Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Poinsettias Demonstration at the Sarah Hurley LIVE! Event

Happy Tuesday!

A couple of weeks ago I was given the opportunity to demo at the Sarah Hurley Live! event in Loughton and I've finally got around to blogging about it!

Aren't poinsettia on trend at the moment? They're popping up everywhere. I think this time of year they raise their heads anyway, but a little more so this year. So, no points for guessing what I decided to demo - Poinsettias with a Ferrero Rocher centre! 

I used a free SVG file to to make the poinsettias and I must convey a huge thank you to Sarah's Team for their help towards my demo.

I curled the leaves with a pencil and gave an option of glitter glue and/or metallic inks for the edges because you know I love a bit of sparkle, especially on a festive make.  A Ferrero Rocher was placed in the centre but you could just as easily use a battery operated tea light if you wanted.

I showed how you could use multiple poinsettias and build them into a wreath which could be put on your door or as a table decoration as shown blow.

The event was extremely well organised from the onset with Sarah and her Team welcoming guests and available for questions throughout the day.  Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea was welcomed by all.

The talks were both interesting and thought provoking.  I was particularly inspired by the 'Making it in the Craft Industry' discussion with a panel of experts who gave some sound advice and tips.  Sarah's talks - 'My Story' and '25 Mad, Bad and Crazy Hilarious Things That Have Happened to Me in the Business'! gave me an insight into Sarah's hectic life and her personal journey through the crafting industry.  

I very much enjoyed the networking element of the day.  I met a lot of talented crafters from all areas of the crafting industry.  As a bonus, I met one of my fellow Sarah Hurley Community Design Team members, Loti Bradley, who is pictured second from the left in the photo above.

There were some fabulous competitions and prizes offered throughout the day.  I was fortunate to win a book called 'Lean In' by Sheryl Sandberg (chief operating officer of Facebook) about empowering women to achieve their full potential.  This will be the book for January in Sarah's Book Club so look out for my review!

Needless to say, I'm already looking forward to the next Sarah Huley event!


Kathy said...

What a fab project Shabneez! I love your poinsettias, and the choccies for the centre are a great idea....if only I liked those chocs (probably best I don't rally though!!!!)

I've been making poinsettias this week too

Sarah Douglas said...

Sounds like a brilliant event! Love your poinsettias :) x

Janice said...

Gorgeous projects Shabneez! Your pointsettias look so good and I love the FR centre....very nice touch! So pleased you had a lovely day.
Janice x

Mama Makes said...

It was lovely meeting you too, yay! ☺️ Loved the project ♥️

Liz said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time, Shabneez. Love the poinsettias with the Ferraro Rocher centres. xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a wonderful project. The poinsettias are amazing and what a wonderful idea to put a sweet in them. The event sounds amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Laine said...

Stunning projects with a delicious centre Shabneez. Sounds like a fun day!

Andree said...

Gorgeous poinsettias Shabneez and a brilliant idea to add chocolates to the centres. The table decorations look fabulous xx

Janet Packer said...

Fantastic idea (and sounds like a great Ning the white chocolate version and snowflakes would make a nice variation too?

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

wow, such a beautiful project to see, looks yummy

Cathy Clowes said...

Sounds like an amazing day Shabneez. I love your poinsettias, such a fabulous idea to put the chocolate in the middle. Cathy x