First up the birdhouse. These turned out absolutely beautiful which feels like a bit of a miracle really as the wooden substrate that we had specially made for this event was a bit problematic to say the least. Basically, my Mark, who can turn his hand to most things, drew up some plans and made a prototype birdhouse for us from MDF using his router gadgety thingy- me-bobby. It was fabulous and Leandra and I were very excited. Off I trotted to find a man that could make these in bulk for us. Having found the man, we were on a tight deadline but had no choice but to go with it. They arrived four days before Artsycrafts and nothing fitted together....panic set in......phoned my Mark, he checked the drawings and of course they were correct. Phoned the MDF man who couldn't understand what had happened and promised I would have replacements in two days. Sure enough, two days later they arrived...perfect they were.....only one little snag....we were 50 pieces missing!!!! More panic set in!! Phoned MDF man again and although I was nearing a nervous breakdown at this point, I kind of felt very sorry for him. Anyways, we decided to use the Newport Pagnell quota to top up for the Warrington event and that gave MDF man time to send the missing items for Newport Pagnell. It all ended well as you can see by the fabulous terrace of birdhouses below.
Project number two. Industrial Chic. We wanted to use the little inner boxes from Tim Holtz Configurations boxes and make it very Industrial and grungy looking which would be very in keeping with Paperartsy's latest Steampunk themed stamps
Leandra and I have been asked quite a bit about our plans for Artsycrafts following my announcement to semi-retire. Well, we can tell you that Artsycrafts will continue but it will be just one event a year as I really do need to slow down. We have provisionally booked Daresbury Park which is the De Vere venue at Warrington that we have previously used. It will be a three day event, Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2012 and it will be available as single days so you can book as many days as you wish. One, two or all three. The following year, it will be held at Harben House, the Newport Pagnell venue.
Now on to last week....I taught 4 classes in 3 days, it was a lot work but such a lot of fun and some fabulous projects were made. On Thursday I taught my Street Life class and guess who forgot to take pictures in this class!!!! My apologies to the girls in this class. I made a mental note to myself to do better.....which I miraculously remembered to do! Next two classes were Pan Pastels taster days.....these were very relaxed classes......
Book No.3 Fab little book, full of all sorts of paper and Dark Room Door stamped images.
So that was my week......stop by again soon to find out what the next round of bargains will be on my website.