After such a busy week at work, there was nothing I needed more than a quiet weekend spent catching up with a few of my favourite ladies. I've been flat out working to get Viveras ready to launch, so it was nice to just spend a couple of days chilling out and getting up to speed with the girls' gossip over afternoon tea at Made Cafe. Made has been on my radar for a little while now but until this weekend I've never had a chance to visit. I'd heard of them through other North East bloggers because they offer a range of crafty lessons and workshops from cupcake decorating to crochet classes! With cute floral cups and sugar pink teapots, the place is just on the right side of twee.
After we'd finished our afternoon tea, we got chatting to the owner about her classes, and had a little nosey around the crafty corner at the back of the cafe. Filled with craft magazines and books, as well as little swatches of fabric and threads, it's the perfect place to try your hand at something new and I can see why the classes are so popular. I keep feeling like I want to spend some time getting back into my sewing, because I've just about abandoned my pattern cutting since I started working full time! And when I spotted the old Singer at the back, it reminded me that I still have my own vintage Singer to clean up and play with.. Watch this space.