I am overdue with my postings. I apologise Diane for the very late write up of our great day out.
Last Saturday I went out on a bloggy meet up with Diane from Heart Shaped. Diane had a vague idea of where we were going but it was a bit of a mystery to her. She arrived at my house after a little detour. I have always struggled to tell my left from my right and my instructions were not quite perfect. Anyhow she arrived bearing gifts for my girl's and lovely gifts they were too.
Pretty flower corsages and hand made ear-rings
Oh and I got a pile of Coast and Cornwall magazines to read at my leisure.
We set off towards Worksop and soon ended up at the workshop of Louise at hopeandelvis.com.
Mary Jane Baxter, Milliner, Journalist, Book writer (oh thats an author) and teacher of all things fabulous. was at the studio. We popped in to have a look around, meet Mary Jane, chat to Louise and browse in the shop. Lovely. Louise has a facebook page where you can see all the beautiful hats and fascinators people made on the day - if you wish to take a peek. After this we whizzed to Ollerton to visit Heath's store which sells vast amounts of fabric and wool and all associated niceties. Next we went to Southwell and we had a lovely stroll around. We went in all the charity shops, visited Nellie in the Shed, toured the many other shops and then decided that we needed to stop and eat and drink. Do you know we talked non-stop. We then jumped in the car and pootled to Reg Taylors Garden Centre for afternoon tea. It was yummy - as usual. By this time is was dark so we made our way home. It was a super day out.
Sorry about the lack of photos - I didn't take any. Bad blogger - I was far too busy chatting to get my phone out of my bag.
Just so you know Diane took some photos so if you pop over you can take a look. Tell her I sent you.
Oh and if anyone is around my area this weekend it is the open weekend at the harleygallery.com, Welbeck, Notts. All the artists studios are open, there is a craft event, food, drink and lots of festivies. Come and say hello to Louise (I will be there too). It is on Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm.