5 More Sleeps!

Only five more sleeps to go until Christmas day! I’m kind of ready and have certainly started on the mince pies!

Thank you to those that popped in and visited the Studio yesterday- I’ll be open again on Wednesday so if you missed out there’s still time to get some last minute gifts and retro party outfits! You could also buy a raffle ticket for this fabulous wreath I crocheted and the proceeds are going to Dementia UK.

Crochet Wreath

I’m starting Arty Crafty Kids Club in January and note the correct morning session times!

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They are due to start on the 23rd of January

Adult classes start up again on the 6th of January.

Have a fabulous Christmas and see you in 2016!!

Christmas Shopping!

My Christmas shopping event is fast approaching! I found some great retro party dresses which will be on sale at my studio on Saturday- groovy baby! I’ll also have some retro homewares and all the crafts I’ve been making on sale too! Come along and tuck into some free mince pies and find out about the new classes I’ll be running in 2016.

Here’s a selection box!

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Christmas Coach Trip!

Just back from a fabulous coach trip to the Lincoln Christmas Markets with Mum and Sis. It was quite like the T.V. programme of the same name in places!! Had a lovely time and there were quite a few inspiring crafts to be seen on the market stalls. I’ve nearly finished my Christmas shopping now- just a few more bits to get.

Speaking of Christmas shopping, I’ll be opening the studio on the 19th to allow for last minute gift buying- pop in for a browse and a free mince pie!

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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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Hooray! Going to put up some Christmas decorations in the studio this week in readiness for the Christmas Kids workshop at the weekend. Have bought some tinsel and will also put up some crocheted stars and snowflakes I’ve made too. Looking forward to it! Especially the glitter involved in the kids session!

I had a nice session for Age Concern in Harlow teaching people how to make paper flowers and add them to a wreath. The results were delightfully different to my example wreath.

Book soon for the kids Christmas Workshop- it’s on Saturday!

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As promised- here are the details for my Kids Christmas Crafts Workshops! Book soon as they are small groups!

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Here are some new additions to my vintage stash! This retro baby deer money box is sooo cute! I finally found a replacement rubber stopper for it after ages of searching. It sat looking at me forlornly in the front room for some time! The crochet tea cosy just needed a contrasting lining and it’s perfect for a cream tea!

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