I have to admit to being quite excited when I received the email invite to our first Live LAGOM workshop….not just because it was our very first workshop but also because it was on one of my favourite subjects – saving energy and cosy homes. I’m already on board with the whole saving energy/cosy homes concept, I have several throws on our sofas and bed and I’m reaching for them rather than the central heating thermostat dial wherever possible (especially if I’m home alone) and my battery operated candles also give a ‘warming’ glow which gives our living room a nice cosy feel.
Our workshop was held on Sunday 5 February at IKEA Gateshead and it was a ‘full house’ with all the Live LAGOM ambassadors turning up to see what our project leader, Richard had in store for us. We had a walk through the store first and looked at room sets to get ideas on how we could cosy up our own rooms before heading over to our workshop room where tasty pastries and refreshments were waiting for us. We were asked what we thought our best purchase was so far (Storhoggen battery charger/storage just in case you were wondering) and it was really interesting hearing what everyone else had to say about their purchases.
Our task for the workshop was to make a draught excluder and we were provided with a piece of fabric that had already been sewn into the correct shape by the very talented, Suki. We were also provided with a plethora of buttons, ribbons and fabric pens to decorate our draught excluders to our own taste, adding heart shaped buttons to represent #Showthelove then stuffing them before taking our makes to the entrance for another Live LAGOM photo. Not only did we get to bring our draught excluders home but IKEA gave us even more free goodies…..a fantastic Pressa dryer, a cream throw and a fab reusable bag to bring them home in. I never tire of thinking how lucky we are to have been chosen to be a part of this project.
Both myself and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and can’t wait to see what the next workshop is going to be about, it was nice to make something together and has fired us both up to get her sewing machine out to make another draught excluder for the back door, we will be going material hunting next weekend. And if that’s a success, we’ll be looking for another sewing machine project very soon!
Until next time…..