Friday, 12 March 2010

Easter Flowers

Today I have a craft workshop with my 50+ group at the local day centre. They will be having the usual Easter meal and instead an Easter Bonnet parade we have been asked to provide table decorations. I showed the group how to fold and arrange tissue paper to create beautiful blooms. One lady thought we were making decorations for St Patrick's Day as I had used white, yellow, orange and green papers. I guess it would work for both.

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Monday, 8 March 2010

Kusadama Workshop at the Beetroot Tree

I had an absolutely wonderful day yesterday. I ran a Kusadama workshop at the Beetroot Tree, Draycott. This was to compliment the current exhibition entitled 'Grammar & Heather' which I am a part of.

Five lovely ladies attended and they were all very enthusiastic and keen to learn the versatility that paper can provide as a material of choice. There was a free flow of ideas from everyone and I feel we all gained a great deal from the day myself included.

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Thursday, 4 March 2010

For all you chicken lovers out there.............................. Here's Cluckie

Do you know I really need to stop myself from taking on board random things to do. My latest was Chux Tux. I am a member of Freecycle. I love to think that I am doing my bit to stop things going in the landfill and prolonging the life of inanimate objects at the same time. Over the years I have given and received some great stuff.

Back in Janua
ry I read a post requesting Wool and Knitting Needles. These are the posts that usually interest me as I have a stack of wool and a good collection of knitting needles at the ready for anyone who would like to learn. On this occasion the lady in question was very ambitions and wanted to not only learn to knit but to make 6 Chux Tux (jumpers) for some battery hens she was giving a home to at the end of February.

After tracking a pattern down online I realised that it would be a bit difficult for a beginner to do. So I offered my services. They had to be ready for the end of February in time for the hens arrival. Along the way my son's class coincidentally did a project on battery hens so the lovely lady, Bex, allowed them to name one.

You've guessed it Cluckie.