Hi there everyone.
Well it's been a chaotic monday after a fantastic weekend retreat, but more on that later! My wife was back at hospital this morning fully expecting that Dr would say all is well and the cast can come off..... that was not to be! Sent off for a CT scan and told to come back in 2 weeks. Oh well, we will have to see what happens then.
LOVIN INK weekend retreat. (Pop over to their site and perhaps we'll meet you at the next one!)
So this weekend saw my wife and I up in beautiful North Yorkshire....
It was a fantastic weekend all round. We missed most of the first evening workshop as it was a 5 hour drive but we were made to feel very welcome when we arrived and dived straight in to begin catching up!
I'll show you Susan's first as hers looks more like the sample. (I never can do what I'm told!)
Then of course, there was me. As expected I was the only male crafter there and decided that though I was quite happy to make all the buttons flowers etc over the weekend I wanted a more "manly" feel to my box.
Oops, just realised I have not taken a decent picture yet so I'll do a seperate post about mine! (Got to keep the suspense going!)
Over the course of the saturday we made buttons and flowers using clay, chipboard, shrink plastic, friendly plastic and material using all sorts of techniques including, triple embossing, colouring, shaping, stamping etc etc.
Our hosts, Michelle and Janet were always on hand to advise, encourage and a lot of experimentation was going on (Along with loads of chat and laughter) And Andy and Emma kept us going with amazing food all weekend! Thank you for that; your food was fantastic!
After lunch on saturday I was blessed and touched when out came plates of chocolate cupcakes beautifully decorated and complete with candles and everyone sang happy birthday to me!
We also managed to pop into The Stamp Man that afternoon; it was lovely to meet Jill and have a look around and pick up some lovely goodies to play with!
We had such a wonderful time, met some amazingly talented crafters; made some fantastic things and learn't so much from everyone. Fun friends and laughter, we were truly blessed to be able to be there and can't wait for the next one!
Be blessed everyone, whatever you are doing!