Hallo and welcome to Part 2 of this two-part All Counties Craft Challenge diary post – so much happened I had to split up the post to keep load sizes down!
Right, ready? Let’s go…
Oh, by the way, if you haven’t already seen the first part of this diary post, then click here to read Part 1.
A Strawberry Zebra Down On The Farm
Once again, the venue surprise was evident in the next destination. Many of those in the south of England will have heard of or even visited Pickwell Farm. This is where Carolyn Draper invited me to.
Looks nice and farm-shoppy doesn’t it? Actually I think it’s had various extensions since this photo but either way, nice!
What I wasn’t expecting was the strawberry zebra that was guarding the door. That’s defo not your average guard dog.
No, seriously, look!
You CAN see this, right?
*wonders just how magic those mushrooms were?!*
Hehe, no, tiz real!
So tempted to jump on and shout yee-haaa!
Inside, and just past the fresh aroma of field-to-shop vegetables, was the craft shop itself – what a fabulous selection!
Hehe, anyway, time to meet Carolyn …
Carolyn was the lovely lady that invited me to complete the workshop at Pickwell Farm. Thank you! :)
We had a quick natter however it was time to set for the workshop!
I minced around lobbing out the bits and pieces…
…done! I’m getting the hang of this now I think.
Even got a brew too!
The only slight issue
Another Gelli Plate day for this group and we were soon at it creating all sorts of combinations and variations…
We even got to chat with Nigel May at Create and Craft TV studios live via Skype video call!
Much mess later and time for Maisy-cam!
This wasn’t the last that I would see of Pickwell Farm however as I had been asked to do an overview on the Scan N Cut by some local ‘scanners’ that wanted to get to grips with their machines.
Back ‘home’ for a quick nap and then it was back down on the farm for day 2.
Day 2 sped around and is was back down the farm to set up for day 2. This day had been arranged by a group who wanted to get an overview of the Scan N Cut. The group was put together by Lorraine who you will see in the image gallery below so a big thanks to her for organizing that side of things for this day.
The day went well and all were v happy with what they learnt and went home 100% confident that they would not use their machines much more – always good to hear – especially when they have sat in boxes for a few months or even years!
Now then. You may have noticed the lovely warm winter sun, that didn’t make anything warm. At the end of the second day I was treated to a bit of nature’s glory again with a fabby sunset so, another bit of jigerry pokery digi art for the files I think!
*happy exhale so hard that I run out of breathe and wheeze some back in*
Rightm that just about brings things up to date.
I hope that you’ve enjoyed this rather lengthy two-part blog post. Please don’t forget however that I am doing this All Counties Craft Challenge for a reason.
If you would like to know more, please pop over to the About The Challenge page.
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.
Many thanks for reading and hope you managed to stick with it until the end.
Catch you again soon with another installment!