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IRL: Crafty Catch Up 2017

Well what can I say?

My first ever planner meet up was all I thought it would be! I had an absolute ball. I had wanted to come to the last one but being an islander meant it was just too far for me to consider however things changed when this date was announced.

22nd July was only a few days away from our wedding anniversary. We'd planned to spend it at Disneyland Paris so it made perfect sense to do the crafty catch up on the Saturday, and then continue on to France the following day.

Serendipity.

What I didn't account for was the mania that it would entail.

Kids breaking off for summer Friday afternoon, finishing packing, cleaning the house etc , getting the 7am ferry, driving to Kent, etc on the Saturday.



As I arrived, I saw the beautifully laid out Lydd Community Hall. In the hallway was the table plan, I was on table 3... I met great people! I was reminded that all kinds of people love crafts, I was inspired by their creativity Specifically the mummy/daughter duo of The Artful Planner 





The stall holders on the periphery all around the hall & the tables in the middle. I lacked self control. Well that's not totally true... I did spend some £££ but on things I had decided to buy anyway. Review to come.







I was able to do 2 of the 3 workshops on. I made a mini scrapbook - it's going to be a mini crafty catch up one. Thank you to all the people who helped me with the steps! My most proud make was my TN notebook! I think I love book binding! Helped by the talented Ali, I made the most gorgeous notebook from scratch.



I took part in my first ever planner stack !!



Image credit: Emma Saunders.
It was all in all a very satisfying day! So satisfying that I haven't even looked inside my goody bag yet! But going by the photos on instagram, that's top knotch too. I'm looking forward to drooling over all the papery goodness!











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  1. Such a lovely blog post! I'm so pleased you enjoyed the day, thank you for sharing xx

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    1. Thank YOU for organising! I love indulging in my geekry without the eye rolling !

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  2. It was lovely to meet you on Saturday, I still can't get over your craft luggage bag it was pretty fab 😁 have a great Disney get away and a lovely anniversary celebration😊

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