share some of these with you?! Check out some of these lovely images from our stroll on Sunday – I can’t wait for Sherwood Art Week next year!
Stay Peachy x