Crafternoon Tea

The last couple of days have been a little hectic!  I’ve been working on today’s Magpie Crafternoon Tea – baking, setting up, decorating etc.  I LOVE the creative process of organising these parties – deciding on colour schemes, decor (hello pinterest), checking out new recipes and planning some crafts.  It’s so satisfying. 

15 lovely ladies came over today to get their craft on and indulge in some treats, and it was so great to spend time with lots of people that I didn’t know or know very well.  That’s the beauty about getting creative like this – it’s so communal.  There’s something very old-fashioned and quaint about sitting around a table, making things and having a good old natter.  To me, that is the essence of Magpie, the bit I love the most.  We rarely take the time to do that these days, so it always feels good to make time for conversation and creativity. 

I added a little photobooth to the fun today, and had the ladies pose with some props (courtesy of Oh Happy Day) and their made-bits.  The crafts themselves were quite simple – you don’t have to be a crafty wizard to come to a Magpie Party!  It’s less about the technical, and more about the doable.  And, as you know, I’m a big fan of using what you may already have in your home to make things/reuse things/jazz up things.

Here’s a peak into today’s fun:

 

Above:  Little jar tea-light lanterns.  It’s amazing what a little lace, buttons and wire can do!

Above:  I tried my hand at some cake pops – had to hide them from hubs the night before!

More washi tape uses – cake bunting!

Two VERY well-behaved babies came along to help their mummies.  And flirt a little with each other…

Above:  Note the second craft was a little scented fabric heart (filled with rice & essential oils) to hang in your wardrobes or hot press and keep your garments nice and fresh!  Even those who vowed they couldn’t sew left having made one themselves!

In all, it was loads of fun – such a great way to spend a very brisk Saturday afternoon!

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