Do - Makelight Workshop

Last Saturday was one of those rather perfect days. You know, the ones that you dream about when you're stuck in some kind of work or family based nightmarish experience. Oh, you think, oh for a day of great company, creative joy, relaxed learning and freedom from the grind of obligation.

Well, if you're even the tiniest bit interested in photography, pretty things and blogging then may I just tell you that Emily Quinton's Makelight Workshops are just what you need. Emily (yes, Emily of the oh-so lovely Instagram feed) is a great teacher and a perfect host for these inspirational days. There was learning, laughter, chat and camaraderie aplenty as well as meeting up with friends from Makelight 1 which was back in September 2013 and getting to know new bloggers with different interests. I floated home on a cloud of happiness, exhausted but uplifted and full of new ideas.

Please Emily, can I have some more?

Emily had bought along loads of props for us to play with - this was a real highlight! Having all of these beautiful pieces to style was such a inspiration.

Emily had bought along loads of props for us to play with - this was a real highlight! Having all of these beautiful pieces to style was such a inspiration.

Love love love the delicate petals here.

Love love love the delicate petals here.

We had a 'bring and share' lunch that was a real treat - it was full of the most delicious dishes. A great experience that made the day feel like a meeting with old friends.

We had a 'bring and share' lunch that was a real treat - it was full of the most delicious dishes. A great experience that made the day feel like a meeting with old friends.

I'm really pleased with this photo - the colours seem to work and those mini eggs just look so tempting!

I'm really pleased with this photo - the colours seem to work and those mini eggs just look so tempting!

I baked this! It's a gluten-free lemon loaf.

I baked this! It's a gluten-free lemon loaf.

More of those beautifully coloured petals...

More of those beautifully coloured petals...

Again, more lovely things to style and photograph. It was like an adults playground in the studio!

Again, more lovely things to style and photograph. It was like an adults playground in the studio!

Another of my cakes. This time, we have a gluten-free banana, chocolate & walnut loaf.

Another of my cakes. This time, we have a gluten-free banana, chocolate & walnut loaf.

So much to make me smile in one image - fabric backdrop, painted tins, flowers, stripy straws. This image sums up Makelight for me - lots of lovely elements coming together to make something special.

So much to make me smile in one image - fabric backdrop, painted tins, flowers, stripy straws. This image sums up Makelight for me - lots of lovely elements coming together to make something special.