There is so much more to Blogtacular than the goody bags. Blogtacular was so inspiring and so much fun that I can't fit it all into one post. So I thought I'd start with the goodies! (And I always try to write my thank you notes before I use anything, so there's that too.)
Kat and Kelly and the whole Blogtacular team put together a fantastic event, but they would be the first to tell you that it wouldn't happen without the sponsors: Mollie Makes, West Elm, Sudo, Microsoft and Pinterest. I'll have more to say about most of them in my next couple of posts.
The bags themselves always cause a stir. Zeena Shah and Nikki McWilliams have each done them in the past. This year's gorgeousness was a collaboration between designosaur and hello Dodo. Scroll down for a proper pic.
I like to eke out the fun, so I had a few peeks inside on the train coming home, but waited for a proper unveiling when I was catching up with a friend. A big thank you everyone who contributed, so much cool stuff!
A retro basket from Sunjellies - I've wanted one of these for a while. I see a collection brewing!
A pattern from Tilly and the Buttons - mine was the Françoise dress. There's a voucher too, so I might have to choose another!
"Crushed It" print from Claireabellemakes.com
Love doodad from Home by Kirsty
Heart card from Old English
"Birthday Fuss" from Noisemakers - a subscription box to keep you ahead of your birthday list
A teeny tiny embroidery project with a little hoop from wemakecollective - another intriguing looking subscription box (I'll show you when I've finished it).
Temporary cat tattoos!!! from Hello Harriet I already know I'm going to need more of these!
This fun little Blogtacular lightning bolt kit from The Make Arcade
Pineapple stencil from Happy Scatter (If you do project life, she has some super cute die cut cards!)
#supergirl badge and our blogtacular notebook by Girl Friday - Adventures in Embroidery
Origami notepaper set from lollipop
Annie Sloan paint and stirrer - I encountered her paint for the first time at Blogtacular last year and it's what I chose when I wanted to paint the mandala rug for my studio.
Blingy triangle necklace from Too Cute to Quit (They launch officially in August, so follow them on instagram to keep up to date).
"Let's instagram the shit out of it" print by Molu Print Shop
Seriously, thanks to all of them! And I hope you are able to find a little inspiration for your prezzie cupboard. And if you're like me and you're not quite organised enough for a prezzie cupboard, then I hope you can still find something a little more last minute for your friends and loved ones (and maybe even yourself!).