Workshop with 5ftinf...

Time is running away from me! I can't believe it's nearly three weeks ago since I took part in a fun little workshop at West Elm here in London. The workshop was held by Philippa Stanton of 5ftinf blog and Instagram and I was simply curious to take part in something that I don't usually do. You know, new experiences and all that. 

5ftinf Workshop at West Elm London

It was as much about creating something pretty from flowers and foliage as it was about getting out, meeting people and socialising. Working from home can get a little lonely at times and there's always the risk of getting stuck in some kind of rut, forgetting to go out (yes, that literally happens to me) and liking my own company just this little bit too much. I was also looking forward to meeting people I had only "known" online. It's always great to see the person behind the Instagram profile and actually talk face-to-face. For me, this wasn't about networking, I didn't bring any business cards as I felt it was about having fun, meeting some lovely people and chatting with new friends. 

5ftinf Workshop at West Elm London

Philippa showed us how to make a heart-shaped wreath (well, it was Valentine's Day) and a fascinator - a strange thought for somebody like me who hasn't ever worn one. She explained her thinking behind her creative process and how things don't have to be perfect to be beautiful. Clearly, my kind of thinking. Then it was our turn to put together our own wreaths and fascinators. My fascinator can only be described as "woodland fairy gone mad" but I certainly had fun. I could have stayed for much longer and wish I there had been more time to talk to people, unfortunately it was over far too quickly. I did, however, manage to take some pictures which sum up the event. Too many pictures possibly, if there is such a thing, but I'm better with images than with words... 

5ftinf Workshop at West Elm London
5ftinf Workshop at West Elm London
5ftinf Workshop at West Elm London
5ftinf Workshop at West Elm London
5ftinf Workshop at West Elm London
5ftinf Workshop at West Elm London
5ftinf Workshop at West Elm London
5ftinf Workshop at West Elm London
5ftinf Workshop at West Elm London
5ftinf Workshop at West Elm London
5ftinf Workshop at West Elm London
5ftinf Workshop at West Elm London

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