"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

Monday, 24 April 2017

Review: Saturday 22nd of April : The stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show

Fabrics inspired by andean textiles by :Fabrics Galore London
I absolutely loved the Stitching, Sewing and Hobycrafts show last saturday! 
It was the first time I attended and I was overwhelmed by the exhibitors, who where giving demonstrations, guiding people, there was so much to do, to see, and to buy! 

I've always had, since a little girl, an urging curiosity to learn what my mum was making, whether she was knitting or sewing. She used to make clothes for me when I was a child, and I was fascinated! Hence hooked in the idea of making something and make it unique.

On saturday all those memories came back as I was walking along the show, it was amazing to  see the different ideas, all the things people made, the creativity was unbelievable.

One of my favourite findings has to be the fabrics inspired by andean textiles (shown above), by Fabrics Galore, they had an amazing selection of fabrics.

Also loved the trimmings, specially the pom poms, wich I reckon will be on trend this summer, Folk Fashion, always comes back. 
Well I am from Bolivia and I'm always drawn towards something folk, to be honest, but every summer in London the trend for folk fashion is growing.

And the show it's a great opportunity to buy those trimmings or materials, and to discover something new as well!


I also enjoyed the Arty Crafty, block printing techniques, and the workshops they were giving, something I shall try next !
Handcarved indian printing blocks - Arty Crafty
I missed out on their workshop, as there was so much to do, but I saw what everyone there was making and looked really cool.

Arty Crafty have a variety of handcarved printing blocks, which, I wish I could have them all !! so many to choose from.

I would totally recommend this show to everyone, it's such a great day out, you never know what you might discover, or what new skill you might want to learn. 

It's ideal for kids too! It was great to see little girls with their mums and grandmothers, showing that interest in learning how to sew, how to knit, etc.

It is, I think, important for kids to be creative, for them to let their imagination free.
Specially now , that everything seems to be run by technology.

Therefore events like this, I think, are vital to keep everyone creative, I had an amazing time, left inspired with many ideas. 

I would also like to specially thanks Fiona from Fizzi~Jayne makes, for the tickets to the show, I really appreciate it! you can check her blog too: :https://fizzijaynemakes.blogspot.co.uk/

Don't miss out on future events check out ICHF Events website, The UK's leading lifestyle, craft and cake shows. 
 
And I hope be at their next show
in London!



Love Lindsey x 

Hand knitted monkeys



Monday, 17 April 2017

Events in London: Carnival Expo, the Largest UK indoor carnival, join the fun!!

Bolivian Heritage Dancers with Boris Johnson and Darcey Bussell
Carnival Expo, the largest UK indoor carnival, is destined to be one of the most anticipated cultural exhibition of 2017. The event will host a gathering of Carnival creators, artists, cultural enterprises and carnival enthusiasts exhibiting all facets of Carnival.

Following on from 2015 & 2016 successful years, 2017 will, no doubt be, another great year, the event of the year, not to be missed!!
This year will also see the participation of some Latin American countries, showcasing the colours, music, costumes, vibrancy and contagious smiles and happiness of Latin American carnivals, from Brazil to Bolivia.

Bolivian Heritage, will share with you some of the magic of Oruro's Carnival, one of UNESCO's
Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
Dancing with different costumes, on SUNDAY 14th of May, at 14:15 and 16.15 ( I hope to see you there! joining us).

There will be so much to do, learning about Carnivals, costumes, you can join in a free dance workshop, there will be seminars, you can visit the stands exhibiting too, sample some rum from around the world, enjoy the Latin or Caribbean cuisine, or both !!why not ;)

All of this and more, under one roof, simply unmissable! 

So get your tickets and see you there !

Carnival Expo
Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th of May 
The Kia Oval Kennington
London
SE11 5SS


Tickets £10 online. 
You can also purchase tickets at the door, prices may vary.

For more information and tickets please visit:
http://carnivalexpo.com/index.php

"Carnival Expo is now in it's third year! 2017 is destined to be one of the most anticipated cultural business trade shows in the UK.
Don't miss this fabulous showcase of Carnival!"