Sunday 21 December 2014

The Twelve Makers of Christmas: Samantha Schofield of Crafternoon Tea Hostess

Welcome to one of the final interviews in The Twelve Makers of Christmas series. We have had smashing line up of crafts, gifts and products all being shared by lovely makers who have popped over to Crafting a Daydream for some Christmassy nattering. This continues with Samantha, a Crafternoon Tea Hostess! 

Lets get settled Samantha. Favourite Chritmas tipple?
Has to be chocolate edition Baileys.

And would you prefer Mince pie or Christmas pud?
Mince pies.

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I host Crafternoon Teas, I'm a Textile Designer who loves vintage craft and supporting others to create bespoke crafted creations. My business is called 'Crafternoon Tea Hostess'! Based in Derbyshire our vintage craft parties are perfect for hen parties, bridal showers, birthdays and baby showers!

What is the item you are sharing with us?
A textile bow necklace which we offered in our Summer 2014 party package.

What was your inspiration for the item?
Retro, sixties chic!

How long have you been crafting and how did you learn?
Since I was little, I'm in my thirties and have been working as a professional crafter for over 10 years. I've a degree in Textile Design and I wouldn't of gotten started if my Grandmothers and Mum didn't sew and knit.

Where do you craft? Do you have a designated space or room?
In my craft room or on the kitchen table at night so I can talk to my lovely husband whilst stitching.

Where can the Crafty B’s find you online?
On the hashtag #teacakecraft on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram plus my website,

What big plans do you have for 2015?
More Crafternoon tea projects to offer our lovely groups.

What will you be doing this Christmas?
With my new little family at home in Derbyshire with the extended family coming for Christmas breakfast and present opening. We are going to family for lunch but I like Christmas breakfast and with small children the morning is the best bit!

Do you have any personal traditions over the holidays?
I come from a cycling family so that's a big part of Boxing Day.

What is the best thing about Christmas?
The atmosphere, making, giving and sharing with the people you love.

Complete the following sentences:

I will start myChristmas shopping…
… July.

My best ever Christmas gift was…
… my daughter, born in October.

My worst (but gratefully recieved ;-) ) Christmas gift was…
… a powder puff?

Our Christmas dinner normally consists of…
… no turkey, I'm vegetarian.

Christmas wouldn't be christmas without…
… old Christmas songs.

The best Christmas song is…
… White Christmas.

My favourite Christmas decoration is…
… one my Mum made me as child, it's a Christmas pudding.

My most memorable Christmas was…
...every Christmas is lovely so I cannot name one.

Thanks Samantha. It has been a pleasure having you over at Crafting a Daydream. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. 
Follow Mrs Crafty B

Follow Mrs Crafty B on Facebook    Follow Mrs Crafty B on Twitter    Follow Mrs Crafty B on Pinterest    Follow Mrs Crafty B via Google Plus    Follow Mrs Crafty B via RSS

1 comment: