Yep. You read that right. Me, and Kirstie hanging out via the power of Google Plus.
And I was very well behaved too. I didn't try and stroke her hair. Or tell her that I love her. Or that she's basically my all-time crafting; vintage-loving; dress-wearing heroine.
Check us out chatting about her new range of craft kits available at Hobbycraft.
(With Anthea from Blue Bear Wood and Zing Zing Tree and Pippa from A Mother's Ramblings)
What a lovely natter about all things crafty.
I can't wait to try out some of her new range of kits. The styling and projects have her familiar stamp of vintage-homeliness and country crafts, and you can choose from:
Candle Making Kit £20
This kit contains everything you will need to create beautifully handcrafted pillar candles. With a reusable 3” diameter pillar candle mould, and 1kg of wax, plus all the accessories needed. You can create many candles for your home, or they can be beautifully wrapped and given as gift.
Natural Soap Making Kit £25
The Natural Soap Kit contains everything you will need to create handcrafted soap with essential oil and dry lavender flowers. With 1kg of oils and butters, plus all the accessories needed, you can create a wide variety of soaps to use
Lavender Bath Bombes Kit £20
Lavender Bath Bombe Kit contains everything you need to create fizzing bombes with essential oil and dry lavender flowers. With 4 reusable sphere moulds, plus all the accessories needed, you can create effervescent and beautifully fragrance bombes to add a relaxing blitz to your baths
Stamp & Stationery Kit £25
With seven collectable wood mounted stamp designs, plus all the accessories needed with the Stamp & Stationery Kit, you can create personalised cards, invitations, envelopes, table settings, thank you notes and so much more.
Patchwork Apron Kit £20
The Patchwork Apron Kit contains everything you need (bar the sewing machine!), to create a beautiful handmade apron. No need to wrestle painstakingly with cutting out paper patterns and matching onto fabric! You can straight from the pre-printed panel design to create your very own pinny – a treat for yourself or gift wrap for a truly personal gift.
Needle Felting Kit £20
Create beautiful dry felted accessories with the Needle Felting Kit, with 200g of Merino Wool and an elegant Multi Needle Tool, you can create everything from felt buttons and brooches to beads for jewellery making.
Fabric Covered Notebook Kit £20
This kit includes everything you need (bar the sewing machine and scissors) to create 4 beautiful fabric covered notebooks. With quality notebook included, and additional embellishments and fabric tags too, you will soon be creating stunning covers to keep.
Vanilla Votive Candle Kit £12.50
With a reusable moulds, 1kg of wax, plus all the accessories needed to make beautiful votive candles this kit is the perfect way to get started; whether you are making candles for your home or as a gift
Each Button Kit contains an eclectic assortment of buttons, antique charms and findings, to create beautifully handcrafted jewellery, accessories, home décor projects and more. With all the little nick-nacks included, you can create bespoke accessories to add a unique touch to your handmade project.
Each Rose Bath Bombe Kit contains everything you need to create fizzing bombes with essential oil and dry rose flowers. With 4 reusable sphere moulds, plus all the accessories needed, you can create effervescent and beautifully fragrance bath bombes
"From candle making to felting, and sewing to stamping, our easy to follow step by steps will demystify popular crafting techniques and help you achieve beautiful handmade results.”
So, pop down to your local Hobbycraft now, or check check them out online and try out a new craft - who knows, it might become your new favourite hobby!