Blogtacular 2015 ::

Posted by vicki brown on

Last weekend I headed over to London for a fabulously inspiring, fun filled weekend, surrounded by amazingly creative folks in pretty spectacular surroundings. It was of course the second Blogtacular event.
I went along last year and I cannot tell you how much it changed the way I think about my blog and work in general, how much I learned and what an amazingly positive effect it has had.

So when the weekend finally arrived (Johnny bought my ticket for me last August as a birthday gift, so it seems I've been waiting forever!) I was so excited. Partly because I got a weekend away (my first since Effie was born) and got to hang out with Joanne of Not So Granny, who I don't think I had seen since last Blogtacular. But mostly because I knew I would come away full of inspiration and ideas. I certainly wasn't wrong.
As with last years event, I think my favourite was the opening keynote, (now avaliable to watch online here) given by the fabulous Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge. I also really enjoyed Fran of Fall For DIY's talk on blogging full time and took loads of useful information away from Kat Molesworth's photography workshop. However just being there surrounded by all those wonderful bloggers was incredible.

There were some great sponsors around showing off their wares and giving you the opportunity to pitch to them. Plus the new addition of the Genius Bar, where 3 talented ladies were available all day for brain picking and chats. I loved the crafty activities provided by seeds and stitches and even did a little shopping at the market place. 
After the conference West Elm hosted an after party sponsored by Pinterest, full to the brim of crafty folks running crafty escapades. I made a little plant pot cosy using some gorgeous Nikki McWilliams fabric and tried my hand at some paper cutting. 

It was lovely to get back to my babies on Sunday afternoon, tired but full of ideas. Effie having never been away from me for that long before looked as though she didn't know whether to laugh or cry as I approached.
It was such a great weekend for so many reasons and I'm already excitedly anticipating next year.

I'll blog about the gorgeous goodie bags separately so check back later in the week.

If you couldn't make it but wished you could you can join in with all the fun online, at the virtual conference.

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