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The Most Glittery Book Launch in the Land!

On Tuesday evening I drove up to London with my friend Rosie, to attend the book launch of 101 Things to do with Glitter:

The book is by the sparkly Momtaz Begum-Hossain, and it features a huge variety of glittery crafts by herself and other contributing crafters – including me! I have 2 projects in the book, a scrapbook layout and some wrapping paper. 
So I was very excited to attend the launch and get my hands on a copy:
Spot the Hat I made for Fiskarettes when I was on the DT in 2010 – tutorial here!
The evening included goody bags if you bought the book, and everyone who ordered a drink from the bar got a bit of glitter sprinkled on top:
The venue was The Hackney Attic, where there’s a craft evening on the last Tuesday each month, called The Make Escape. There was all kinds of crafts going on, including hat making, bow-tie sewing, and scrapbooking, where my layout from the book was on display to give everyone some inspiration! We could use a polaroid photo taken right there and then to make a page. Here’s Rosie putting together a suitably glittery layout:

I made a page too – I found it hard without my usual stash around me, but it captures the spirit of the event:
And guess who was running the scrapbooking? Shimelle Laine! It was so great to meet her, and we got time to have a nice chat. She’s super lovely!
Of course it was also fabulous to meet the book author herself – Momtaz is very friendly and sweet:
I won a raffle prize which was donated by Hatastic, and it included lots of hair and jewellery bits, which I halved with Rosie to thank her for travelling all that way with me. Here we are beginning our long (3 hour) journey home:

It was a fabulous night out, and well worth the trek to London from Dorset, even though I was exhausted the next day! The book is brilliant and Rosie and I are already planning out lots of crafty evenings following the glittery tutorials! 
If you’re thinking about buying the book, it’s not out for a couple of weeks yet, but you can pre-order it at Amazon! (Edited – NB: I had said you could buy it at Sainsbury’s using 22 points, but that was wrong, sorry!)
I hope you’re having a sparkly day! x