Monday, 8 October 2012

Millie Moon's Great Create: A Brilliant Day

Yesterday I attended Millie Moon's Great Create  held in one of my favourite places 'Mells Barn', Nr Frome, Somerset.  The day was set up as a 'Speed Crafting Event' with the aim of 80 ladies making 8 (yes 8) items in 8 separate 20 minute time slots. Rough calculations mean that was an aim of making 640 items in a single day! The whole event was simply brilliant. Rachel & Becki, the Millie Moon sister duo should be doubly proud of themselves as not only was it an amazing day, they raised £2500 for locally based charity Positive Action on Cancer. YAY!

The event was started in style with the Mayor of Frome ringing a Bell!

Each mini project was run by a tutor from Millie Moon. Everyone was given a bag containing a kit for each project. The tutor took you step-by-step through each project. So in just 20 minutes everyone had made something lovely! The projects included: fabric rings, pin cushion, poinsettia brooch, bow brooch, ceramic tree decoration, yoyo keyring, collage gift tag & a felt Christmas bauble.  Here is a peek at a couple of the projects. 

    Kit for Frome Maid's poinsettia brooch  & my finished article! 

Almost completed Bow Brooch from kit by Make Me A Dress

On some projects the 20 minutes zoomed by and the item was finished just as the bell rang to signify the end of the session. On others there was time left to enjoy the yummy treats in the centre of each table! 

In between the making there were very inspiring talks from the likes of Lindsey Mayhew from Future Publishing who works on some of my favourite magazine titles such as Mollie Makes, Simple things to name but a few.

It was a wonderfully inspiring day and I haven't even mentioned the yummy lunch, delicious afternoon tea, the jelly roll race or all of the lovely people I met! If you are not familiar with the Millie Moon shops you really are missing out. They have 2 lovely shops. One in Frome & the second in Wells. I suggest you get a visit scheduled ASAP to browse their beautiful fabrics, haberdashery & books. You won't be disappointed. They also run fabulous courses for adults & children. I have booked myself a one-to-one lesson for a couple of weeks time to overcome my fear of sewing zips!

Thanks again Rachel & Becki it was a truly wonderful & inspiring day x

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