Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Christmas buzz is back

Hey bloggers,
So I feel as though I have abandoned the blog for quite sometime now while my university studies dragged me away from the crafting world. But as I get nearer to the end of term, the Christmas buzz is beginning to emerge again and I feel the need to blog. I also feel that I have an obligation to fill you on the past few weeks with all the different things we have been getting up to. First on the agenda is the conclusion from the Christmas craft day we hosted back in November, what a fabulous day!

Above is my completed christmas configuration box with a mixture of vintage trinkets including old cake decorations and vintage baubles, bits of tinsel and the main feature the fibre optic light up tree. Once again everyone's box turned out fabulous and so different from each other, here are a few examples from the day.........

Alongside the configuration box we also taught everyone how to make two christmas decorations. The first of which was a mini shaker box which we found was quite fiddly amongst some individuals due to a fault with some brass tape. However the results were still fabulous and would make a perfect adornment to any christmas tree. Take a look for yourself.......

Finally, we made a shadow box decoration which made good use of the empty boxes that we had taken out of the configuration boxes. Once again these decorations can be placed on any christmas tree, especially near one of the lights to light up the inside of the box. Left over bits of tinsel and decorations can be used to fill it up to provide a quaint little christmas scene.

If you've fallen in love with this decoration, then I have good news for you. We will be teaching a christmas workshop on December 10th (this Saturday) at Revive charity shop between 10am and 12pm where you can make one of these decorations. All materials will be supplied and you can even bring any little christmas decorations you want to make use of to fill the box. The workshop will cost £8 per person and includes a drink and some cake. Bring on the festive cheer! To book a space just pop into Revive to sign up or give them a call, details can be found on their website and on their Facebook page.

All in all the christmas craft day was a really fun festive day, thank you ladies for attending and making it worthwhile.

Since this christmas craft day we have had several craft fairs which haven't been amazing if I'm honest but we have had some lovely comments about the products that we make and we hope you enjoy reading our blog (when I've updated it) and continue to support us. We are thinking about taking a little break in the New Year to get a few jobs done and prioritise essential university work. However we may do a few craft days at Revive so keep an eye out.

For now, I just want to encourage you to attend the christmas workshop on Saturday and I will do my best to keep the blog updated over christmas. If you need an extra bit of christmas cheer, follow Tim Holtz's blog for his 12 tags of Christmas, great stuff!