Thursday, 18 December 2014

We wish you ........

We wish you a merry Christmas 
We wish you a merry Christmas 
We wish you a merry Christmas 
And a happy new year 

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Happy Days.......

I spent three hours at a friend's house making this Christmas wreath for my front door. It was well worth the effort but I was more tired after that than I am when I run a full day craft workshop of my own.  It was definitely a challenge.

Now remember in September we went to London to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary ?  Well we paid £25 for these silver cake forks and cheese knife from a lady in Covent Garden market.  We thought it was a good sign - silver - 25.
The only thing is we lost them when we got home along with these little glass and brass frames
Now you creative types will know what I'm talking about.......where did I find them, three months later ?
Well where else but my ribbon basket on the bottom shelf of the bookcase in my craft room when I was looking for something to attach my Christmas wreath to the door.   Happy days !!!

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Santa in Black and White

The theme this year for our craft group's Secret Santa is Black and White.  The idea is to give a present upto the value of £5 incorporating the theme.
I've used two pieces of A3 paper, laid them on top of each other and machine stitched using black thread.
Then using a black fine liner I've drawn on the paper.  Wrapping the paper around the present I then machine stitched it closed.
As it's a secret I can't tell you what's inside.  You will have to see if Santa has it in his sack for you.

What's on my workdesk today

 I was asked if I did gift vouchers for my craft workshops. So naturally I said yes, hee hee or is it ho ho ho as its Christmas.
I have used three of my own photographs, a piece of card and a zip.
It took some thinking about and will admit it wasnt as easy as it looks.
Here's the front with the voucher 
This is the back with the envelope and 
a little paper doillie to write a greeting on.
Hope i've inspired you.

Time for a look around some more desks

Sunday, 30 November 2014

A naff Christmas jumper ........

My Christmas Craft workshops are all wrapped up for 2014.
Orders delivered.
Tomorrow I've some Craft Workshop Vouchers to make and a commission to transform a scruffy room into a set for a musical evening (don't ask).

 But now it's time to don my naf reindeer jumper and hat and head off to my niece's house for the grand Christmas light switch on.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Time For ...... "T"

T..... Is for taking my Mum out to the theatre and afternoon tea.
T..... Is for tasteful flowers for her as well.
T...... Is for travelling upto the Lake District to close our caravan for the winter
T...... Is for tears that we won't be back until March.
T...... Is for time to get on with Christmas preparations.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Recycling with friends

If you like reading the author Tom Clancy
you will need to go to the library for this book as I've recycled mine.  In fact a whole bunch of us tore old books up when we had a lovely day crafting at Park  Farm tearooms, farm shop & garden centre near Ramsbottom.  
Tomorrow I have the first of my three Christmas workshops and staying on the same theme and techniques here's what we are making.