Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Getting ready for Christmas

It's no good you can't ignore it Christmas is coming.....

So if you would like to get a head start I'm running some classes and workshops for Middlesbrough Community Learning at their centre on Lodore Grove Acklam Middlesbrough. 

Classes start Wednesday 6th November 7pm-9pm
for 5 weeks, cost £40

Workshops are as follows and the price includes all materials.

Tues 26th November 10 am-1pm  £15
Thurs 28th November 1pm-4pm   £15

Sat 30th November 10am-3pm  £25

These are some of the projects we will be making.

Ring 01642 811400 to book your place and you can breathe a sign of relief that you too are ready for Christmas.

Thanks for popping by.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

It's all buttons

A quick card using up my scraps and buttons. I just love kraft card at the moment.

Monday, 21 October 2013

This week I'm loving....

Crafting in the countryside. For those followers who have been with me for a while will know that twice a year we go for a long weekend in the Yorkshire Dales. This is fun filled 4 days of crafting, eating (and boy do we eat!) and chatting. This year it was all girls as Sid was sunning himself abroad.
Afternoon tea was the theme and on Saturday afternoon we all donned our hats and gloves and drank tea (and ate cake)

Check out the matching tops!
Even the washing up was done wearing a hat.
And this is what we produced over the weekend. Lots of lovely projects and ideas.
Time to go home and next time we're off to an even bigger cottage.


Wednesday, 2 October 2013

My Month in Numbers Sept 2013

Since getting back from France I have taken my foot off the pedal a bit so it's time to get going again. So I'm going to start with my month in numbers for September.

886gms= the weight of my first crop of tomatoes.

 They tasted delicious! A testimony to our fab summer.

5 = the drawers in a new piece of bedroom furniture. 

While my youngest has been back packing round Europe I have bought him a new set of drawers with the hope that it might help him keep his room tidy.

Too many to count = the number of marshmallows in my great niece's hot chocolate.
199 = the steps up to Whitby Abbey that said niece and I climbed.
The view never ceases to amaze me. I love listening to people carefully counting the steps just to check. We actually counted 198. 

104 = the minutes taken for my nephew to run a half marathon.
How good was that, I have nothing but admiration for these athletes, a lot of whom were raising money for charity. Well done Ed.

11 = the number of Christmas gift bags made so far.
 This year I am determined not be rushing round at the last minute so I have been preparing stuff for weeks.

And finally.....
1 Christmas tree 
Sorry about the photo but it was a bit dark today. I made this at our glue and stick group with the help of Gail. It involved sewing (which is why I had help) bits of fabric onto eyelash wool. It's so pretty and I'll try and blog it again with better pictures.

So that's my September month in numbers. If you're wondering what's this all about click on the button on my sidebar and Julie will explain all.