It took me a very long time to get to grips with crochet now I think I’m a bit addicted (!) so I thought I’d show you some of the things I’ve made (you can see more on my Flickr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/harryandflosscreations/) – if I can you can!!!! so come along to our crochet class on Monday mornings at Material Girls – call 07931095052 or email email@example.com for more details xx
There’s nothing more complimentary than a Bride entrusting you with making her bridesmaid dresses and I’m thrilled that Hannah has asked me to help – I looking forward to helping her and Liam make their day really special – I’ll keep you posted with my progress, they are going to be gorgeous. Last year my Son Dan and his then bride to be Laura got married and I had the privledge of making their bridesmaid dresses, plus some other bits and pieces, what an amazing day that was – here are a few pictures xx
Everyone needs a useful messenger bag!! Come along and make one for yourself in a choice of colours! Call 07931095052 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details xx
Remember if the dates for the workshops don’t suit you please call, additional workshops can be arranged to suit you even in the evenings x
We visited a vintage fair in Solihul on Sunday (http://www.vintage-fair.co.uk/) and bought some lovely goodies – the sequined and beaded lace was a snip and has inspired me to make more Christmas Fairies (nothing like planning ahead!!!) and the gorgeous hand embroidered pillow case will make a beautiful handbag, such a shame not to turn it into something when you consider the hours taken to sew it all those years ago – I’ll post pictures when they’re finished. Go and have a look at your local vintage shops – a few have sprung up in the Redditch area lately and are definitley worth rummaging in!! The ones I like are Vintage Love, Unicorn Hill Redditch, Vintage Home and Garden, Tardebigge Court Redditch and The Old Needle Works, Britten Street Redditch xx
The Bromsgrove Ladies Group had a great night making Christmas Crackers last November – the results were brilliant – well done ladies xx
I tried my hand at making Christmas tree decorations with air drying clay this year – I’ve not had much success in the past as the clay was never strong enough when dry, but I used some made by a company called ‘Darwi’ and had great results. (I purchased it from a stall at the NEC and now can’t seem to find where to buy more so if anyone knows a stockist please let me know).
I used Christmas stamps to emboss into the clay, then cut them out (better that way round as you get a cleaner edge) left them to dry a for a couple of days, turning them now and again and once dry filed any slightly rough edges – hey presto!! I’m going to try making labels to hang from glass storage jars next time and tie them on with raffia – should look ok – I’ll post some pictures when they’re done! xx
Happy New Year to you all!
Harry and Floss have some new workshops for 2013, I’ve posted some photos so you can see just what you can make!! Book now by calling 07931095052 or email me on email@example.com xx