Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Long, long post.....

grab a cuppa and a sticky bun, put your feet up and we'll begin...

Well Saturday was our Winter Workshop Preview and Taster day. It's always a relief when people turn up..!!!


All the classes were laid out in order for people to inspect.


Ben was ready with the diary for the bookings...


Here's a closer look at the classes ( now all online Here)





The lovely Sandy Poppins arrived bright and early and raring to go...


My class in progress



THE most wonderful cup cakes...


Courtesy of Teresa, Amelia and Claudia.


Kates class....the calm before the storm, lol...


People travel a long way to attend our Preview days lol. Here is the lovely Debra Ann all the way from Washington. Well, actually she is over here studying in Lancaster and thought she would call in to make all the girls at her regular classes back home really jealous. Turns out her local shop is Paper Pals owned by the lovely Karen Tews Lien and they have my stamps in stock and love using them. Yee hah, how frikkin fabby is that.???



No peace for the wicked, I demoed the rest of the day...
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And for those who may be wondering if I have altered since being made a Signature Designer for Ranger....


Guess that answers that, then, lmao

Sandra got collared for the job of sorting and cleaning all the stamps...big mistake..tee hee...this is what she ended up like.


I managed to snaffle a cup cake


Andy decided to ordain me with the tea cosy...Hope that means I am now part of the clergy as well as Royalty.!!!


Big big thanks to everyone who helped, special amazing thanks to Bezzie Su who somehow got conned into doing the days catering. |Yes you heard me right, the Culinary UnGoddess, was locked into the kitchen. And to be fair, no one has claimed damages, so far.....

Also big thanks to all who came and supported us and made it a fabulous day.

Sunday was spent at a Vintage Craft fair, where I met the most lovely people and nabbed myself some fabulous retro stuff for Reaveley Towers. Will blog about that in the next couple of days when I hjave everything in situ.

So onto today's workshop.The lovely Sue arrived with a card for me. I was decidedly nervous, and rightly so...


Cheers and all that Sue, peel offs...hmmmmm my fave !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The lovely Tracey heard my plea for naff tea cosies, and brought me this beauty... Just frikkin perfect...


I just love things that are multi purpose..this can double as a turban on bad hair days.


Which do you prefer, the tea cosie or the card...no contest really...!!!


Here it is in all it's glory.. All you knitters out there, can you top that.!!! Prize for the naffest, of course..


The gorgeous Amy Shaw, of QVC crafting royalty brought some of her pals along for the day. I think I was a bit of a shock to some of them, as you know I can be an acquired taste !!! Still they put on a brave face and got on with it, despite ending up all clarted with ink and paint.


Lollies always make for a peaceful afternoon.





Amy is such a doll, pop over to her blog and see what she has to report...


Right, have you survived all that..??? Good on ya...

Enjoy xx

11 comments:

Sue said...

How rude of you. I spent all of 120 seconds slaving over that card and to boot found my best peel off for it. My card wins hands down for the naff est thing of the day.

Thanks hun for the best day in a long time

Crafty mop said...

Had a greAt time on the taster day Dyan it was my first time at your towers....will defo be darkening your door again in fact can't wait till the journalling for beginners starts in Jan ssssoooooooooo looking forward to it ....just wished Jan would come quick so I can book more classes !! Loving the dylusion inks I pur chased !! Off to do some now just as soon as kids go to sleep !! X

Nicki said...

Lol!!
It looks like you have been having way too much fun!!

I can't wait til next year I will find time to visit your shop :)
Getting excited at the thought.

Nicki.xxx

Georgie Horn said...

Lollipops....great idea! I'll be giving them out at my next training session.

Kim said...

Looks like a fab day was had by all, soooooo gutted I couldn't come :( but hoping to make a workshop or 2 or 3.....

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Big congrats to you on being made a Signature Designer for Ranger. Don't know what took them so long to snaffle you up though.

I can almost taste those cupcakes.

Hope you have a fabby Christmas
Dee xxx

Sid said...

Looks like you all had a fab day, wish I could have made it !!

sixofone said...

You look like you were having the funnest time ever. I wish I lived close enough to come to one of your workshops

Photocat said...

Keep the crazyness... it's a good thing. We should all keep our inner child alive like you do and find pleasures in small moments. I think I never said this before but I like you just as you are! Don't change too much...

Emma said...

Looks like some fab work going on, wish i could make it to your workshop one day :) love your dress too :) em x

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