I was recently invite to attend the launch party for Spotlights Craft Month, which obviously was bound to be fun because it was in a funky warehouse in Melbourne.
Immaculately decorated with a crazy balloon installation and fake shrubbery lining a room length tressle table, the icing on the cake (so to speak, given there actually was lots of icing and cakes) was the champagne and catering doing the rounds – if someone could send me the croquette recipe that’d be great thanks.
This month kicks off Craft Month at Spotlight stores, with some really cool events over the course of the next few weeks.
There will be four key in-store events taking place at ALL Spotlight stores:
MAKE IT FOR KIDS
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th March 11am-3pm
Get creative with projects both for kids and by kids! Bright & easy, these DIY do not require any prior knowledge and make for a fun activity for all.
MAKE IT FOR GIVING
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th March 11am -3pm
We celebrate making beautiful – and sought after – gifts for loved ones and charity. From crochet beanies to baby blankets, join us in supporting our local communities.
MAKE IT A PARTY
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th March 11am-3pm
Everybody deserves a special day and Spotlight is at the heart of the ‘personalised party’ revolution! Join us for a day of DIY decoration and celebration!
MAKE IT FOR HOME
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th March 11am -3pm
Its makeover time as we re-use, re-purpose and upcycle our family favourites!
I have to admit that although I like to think I’m creative and arty, I cannot knit or crochet and I’ve never really dabbled in scrap booking – but baking, that is something I LOVE. My favourite stall was definitely the Roberts Confectionary (obviously because I got to decorate and eat my own cupcake). They have bags of I guess pre mixed cake recipes, in a ‘flour’ form if that makes sense – you can buy vanilla or a yummy mud cake for example, and you just add your water and eggs etc and they’re guaranteed to self flat settle on top, with no roundness!
The best part however was the icing colourings – that are also flavoured! So when you’re making that pink icing next time, and it looks super pretty but tastes like absolute rubbish – you can use the boysenberry colour/flavour and make it next level amazing!
Next month is Evie’s birthday, so now that I’m completely inspired (there was a Singer machine that you could make your own LACE on for christs sake, but I’m not convinced I’m that advanced yet..) get ready for some serious decorating! Including what I hope/promise is going to be one hell of a Mickey Mouse cake! She’s a bit obsessed.
THE BEST PART thought my friends is the amazing giveaway Spotlight are holding!
NATIONAL CRAFT MONTH COMPETITION
THE SCHOOL LOVES INDIA – 5 DAYS IN HEAVEN
The School Loves India is happening for one week in March 2018 – the wrap up week of Holi festivities. Includes all meals, all lessons, all massages and accommodation at the beautiful Jobner Bagh in Jaipur, plus flights and airport transfers. Guided by super blogger Megan Morton, this once-in-a-lifetime trip is proudly supported by The School and Spotlight.
Five days and nights in absolute-technicolour, life-changing, Jaipur heaven. Immerse yourself in exquisite in-house lessons that include jewellery setting, photography and perfume making, integrated with a daily yoga class, private Ayurvedic massage treatments at the ridiculously beautiful Jobner Bagh. Palaces, ponies, elephants, emeralds, watercolour, chai and dreams! Jaipur provides the colour, pomp and pageantry and we have curated the five best days you could possibly experience in this incredible city of Rajasthan.
Daily private yoga and three Ayurvedic massages included in your stay to take at your leisure. Jewellery appreciation
Print and pattern lesson at Bar Palladio
Market and Palace visit
Large format photography
Block printing workshop
Flights to and from Jaipur
Transfers to Jobner Bagh from the airport
Two $1000 Visa gift cards
How to Enter
Simply spend $50 in store or online and tell us in 25 words or less where you find your creative inspiration. Enter at
Entries open 1st – 31st March 2017
For full terms and conditions visit http://www.spotlightstores.com/competitions
But for real – someone send me that croquette recipe? DROOL.