You'll see below a beautiful cushion just finished by one of the ladies in the sewing class. I was so proud of her and so delighted for her. It took so much work but it was worth it. She cut out the dog, pinned him on turning in a hem as she went and zig zag stitched all around. She then added the collar, and two buttons for an eye. Putting right sides together the cushion cover was stitch together and when we turned it right side out it just looked amazing. I'm delighted with it and I was only an onlooker! Looking back over what I've written it all sounds so easy but believe me it was slow and to get it as perfect as she did took so much concentration. It's a job really well done.
Friday, 16 December 2011
Hi everyone, I went to Kilkenny last night to give a demonstration to the group who meet in the Club House Hotel every Wednesday night. We had wonderful food, (they invited us to their Christmas Dinner Night). Bernie of BK Craft Supplies brought her shop from Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, so after getting a little bit lost on the way, we had a brilliant night. They're so welcoming, and I have to say I feel so normal now after the chat we had over dinner; I'm not the only one staying up late to craft and having the attributes of a magpie is totally normal and it is ok to fill my house with little bits of everything I can't bear to dump because I will use it some time!...see I'm normal!! Anyway all joking aside I want to say a big Thank You to all the ladies for their support and wonderful welcome. It was a lovely atmosphere, and I think everyone enjoyed the demonstration. The four of us returned to Dungarvan in great spirits. The card I made last night is below, I made a box to put it in too, I just thought it would make it more practical to avoid crushing the lilac ribbon flower.
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Last night we had the first of I hope many Monday night card making classes. This week it was a red poinsettia decoupage Christmas Card. It was a lovely night, tea, coffee and biscuits and so much chat that we were just a little bit late finishing, but that's what's so nice about it. It's so relaxed we chatted and crafted and forgot about the time. You can see a photo below of the finished product, and I must say we did all get it finished. For anyone in the Dungarvan area, Monday nights, 7.30 to 9.30 (ish) both beginners and advanced welcome.
Hello everyone, just to let you know that on Saturday December 10th I will be holding an Adult and Child Craft Class in Ballinameela National School, outside Dungarvan. We'll start at 11am and we're supposed to finish at 12 noon, but if it runs a little over I don't mind. Booking is essential as I will have to have the kits ready beforehand. All children will need to be accompanied by an adult (to help to tie knots and some of the cutting etc) I can be contacted on 085.2801937,