Wednesday, 30 September 2015

St. Ives Craft Retreat: Day 2

Hi bloggers, yesterday was another brilliant day here in sunny Cornwall. To make good use of the weather we decided to have a day of leisure and visit St. Michael's Mount in Marazion and looking at the photo you would never believe it's almost the beginning of October.

Before I indulge in the tales of yesterday I just want to share with you Monday's evening project called Resin Bezel which everyone absolutely loved!

It's a little bezel charm that can be used either as a necklace charm, key ring or even as a little charm to include in their configuration books (as you will see below). We filled them with a tiny picture of St. Ives and a shell or charm and then filled it with a resin and put to one side to set for 24 hours.

So back to yesterday.....

After a lovely stroll across the causeway we had a cosy cuppa in the Island Cafe before looking around the two beautiful shops they have on the Island - Island Shop and Courtyard Shop where you will find lots of unique handmade items including decorations, jewellery and locally made preserves and biscuits.

To anyone who has never been to St. Michael's Mount, I highly recommend it and there is something for everyone. If you like the culture of the island you can learn more by going on a guided tour or looking around the church and the gardens on the mount. Or if you just like a bit of shopping, there is lots to look around in both of the shops on the island.

Even the little town of Marazion has lots of lovely little shops and cafes and we took a little time out to have an ice cream and a mooch around the shops.

After a nice relaxing day we headed back to the house for an afternoon mini craft project. Tonight it was a flower brooch (similar to the buttonhole decorations from the wedding earlier in the year)

After a relaxing dinner we retreated to the living room for a game of Logo: Best of British which brought much laughter!

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