Tuesday, 9 May 2017


Gosh the time is flying by. Here we are again for a peek at desks around the world. Thank you for visiting last week, I did, eventually reply to all I could. If I wasn't able to I left a reply to your comment.
I managed my first Blog Hop on Sunday - a minor miracle. It was my post before this one and you can see the cards I made for DH and our youngest son for their birthdays.

A quieter week than last week, well except for preparation for the weekend. We collected our granddaughters from school on Friday evening and on Saturday I met up with my friend Marion who is hosting the weekend and doing all the catering. It all sounds fabulous. I hope I will remember to take photographs of everything and will report back! :-)

So to my work space. It's looking a lot tidier than it did :-) getting stuff packed up ready.

In first photo I'm starting to make up packs of various elements needed for each card. I used to put everything in one box per card. Found things got lost or damaged, so I now usually put
everything in pack/packs per lady. They tend to take care of their own things better.

Chocolate !!!!! making up packs to put in each individual bag - got to have chocolate :-)

Some Molton and Brown minis - table favours - not finished the packaging yet!!

A sneak preview of the bags!!! will show you more next week.

Well short and sweet- how it's supposed to be I think :-) I've still a few things to do and I think there may be a lengthy phone conversation later with my brother re mum :-(

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  1. Goodie Bags are such fun...especially with a bit of chocolate in them :) Hope that you have a productive conversation with your brother and that your event is a great success! xx

  2. I think goodie bags are a neat thing to make. Good for you! I hope you have a wonderful week ahead. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. Hope your conversation with your brother is productive... and helpful.
    I'm intrigued by what's in the bag - and have to agree with the whole 'crafting needs chocolate' philosophy :)
    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Bubbles (PatchworkApples) #13

  4. Seeing all this makes me wish I was taking part in your weekend. I look forward to seeing the results and hope all goes well. You're certainly organised enough; lucky ladies! Sarah #25

  5. Hi Anne, sounds like you are in for a great weekend. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #8 XxXx

  6. Hmm, chocolate in those bags is a great idea! I think putting individual kits together is a good idea because then they have all their own bits and pieces. Good luck with the phone call, I know all about that...sending hugs, lovely lady.
    Hugs, LLJ 9 xx

  7. Im playing catch up after my fun morning with little Theo.....he's a real pleasure to look after. He left after lunch and since then I've had to catch up with urgently needed sewing so am rather late joining in today.
    You are very organised with your workshops....I'm impressed.
    Hope you have a good week.
    Annie x #5

  8. yes, chocolate goes with every occasion! Hope the conversation with your brother goes well! Helen #2

  9. Lovely stuff Anne, there's so much involved in preparing and laying this sort of thing on, I admire your organisation! I'm with you on the bits-in-a-bag thing, it sure does prevent damage of any kind, just makes a bit more work!

  10. When in doubt, add chocolate! thanks for visiting!
    Robyn 3

  11. I think it's sensible to let each person have their own stuff, makes them take more care of it. Have a great crafty week and happy woyww, Angela x16x

  12. What a fun post, Anne! I enjoyed seeing all the steps in your prep and I have to say you are not only talented, you are very generous! They are very lucky ladies!! Hope things are on a even keel with Mum...! Hugs, Darnell

  13. Looks like it's going to be an awesome workshop! Thanks for your visit, sorry I'm so late! Lindart#37

  14. A bit of chocolate would make those workshops go well I am sure - so well organised Anne. x Jo

  15. Oh Anne you do put an awful lot of work into all, that, quite amazing really, well done!!!
    I was invited to one SU here tomorrow but have a periodontist appt..yep on a Saturday, not my fav place on weekend but guess am grateful to get that tooth sorted.
    Sorry not all is well with mum, I guess from your sad face. I pray the Lord will sort it out fir good for all concerned, sending prayer hugs..
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x 20

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  16. Good luck with the workshop - yes chocolate is good for them to have, it really does help and is necessary for health reasons when crafting. Room for another one?
    Hope all goes well with the phone call.
    Hugs, Neet 1 xx


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