Listen, there comes a time when an event deserves it’s own blog post.
That event this time was meeting the crafty bunch at The Crafty Bunch.
In the last diary post, I introduced you to Sue, owner of the Crafty Bunch in Telford.
Fancy a quick look at some of the goodies in the store?
As you can see, things just kept popping into my basket during the workshops.
Anyway, as I mentioned Sue has set me a little challenge and asked me to work with these blank frames and create a workshop around them.
Here is a reminder of what I had created.
The Friday group were in and ready in no time.
Sue began to seat the ladies and get the teas and coffees flowing.
As ever it looks very tidy before we started, but also as would be expected, once the group got started they began creating their own variation of the painted frame.
The quiet creativity came. The standing up and debating with themselves came. The tea and coffee came and got drunk. The chatter came.
Ultimately, it was like a normal crafty bunch! lol.
As you saw above, Sue had also been baking and creating and gave us cream teas and lemon drizzle cake, along with all of the other treats!
Sadly, the Friday workshop came to an end but thankfully the sun was still up (we had done an afternoon/evening session) so we could pop out and see Maisy.
Saturday came around a lot quicker than expected and a second group arrived ready for some creative action.
The paint was soon flowing and again, the ladies came up with some stunning variations on the design.
Saturday (and a bit of Friday) had seen some super heavy downpours so it was very fortuetous that it held of for us to get a second group shot with Maisy.
Now, I wasn’t aware of this however behind the scenes all of the ladies, with Sue as their leader, had been beavering away and holding sample sales, cake sales and had raised some extra cash to add to the challenge total – over £400 extra to be precise – so in total, with the workshop attendances the Crafty Bunch store, and it’s friends, raised over £1,200 for the All Counties Challenge – I was truly flabbergasted!
The surprises weren’t over though. The ladies had also prepared a hamper of goodies for me to take away and use as munchies for future workshops (if they make it that far, hehe).
Seriously though, what a truly generous group they were. I just can’t believe how much they did and will be forever grateful.
Now, before I get all sobby – but in a good way – I had better sign off!
Thank you for reading and thank you again to the Crafty Bunch for being utterly AMAZING!