This week I was really lucky to be invited to attend a gorgeous blogger preview event held by Spotlight who are celebrating 'National Craft Month' during March for the second year running. It was held above their South Melbourne store and we were given the opportunity to have a sneaky peak, and a play, with some of the new products hitting the store.
To give you a good idea of the day I have put together a short video clip for you here:
There were several different product tables set up, with different craft activities for us to try. These included Pebeo who make paint and markers that can be used on glass, porcelain and fabric, Pop Tape, which can be used for all sorts of projects and can be applied, removed and reapplied...it stays sticky (!)...as well as gorgeous scrapbooking supplies, such as the new 'Marquee Love' Letter kits by Heidi Swapp and pretty paper flower making kits by We R Memory Keepers. There was also scrapbooking products by Amy Tangerine.
I really liked the cakes on display by Roberts Confectionery and they were showcasing ready-to-use fondant icing for decorating cakes called 'Satin Ice'. The cakes looked amazing!
My kids wanted to eat these cakes! So did I, to be honest!!
There were gorgeous fabric, quilts and knitting projects on display, as well as some really fun Tie-Dye Kits and Fabric Spray by Tulip products. My little girl took off with this Fox and started dancing around the room with him. Wasn't sure I was going to get it off her!
I love this Ladybird button creation! As well as beautiful craft products there was also a lovely High Tea put on for us and things to keep the kids occupied, such as face painting.
I took home quite a few goodie bags with amazing products, as well as a miniature Spiderman (my four year old!) and a rainbow and star decorated five year old!
Throughout March Spotlight is hosting five mini festivals to celebrate the essential elements of craft:
- Art & Craft Fest 28th Feb - 1st March
- Sew & Quilt Fest 7th - 8th March
- Cake Fest 14th - 15th March
- Yarn Fest 21st - 22nd March
- Scrap Fest 28th - 29th March
Activities will take place at various Spotlight Hub Stores, which will include in-store craft classes, free projects, international guests as well as special discounts and bargains exclusive to the event. They will also be running competitions with the chance to win major cash prizes, sewing machines, gift cards and much more.
Thank you to Spotlight and to Kids Business for organising and hosting this event! We had a fabulous time.
For more information visit Spotlight's Facebook page or follow them via Instagram.