|My Mollie Makes collection.|
If you happen to follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, this won't be such huge news for you, but a few weeks ago I was having a pretty rubbish day when the email of my dreams popped into my inbox....
It was from the team behind my favourite craft magazine EVER, the infinitely delightful Mollie Makes, with a fantastic opportunity to become their first ever ambassador! I honestly think I had to read the email about five times before it started to sink in that they'd actually asked me. Needless to say there was nothing that would have stopped me saying yes in a billion zillion years.
Becoming an ambassador for Mollie Makes means that I can represent them at events and generally spread the word about the amazing work the team and magazine do to support designers and independent makers across the UK. One of my personal goals for this year is to shop local or through independent UK makers and businesses and the magazine is often one of the places I turn to for sourcing these when looking for gifts. I’ve been an obsessive reader of the magazine and its inspiring approach to crafts ever since my mum (my crafty role model) came home with the very first issue for us to share. We both fell in love! I've had a monthly subscription ever since so becoming an official ambassador for them is an absolute dream!
|Photo via White Stuff.|
My first event as an ambassador was working with the fashion and lifestyle brand White Stuff, who held a tea party at their Brighton store for some of the city's best bloggers to preview the new Tea Ceremony Spring/Summer collection. Adding a little something different they asked Mollies Makes to host a small craft workshop for the bloggers, as they shopped and nibbled on a delicious afternoon tea courtesy of Brighton’s Metro Deco tea room. The theme was embroidered lettering in a contemporary, tattoo-inspired style that could be used to upcycle clothes for a new lease of life! Obviously this was right up my street... stitching, typography, tea. Practically paradise. I also made a mental note to pop back to the White Stuff store for a proper browse soon as there were lots of their ethically sourced pieces that caught my eye amongst all the threads and cake!
A huge thank you to all at Mollie Makes for making this happen. I can't wait for the next opportunity.