Lots of crafting activities taking place at the local Community Centre. There is to be a large box frame around the noticeboard constructed with samples of lots of different crafts being shown in it.
The ladies from Soft Touch have been in the centre this week showing us new crafts ... like i need another hobby to add to the ones i have... watch out bank balance, you might need a little lottery win to boost the coffers.
All the ladies from the stitching group i go to were invited. It's been great fun with the other ladies and i've learnt lots of things.
We were given a beading mat (we can keep this and the needle), some thread and a simple small design with just three colours
By the end of the morning i had 1 ladybird on my bookmark. I'm loving this and now have 2 more little ladybirds added (although i did have to frog it out once as i mixed up the black/red and it looked like one of them had been trodden on!) It's addictive and i think i'll be doing some more beading (Lindsay you were right, it's such fun, i'll just need a bit of practice!)
Silk painting was really funny, lots of silly mistakes on this one with the gunky black pen that keeps the paint in its supposed area on the fabric.
My finished version of Peter Rabbit in the grass
Papercraft was something i wasn't really looking forward too, i've never had a real interest in this before. Lots of different cards/papers to choose from to make a 6" square of your choice.
I chose a worded themed one as my group at the centre is the Book Borrowers and hopefully this will get chosen to represent my group in the finished box frame. The little sunshine is part of a map and the background card has printed verse on it. Imagination running wild with this one. I'm happy with the finish.
Decoupage and flowers using old maps and pictures. Very fiddly and gooey with the glue that was used. The curled edges were easy winding them round a pencil, that was simple and effective.
Paper folding was even trickier, you needed 4 hands to hold this together to get a nice uncreased finish, not bad for a first attempt.
We've had homework too. Using crafts that you enjoy, come up with a 6" square of your choice. A few ladies at the stitching club only do cross stitch and they are doing some beautiful squares. I chose to do a crochet flower one ....
and a basic knitted basketweave pattern
I've stitched a hardanger one too, just need to do the cutting out bits, i'll show you that next time.
At the Book Borrowers we also celebrated our 1st Birthday this week. We've come full circle and been meeting and discussing books for a whole year. I was shocked to count up the books i have read since it started. 60 in total ... thats amazing!! We had a lovely time at the party, played a few silly games and ate lots of lovely food. We even had balloons and a birthday cake was made by my daughter.
Parlour night came round again and i made a little start on Mrs Claus Cookie Shop, just a few stitches added this week.
With all this crafting activity this week computer time has been very limited and some days actually non existant, i'm way behind with blog reading and answering emails. I'll get round to you all this week as things return to some sort of normal.
Hope you had a lovely week too.