Friday, 4 November 2011

Lots going on!

Goodness me, how the weeks fly when you are busy!  I've not had time to think about writing my blog and now I have sat down to do it, I'm at a loss for words - hard for those who know me to believe, I'm sure!

I can't remember the last time I sat down to knit or make something for myself either but I love to be busy so am not complaining at all.

A few weekends ago I had a busy Sunday at Make Do & Mend, Hannah asked me to teach felting to a hen party! I spent a lovely few hours with some really fun hens making felt corsages for the wedding party.

Two weeks ago I spent Saturday demonstrating felting techniques in Hobbycraft in Chelmsford, meeting lots of potential feltees and a very nice lady called Rachael who tempted me (only because she was using one to cut her cards) into buying a Sizzix machine for cutting my felt! And the fact that the manageress offered me ten per cent off!

Last week I held a Hallowe'en childrens craft workshop in Hylands House, we made orange and black bunting and paper pumpkins, a very good time was had by all.

This has been swiftly followed by another workshop at Hylands in the Stables Visitor Centre, six very nice ladies came along yesterday and made advent calendars with me.

I had used my newly purchased Sizzix machine to cut numbers and had lots of help from Andrea and Karen to assemble kits and stick numbers on the pockets ready to sew! Although it took ages to get everything ready, it was a very relaxed affair and the ladies made beautiful calendars, as you can see!

More news soon about my felting workshops here at my home and my exciting collaboration with Sarah from Blooming Felt!

Next weekend, 12th November remember free Coffee, Cake & Craft, at Stables Visitor Centre, come along and join Andrea and I and bring whatever you are working on and share with us and other like minded makers, or if you just want to be sociable, come along anyway!

Coming up in the next few weeks on 25th November I will be at the Made It Market in Cambridge manning a stall and teaching four workshops, we will be in the Guild Hall in the market place, come and see us if you can!

Also make sure you come and visit us at the Hylands Christmas Fair on Sunday 4th December upstairs in the Stables Visitor Centre, there is a fair in the house too and stalls outside, no doubt there will be mince pies and carol singing too.


  1. You have been busy. I am very excited as I will be attending on Saturday yay I hear you say ha ha. Finally a date I can make, I have made sure not to book anything else for that day and will be bringing along my own advent calander that I am currently making (from felt you will be pleased to know) However I have been struggling with the numbers and how to do them so hopefully this will be something you will be able to help me out with :) See you Saturday x x x x

  2. Excellent news, I'll look forward to seeing you. I have a little machine which cuts them bring along your felt and we'll see if it works on yours! xx