Hallo All. Well, it seems that I’m doing a workshop twice a week at the moment but this week saw an unexpected exception.
After the business of the Surrey weekend I thought that I was going to get some time to catch up however you all saw what happened with Maisy’s tyre so I’ve been trying to catch up with myself since that incident.
Thankfully, I did. Laundry done. Dishes done. Maisy tidied and stuff put away.
All just in time to reach for clean clothes, use dishes and get stuff out. Lol!
Anyway, if we didn’t have this cycle in life it’d be pretty obvious that we did nothing so I guess it’s all good. Keeps me out of trouble too.
Right. Since all of that, anothet workshop has now been and gone. Want to see what happened?
The day started out with a drive over to Saltdean which is on the south coast of England, near Brighton.
The drive took about an hour and a half. Twenty minutes of that crawling just four miles. Inevitably I was proper late, finally getting parked at 0945 for a 1000 start!
Still I guess this tour is called a ‘challenge’.
Anyway, on arrival at St Michaels church hall I met Clair Matthews and her daughter.
Clair runs regular craft classes in Saltdean so if you are in the area, here are more details…
Clair had kindly arranged the venue for this workshop.
Clair actually got in touch with me following a nudge from a mutual friend who had been to the first AND second Surrey Weekender.
That mutual friend is Pam. Say hi Pam …
A lovely lady who tried to tempt me into her house with bangers and mash – something that would normally win me over however sadly I couldn’t this time around.
Anyway, the workshop was set and ready to receive the 18 lovely ladies that had signed up to this workshop.
For this workshop I had again been given a fairly free brief so had decided to again reach for some of the fab MDF kits from Fernli Designs.
A box with lid, a tray and a mini matchbox.
I was planning to get the group to just cover these in paper however I’m always up for a challenge so offered the choice of several different decorative techniques.
Oh dear. Choices in a craft class aren’t always the best idea as the deliberation over texture and colour can stump the very creative mind as a million variations go through their mind.
Some even hid under tables to escape?!
Thankfully it didn’t stump us all for long and the day progressed and the creativity continued.
Clair, her mum and her daughter treated us to lunch – and what a spread it was!
Went back for seconds too!
More making ensued in the afternoon and it began to develop that everyone had their own unique style and creative strengths
Time to draw things to a close however and say fairwell to the ladies.
Now. The plan after this workshop was to head over to Devon for two days of workshops in Seaton.
Sadly the planned workshops had not generated much interest and so it was with a heavy heart I had to make the decision to postpone my visit to Devon whilst I look for a location that would be more accessible.
At least I hope that was the reason people didn’t sign up because with my issues I am prone to consider the fact that people just weren’t interested in me – but I’ll keep that thought in check for now.
Anyway, on the plus side this does give me a couple of days to catch up with admin and maybe even answer some backed up emails – a miracle some of you may say, lol.
Right, that just about brings us up to date.
Oh, want to see my stunning view for this evening…?
Car park next to a motorway with a spaceship above it.
Next time you think it’s a lovely life on the road – think of this – stunning, right? Lol!
Its only one night and Maisy and I are safe and warm, so I am grateful.
Just before I go, please don’t forget that I am doing this tour in order to raise awareness of mental health issues and to raise money for Mind, the mental health charity.
If you would like to contribute and help me reach that £20k target you can do so in three ways.
- Make a donation on my Just Giving page.
- Make a donation via the Create & Craft TV website; for an additional P&P charge of £2.99 you will also be sent an official challenge postcard colouring book.
- Attend a workshop. To find out if there is one coming up near you, please visit the itinerary page on this blog.
Right, many thanks for reading and I will see you again soon.