Wednesday, 25 April 2012


Yesterday we were in a blooming mood ....and we made loads of flowers! There were only four of us and we all got into our task -  at times there was silence as we all concentrated on making our blooms!
 Nicola using her favourite cosmic shimmer paint
                   Sarah concentrating cutting out
           Sarah with paintbrush poised
 See, not a word being spoken, don't think they even notice me and my camera he!he!
Okay, so using a shiny background was a really bad idea but don't you think our flowers look good! Sarah helped out by showing the proper way to make a Hels flower - well she had had the advantage of being taught by the lovely Hels herself how to make one!!
We have plans for using them - so watch this space!

I didn't realise it was so long since I posted on this blog!Hope I can make up for lost time!

If you reading this and you live in the Sale area and would like to spend some time with a group of very nice crafters come along to St Mary's on Moss Lane on Tuesday morning(10 o'clock)

Take care, Chrisx

Thursday, 24 November 2011


After all the creative fun comes The Christmas Fair! This Saturday (26th November) at St Mary's Church on Moss Lane in Sale.
We have lots of goodies to sell all in aid of 'Action for Children' - cards, Christmas decorations, goodie bags and lots more!
Jo packing things up
Nichola busy attaching our little heart price tags

Waiting to be packed!

We know that at this time of year people are busy, but this could be a pleasant way to do some of your Christmas shopping! There will be a variety of different stalls AND I've heard that the Heart beat Cafe will be serving their delicious bacon butties! 
Hope to see you there, Chris

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Fair dos!!!!

Yesterday saw us preparing for the Christmas fair again (details of that later)As you know we have already a little collection of owls so we thought something more Christmassy - cards and gift tags!
Sara and Tina discuss the merits of pearlised paper
We also have a new member - Sara who shared her craft experience with us.
This week we have prepared lots of heat embossed images and coloured images
Nicola's ahah! moment!
Sarah and Nichola working away
Hmmmm! coffee and cake obviously more important!

With Jo organising things we got quite a lot done and we will soon have a lot of cards and tags to show so we hope you will come back and have a look!
For now, wishing everyone a good week! Chrisx

Sunday, 18 September 2011


...and other creatures.
On our first day back after the long holiday we set to making owls for the Christmas Fair at church. We met in the Heartbeat Cafe and took advantage of the goodies on offer there!
As you can see we are very tidy workers!
Sarah's busy fingers!
Tina's careful cutting
Nichola's owl had eyes already although he looks rather scary!!

Although we weren't a full group we all managed to progress well. We have already started to adapt this template to make other creatures and to alter the shape and position of wings, eyes etc. so we should have a a really good selection by the time we have finished.

We intend having fun every Tuesday morning between 10 o'clock and 1 o'clock and would love to see you!
We would welcome any comments and thank you for looking, Chris

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Welcome to our blog!

Here it is, our brand new blog, up and running just in time for the Summer break LOL!  After lots of planning, talking and eating cake, we've got ourselves organised enough to share what we'll be working on week by week (ish, there's always room for spontaneity!), and space on the internet to share that with others too!  We all come from different craft backgrounds and have a variety of interests but we're all always up for a challenge or learning something new.

Back in May, Nicola challenged the group to make a collage using only recycled materials.  She collected a roof tile, thick gloopy PVA, Polyfilla,sandpaper, slate, tissue paper, broken pots, stones, string, crushed china, an old road atlas.    This is Chris' piece and you can read more about the morning on her blog, Pearshaped Crafting.