Kirstie Allsopp Handmade Christmas - needle felting stars!
Where do I begin..... Kirstie's Handmade Christmas!!!!
Possibly one of the most amazing days in my life happened back in October.
Along with a few chosen 'Finest crafters in Britain' we spent a day and evening filming for the Channel 4 programme, a dream in any creative crafting persons world!
We had to be secret squirrels for 2 whole months, I couldn't tell a soul about going to her house, spending time with her (and she really is a passionate crafter who appreciates all we do, the work and effort that goes into handmade items), meeting the fabulous up-cycling expert Jay Blades who was our judge.
For those who didn't see it, I was one of the makers for the tableau competition and made a whole woodland scene with needle felted animal, toadstools and christmas trees.
I met some amazing people including my fellow contestants, Nick Sweetman (Lego man!) Linda Rees (willow weaver) and the winner Lisa Dussek the amazing balloon lady!
|Nick and I awaiting the final decision! Photo by Simon Sweetman|
I had so much fun in between the stress and it has given me the opportunity to really look at what and how I do things, to go for challenges in life and embrace something new!
You can catch up on the series and all the makes by going to Kirstie's Handmade Christmas website!