#CCBloggers Derby Meet-Up

Last Saturday I attended a Creative and Crafty Bloggers meet in Derby. This was the first meet-up I’ve attended since SewBrum and it was very nice to just turn up & enjoy the day, with no organising to do! #ccbloggers is a Midlands-based group for creative bloggers, organised by Sam and Kat. Attendees at the Derby meet-up had pretty diverse interests and blogs, including quilting, jewellery, paper craft, party and event styling, textile product design, and – of course – sewing!

Creative and Crafty Bloggers meet, Derby, November 2014

Sam and Kat had arranged some really interesting activities for the meet-up. After copious amounts of tea and toast at the very nice Bean Cafe, we were joined over lunch by social media guru Kaye who answered our many questions.

Creative and Crafty Bloggers meet, Derby, November 2014

After lunch, we enjoyed a decopatch session and got in the Christmas spirit (I’m totally there) making tree decorations. We then visited the (brand new) studio of photographer Holly Booth. Holly was lovely & can do product photography via post as well as in person – most tempting…

Creative and Crafty Bloggers meet, Derby, November 2014

At the end of the day we squeezed in a little shopping in some of Derby’s independent shops. I was really impressed by the gorgeous little indie shops we visited. I live in Birmingham and love Birmingham city centre, but Birmingham isn’t a great city for independent shops (although it does have amazing independent fabric shops luckily).

We all left with a very nice goodie bag of freebies!

Creative and Crafty Bloggers meet, Derby, November 2014

I’m looking forward to the next #CCBloggers meet-up and catching up with the bloggers below again soon.

Samantha Schofield – Crafternoon Tea Hostess

Kat Reekie – A Krafty Kat

Emma Peake – Lily Allsorts

Sally Williams – Sally Bee Makes

Caroline Gautrey – Putting Your Life In Order

Laura Beardmore –  Erimini Designs

Daire Paddy – Open Way Designs

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