• Chat,  Crafts

    September 2019

    Apart from my classes it’s been fairly quiet month on the crafting side. Been finishing off unpacking and most of remaining my free time has been spent in the garden.

  • Classes,  Crafts

    Autumn Wreaths

    My original plan for this month’s project was to make wreaths using fallen leaves. It appears I was premature in my programming as there are hardly any fallen leaves about. Looking back I see we did the leaf printing in October last year.

  • Classes,  Crafts

    Picture Frames

    Our second decoupage class at the residential care homes this year. It’s a popular activity with the residents so I like to incorporate it regularly.

  • Classes,  Crafts

    Circular weaving

    A second month of introducing a new technique to the residential care home classes. I like to bring some variety into my sessions there so the the residents get to use different colours and textures and weaving seemed an excellent opportunity to do so.

  • Classes,  Crafts

    Button Art

    I thought we’d try something different this month in the Residential Classes. Button art pictures are popular and it seemed a way for the residents to produce something they might see while shopping.

  • Classes,  Crafts

    Tote-bag printing 2019

    Last year I did a set of leaf-printing sessions at the residential home craft classes. These provided a lot more popular than I expected, so I thought another go at printing could be good this year.

  • Classes,  Crafts

    Decoupage – Easter Eggs

    I wanted to do something seasonal for this month’s residential craft class so decorating eggs seemed an obvious choice. Rather than painting them I thought decoupage would make a change. It proved quite popular the last time I did it in the residential homes

  • Crafts

    Fantasy Film (Resin dipping)

    With the good weather continuing this Easter weekend, it gave us another chance for some outdoor crafting. I’ve had this kit since Christmas before last ? so I thought it was about time I had a crack at it.

  • Crafts

    Tie-dying tote bags

    Saturday was a lovely Spring day which meant we were able to use the garden for “messy” craft. This was perfect as my daughter had asked if we could make her a new bag for her PE kit over the holidays.