Tara Tuesdays - Part 45 - Emma's Fabric Studio Open Day October 2014
Posted on 21 October 2014
Another superb day was enjoyed by all in attendance at Emma's Autumn Open Day at Tithe Barn in Lenham a couple of weekends ago. Emma and her loyal team of family and friends outdid themselves AGAIN by making the barn look simply stunning. I took my time throughout the day taking in all of the little details which just made the whole day so perfect, that girl sure knows how to make an old barn look gorgeous!
I went along with my friend Lois and we had such fun looking at all of the lovely yarns and fabrics SEVERAL times before we made our purchase choices! Excited sweats and not being able to string proper sentences together were fairly evident especially when we decided it would be a good idea to have a trolley to help us ferry all of our chosen fabric bolts around the barn! Our arms are just not that strong! I was rather restrained and did put some of my original fabric choices back before we had our fabrics cut and measured at the cutting table...
I was mightily impressed that Emma had (in addition to everything else) organised celebs to come along for the day! Becks was so patient and understanding with all that camera snapping and posed beautifully in his handmade crochet necklace! What a star he was! Such a professional!
I was particularly drawn to all the pom pom loveliness that was on display all over the barn, the Christmas tree on the stage looked divine and I certainly came away with lots of inspiration for new ideas for Christmas.
Hilly Billy was in my opinion the main attraction of the day and I felt so privileged to be able to ACTUALLY GET IN IT!
Posing with my new fabric bundle that Emma has named after me was also a real highlight and I can't wait to see the pictures and blog when that comes out!
If you were unable to make this or any of Emma's other Open Days, I would strongly urge you to really try and save the dates in your diaries for next year if you can. As much as on-line shopping is convenient for us all with our busy as ever lives, sometimes it is just so much nicer to meet your favourite fabric supplier in person and to see and stroke lovingly the beautiful fabrics and haberdashery goodies that are available in REAL LIFE!
Huge love, hugs and thanks again to Emma and her family and friends for making this Open Day such a delight for me, I am already VERY EXCITED for future Open Days planned for 2015.....