We are getting excited about the Community day at the Old Heath Recreation Ground on 16th June. I have been checking over the stock for my Crafternoon stall and think I have a nice selection. No doubt there will be more added before the actual date as I have such a list of things I would like to make, it’s just finding the time – a concept I’m sure we are all familiar with.
For further details about the Community day keep checking our facebook page: Wimpole Road Methodist Church and also there is a local facebook page called the New Town Community Group who have been a wonderful help with organising this event.
The Crafternoon session on 29th May was brilliant. Together we made matchbox style notepads for our personal use. Then we went into production mode and made more to sell on our Crafternoon stall at the New Town Community day on 16th June. Thank you so much to those that came it was a really sociable afternoon.
What a lovely afternoon of friendly people sharing ideas and helping each other. Our new craft for today, led by Sue, was making gift bags suitable for weddings or hen partys. Our lovely wool spinners kept busy explaining what they were doing and sharing their enthusiasm for their craft. We had knitting and crocheting going on around the coffee table and even had the sewing machine whirring at times. We are so thrilled with how everything went and really looking forward to seeing you all again next time. Sue now has her thinking cap on to come up with another fun project for people to try!
Looking forward to sharing a cup of tea tomorrow with fellow crafters. All welcome to come along. Bring your own work, have a go at the activities we will have available, or just come for a chat and cup of tea. It will be very relaxed. We are looking forward to a visit from John and Stella who will be demonstrating wool spinning. If you can’t make the whole afternoon pop in when you can.
Today’s activity for me was making a shopping bag which I am hoping might sell at our craft stall. A good presents for knitters or sewers?
Obviously thinking about ice pops for the Summer (!) and I took the chance to make some reusable ice pop holders. Hope to sell some of those at the Community day or the next school summer fete. It was also good to finish a couple of zippered pouches and have a go at a circle skirt for a baby. The luxury of being home unexpectedly and having the leisure just to sit and to sew whatever took my fancy was just wonderful! Do let me know what your latest projects are. Sarah
Inspired by visitors to our Dabble Day launch Sue has taken on the challenge of knitting poppies. Plans afoot for a spot of yarn bombing, shhh watch this space to see where!