Monday, 2 December 2013

I am still alive and kicking

It has been a while since my last post on here.  I have been very busy with making cards and wreaths for all my mother's friends and I have also been doing a wee demo at the Good Companion's Club she attends.  A friend has started a craft get together on a Friday afternoon in the church hall and I was asked to do a few demo's but until we get organised and a rota set up is has been a little ad hoc.  I took some Kraft Lunch bags and some Christmas paper and embellishments down last Friday to show how easy it is to decorate bags and turn them into lovely gift bags and they really liked the idea.  Everyone takes the craft they enjoy and eventually we will all get a demo on everyone's favourite hobby.  I was able to assist someone with her knitting by working out the pattern on her matinee jacket when she reached the decreasing for the armholes.  This lady is going to help me with some crochet.  It is great when someone has a skill that can be passed on to others.

I don't have a card to show tonight as they have been based on the same design as before and I don't want to bore you with the same old cards.  But the end is in sight and I cannot wait to get playing with my Tattered Lace dies.  My hubby has ordered a Silhouette Cameo for my Christmas so I am also eagerly awaiting it's arrival but that means more time trying to work out how it works and less time to use my dies.  I will have to stop watching Create and Craft while hubby is around because he listens too well and surprises me with crafty things.  I would be interested to hear from anyone who has this machine as any hints and tips will be gratefully received..

Here is a photo of the ladies at the Good Companions Club taking part in a demo "Making Felt Brooches" we did the other week.

I made up 12 kits with felt die cuts, brooch backs, needle, embroidery thread and I did a step by step demo.  Everyone went home with their make for the day and are looking forward to the next "hands on Demo". It is a bit time consuming but I feel a good time was had by all.
I thought I would let you all know I was still in the land of the living as I have been trying to comment on your posts and boy there are some gorgeous cards out there and lots of tutorials and hints and tips.  Keep it up ladies and John, I will find time to try them all eventually.
Take care for now.
Wilma x x x


  1. Good evening Wilma,
    Glad to see you posting again even if it is not a card.
    Great to see your ladies working hard on their project.
    Man! They are so tidy!!!! You should see the mess my lot make.
    Good luck with the crochet.

    Patricia xx

  2. Gosh you are busy, no wonder you haven't had time to post, your ladies look so happy. Hazel x

  3. Hi Wilma
    Lovely to have you back. Wow, a Cameo for Christmas. You lucky girl. You have a husband who listens? Wow, that's more impressive than the Cameo hahaha!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  4. Hi Wilma, lovely to see you back, your ladies look very happy in your photo.
    lucky you getting a cameo for your Christmas present, sorry I cannot help as I do not have this machine.

  5. Nice to see you back posting, even if it isn't a card. Your ladies all look like a lovely, happy bunch of people. I am trying to get a crafting class/club set up, I used to do this for a living, but it seems harder now that I am away from all the setting up etc. Any hints/tips will be gratefully received. I have offered my skills to various groups etc, who are already up and running, but they seem to be very much of a 'clique' and trying to get in to show them different techniques etc is a nightmare. So I am going to try and get it off the ground myself, this won't happen now until next year. Fingers crossed and it will help me get my 'mojo' back. lol. Good luck with all of your crafting sessions, they definately seem to be going well. Hugs, Jen xxx
    Krafty Keepsakes

  6. Glad all is well with you Wilma - and glad to see you're spreading your talent around this lovely group- even if they are all incredibly tidy crafters!!!!!

  7. Hi Wilma, nice to hear from you. You are certainly keeping busy. Hugs Christine x

  8. Hi Wilma looks like your having a great time! I love my crafty group too lots of huggles and nice to see you back Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  9. Hi Wilma,
    you are a very busy lady. The ladies look as if they have enjoyed your class.
    I do hope you soon get some me time to play with you dies, and of course your new machine.
    Looking forward to more of your creations when you get time create and post.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Hi Wilma, lovely to see you back...the group looks like they were having a great time..I love our group too, it's great to see all their different 'takes' on one design, hugs Carole Z X

  11. I've been going to a craft group too. We meet every fortnight and knit or crochet. Everyone is willing to help one another and swap patterns. We've done lots of blankets and baby garments and teddies to send to Malawi. Or just do something for yourself or family. We also have a lot of fun. Last Tuesday we had a lovely afternoon's entertainment. We had two local men playing accordian and fiddle and doing recitations. Some of our members sang and did readings too. And we had lots of nice things to eat. The minister and his wife visited and enjoyed the afternoon with us. It's lovely to craft with like minded people isn't it?

    Kat xx

  12. Hi Wilma, it looks as if you are all having "much fun" at your craft group.
    It it's anything like ours we spend more time nattering and laughing than crafting! A very social event.
    Take care and all the best for 2014,

    Hugs Erika.