January 6, 2014

Crafting in Norfolk

We seem to be making our way around East Anglia with our imaginary crafting adventures! This time, Laura tells us a little bit about Norfolk, somewhere we’ve ALWAYS wanted to visit. Have you ever been? Do you have any other crafty tips for the county?

“We’re now into a brand new year (2014, mad!) and that only means one thing to me, a fresh start and a fresh set of New Year’s resolutions. I’ve decided this year that along with the normal ones of trying to stop biting my nails, eating healthy and exercising more, I would make a fun and creative one. So I have chosen to brush up on my crafting skills and where better to start than on my impending holiday to Norfolk.

We’re renting a cute property aptly named Snowdrop Cottage from Norfolk Country Cottages and when I was researching what crafty things are available in the area it only took me five minutes to find so many exciting things to do. For a start the quaint village of Walsingham where we are staying has a craft centre!

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One skill I really want to master whilst there is the art of making jewellery. I’ve found a lovely place where this is offered in Wymondham called the Norfolk bead shop, not only do they offer bargain workshops for just £7.50 but they also stock an amazing array of beautiful beads to practise your new found skills at home.

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Paying a visit to the Art Café in Glanford is also a must, though be careful when you go as they are shut for a few weeks in January. The Café offers a mouth-watering selection of vegetarian food and in the entrance there is a lovely selection of locally made products for sale to give you that added inspiration to get crafting.

There seems to be lots of lovely people in Norfolk willing to teach you their skills; it’s just a case of doing a bit of research to see what’s out there. Though I now have so many crafting activities lined up I’m not even sure if I’m going to be spending any time actually in our lovely cottage!”

*Post sponsored by The Original Cottage Company

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