Well, I'm very pleased to say that one of my little 'personal goals' is actually going to be met very soon!
Along with a group of other like-minded crafty folk, I am going to be hosting a little crafty/sewing workshop!! We have decided to call the workshops 'Meet and Make' and you can see our Facebook page here. The sessions will be friendly and informal, teaching/sharing crafts and cups of tea and cake. We will also try to meet up every now and then just to craft and maybe have a little swap shop of crafting supplies we no longer need.
My first workshop will be on Wednesday 1st February and I will be teaching participants how to make a variety of (handsewn) fabric flowers. These are some I've made as examples -
The brown/cream spotty one will definitely become a brooch for my new black coat! I'll also be making the rest into brooches and hairslides (eventually going into my Folksy shop). I just love how shabby-chic they all are, especially the ones with the frayed edges.
As time goes on I will eventually (hopefully!) be able to teach participants how to use sewing machines and make little projects using them. I am so excited about the thought of this!
Each of the members of the Meet and Make group have different crafting skills, and Laurie taught the first of the crochet workshops last week.
I can't believe that someone who didn't know how to crochet took this fabulous mug cosy home! The crocheting continued and a crochet teapot cosy was also produced!
I can't wait to go along to the next crochet workshop - unfortunately I couldn't make this one as the OH was away.
Jules from The Awkward Niche is also making plans to teach a session, sharing some of her amazing embroidery skills. Another member, Lee will be making some fab shabby chic home accessories, using some up-cycled objects.
If you live in the Fife area and would like to come along to my workshop (or any of the others mentioned) please feel free to contact me via the 'Contact Me' button at the top right of my blog or come on over and join our Facebook page to be kept up to date with our exciting future events.