Happy Easter!


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!

Christmas Crafts for All Ages!

It’s been an extra crafty week this week!

I really enjoyed running a workshop at Moat Park  retirement village near Dunmow. The participants were really enthusiastic and very pleased with their Christmas decopatch decorations and their seasonal wreaths. They were all great and so different from each other! The conversation was lovely too- not to mention the cakes!

The Kids Christmas Workshops I ran on Saturday were also a success. The children enjoyed making wreaths and paper flowers and there was indeed plenty of glitter and sparkles! It didn’t take me too long to get rid of the glitter.. Keep your eyes peeled for Children’s Art and Craft workshops coming in the New Year.

For the week coming up  I will only be opening the studio for a half day on Wednesday – evening classes as usual though and no class on Friday .


Here are some of my latest vintage finds- on sale at the studio! Yummy colour..

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It’s always lovely to do a vintage fair in Hertford and it went really well – I parted company with a lot of lovely clothes and only purchased a small piece of fabric for myself!! It’s less lovely to unpack everything again – had a bit of a re-arrange of the studio though and have about  two feet more space!

Going to have to pack different things for Saturday’s Farmer’s Craft Market- including Christmas decorations that I’ve been making.

Craft classes are on this week and many will have a Christmas theme…


I’m going to be running some Christmas Craft Workshops in the studio too. The one will be on Monday 23rd of November 6.30 to 9pm. Learn how to make origami Christmas cards and decorations and a festive tissue paper wreath. Cost will be £25 and includes, tea, coffee and mince pies of course!

If there’s lots of demand I’ll run the workshop on Saturday the 21st of November too. Let me know asap!