• 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.

  • Chat

    April 2019

    Delayed posts is what happens when I don’t keep my bullet journal up to date. 😳 Anyways here’s what I got up to in April…

  • 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

  • Classes,  Crafts

    Decorative Plant Pots

    Painting plants pots has a mixed response on craft internet. The finished project can look great but it may not be the most long lasting of results. The nature of the clay is that it retains moisture which is good for plants but not for paint.

  • Chat

    2018 Review

    It’s the 10th January already? I guess I’m not that late for my year end review. 2018 was the first year in which I’ve sat down, wrote and published targets on how I wanted to take Ceefer Crafts. I guess ingrained Performance Officer habits are hard to break no matter how hard I try

  • Classes,  Crafts

    Christmas Cards

    I’ve been really bad at updating this blog for the last 2 months so my task for today is to clear some of the backlog I’m now in my second year running craft classes at the residential care home, and it’s nice to start a tradition of making cards in November followed by decorations in December.

  • Crafts

    Leaf printing

    When I set up the class schedule in January I wasn’t sure what Autumn Crafts was going to be.  It had to be something that could be enjoyable for people with a range of abilities and if possible have a practical / useful end product as many of the residents prefer that. So I had a think about what Autumn meant to me (apart from Halloween and comfort food) The answer is leaves. I love leaves. The colours, the shapes. That’s what I wanted to bring to the craft classes. I wanted to capture them but not by pressing them I needed a quicker process. So printing with them seemed…

  • Crafts

    Felt drawer sachets

    This month’s residential home classes was originally titled Sewing Felt Animals. As usual I had a pre-class preparation session, during which I  sewed a simple teddy bear and my friend made a cow. (I look at her designs and think she’s the one who should be running these classes)