Sunday, 24 August 2014

A brilliant weekend of crafting fun

Hi, just got home from a fabulous weekend at Lin Brown's with Sam, Emma, Lin, Lesley and Karen.

If we gloss over the travel chaos that Lin and I had to go through to get there, everything ran like clockwork., even if Saturday started with a 5am alarm call...
The venue we used last time, the Bead Scene, was no longer available, so Lin very bravely allowed us into her home.. we were soon hard at work
concentrating hard!
 Not sure if Lin is thinking "what have I done letting this lot in...."


 part of day one's project, this fabulous chipboard book

 
 I'll show the rest of it tomorrow
 Sam and Emma trying to decide what to have from the huge menu for dinner...
Day two saw us experimenting with lots of different products, most of which I'd not used before - this is Silks, but we tried Colour Blooms (need!) Brushos (probably need) Gelatos (must have) Intense pencils (do have!) and lots more - the screen printing was fantastic fun...


 lots of chatting, laughing, drinking tea and eating chocolate, we made tags galore, played in journals (some of us) and had loads of fun...

 Mark, Lin's lovely hubby, took the obligatory group shot, we couldn't leave out Meg, their gorgeous dog
see,  told you we laughed all weekend!

I'll take some pics of the tags we made tomorrow, so come back and see more of what we did.

Lin and Mark, thanks for welcoming us into your home (and for the guided tour of Lin's wonderful studio) and for the endless cups of tea and coffee.

Girls, it was great to spend 2 fun-filled days with you. See you all soon. xx

17 comments:

craftimamma said...

Oooh what a lovely post Helen! It has definitely been a brilliant weekend altogether with lots of laughs and good humour and fabulous crafting from start to finish. Lin (and Mark)could not have been more hospitable and the things Lin had lined up for us were wonderful. As usual I brought up the rear when it came to finishing the projects (or not in my case) but I will definitely complete the gorgeous book and use the tags. They are too good to leave unfinished!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh you lucky, lucky sods, you certainly look as if you had loads of fun!!! The book looks fantastic already, - just wished I didn't live so far away from all the action...

Great photos!!!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow looks like you had an amazing time xxx

sam21ski said...

Absolutely fabulous photos to mark a wonderful fun packed weekend.

Got to meet Meg, who is adorable and of course the lovely Mark, Lins hubby, and to see Lin, Karen and the gang again.

Can't wait to see your tags and journal pages etc tomorrow.

XXX

Steven said...

Looks like you all had a fab weekend tooo.. so much crafting, it's brilliant. Dying to see the details and the tags!!

Steven said...

P.S. Luvrve the wall clock

Hazel Agnew said...

Pleased that you had such a brill time. Look forward to more pics. Xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Glad you all had such an amazing time, the projects look wonderful xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Looks like a wonderful time, wish I'd been there,

Lucy x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I wondered what happened to you at Craft Barn this time, but now I know. What a wonderful way to be late for a challenge (grin).

This looks like a really fun time. It's so impressive that you have such artistic like-minded friends you can join and make art with. Some of the projects look like lots of fun, too.

isisimaginings.com said...

I am officially green with envy. You must have had an absolute ball, you lucky, lucky people. And I love the book, it looks so gorgeous.

Gabrielle said...

What fun! Looks like you all had an amazing time and made some really beautiful projects!

Yours Artfully said...

What a brilliant round up of the weekend Helen. Thank you so much for coming, it was so nice to share two days with such a lovely bunch of friends. Can't believe that you actually had the energy to blog this last night!!!!

Lin x

Claire said...

Oooo looks like you all had a fab time! I'm very jealous! Great post and photos of your weekend fun Helen, thanks for sharing, Claire x

Sarah Anderson said...

Glad I'm not the only one envious of your fabulous weekend ;) The little book is fab and love your list of wants and haves. We have brusho at work but have only ever used it as a marbling ink!! That will change!!!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Awesome post and pics Helen. And your projects is wonderful. You had a very fun time. Thank you for share with us.

Neet said...

What a fab weekend with a bunch of fab friends.
Hugs, Neet xx