What an AMAZING day at the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2018. We were thrilled to have our Hockney Leather Pots nominated for Product of The Year 2018. On a very hot Monday in July I headed up to London, to The Dead Dolls House, Islington, for the awards day.
It was amazing to meet the most incredible bunch of fellow creatives and the awesome judges. It’s funny that through the powers of Instagram you feel like you are meeting old friends, when in fact you have never met in real life. It was great to meet the other finalists in my category and chat about making, we had come from far and wide across the country too, so it was a real one off opportunity to get together. Luckily we didn’t have to present to the judges as it was a reader led vote, so we could enjoy a macrame workshop with Peas & Needles, inspirational talks and then a Colour Walk with In Colourful Company after lunch, before the awards presentation at the end of the day.
Unfortunately we didn’t win, but huge congratulations to my fellow Winchester School of Art print graduate and West Country creative Little Paisley Designs for winning Product of the Year with her gorgeous hand drawn temporary tattoos AND providing entertaining company all day.
After an incredibly hot journey home and a good sleep I woke thinking, ‘was yesterday a dream?!’ It was such an honour to be nominated after so many people entered and such a special day to be a part of. Check out the Mollie Makes website to learn more about the awards.