Hello All. Bit later than expected due to being a tad busy but have managed to jot down a few bits and pieces about what was a very random and, what felt like, a very busy week.
Hope you enjoy :)
After the workshop at the Stamp Addicts store I made my way back up north as my next appointments are to be in Doncaster and Leeds.
I had a bit of spare time on Sunday so I managed to take a minute or two out to get a few more designs worked out and uploaded to my online store, www.digitalcraftemporium.co.uk
Here are a couple of pics of the designs but if you’d like to know more, please head over to the blog post that I did for these earlier in the week.
Also, to try and boost the happy cells I have been trying to take some positive action to catch more sun, eat more healthily and also read up a bit more on my conditions and how I can continue to improve upon them.
These are small things in themselves but I’m hoping that with time they will add to the ‘pot of positives’ and keep me on the right road.
Anyway, so, day ‘off’ done and it was back on the road to get supplies and start prepping for the next two workshops that are coming up.
I stopped off in Doncaster to meet Kathryn Sturrock and grab some MDF, push molds and air dry clay and then I headed over to Leeds to get some papery bits and bobs for use in the Craftwork Cards workshop.
Then it was on with the work!
All sorts of bits and bobs going on there.
Sadly didn’t get finished before I had to pack it all into a box so that it didn’t end up on the floor as I drove over to Silsden to meet Angela Malcolm, along with a group of very talents ladies and even the local vicar, at Been Busy.
Been busy is a community interest shop that rents out space in a shop to artisans in which to sell their creations – seriously, there are some pretty amazing and talented people in and around Silsden.
I popped along as Create and Craft TV was presenting the shop with an Accuquilt machine for use in their upstairs room called, Get Busy. Get Busy is being used to hold workshops and courses for anyone who wishes to learn crafting skills. These skills can be knitting, felting, crocheting. They are also open to all (sensible) suggestions. If you’ve not been in before, please do pop in and say hello and say that John sent you.
With my memory being rubbish, and with being involved in a fair bit of browsing and nattering I didn’t get that many photographs but here is one mid way through the day where some of the makers and creators were trying out the new machine…
I am hoping to go back later in the year and do a full workshop, thanks to the Vicar kindly agreeing to let us use the local hall (at least I think he did … eh Angela? Lol)
Just a quick visit this time though because it was off to Doncaster again!
Feeling like a yo-yo right now, lol!
Rocking up early at Doncaster racecourse I leapt out of Maisy all full of the joys of life and ready for the papperazi … lol, oh well, at least Sam was there with her camera to record the moment.
I joke about the crowds but literally moments after I arrived (and I am sure that that was the reason this happened) but loads of people turned up!
Much shopping, memory making and merriment occured with all who attended and all who made the event happen. Here are just a few snaps of the day(s).
One of the main things that I was there to do was talk with people about the All Counties Challenge and try and raise some more donations to get to that £20k target.
Well, I did talk, with a LOT of people – got jaw ache by the end of it, lol. Long and short of it is that Scotland and Hull are gagging for it, so I shall be sorting those out ASAP!
Also, VERY happy to be able to say that almost £670 (bar a penny or two) was generously donated by many of those that stopped by for a chat, passed by and gave their shrapnel after shopping or the one or two that had made the journey specifically to do it. I am so grateful to you all as you have given the total a much needed kick up the bum! THANK YOU.
Don’t forget that there are still workshops being organised around the country – to see what I have been and where I am going next, please do head over to the itinerary page.
If you can’t get to any of the workshops you can still help by sharing this blog post or by making a donation through the Just Giving page (click on the image below).
In the meantime it’s time for me to sign off and pick up where I left off with creating the workshops for this week – there’s nothing like last minute is there?!
Thanks for stopping by and I will catch you again soon.