• Classes,  Crafts

    Magnetic photo frames

    I wanted to introduce something new to the residential care home craft classes this month and my original plan was to decorate fridge magnets. However once I began to investigate what was available it became apparent that the magnets would be too small for some of the residents. 

  • Crafts

    Cards for home

    Sometimes crafting for classes means I don’t get time to craft for myself. I thought this year would be the same but I sat down early in December and decided to do a batch of Christmas cards

  • 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

    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

    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

    Christmas Tree Decorations

    The December residential home craft sessions were to make Christmas Tree Decorations. I set up 3 simple projects for them to try out; mini wreaths, paper baubles and jar lid pictures.

  • 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

    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…