Crafty Swish Party

9 Oct

I think I might have started something.

I’m not really sure how it happened, it was kind of organic really.

I was talking to Lu in Dunhelm (That’s where all good ideas derive from). High on tea and scones, we thought about having a crafty swish party.

Essentially people could pop by for tea and cake and swap fabrics, buttons, wools and other crafty bits that were no longer of any use. It seemed like a nice idea, a good way to socialize, make new acquaintances and pick up some treasure without spending any money.

I said I would host it and sent out the invitation (FB of course!). Then I closed my eyes, sucked in my breath and hoped that I wouldn’t be left hanging.

To my amazement people were genuinely excited. One lady demanded that she bring cakes  (Well I couldn’t say no to that).

I’m not one of those natural hostess’. My social skills can sometimes leave a lot to be desired, so I did have a bit of a worry this morning, particularly after the nightmare that I had last night. I won’t bore you with the details, but let’s just say it was awkward.

10am came and my first guest arrived and she had cakes! I could have just locked the door there and then, but that would be rude.


Miranda has just started a cake business and so this was the perfect opportunity to show her wares. Her cakes were just gorgeous, in fact they were so pretty that I knocked the top off of two of them (Bad hostess!). You can find her page here!/pages/Mirandas-cake-house/432847943503087?fref=ts

Gradually other people arrived and the house was suddenly filled with chatter and treasures and tea and cake.

There was felt and fabric, buttons and beads, wool and threads, paints and picture frames.

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I think most people went away with something new in their little paws.

It went well. In fact it went so well that people were keen to do it again, maybe next time learn a new craft.

Miranda suggested a cake decorating workshop and Mrs M is now looking into showing us how to make our own Christmas baubles.

Somehow we seem to have created a little craft group.


6 Responses to “Crafty Swish Party”

  1. vickymyerscreations October 9, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    How fantastic:) and very generous of you to open your home to people you don’t know, Vicky

    • hannahblythin October 10, 2013 at 11:02 am #

      I did know everyone in varying degrees. They didn’t necessarily know each other though. I’m not quite brave enough to have complete strangers over 🙂 Good fun though!

  2. Pillows A-La-Mode October 9, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    What fun!!!

    • hannahblythin October 10, 2013 at 11:00 am #

      It was! One womans trash is another womans treasure!

  3. Paula October 9, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    Sounds like a fab idea, very exciting, and sounds like you are having fun!!!

    • hannahblythin October 10, 2013 at 10:59 am #

      It was fun. A thrifty way to pick up some new bits too! You could do it with anything really. Clothes, bags, DIY.:-)

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