Friday, 21 August 2015

Vases made from books/magazines

During my latest Beginners Craft workshop, where my lovely ladies made these gorgeous book vases, I was asked if it would work with a magazine.
Well hey presto yes it does, in a fashion.
You need to use two magazines and join them together. 
This will result in a more compact vase.
This sample is only one magazine and definitely needs to be joined to another as the back of the vase does not meet together 

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

What's on my workdesk today

A lots happened since I last posted to WOYWW including my 60th birthday when I was totally blown away by all the cards and gifts. Have a look here to see some fabulous handmade pressies from crafty friends BIRTHDAY PICS
Here's what the ladies made on my last workshop 

 Of course there is always cake to be eaten
Prepping this week for Friday's workshop when more little mice will be putting in an appearance.
Time for a look around some more crafty desks at WOYWW

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

You are only 60 once

If I was to tell you about my 60th birthday we would still be here when I'm 61.  It has been marvellous.  With surprise outings with friends, afternoon teas, family party, an evening on a steam train and on and on it goes 
( even with a bad back). 
There have been so many cards, outings, presents and flowers I've been totally overwhelmed.

Fantastic handmade gifts
I have such talented friends 

I've got some lovely gifts for the house and garden
Some books
 A vintage blouse

Thoughtful presents from nieces and godchildren and friends.

Posh bubbly, scarves, perfume & bags
And baskets 
A basket full of vintage haberdashery.
Even some cheeky presents
A great night out on the East Lancs Steam Railway.
 Watch out for our faces in the new brochure.
I did wonder how I would cap my 50th but I think I've managed it thanks to fabulous friends and family. Now what to do with the money I received ???
ps. sorry the picture quality is not great. 
I promise it wasnt the pink champagne that caused it