Stitch Academy – Sophia Webster

Just up the road from me in deepest Hackney (E9), there’s a shopping village popping up. Hackney Walk opened up its first new shops this summer, and to coincide with this a series of workshops were held each weekend. Being a geek, and living 5 minutes away, I got my name down for as many of the free Stitch Academy sessions as I could attend.

Stitch Academy workshop design Hackney Walk Sophia Webster shoes flowers rainbow graphic print

The first was a shoe designing workshop with the team from Sophia Webster.

Stitch Academy workshop design Hackney Walk Sophia Webster colouring in

We each had sheets with shoe outlines, and one of Sophia’s designs on the table to use for inspiration in creating our own.… Read more

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Cursed Child launch at Foyles – Harry Potter and happy times

After I went to the launch of the Storybox festival at Foyles the team invited me along to an event of my choice. Being mainly focused on YA and children’s literature there were only a couple that appealed to me, or which I could attend without looking like an insane childless 30-something. But one of them stood out from the start was the event for the launch of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child script.

Harry Potter Cursed Child Foyles party sorting hat

As I mentioned in the previous post, I used to queue up at midnight to buy the books and when Deathly Hallows came out I thought that was it.… Read more

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Thirty Plus Awards – the best of bloggers

A couple of weeks ago I went along to the first Thirty Plus Awards. I’ll be honest I had only learned about the Thirty Plus group a couple of months before, but decided to go along as I was curious about what the awards meant, and the other bloggers who are in my age group.

Thirty Plus Blog Awards sign and balloons

I feel like there’s a lot of debate around the blogging community at large. People seem less shy about coming forward and venting frustrations or disappointments in brands, PRs or other bloggers. As this industry gets bigger having some sort of self-regulation is not a negative thing.… Read more

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