Happy Easter!

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Crafty Birthday Party at Tuftydawn Designs.

Happy Easter Everyone!

Hope everyone had a lovely Easter weekend – I’d certainly been busy even before Good Friday!

My niece and her friends really enjoyed an arty crafty birthday party at the Tuftydawn Designs studio. They spent an enjoyable couple of hours painting their own fabric bags and decoupaged some picture frames. The kids also chatted about music and celebs I’d not heard of!!

 

Good Friday and beyond.

Good Friday was spent at Southwold and as predicted the weather was gorgeous! Al and I wandered around checking out the vintage and charity shops. I was very restrained and only spent money at the arcade! Easter Sunday was spent with family in Harpenden and Bank Holiday Monday again with family in Stansted.

We had lots of fun playing Easter games and although I won the decorating an egg competition my sister won overall! I’d made a special present for my sister of a ‘Whitstable Wish Box’ and she loved it. I really enjoyed making the miniature seaside scene- it turned out pretty well.

Elvis Egg Decoration.A hand decorated keepsake box with a Whitstable scene.

 

Craft Classes

I ran a crochet craft class on Wednesday evening as usual and the bears are coming along well. The Wednesday 8pm to 9pm class and the Friday class 10am to 11am for adults are going ahead this week. I don’t break up for half term until Friday! I’ll also be running  children’s classes on Saturday from 10.30 to 11.30 and 3pm to 4pm before I launch into my Children’s Easter workshops next week.

Have a lovely (short!) working week!

Arty Crafty-ness!

Decoupage Delights

All enjoyed this weeks Arty Crafty Kids Classes on Saturday. We made decoupage heart shaped magnets for Mother’s Day.

The results looked great – plenty of glitter and glue!

Decoupage Heart Magnets

Getting glittery!

Decoupage Heart 1  Decoupage Heart 2

More vintage finds- this time in Braintree.

I love old children’s books and find the illustrations really inspiring. The ‘ Marmalade Cat and the Frisky Housewife’ has really surreal pictures!! Love them!

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Vintage Children’s Books  

There are no children’s classes on Saturday as I’m at a sculpture workshop. There are adult’s classes on Wednesday but unfortunately the studio won’t be open during the day due to other work commitments.

Time Flies!

Holiday Time Flies By!

The half term holiday has flown by! That means I must have been having fun!

Certainly the children on my arty crafty workshops did- and they produced some really great pieces of work. The masks were made from Modroc (plaster bandages) and completed over two days. The Fishy Weaving Pictures were made from orange and lemon bags stretched over frames and collage materials added. Fab!

Modroc Mask by Rosie Modroc Mask Making

Fishy Weaving by Alice

Fishy Weaving by Alice

 

Fishy Weaving by Chloe

Fishy Weaving by Chloe

 

Fishy Weaving by Erin

Fishy Weaving by Erin

 

Fishy Weaving by Megan

Fishy Weaving by Megan

 

 

More Vintage Finds!

I managed to pop to Blaxhall for a night away near the seaside. The Youth Hostel is very nice and a short drive from Snape Maltings, Southwold, Aldeburgh and Woodbridge. I picked up a few more vintage finds of course! A tiny Maurice Sendak book, an old dominoes game, a fabric baby book, a 70’s ‘Guide to Cake Decoration’ and some really bright Humpty Dumpty egg cups. A random selection but I couldn’t resist! I was on holiday after all..!

Vintage books & Games

Latest vintage finds.

 

Aligators All Around Maurice Sendak

Alligators All Around by Maurice Sendak

I’ll be posting details of new classes and craft workshops soon so keep an eye on my Craft Classes and Events pages!