What a fun morning I had at Loafhome’s showroom (Loaf Shack), in Battersea, London. I got to make a pair of cosy, felt slippers! They were so easy to make and would be perfect for a present. In fact, I’m going to keep the slippers that I made for myself, as I did such a great job! I must say, I’m pretty proud of myself, as this is the first time I’ve ever made slippers, or any kind of footwear!
I was actually late for the workshop. When I drove down to the slipper workshop at Loafhome, my satnav decided to take me across busy London, past Buckingham Palace! (where the roads are crammed with taxis). In the end, I was over an hour late and was a bit flustered when I finally got there. This didn’t, however, stop me from enjoying the fun, slipper workshop. Loaf even reserved a parking space for me, which was a great relief, and was just what I needed after the long drive down from Cheshire. Thank you Loaf!
The slipper workshop was run by I Can Make Shoes. They make all sorts of footwear; and bags too. I’d like to show you some photographs of my slippers that I took at the event. I’ll show you in more detail how you can make your own slippers in a future blog post, so stay tuned!
Slipper workshop at Loafhome
Our felt bundles that we used to make our cosy slippers. I selected the brown shade.
Cut out felt pieces that I used to make my pair of slippers.
Hand sewing the slippers using a blanket stitch. I chose a gorgeous teal coloured embroidery thread, which actually complemented the brown felt really well.
Other bloggers making their felt slippers.
My finished slippers with a blue velvet ribbon for extra detail. Image taken from icanmake_shoes
I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience as well as looking around Loaf’s showroom. What a fabulous store! I think I could actually live there, if it had a kitchen and bathroom. There were beautiful sofas, beds, dining tables & chairs and many more goodies. Whilst I was in the showroom, I couldn’t resist taking a good look around (and some photos too). Everything was nicely laid out and I could get to see all the lovely colours and feel the fabrics, such as my favourite Jonesy Love Seat, in spiced orange clever velvet. The chair has a large sized cushion and is pretty deep. This Jonesy Love Seat could fit two people on and would be ideal as a snuggle chair! The fabric is super soft.
One of my favourite sofa chairs – The Jonesy Love seat
Here are a few more photographs that I had taken whilst in the showroom. I just love their furniture and room layouts!
If you’re ever in London, why not take a trip to the Loafhome showroom. All of the staff are super friendly and it’s worth just testing out the assortment of sofas and beds. For more details check out loaf.com
Till next time, Emma Jayne x