Monday, 10 February 2014

A perfect wet weekend

Is it just me but I find January such a long dull month? But not this year, Jean had organised a crafty weekend in the pretty seaside town of Whitby. On a wet Friday we headed to Whitby, famous for it's fish & chips, the 199 steps to the abbey and Dracula.

It wasn't sunny when we visited.
Nor did we climb the steps
But we did eat these.......

15 crafters crafted away for 2 & half days
Cutting, sticking, pasting, eating chocolate

We bought a jigsaw (as if we didn't have enough stuff with us!)from a charity shop

We each had about 8 pieces and took turns to complete it. But one piece was missing and someone had put an odd bit in.....

I managed two cards and a moneybox

plus a tag and another card that I forgot to photograph.

A great weekend looking forward to doing the same again next year ladies. I mean what else is there to do on a wet and dull January weekend?

Saturday, 8 February 2014

First Glue & Stick of 2014

A welcome return to my favourite workshop.We meet once a month and we make "stuff". It can range from mini books to canvases to sewing projects. A wide range of projects and this month we made a practical birthday box to keep our cards in. 
Designed by the talented Gail it was worth all the measuring and cutting.
A perfect way to store your special cards. 
Guess what we're making next month???? Yep cards. Talk about being prepared I'll have no excuse for missing anyone's birthday.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014


Once you start it's easy to get on a roll or in my case a tin. I've collected loads over the years but I determined to do something with them this year. My next project is a baby tin awwwwwwwe how cute
I've covered it with scraps from my bit box and used a cute LOTV baby stamp. I just love that pom pom trim and The Ribbon Girl has such a lovely selction.
I've popped a tiny tiny pair of socks and a vest. Another tin ready for the craft stall.