❤ My 2015 ❤

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! 

Our 2015 ‘In Bloom’ efforts lead to the launch of Clovelly Yarn Bomb! We were thrilled that Clovelly was awarded Gold and plans are already well under way for Yarnbombing Clovelly again in 2016!

Crazy Kate’s, the seaside cottage I am blessed to call my home, was featured beautifully in Issue 56 of Mollie Makes magazine! 

I wonder what awaits in 2016…

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