workshops, birthdays, Christmas……….

Yes, I did manage to get to the Renegade fair in London last weekend. My friend and I braved the torrential rains and headed off. When we finally found the entrance to the fair (took a few trips round the building) we were faced with many enthusiastic crafters, some who were really great and others who were not so great. If I’m totally honest (which I usually am) I was a little disappointed. I expected there to me greater diversity and also more exhibitors. Never the less we had a great time and a most delicious meal at a Thai Restaurant called Rosa’s Thai Cafe.

I have had such a lovely week, thank you to all the ladies who have attended craft classes and workshops this week. I’m learning so much about crafting, but also about many other topics too.
Have you heard about Harry Eastwood? She writes the most interesting and amazing cookery books. Thank you Sarah for telling me about her and to Rachel for bring along her book for me to have a look at. I cannot wait to try the first recipe, just having great difficulty to decide which one?

There has been great progress with our projects and we have started to seriously look at Christmas decorations. All the ladies are so creative, just look at these lovely pictures.angis hearts 2 These adorable hearts have been created by Angi and have Hans Christian Andersen Christmas illustrations. What a fantastic idea.

Kate K has completed her first apron yeah!! it looks so good!kates apron

Charlotte is making slippers, they are beautiful charlotte slippers

Kate G has made a felting bunting, I love the colours it looks so beautiful hung up! Kates Stars

I had my first adult beading workshop which was a great success with all ladies going home with a really lovely piece of jewellery bead workshop cakesbeading workshop table……….
……….and I have decided to knit a pair of socks 🙂ela socks1……..

………I haven’t knitted socks for over 10 years so about time I start. Thanks to German engineering at it’s best I will end up with some lovely stripes without having to change thread at all. Have a look at their website, they have all kind of free patterns to download and off you go. As I added the link I read that I was supposed to knit the wool from the outside of the ball and not the inside ggggrrrrrr. I will have to start again, although it does not look too bad don’t you think?

Now off to start another lovely week with even some snow predicted?

Have a great week

x

Quilts

Our last craft class for the term and we are off to celebrate the summer!

Kate joined us today, have a look at her beautiful quilt!! I just love the colours and different patterns.kate's quiltIt is called a kaleidoscope quilt and you can literally see it dancing in front of your eyes. Kate has also made a lovely bag, very useful to bring along all the crafting projects

 

 

quilt bag Kate

 

Kate also kindly brought along a magazine” Mollie Makes” goodness it is filled with ideas and such interesting articles. It might just have to be subscribed to 🙂 mollie makes magazineThank you so much Kate we will look out for this with great anticipation.

 

 

Lisa’s quilt is making great progress too, cannot wait to see it complete in September (no pressure then Lisa 😉

And of coarse no craft morning would be complete without a lovely cup of mint tea and some home baked cake (even if is a quick cake version)ltc tea

 

Thank you so much everybody for making the last few weeks so special, I cannot wait to see what September will hold in store for us.

 

enjoy the sunshine

 

 x

Crafting for babies

Good morning beautiful world.

The sun has been shining for more than one week and today we are expecting the hottest day of the year. What is there not to love?  Life is so much nicer and easier when the sun shines.

We have had two babies arrive in our craft group, well friends and family have had babies, so there has been lots of “baby” activity.

Have a look at this beautiful quilt which has now travelled to Norway.

Irma quilt complete

 

This in one lucky baby.

………and have a look at the pretty little gilet for a really tiny babydolly gilet

 

It was my daughters birthday too and it cannot go by without a little home made present. So we now have “Bummy”, I found the tutorial on Pinterest, so much fun to make. I added some scented granules and he smells delightful!.

Bummy

 

No Craft morning would be complete without a little bit of something delicious, I’m afraid this is all that’s left……cake……… it was delicious and I will try and get the link to let you have the recipe too.

 

 

Next Thursday will be our last craft morning before we break up for the summer 😦 but the good news is that there will be a Wednesday and Thursday morning craft group and maybe even a Wednesday evening, starting in September. Lots to look forward to.

Have a great weekend

 

xx