Monday, 30 September 2013

Fabulous Weekend

I have just had such a fun weekend with a group of girls who have become friends through their hobby and via Twitter. A few months ago there was a lot of chatter among the group of girls about taking a class with me as a way of having a crafting weekend and also as a way of meeting each other. Although some of the girls knew a couple of people in person, they had not all met as a whole group. A date was set, projects decided upon, two days of making stuff....sounded like a fun weekend to me! Throw lots of laughter, some chocolate, a touch of shopping and you definitely get a fabulous weekend. The weather on Sunday was just gorgeous and here we all are, in the little courtyard outside The Bead Scene where I hosted the classes. It felt like having a school photograph taken but it turned out pretty good really, so thank you Karen for becoming our official photographer.

Back row L-R  Jax, Emma, Me, Lesley and Janet.
Front Row L-R  Sam, Helen, Jacqui and Lin S.

I have way too many photographs of work in progress but I just wanted to share a few pics with you of the amazing work these girls did over the weekend. I hope I've managed to assign the projects to the correct people!!!

I think this one belongs to Sam




Lin S.




Projects from day 2








I just had to show you a close up shot of Emma's Resin flower, the colours were stunning, I believe she used Squid Ink Fresco Finish paint and Royal Amethyst Treasure Gold. I'm really not a purple kind of gal but this was just beautiful.

Then last but not least Lin S.

So I think you'll agree, they all worked very hard but there was some down time too. We all got together for a meal on Saturday evening at an American diner where we were joined by Andrew, Jax's husband and Gabrielle who is also a Twitter girl and lives close by.....a fun evening but way too much food!!!

So thank you girls for such a fun weekend and an even bigger thank you for my lovely, lovely gifts....I feel very spoilt. All I need to do know is finish packing my suitcase as Mark and I are off at stupid o'clock in the morning to catch a 6.30 flight. We are heading off to Malta for a few days where the weather is looking really rather lovely.


Jacqui Hall said...

Thank you so much for agreeing to teach such a boistrous bunch. I for one had a fab time and can't wait to do it all over again :)
Have a lovely well deserved holiday.

massofhair said...

A fabulous weekend and a meeting of crafting friends, what could be better. All the projects are amazing, glad you got spoilt and enjoyed the weekend too :-)

sam21ski said...

Roll on the next one!!!

Had a fabulous time, fantastic company and brilliant projects, what a wonderful way to spend the weekend!!

Thanks once again and enjoy your sell deserved holiday.

Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

Such gorgeous projects!! I'm glad you had a great weekend too. Hope you have a wonderful time in Malta.

Helen said...

It was a complete blast (if you discount Travel Lodge, lol!) and it was so lovely to meet Jax and Lesley who I'd only met "virtually" before... and lovely to catch up with the others again. Thank you so much for 2 amazing projects, endless patience with us all, the lifts to and from the trian, and great company over dinner too. I would love to do it again. I'm hooked on classes! Have a fabulous holiday.

Sarah Dunkley said...

Looks like u gals had a Fab time! Don't leave me out next time! lol! xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

What glorious projects! Well done everybody! And looks like they gave you lots of love, Lin!

Lucy x

craftimamma said...

It was an ab-fab weekend altogether but those classes and your company Lin were the best! Thank you so much, especially as Helen said, for your endless patience ;D! Have an absolutely wonderful holiday ....... you earned it, lol!

Lesley Xx

Jacqui Chimes said...

Thank YOU Lin - lovely to meet everyone and very relaxing. Enjoy your hols

TAM said...

looks like you had a fabulous time
Enjoy your holiday Lin

Sophie said...

Meine Güte, was für prächtige, wunderschöne Ergebnisse.
Wahnsinn :-)

Liebe Grüße
Sophie xx