Saturday, 4 October 2014

October Class in Maidstone

Good afternoon blog visitors, happy Saturday. It would appear that the fine weather has ended. I spent four hours working in the garden earlier, before the rain started. I dug up & moved all the Crocosmia 'Lucifer' & planted lots of alium bulbs. There's still lots to do before Winter sets in, so I'm hoping for a few more dry weekends.
So, yesterday was the Lisa B Designs monthly class in Maidstone. As Lisa was on her way to Liverpool, where she spent today demoing for Imagination Crafts at the Happy Stampers show, she asked me if I would run the classes, with Jan, Rosemary, Kate & Jo assisting.
There's no avoiding it now, Christmas is definitely on its way, so it was time to make a start on our Christmas cards. We kept the two projects simple, just paper piecing with a little embossing & embellishing with glitter etc.....................
Everyone settled down to their cutting out - each person had thirteen pieces to cut over the two cards.
Most of the ladies had done paper piecing before, so it wasn't a new technique, but it was a relaxing class, with plenty of time to chat & peruse the new Christmas items that we had to tempt them.........
There were also plenty of samples from the DT to provide inspiration. These are some of Karen's & Jan's. You'll see these & the rest here on the blog in the coming weeks.........
Some of the ladies from the evening class having a chat............
Before we knew it, the day was over. Hard to believe there are only two more classes left this year. November's class will involve Sparkle Medium, stencils & acetate. We will try to have the samples ready to show you here & on Facebook soon. Lisa will be away at the NEC in Birmingham, demoing for Imagination Crafts, so once again I will be running the class.
PLEASE NOTE: we had a number of sell-outs yesterday, including this stamp set from Woodware, so the details on the website are incorrect. We will get everything updated on Monday,
Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday. I really appreciate your kindness & patience. Thank you also to Jo, Kate, Rosemary & Jan for their hard work & support. Thanks also to Lisa's hubby, Paul, for his help with setting up & taking down.  And last but by no means least, a huge thank you to Lisa for trusting me with her 'baby'. I hope I didn't let her down.
The current blog challenge ends tonight at 11pm, so I will be back tomorrow with a new challenge & the winner of the crackle medium one.
Until then, enjoy the rest of your Saturday.

1 comment:

  1. Love the beautiful robin card! I've never tried paper piecing before, but this has given me the inspiration to have a go. xx


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