On New Years Day 2016 I ﬁnd myself with a moment to reﬂect upon an incredibly busy 2015 ~ What a year!
September brought a beautiful Handmade Fair-y Tale, with Kirstie Allsopp and many creative friends, at Hampton Court Palace.
I held daily craft workshops, demonstrating super-simple no-sew techniques and I was thrilled when my workshops sold out!
I was invited to take part in a Mollie Makes Mash-Up, on stage in the Super Theatre and my vintage inspired bunting won!
New for 2015 was the Handmade Fair at Christmas ~ Held in Manchester, it was a fantastically festive fair-y tale!
Always such fun ~ The Christmas Mollie Makes Mash-Ups were no exception! Tasked with creating a Christmas Wreath on stage, I enjoyed every single minute of my Mash-Ups. With Lara Watson leading proceedings ~ although technically I was competing against Lisa Comfort and Deborah Simm, it felt like I was crafting with friends, and we really had a giggle as we created our wreaths.
I made a Christmas pudding wreath during my ‘battle’ with Lisa and a holly wreath during my time on stage with Deborah ~ the audience voted on both days ~ declaring draws for each of of us. So we were all winners!
As well as enjoying every moment of Christmas crafty fun, I was asked to join a Christmas cake decorating competition on the Super Theatre stage. Judged by Kirstie Allsopp, along with an audience vote ~ rather hilariously, I won!
I have total admiration and much love for darling Kirstie and her incredible team!
My ﬁnal big event for 2015 was the Ideal Home Show at Christmas ~ Held at Olympia, London. The show takes part in the midst of a stunning winter wonderland with Father Christmas, friendly Elves, endless Christmas trees, heavenly choirs singing and even snow!
I was so pleased to return to the Show ~ Interiors Ambassador Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen lead demonstrations on the ‘Christmas Theatre’ stage and I was delighted to be selected as one of the industry experts demonstrating tips and tricks to inspire the audience to create their own spectacular Christmas!
Earlier in 2015, oh what a wonderful time I had with Freddie Flintoff, Rob Penn and their fantastic crew, as they filmed Flintoff: Lord Of The Flies.
Dame Penelope Keith visited Clovelly for filming and I was overjoyed to meet her ~ I’ve always loved Margot in the Good Life and suspect I may have more in common with her character than I care to think!
I wonder what awaits in 2016…