Sunday, 30 October 2011

October was a busy month!

Good evening crafters...if you are still out there.  Don't you just hate it when you sign onto a blog to find that it is still the same as before!!!  And now I am as guilty as the next one.    After a few weeks away I have finally got down to writing a new post.

When I was on holiday in September I met some great people and the whole experience made me realise that I have to get my priorities I have resigned as a school governor and a Bishop's visitor.  My resignation to the Youth Offending Service is in the post and I have decided to convert my garage into a craft room. I am going to spend time doing what I love best...crafting with friends.

We had a super afternoon at the beginning of October when we sat in the sunny conservatory making milk carton caused great amusement...but they eventually turned out really well.  They will certainly be useful to contain simple Christmas gifts. All together we made 5 projects as you can see from Sues picture above. (If you would like the measurements and instructions for the milk carton box, do get in touch.)

One of the projects was the 'twisty sweet favours' from last months Impressions.  We made them using the 'Frightful sight' papers and they looked great.  I have made about a dozen and filled them with sweets.They are sitting on my worktop waiting
for the children who come 'trick or treating' tomorrow night.

Also in October we went to the Bentley Hotel in Lincoln for an afternoon workshop with Zoe and Emma.  As usual they were full of new ideas and certainly turned me onto the new InColours which had not inspired me much to begin with. 

Many thanks to Lynn Petitt of Grimsby Crafts who once again welcomed us into her lovely shop to demonstrate Stampin'Up products. Her shop is filled with a huge stock of crafting materials but still she wanted to buy some special products from the new SU catalogue. 

Yesterday saw us crafting once again with some lovely ladies who made a variety of projects.  Here are Anita and Cindy concentrating on getting things just right.
You can see that Rita was getting lots of advice from Sue and Ginny!
Here is a list of our workshops for the next few weeks.  If you would like to come and join our friendly group, do contact me for more details.

8th November   1.30 and 7pm    Snowman crafting
14th November 1.30pm             Crafting using the new Mocha Morning Speciality papers.
17th November 1.30 and 7pm    Stampin'Up Christmas bag, small gift and card.
6th December   1.30 and 7pm    Black and white card making
15th December 1.30 and 7pm    Stampin'Up  Bag with matching cards.

3rd January      1.30 and 7pm     'Beautiful Ladies' cards
19th January    1.30 and 7pm     Stampin'Up Using the Big Shot
7th February   
1.30 and 7pm     Cards for men

Happy crafting.  Mandy