Thursday, May 7, 2015

Hen Doodle Doo Customised Shoe Workshop

Oh hello there! It's been a while hasn't it..? As usual, busy life stuff has prevented me from writing, but here's what's been happening in Hetty & Dave World...

Having closed the bricks and mortar shop last summer, I haven't taught any workshops for aaaages. And you know what, I really miss them! So having had three separate emails in quick succession of each other, asking whether I'd be interested in teaching hen parties, of course, I jumped at these opportunities.

First up, I headed off for the gorgeous town of Lymington one Sunday, to the particularly scrumptious Stanwell House Hotel, where the Katie's hen party had booked afternoon tea in their own private garden room. It was a delightfully sunny day, and the room was just wonderful.

All the girls had brought along a pair of shoes to customise, and with myself armed with an enormous basket of leathers I led the way!

With a variety of different kinds of shoes, everyone got to work pretty quick, and most of the day was held in silence as they concentrated on their stitching... these ladies meant business!

I particularly loved Mother in Law to the bride's design on white canvas lace up pumps!

At lunch time, we all tucked into a wonderful afternoon tea...

A tummy full of delicious sandwiches, cakes, champagne and scones later, everyone was raring to get back to their shoes, and by 4pm, this was the result...

Katie, the beautiful hen, made some 'Just Married' heart shoes which looked ace! Here they are, lined up next to her Mum's rather splendid 'True Love' hearts shoes- the leather hearts worked so well on the lace...

And here's the gang, all together in their newly customised footwear.

These workshops are always such a pleasure to teach, so if you are thinking about holding a party in the Dorset/Hampshire area and would like to learn how to customise shoes, do get in touch.

Hen do lovings


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