The Berylune Blog / Lara

Why can't every weekend be a bank holiday?

I've had a fun few days!

On Wednesday night, Fiona taught a fabulous workshop on Styling your Crafts. Zoë attended along with 5 other lovely crafty & creative people, wanting to learn more about photographing their products to sell online. Everyone had such lovely goodies to photograph! Liz, our friendly neighbourhood vintage ice cream van driver, also came along to learn a bit about photographing...
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Washi Wednesday

You thought I'd forgotten, didn't you?

Amy has covered one of our light switches in washi! Oh, the joy. We've been joined in our washi-worship today by Kiara over at Bakery Cakery. It's catching.

We also got a mention over on the Crafty Magazine blog today - click here to read what they've said about the Etsy Craft Party we organised with Zoë at Sew Make Believe and Lara from Sewsmith. Thanks...
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Wow. Just wow.

Thank you all, so, so much! All 75+ people (we lost count), that came to our Etsy craft party and made it fabulous.

We ate, drank and crafted. We carved rubber stamps, made cardboard owls, sewed felt brooches, made macrame bracelets, drilled and glued key rings, made washi tape jewellery, knitted, nattered and generally had a ball!

Thank you Amy, for working your socks off for two days straight, to...
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We're having a party!

We have teamed up with Sewsmith (aka Lara, who teaches screen printing and other fabulous workshops in our studio), and Sew Make Believe (a popular, Leamington based crafting and book club meet-up group that our good friend Zoë helps organise), to host our very own Etsy Craft Party!
It's at The Sozzled Sausage just around the corner on Regent Street in Leamington Spa at 7pm on Thursday 20th June.

The price when you book here online is £5 - you will be able to purchase tickets on the door on the night, but they will be £6.50 and availability will depend on online ticket sales.

Party food and crafting materials are included in the price - the craft projects we'll be offering will be confirmed closer to the time. They are likely to include some fun hand sewing, badge making, lino cutting and origami to name a few! We'll have a Knit & Natter corner, so feel free to also bring along any projects you're working on!

Drinks are not included in the price, but there is a bar in the function room, so bring some pocket money with you.

For more details on Etsy's annual, global craft party, have a read of this.

So, there will be glue, sharp things and alcohol. What could possibly go wrong?

Please note: We do have an eventbrite page for the craft party - if you have registered your wish to attend, you will still need to pay £6.50 on the door, or book here for the advance booking rate of £5!
Please present your booking confirmation on arrival.

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Teachers are busy bees...

We had a shop full of lovely, talented people today! Lara, Denise, Zoë and Fiona all happened to be in at the same time, so we shared a pot of tea.

Lara was dropping off her fabulous (and enormous) macrame pot holder for us to photograph as an example for her upcoming macrame workshop. I haven't managed to take a photo I'm happy with yet, we just couldn't find anywhere to hook it from! I'll have another go at home later in the week, but here it is being held up by Denise in the shop's back yard:

Charlotte completed her first knitted lampshade last night. These will hopefully be on sale in the shop in some brighter colours, the cream is just for the pattern. I think it looks ace on my orange lamp base, so may well steal it!

New bakers twine arrived today! We have some bright new colours, including an orange & purple mix, a green & pink mix and a blue & pink mix. They are slightly thinner than our previous stock, but as a result they are more vibrant as there is less white in each strand. There is approximately 90m on each roll.

Ahhh, pretty

Berylune, 45 Park Street, Leamington Spa CV32 4QN.
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