Last Saturday I attended a Creative and Crafty Bloggers meet in Derby. This was the first meet-up I’ve attended since SewBrum and it was very nice to just turn up & enjoy the day, with no organising to do! #ccbloggers is a Midlands-based group for creative bloggers, organised by Sam and Kat. Attendees at the Derby meet-up had pretty diverse interests and blogs, including quilting, jewellery, paper craft, party and event styling, textile product design, and – of course – sewing!
Sam and Kat had arranged some really interesting activities for the meet-up. After copious amounts of tea and toast at the very nice Bean Cafe, we were joined over lunch by social media guru Kaye who answered our many questions.
After lunch, we enjoyed a decopatch session and got in the Christmas spirit (I’m totally there) making tree decorations. We then visited the (brand new) studio of photographer Holly Booth. Holly was lovely & can do product photography via post as well as in person – most tempting…
At the end of the day we squeezed in a little shopping in some of Derby’s independent shops. I was really impressed by the gorgeous little indie shops we visited. I live in Birmingham and love Birmingham city centre, but Birmingham isn’t a great city for independent shops (although it does have amazing independent fabric shops luckily).
We all left with a very nice goodie bag of freebies!
I’m looking forward to the next #CCBloggers meet-up and catching up with the bloggers below again soon.
Samantha Schofield – Crafternoon Tea Hostess
Kat Reekie – A Krafty Kat
Emma Peake – Lily Allsorts
Sally Williams – Sally Bee Makes
Caroline Gautrey – Putting Your Life In Order
Laura Beardmore – Erimini Designs
Daire Paddy – Open Way Designs