Saturday, 24 September 2011

Super Duper Day

So today was our September Spectacular and I have to say it went tremendously well. Everyone had so much fun making three different projects and I think it all ran quite smoothly and the gorgeous weather was a bonus. Project number 1 was a Shaker box which is a mini little trinket box made from memory glass with foam tape sandwiched in the middle. Everyone had to start by making a collage to create the background for the shaker box and then with layers of foam tape and the glass laid on top then wholah. All they needed to do then was add some copper tape round the edge and distress with a little black alcohol ink.
Project number 2 was to create a hanging decoration, that could be used to decorate a door handle or hang up on a notice board, just something pretty to look at and appreciate. A range of techniques were used in this project, including how to make a paper flower and a crepe paper rosette which were used to embellish the decoration. This particular project produced some stunning results and as teachers of the workshop, we are so proud. Here are a few examples.....

The third and final project was Jewellery Junkie which gave everyone complete freedom to create whatever their creative instinct was telling them to do. We asked everyone to bring bits of unwanted or broken jewellery to break apart and put back together in a totally new design. I think it took a while for some to get going and be inspired but by the end of the workshop everyone went home with a piece to be proud of. Below is an example of Lynne's bracelet where she had used charms from different necklaces to recreate a bracelet.

All in all today has been super duper and there is so much to look forward to this winter. With a Christmas craft day on the agenda for November and two project classes booked in at our local charity shop Revive, things are definitely on the up! More details to follow......

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Sometimes you just need a moment

So, I made a few promises last time that September was the beginning of a change and that I would make more regular posts and especially last week I was going to keep you up to date with some techniques. Well all was hunky dory until one of my trusty laptops got infected with a nasty virus which was easy to use when uploading photos to the blog. So having to deal with those problems I have been some what distracted for the past few weeks and I would like to say today is the beginning of change again but I'm not sure I want to commit to that. What I will say is that me and mum are excited to be attending a craft fair at Onslow in Guildford which will be commencing from 9.30am til 1.30pm so if you're in the area then pop on down to buy yourself something unique. It is also getting closer to our September Spectacular Saturday workshops so fingers crossed all will go well. With lots to do I better scarper!

Monday, 5 September 2011

Oh how you make me cry with laughter

So I don't think we have ever made a post about something non craft or vintage related, but since we are not creative all the time I thought we could make more posts about some of our other interests.
So on Saturday night we found ourselves heading to Brighton Centre accompanied by my sister and her boyfriend to see the comedy genius that is Lee Evans and each time we see him we have to say that it was the best £30 we have ever spent. Suffering from belly aches and jaw aches at the end of the show, you know you've seen something legendary! For anyone who is still waiting to see him on tour (and I must say there are many dates! Approx 66!) you are in for a real treat. And for any reason you think you might need a warm up then definitely make sure you get there at least 30 mins before the show starts to view the Lee Evans compilation, that will get you going good. Roll on November 21st so I can get my hands on the DVD!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

September Spectacular

Hey bloggers, so its the beginning of September, start of a new month and new projects! First of all I just want to start by saying sorry for not posting for the past few weeks. I have been very busy outside my crafting life and the blog was kind of pushed to the back seat. But I am back in business and it feels good. So above is the flyer for our next craft workshops and there are quite a few this time. We will be hosting 2 technique classes on several Thursday evenings and then on Saturday 24th September we will be hosting 3 workshops throughout the day which are all jewellery related.
Since the Technique classes will be up first and the first of them will be next week, me and mum have been busy preparing example tag booklets with all the techniques in over the past few days and I have to say the table is a bit of a mess, but thats how I roll. My best craft work is usually a result from a messy table. I would have put a few pictures to give you a sneak peek but due to a few technical difficulties that will have to wait until next time.

I will be posting again soon and keep an eye out next week for a few technique tricks!

Until next time

Sue and Sarah