Yesterday, I took a little break from my usual Sunday routine and escaped to the magical, chaotic, creative world of Oh Me Oh My DIY! A few months ago my friend and fellow blogger Grace of StyleMe G told me about the event. I was seriously impressed and wanted to sign up straight away! So basically its a DIY/craft event run in a secret location in Cork work run by some badass girls with seriously amazing ideas! This event was Autumn themed and the decor and colour schemes were beautiful and rustic! We had five demonstrations from some very talented people and the we had a go at making some creations ourselves! I left feeling ver inspired and motivated to try more little DIY projects at home!
We were all given the most adorable goodie bags full of little treats and vouchers and an Image magazine!
Firstly, Jack from The Rocket Man showed us how to pickle, make cheese from yogurt and how to preserve lemons! It was a lot to take in but he gave out notes and recipes so we could go over them later!
Then, the beautiful Alice Halliday taught us how to up cycle our old clothes! We were told to bring a garment we didn’t wear anymore but wanted to fall back in love with! She provided us with, buttons, trimmings and lots of other bits and bobs to help us transform out old clothes. Alice was one of the sweetest and most talented ladies I have ever met! She even brought along a dress she made for Florence of Florence and the Machine! Now that was seriously impressive!
We then stopped for an out of this world amazing lunch provided for us by the Rocket Man. There was lots of yummy salad and cheese and sourdough bread and humus! We were all stuffed by the time the next class started!
After Lunch we had Kyle Lane talk to us about upcycling old furniture and she gave us a fun project to do! We created wall hangings out of wood with our initials on them and a little hook for keys or jewellery! I’ll take a picture of mine once I’ve found somewhere to hang it! Kyle is a fellow Tipperary woman and is based in Clonmel! She also gave us some really good tips for finding old furniture and little project ideas!
Next, was a lesson on millinery by Aoife of Potty but Posh! We learnt how to make beautiful little hats made of netting and felt common in the 1950’s! It was a little tricky but we all got the hang of it in the end! You can see the hats we made in the picture below and I cant wait to try it again at home in cream an gold which will propably go with a lot more of my outfits!
Then, a little break for dessert and more tea before the last class began! The was beautiful seasonal tarts and cake and some monkey nuts!
The last class was taught by Jill from Wild Floral Couture. This was my favourite part! Jill was so enthusiastic and gave us so many helpful tips about collecting our own wild flowers and plants. We made beautiful flower arrangements and although it wasnt as easy as she made it look they all turned out fabulous!
There were cocktails at the end and a big family photo! It was just so lovely to spend a day with like minded souls, all of us a little creative and interested in learning more skills! Thank you to all the demonstrators and the girls who organised it! Such an inspiring, fantastic day! I really think anyone who enjoys making beautiful things or really wants to start getting into DIY would love the event! Go check out their facebook page and have a look at their pictures! OhMeOhMyDIY