• Chat

    October 2019

    Where is the time running away to? It’s been a busy month in the Ceefer Crafts home, daughter’s birthday and a short trip to family ate up the first third of the month.

  • Classes,  Crafts

    Paper flowers 2019

    This is the third time I’ve brought paper flowers into the residential craft classes, the first time we used crepe paper and the second we made tropical flowers.

  • Chat

    July & August 2019

    Despite this being a double month, there’s been very little crafting going on. Life got in the way with summer holidays and a house move.

  • Crochet

    WYS Florist Collection

    The “worst” bit of doing classes at The Wool Haven is seeing all the new yarn coming into the shop. The levels of self-control I have to muster to control my purchases is incredible. One range that appeared around Christmas was the West Yorkshire Spinners Florist Collection. I was doing well at resisting temptation until I was shown The Perfect Bouquet pattern book that went with it.

  • 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…

  • 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

    Tropical paper flowers

    July’s residential classes were programmed for Tropical paper flowers. I have to admit I was a bit nervous about doing paper flowers as it had a mixed reception last year. However that had only been my second set of classes at the residential homes and the residents were still a bit reticent. I found the technique on the Crafts by Amanda site and thought how effective it looked. I didn’t use her templates but instead hand drew something similar. The residents are very aware of things they class as being for children so I didn’t include the pony beads for the stamen but instead simply twisted the end on the…

  • Crafts

    Paper flowers

    I’ve recently started work at a set of local care homes doing arts & crafts sessions for the residents (more crafts than art to be honest) Last month we started with felt, making a series of different brooches either bows or flowers. It was the first time many of them had used felt,so this month I decided to try them with paper flowers.

  • Crochet

    Flowers

    I was asked to bring in some decorative flower patterns for the crochet class, so I chose these 3 to show how easy it is to crochet varying types.