Friday, 25 September 2015

All good fun

Friday already,
Where did that week go to?!
It's a gorgeous morning here in Kent and I intend to make the most of it while it's here.
Today I have a few samples of things coming up soon.
Firstly make and take sessions being introduced at our monthly workshops, for these I've had fun with shaving foam.
Secondly a local community project set up with the library where there's also a lovely community cafe, with homemade cakes and pasties made locally.
It's a place to meet friends, buy local produce and attend workshops and drop in sessions as well as access the library services.
I'm starting some Make and Take and Demo sessions there for all skill levels.
I hope your day is sunny and bright, thank you so much for visiting.
Back soon
Crafty Hugs xKx

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Portrait of an Icon

Hello lovely people,
Hope you had a good weekend and start to the week.
Over the weekend we were really spoilt with the weather here in Kent but the rain appeared again yesterday.

On Saturday I organised using the function tea room at mum's care home to do a surprise afternoon tea for her with my daughter, my big bro and my sister in law.
Mum did really well and it was lovely to be able to have some of the family together and catch up.
Then on Sunday I started to prep my work area for jobs I need to do this week and I cooked a curry before settling down in the evening to watch the long awaited last series of Downton.
Oh I was in my element, it was the start of the happy endings!

Yesterday my lovely daughter is took me to The National Potrait Gallery to see the exhibition - Portraits of an Icon The Audrey Hepburn Collection.
A fabulous treat!
Then we went to Jamie Oliver's Union Jack restaurant in Covent Garden and enjoyed a lovely meal.

Below I'm sharing a crafty collection I created featuring Audrey Hepburn.
She really was so captivating and inspiring and I hope you like the projects I created.
There's some further pics of postcards I picked up yesterday that I have crafty plans too.

Now it's back to work today, lots to do this week.
Hope you have a good day and I'll be back soon.
Crafty Hugs xKx

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Flowers from a friend and a peek at Christmas

Morning all,
Yay it's the weekend!
I'm so pleased as its been such a busy week, now some time to chill and catch up with family.
Have you anything nice planned?
Earlier in the week I caught up with my Bestie for lunch and she surprised me with beautiful flowers!

Now please forgive me for talking Christmas but it's now time to share...
I'm determined to crack the whip and get the ladies organised! Lol
In October we are making our Christmas project at the Kent workshop and I've already shared the sample pictures and info with our ladies.
We're doing an Advent Calendar and for my sample I wanted to show a more adult grown up or older child theme.
I thoroughly enjoyed preparing this and I know the ladies are excited to get started now.
So I'll leave you with pictures and wish you a good weekend.
Thanks ever so for popping in, I really appreciate your visit.
Crafty Hugs xKx

Thursday, 10 September 2015

New and Old

Good evening all,
What a gorgeous day it's been for being out and about as I have, absolutely glorious.
Since I started making CD clocks a few years ago now I've been selling them in various outlets and online as well as sharing the techniques with crafter's at demo's and workshops.
Their popularity never ceases to amaze me and I'm so grateful for the wonderful support and feedback I continue to receive about them.
So what's "New"...
Today I set up "shop" in a new venue that helps support small businesses, I've always enjoyed selling my craft as well as teaching which is a more recent approach I've taken.

Now for the "Old"
At the Ali Craft weekend retreat the project on Saturday was a DecoArt project bought to us by Barbara Nicholson.
We used DecoArt techniques and inspiration to create this aged and rusted piece.
Lots of layers went into this and I was very happy with my result.
I'm already buzzing with ideas to put my own spin on this in lots of different ways.
That's all for now, thank you for calling in.
Love and Crafty Hugs xKx

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Home from Home

A very good morning to you all,
I hope this finds you well and having a good week so far...
Today I am bringing a photo round up of a fabulous weekend I spent with Ali and Iain from
Ali Craft.
They worked enormously hard to organise the craft retreat at The Daventry Court Hotel.
I drove there after picking up a friend from my local workshops, Maureen. Apart from Ali and Iain, I knew only one other crafty friend on arrival.
From the minute we arrived we were instantly made to feel right at home as part of the group and everyone was so friendly and welcoming.
Everything was laid on for the event and apart from crafting the time revolved around food!
Whether it be breakfast, lunch, dinner or every snack in between, we certainly didn't go hungry!
The project on Saturday was from DecoArt and the class was hosted by Barbara, as this post is very photo heavy I'll add my photo's from this in a separate post.
Ali asked me to design a new project for the Sunday workshop and here's what I came up with below.
I'm sure we'll see many more interpretations of this in the weeks to follow, it's such great fun to do.
Along with a round up of the class day in photo's, a couple of pics of the hotel and as I was away from my Nespresso coffee machine at home, the next best thing! The craft rooms all singing, all dancing drink as much as you like machine!
I was truly in my element and a big thank you to Ali and Iain for inviting me and all the lovely ladies I met who made me feel so welcome.
We had such a fabulous time and fun from start to finish.
Enjoy the rest of your week and as always a big thank you for popping in today.
Much love and crafty hugs xKx