Tuesday, 5 June 2018


Hello there. Time for another peek at other Crafters desks from around the world. Want to know more then visit the lovely  Julia's Blog!!!
So I did manage to finish everything for the weekend of crafting, even had a few hours to chill out on Friday before packing up the car, collecting one of the ladies and heading for my friend's house!!!
Had a glorious weekend! One lovely lady described it as magical - how lovely of her.
After setting up we sat outside for drinks and nibbles it was a beautiful late afternoon. Then we began the first project. Made a box to hold four note cards and a card to go with it in case anyone wanted to gift it. I had also made a gift box with a candle holder, lavender candle and hand cream inside. Everyone seemed to have fun. Then a lovely supper with an Italian theme - yummy.
Some ladies stayed the night but I returned home.
On Saturday I returned at half past nine and we had a delicious breakfast before starting the next project - a Mini Album and two layouts using Memories and More from Stampin Up. I was very nervous about this as I'd not done anything like it before- but they loved it- said it was good to try something new. We sat outside for lunch and again for Afternoon Tea!!
On Saturday evening we went outside again for a drink and nibbles and then had a Spanish themed dinner. We all went home full, tired but happy! :-) I forgot to photo the ladies with their completed projects. I will share at some point when I have photographed mine.

Here is my work space tonight ( Tuesday) I have cleared up most of the stuff I took to the weekend sessions but needed to make a card for tomorrow's Card and a Cuppa.

My butterfly embosslit ( I think that is what it was called has snapped :-( I managed to still use it though.

Some photos from the weekend - sorry if too many

Goody bags for Friday

Gift boxes

Pre crafting nibbles and drinks

And we're off

Breakfast on Saturday

Nearly ready to craft

You can see the front of the mini album

Time for a break

Pre dinner drinks after a fabulous day!

I am shattered today as I went on a trip to Upton Cressett Hall with the WI. Upton Cressett Hall
We began with a wander around Bridgenorth. Then it was off up a very, very narrow lane to get to our destination. Eventually the coach driver could proceed no further and we had to walk the rest. I was not amused as my joints and knees were not happy. Two ladies could not walk it but the owner of the hall went to the coach and collected them. It was not ideal though.
The Hall was lovely and in a beautiful setting but I was disappointed that we were shown very little and some of us felt that the owner went through the motions of showing us what he did and really wanted it over but had to suffer it as they need to promote the place. Rather sad really.
Had lovely cake and tea before departing - though there was quite an uphill climb and I am just not fit enough really :-(

A few photos, I felt it would be frowned upon to take any more inside.
Anyway a bit long I know but hope you have enjoyed. Looking forward to visiting everyone tomorrow. ( Wednesday )


  1. So glad your weekend event was a success, Anne! I would have enjoyed being with you, I'm sure :-) I understand your discomfort at the tour for all the reasons you mentioned. This morning I went to two home improvement stores to return one product and pick up two more products...a lot of walking and lugging things and my knees are tired! xx

  2. What a fabulous time you had! And that house you visited was simply spectacular, thank you so much for sharing the images you took. Sounds like you'd better rest up! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. Hi Anne, so glad your crafty weekend went off so well; you were so well organised. Hope the craft and a cuppa goes as well for you and goes from strength to strength. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #4

  4. You’ve had a busy week too it seems but how lovely to enjoy crafting times like that. So many lovely things made too...well done you.
    Annie x #15

  5. The hall looks lovely, and I think I agree, if they need visitors then they need to make an effort. I agree about photos inside, am surprised that there weren’t notices though - perhaps the owners aren’t aware yet of al the things they need to do to be open to the public! The weekend sounds marvellous, well done you...lots of work but it really is so nice to see others get out of your work what you put in!

  6. Hi Anne, sounds like you generally had a good weekend. Shame about the Hall visit, and I do think that if they want visitors, they have to really engage with visitors, and at least APPEAR to be enjoying what they are doing! The access does not sound ideal either, it sounds like they need to do some real thinking about the whole idea. Love what you made, some lovely projects. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #18 XxX

  7. What a lovely experience - thanks for sharing all the photos of the get together. And lots of loveliness in your workspace. Hazel, # 22 x

  8. Blimey, you have been busy! The crafting weekend looked excellent fun and the pre-dinner drinks looked very relaxed, lol! The WI trip looked fun even if there were difficulties, how amazing to be granted access to a house like that even if you were there under sufferance!
    Hugs LLJ 11 xxx

  9. What a fabulous weekend. Seems you are a great teacher because everyone looks so happy. Or maybe it was the camaraderie. No, I think it was the lessons.
    Hope your Wednesday class turns out as good. Happy WOYWW from #2.

  10. Great photos. I like those bags and I'm thinking of using up some old printed papers to make some Christmas gift bags. Weekend of crafting how brilliant that would be, lucky you. Happy woyww, Angela x16x

  11. Wow... I love all of the projects from your weekend of making.. looks like everyone had fun too.

    Beautiful scenery from your WI visit.. shame you were left a little disappointed... but at least some of it looks amazing.
    Sumbunneh hugs x
    Erika #7

  12. It sounds like your weekend was a blast and a great success. Those bags are so elegant. I am attempting to join in WOYWW again for the first time in years but via instagram and not a blog so we will have to see if it works!

  13. Your projects look fab and it sounds like a lovely way to spend a weekend - so glad it went well for you. The house you visited is beautiful, what a shame it was somewhat marred by their attitude (and access!).
    Hope you have a great week,
    Diana x #21


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