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A Crafty Chai Collaboration

Liberty

Earlier this week, I opened my email to find something very interesting. An email from a lady called Lauren. Lauren works for a 4PS Marketing, who just so happen to have the wonderful Liberty, among so other fab companies, among their client list. She asked if I would be interested in collaborating with Liberty, and maybe some others, via this little blog. Would I?! As if I would turn that down! I nearly wept with joy when I was last in Liberty. Oh, the pretty things!

Liberty

Regular readers will know that I enjoy trying new things, whether it’s a craft, a new restaurant or a new adventure, so I’m very excited about all the possibilities that this collaboration will hold. Don’t forget to check back soon to find out what I’ve been up to!

A Crafty Chai in Popular Crafts

Popular Crafts

A little while ago, as I was sitting at my desk, someone on Twitter asked if anyone wrote a craft blog. Always keen to introduce my blog to new readers, I suggested mine. Lo and behold they liked it!

The person who had tweeted the request is the editor for Popular Crafts magazine and asked if I would be happy for my little blog to be featured. No need to ask! Feature away! I’ve finally managed to get my hands on a copy of this month’s edition and am so proud to see my blog in such a fantastic craft publication. If someone had told me that my blog would be in a magazine one day, I would’ve thought they were crazy! But here it is…A Crafty Chai in Popular Crafts!

Thanks so much for the opportunity Katharine. You’ve made my day! x

Popular Crafts

Crafty Cirencester

Lexi Loves in Cirencester

My lovely OH is very patient with me & my crafty ways. He sent me an email Friday lunchtime telling me that he was taking me on a little trip on Saturday but wouldn’t tell me where! So Saturday morning comes & we head of in the car. A little while later we arrive in Cirencester. I’ve never been before, but knowing my OH like I do, I knew there’d be a lot for me to enjoy (& spend some cash on!)

Lexi Loves in CirencesterThe first place we visit is a fab shop called Lexi Loves… & what a shop it is! With its pink decor, material, buttons & craft galour, it is truly worth a visit. The buttons in the picture were great value at £3 a scoop & I couldn’t resist the material, though I have nothing planned for it yet! There were so many lovely materials there that I will definitely be going back with projects in mind. My final purchase there was the lovely lavender bag. The lavender is lush & my whole study smells of it now. This is wicked, as a lot of lavender bags only smell when up close & personal. Am very impressed!

After a little more mooching, we have a coffee & cake (Saturday ritual) in an amazing little place called Keith’s Coffee Place. We weren’t sure if we’d get a seat, but managed to squeeze ourselves in. I had an Americano & a Bakewell tart. Both were LUSH! The coffee wasn’t too strong or bitter, as black coffee can be in places. The tart was really nice, very moist and plenty of jam. My OH had a cappuccino & a cheesy scone. I could tell he was pleased as he wolfed both down in minutes! Not that mine hung around for any length of time either!

Further down the road that Keith’s is on, we came across Pulp,which is a new stationary shop in Cirencester. I love stationary and cannot leave a stationary shop without buying something! There was so much choice here & I took a long time deciding what to get. I spent a long  time drooling over some Orla Keily stationary, but finally settled on these super cute sticky notes (another obsession of mine!) I cannot wait to have an excuse to use them. There was also an excellent range of Filofax inserts & designs, which also impressed me. I can see me ‘needing a new note book’ next time I’m there! 

Our final stop before our parking ran out was at Coln ArtIt wasn’t so much the art supplies that drew me in, but the massive collection of Coln Art Wooden BowlEmma Bridgewater pottery that they had on display. However, that’s not what finally caught my eye! This beautiful bright green wooden bowl, which is fairly traded would look great in my study, I thought. And it most definitely does! It is really bright & spring-like and I really love wooden objects so this was a really good find.

Everywhere we went in Cirencester, everyone we spoke to were really lovely, friendly & polite. I’ll be going back, & quite soon too, as there were some baking shops that I need to have a good ol’ mooch about in. Better start saving my pennies!