Sunday, 28 October 2012

Feeling Fab

I spent a happy couple of hours at a fabric flower workshop this weekend.  Only a ten minute walk away from home and with fabulous coffee and homemade cake included in the workshop price.

Sharing a table with three other like-minded women, we were in our element choosing the fabrics we wanted to use, rummaging through a big box of trims and hand sorting piles of buttons.  The enthusiasm was infectious and I came away from the session buzzing with ideas and a renewed vigour for the things I love to do.

I will definitely attend another workshop at the same place, which in addition to tutorials is a cafe and gift shop that sell the most delightful goods handmade by local people. 

The fabric brooch pictured above was my first attempt using the technique that we were shown and I have made a few more since returning home.  I feel a new addiction coming on!

16 comments:

rusty duck said...

Fantastic, Simone. Hold on to this feeling. It's really great when you can find like minded people to share something with, it makes whatever you do seem so much more enjoyable.

The fabric flowers look pretty good too..

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Your brooch is gorgeous Simone!
I love attending workshops too because you always come away with more than just your creation, being with like minded people definitely gets the creative juices flowing. The fun and the friendship is lovely too, not to mention the obligatory cake. :)
So glad you enjoyed the day!
Vivienne x

marigold jam said...

lovely brooch - how is that done I am wondering! Glad you are feeling fab and can understand why seeing your lovely make.

greenthumb said...

That brooch looks so pretty. Have a good week.

sharon said...

I am so happy for you, Simone. Your flower pin is perfection. May the high mood linger on and on.

wherethejourneytakesme said...

You are just so creative - I wish I lived near enough to join your little group it sounds great fun. x

Lisa said...

What a wonderful way to spend your day. I hope you enjoy wearing your new flower brooch and it makes you smile as you remember the fun time you had making it.
Lisa x

Rosie said...

Being creative with like minded people and cake too! Sounds wonderful, Simone!

KC'sCourt! said...

Your brooch is very pretty.
That little group sounds wonderful, especially when you don't have to travel far for it
Julie xxxxxx

Helen Philipps said...

Gorgeous brooch, Simone! And it sounds like such a happy time. I think you should definitely pencil in more workshops to your diary too!
Have a great week!
Helen x

Paula said...

What a very pretty flower Simone and like others said it sounds like the perfect way to spend a few hours.

Toffeeapple said...

Good news indeed and a pretty flower to take home too.

A garden just outside Venice said...

So pleased to read the title, and even more your post!
x

Judy Hartman said...

So pretty Simone!! How nice to have such a lovely place so close to you! Do show us any other flowers that you make!
xx

Anne said...

What a sweet and fun flower! So glad to hear that you had such a good time! Sounds lovely!!

John Gray said...

I will get you to enter the arts section of the TRELAWNYD FLOWER SHOW next year me thinks