I was lucky enough to attend the first Unleash Creative event in Melbourne on Saturday! For me, it was creative heaven. So much colour and creativity and how wonderful to be allowed to set aside a whole day to just craft and hang out with other lovely folk who share the same passion! And not just any crafts either – new to me, super cool crafts! Not to mention all the party inspiration that was there too (I just can’t help myself and always have half an eye out for party ideas) and I’ve come home with a list a mile long of recommended craft supply stores, party shops, how to’s, where to’s, etc, etc.
Here are my pics from the day …
How cool is that wall (above) decorated with origami paper and double sided tape!
We were each given one of four coloured name tags when we walked in and we stuck with that group for the day. These are the gorgeous blue ladies – thanks for making it a fun day!
Our clever clogs teachers for the day (pictured below) were:
Allira of Freckles & Ginger
and the whole day was put together by super organiser extrordinaire Magdalena Franco.
Here are my four creations for the day …
My cuckoo clock (bottom left pic) is not quite finished, but if you like all things kitsch and kooky, there is a full tutorial including downloadable templates over on Allira’s blog complete with a deer head and dangling toadstools.
This was just the beginning of many Unleash Creative events across Australia.
Check out the Unleash Creative website for more deets!
I must also mention the deliciously exquisite dessert table for morning tea made by the super clever Caz from Nectar and Stone (I must admit to having tasted her goodies on another occasion and both times they have been divine)
along with the most amazingly scrumptious lunchboxes by Miss Jackson (I’m not exaggerating here! I’d love one of those delivered every day, thanks! (seriously, please!)
I know I’ve used a lot of descriptives like awesome and gorgeous and amazing, but I came out of the day on a creative high, feeling both content and inspired. We all have our thing that makes us feel alive and for me, it’s getting those creative juices flowing. Huge thanks for letting me be a part of the day Magdalena - can’t wait for the next one!
You’ll find more pics of the day on instagram under the hashtag #ucmelb.
On leaving we were given the BEST goodie bag ever with generous gifts from some of my favourites – thanks to blank, little shop of, lovemae, dandelyne, woodsfolk & more!
What is it that makes you feel refreshed, rejuvenated and alive?