On Sunday 7th June I attended a Charity Crafternoon to raise money for Mollie Makes for Comic Relief, the event was hosted by Samantha from Crafternoon Tea Hostess and Kat from A Krafty Kat and held at Breadsall Priory, located in Derbyshire. Breadsall Priory is the oldest Marriott hotel in the world, complete with a golf course, gym, spa facilities and more.
Breadsall Priory was extremely accommodating, on arrival we were given welcoming drinks whilst we filled out name badges, after everyone had arrived we were treated to afternoon tea with clotted cream and jam served in Denbyware and dainty sandwiches, scones, lemon tarts and other sweet treats on afternoon tea stands. This was the first time I've ever had afternoon tea and it was delicious, I was so full by the end of it.
After lunch we headed upstairs to the event room which was gorgeous, it had a lovely view outside of the water fountain, the room was light and airy complete with a pretty chandelier. Once we was upstairs we were given talk from Weleda, if you haven't heard of Weleda before they are a Derbyshire company who make natural/organic skincare products and more. The chat was really informative and we got to try some of the products out to help give us soft and lovely hands. My favourite product was the bath milk, I really want to buy some of this to soak in!
From two to four we got to craft, as part of the etsy craft party the theme was kaleidoscope, we was provided with lots of craft supplies to work with from embroidery hoops, fabrics, tissue paper and more. I went astray from the theme a little picking out some floral fabric in hues of red and pinks. What I love about these events is that everyone is provided with the same materials but the end result is always different and its always nice to do something that you normally wouldn't do if you was crafting.
A few of the attendees also gave us a few talks, Jen talked to us about Lunar 21, Alice talked about her gift shop bless your art boutiques and the ceramics she makes and Phil talked/demonstrated to us a product called Polyvine, as well as letting us have a go and creating different effects. It's an interesting product which I might use on some photo frames. The day went by really quickly, and it was such a nice event. The event has lots of support and sponsors and we were also kindly provided with some goodies to take home.
We were provided with a paper goods box, knitting yarns and patterns from Readicut, an embroidery hoop from Korbond, a good bag from Breadsall Priory which included a one day leisure pass and 20% of a spa treat, travel samples from Weleda and scumble glaze from Polyvine. We also did a craft swap and I got some beautiful ceramics which I cant wait to paint and varnish, a heart, ribbon and some pretty paper from Alice, I was really happy with the swap I took, the ceramics and heart fit my room perfectly.
I'm really looking forward to going back to Breadsall Priory and using my leisure pass!
A big thank you to Samatha, Kat, Breadsall Priory and all the sponsors, it was a amazing day!!