Thursday, 17 July 2008

The Crazy Crafters

A couple of weeks ago we had the first meeting of our new craft club. I was a bit nervous as I had not had much response to my advert on the village newsletter. I needn't have worried though as 10 ladies turned up on the night. It was a lovely evening, and I was amazed at how many different crafts we did between us. There was card making, knitting, crochet, patchwork, tapestry, cross stitch and hardanger to name some.

We have decided to hold the meeting on a monthly basis and see how it goes. We also have enough members to hire the village hall instead of holding the sessions in someone's front room which was very nice, don't get me wrong and many thanks to Val, but in the hall there is more room and we can put some tables up.

I would love to hear from anyone who has a similar group or maybe attends one. What sort of things do you all do? I would like to keep people coming through the doors, and want to make the meetings interesting for all especially for those that might like to learn a new craft. Our skills base is huge and most of us can do more than one craft and we are keen to pass those skills to others if they want to learn something new.

I have a large selection of books, magazines and project instructions that I will be putting out to also encourage the ladies to try something new, and I thought I could make up some small projects that we could do together, for example a Christmas decoration or a fabric heart etc. For the next meeting I am going to teach them how to make an embossed greeting card.

As I say, if anyone has any ideas, please get in touch.

p.s. I have read several posts that mention the Cath Kidson bags and how difficult they are to obtain. My local Tesco seems to have a steady trickle, and whilst I cannot promise anything, if you would like me to purchase one for you, I will do so gladly. I have found that the floral ones are much harder to come by but they do seem to have the blue polka dot. I am not sure how much the postage will be, but I use recycled bags from work and would only charge what the post office charges me.
Leave me your email address in the comments, or if you want to keep your details private contact me on Hope this helps someone out. Bye Dev X


Herzblatt said...

Your email address is not www.....
*lol* and I wrote it to send you the email and was very astonished, when it came back.....But then I saw my mistake.....
Is the snail arriving?
Best wishes
a laughing Iris

Herzblatt said...

Dear Dev,
me again!!!!
I think, it is a great idea to found this new craft is much easier and more enjoyable to do crafts together!!!
Can I come to your craft club, too???
Ohh, I would like it very much!!!! When I win in the lottery I`ll come by helicopter once a month!!!!
(I never play!!!)
But my husband does!!! (But he never wins...:-)))...)

(Would you like to see my daughter with her wedding dress, when we were at the tailoress? It`s not ready, because in the cuttlings there will be sewed little creme and dark red coloured roses.
I don`t want to show it in my blog but I can`t await to show it somebody else!!)
best wishes a have a nice weekend

Marja Kristiina said...

Your group sounds like an utterly fabulous idea!!! What a way to share tips and inspiration... and to have a good laugh with like-minded ladies!

Take care, dear Dev!

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

i just stumbled upon your blog via coll's and would love one or two of these bags. could you let me know how much they are and how much postage to the states would be - thanks bunches! debbie =)

Marja Kristiina said...

Have a fabulous weekend, dear Dev!

Herzblatt said...

Dear Dev,
there is a plus and a minus at the taskbar where you can make the picture bigger or smaller. I chose 100% for the snail, then everything is printed on the paper.
I hope it works. If not, write me please and I will find another solution.
best wishes,

Erica-Jane said...


that's great you had so many ladies turn up! I'd love to do something similar in our village, but I'm too scared incase no-one came!
hmmm, maybe I should take a leaf out of your book...


Erica-Jane said...


I put the stars on with a special brush in photoshop :0)
But if your daughter asks again...they weren't there when Mr Nick took the photo...I only noticed them later ;)


Janine said...

Hi, I am thinking about starting a group like that in my neighborhood. How's it going by now?