One lovely crafternoon, 5 Melbourne mamas met up at The Studio Workshops in Camberwell to experience the Boho Feather Wall-hanging workshop. No kids, no mess and definitely no stress. We were warmly welcomed by the friendly owner (Anna) and faced with the difficult decision - sparkling wine or punch? Anna continued to earn her title as 'best hostess EVER' by serving up delightful nibbles (HELLO choc-coated pretzels and raspberry melting moments).
So, why the gathering? Motherhood Melbourne and The Studio Workshop teamed up to provide some much needed me-time to a group of deserving mamas. The #metimemovement is about finding ways to fill up our cups with activities and experiences that bring us joy or just a lil' peace.
To inspire you to make yourself no.1 (c'mon, at least once in a while), we're sharing what it was like to play with feathers. Continue reading to discover more about The Studio Workshops and enjoy the great special below if you'd like to get your craft on!
HOOD MAMA SPECIAL - Use the code: HOODMAMA to receive 10% off when you book into the Boho Feathers Wall Hanging session (Friday 29th Sept 2017) at The Studio Workshops. Valid for available bookings spaces. Join the hood to be in the know with all things Mama and all things Hood.
Anna - The Studio Workshops
As a long time crafter, Anna has always enjoyed making but struggled to find modern creative classes teaching something she actually wanted to make. Like most mums, she was juggling family and work commitments. Anna became increasing frustrated that she couldn’t find time to catch up with friends and pursue something creative for herself. This desire developed into an idea to offer unique, modern craft classes for all ages.
Anna strongly believes that in today's busy world, we need to consciously make time to connect with others and find a space to be makers again. She advocates that the real joy in making comes from sharing the experience: celebrating the laughs, the epic fails and the DIY triumphs. This is what The Studio Workshops is all about.
What Melbourne mamas are sayin'...
A review of the Boho Feather Wall-Hanging workshop
#hoodmama Danielle - Danielle Vella
I really enjoyed the relaxing environment that Anna provided along with her hospitality and knowledge about different crafts. Anna is also very patient and helpful.
I would highly recommend this to other mamas. It is a great way to gather all your besties together. A little bit different to then just catching up for a coffee. Its actually very relaxing and chilled out. So relax, get your craft on and have a chat over some champers or coffee!
Considering craft generally requires a lot of concentration, I actually felt really relaxed after the workshop finished. I find I kind of zone out out when I am in craft mode and forget about everything else in the world!
#hoodmama Linda - The little blah!
There is such a lovely vibe at The Studio Workshops space – relaxing and welcoming and Anna is just lovely. It was so nice coming away with something I genuinely love and now have hanging on the wall!
It's the perfect way to escape, have some quality time, quality conversations (without interruption - yaaaas!) and spend time unwinding with other mamas.
After the workshop I felt refreshed and ready to see my boys!
#hoodmama Tegan - Tegan Jean
I loved taking some time out for myself and getting to be creative.
As mums it's so easy to get caught up in the lives of those that we care for (children, partners/husbands!) and we need to make sure we do put aside some time for ourselves. This workshop was perfect for that and I got to take home a beautiful piece to hang in my home!
I definitely had a really nice relaxing afternoon with some lovely ladies.
#hoodmama Helen - The Fox Box
Such a fab little intimate and cool location! Loved meeting new mums and trying something new. Craft and me...crafting time is always the BEST (oh, and those chocolate pretzels!).
Anna is so friendly and makes you feel at ease. It's a really great way to take your mind away from your world of nappy changes and toddler questions.
I didn't want to step back into the beautiful chaos of mum-life...for a little bit longer at least. Was just so relaxing!
#chiefmama Holly - Motherhood Melbourne
I’m going to be honest and admit that I’m a total crafting novice. I was scared that I wouldn’t be able to actually produce a lovely Boho Feather creation. Thankfully the classes are small and the intimate environment allowed Anna to help each of us.
I didn’t expect that it would actually be a really chilled activity. It was quite peaceful to focus on making something without being interrupted a million times by a toddler.
I would highly recommend booking in either solo and meeting other lovely ladies or even getting a group of mama friends together at The Studio Workshops. What an awesome way to spend me-time and come home with a gorgeous creation that I can hang in my home. Loved the entire experience!
ABOUT THE STUDIO WORKSHOPS
Unique, modern craft classes for all ages. Forget daggy craft, these classes are all about making something amazing, taking a break from the day-to-day grind and enjoying a fabulous experience. Book into one of the scheduled day or evening workshops, or grab a group of friends and enjoy a private group class.
Owner: Anna Martin
Location: Level 1 / 122 Fordham Avenue Camberwell VIC 3124
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