Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Craft Club, Crafty Girls go on Tour!!!!

Hi one and all, how are you? I hope you are well, either enjoying the weather from the inside, or having fun out and about. I like snow, touch wood it's not held me up to much, so I'm not going to complain. I love the seasons, and like any excuse to wear loads of layers and a dodgy woolly hat. oooow, talking of wool, me and my mum went in Clarks Crafts in Ramsbottom yesterday, they have some fantastic wool. I NEED to knit, that's it, no more excuses.

Anyhow, sorry to the Craft Club ladies for cancelling Monday. I hope everyone read my blog and realised. I generally send an email, but I haven't been home, left my contact book at home (obviously!!) and couldn't seem to find my emails with everyones details on. Bit of a mess really. I have rescheduled though, so the next craft club will be

13th December

I hope everyone can make it, I'll mix up some glitter and cinnamon to make it smell nice, and I'll bring some mince pies!! It can be our little Christmas party.

Now then, talking of parties, I need to thank everyone for the fantastic warm welcome they gave me at Craftaganza, organised by the hugely talented Meg (dunno how she does it), and all the Crafters Companion Team. It was such a good weekend (well, Friday night and Saturday). Thank you to Sara for inviting me along. It's great to be in such talented peoples company, who are so friendly. Brilliant. I will as promised put the cards on my blog, along with the instructions, but they are on my phone and my computer makes all the computers in Dee's house crash when I put it on - so I'll have to wait till I get home, so I don't break anything! It's not just me that gets distracted by squirrels Claire - my computers bonkers as well.

We've also got the breaking news that we are taking "Crafty classes by the lovely lasses" on tour. Oh yes, it's a crafty holiday, it will be fun, you will most definitely learn something as there's 7 brilliant tutors (well ones okay with the gift of the gab and an ability to spill glitter at the drop of a hat!!), and the best bit, we're going on the road with it. We are going to try and tour as many places as possible over the year(s), which I hope will mean those of you who maybe miss out on these things will be in with a chance of coming along. Okay, you might still have a little journey, as we can't be on everyones doorstep, but hopefully this will only be a short train or even bus ride, rather than a hike. We are finalising the remaining details, and then I will be able to announce dates, price and our first location. We want to try and visit Scotland, up North, Midlands, down South, East and West. We also want to visit Ireland and Wales, and would love to get over to the Isle of Mann. We have a big itinerary, lots of exciting plans and launches which will be made specifically on the tours (hopefully a new one each tour), special guests, and fun. Of course, there has to be a giggle or two thrown in there. Now I have been getting lots of suggestions on Facebook as to where our little tour should travel, I'd like the same here. We'll see where the hot spots are, or the closest to make as many people as possible happy, then get booked, packed, and erm, craft! (won't do the Peter Kay version). I am so exciting. Not telling you the tutors yet, it's a surprise! Wow. I will be running regular poles for idea's as to what our crafters would like as part of their crafty holiday - so we can try to get it right first time (hahaahahaha.......I think there will be room for a few teething problems!).

Well, that's all my crafty news. Had a lovely weekend, got treated to a fantastic day out visiting the Ingleton falls, really beautiful. Then we had lovely homemade warm soup to warm us up and cake. The dogs were very happy as well. Even went to a pub with my favourite beer on draft, perfect.

Back in Peterborough now, ready for our Christmas do. Having my hair done tomorrow, I was going to change it with the seasons, but missed Autumn, so have to go straight for winter - it just goes to fast doesn't it. Mind you, red on the dodgy bleach could have been abit of a disaster. See what happens tomorrow, if I'm sporting a new hat on Thursday morning and my eyes look puffy you know it's a bad un!

Better get my bath and bed, got loads to do tomorrow (besides colouring my head). Remember to let me know where you want the Crafty Road Trip to visit - lets get the wheels on that crafty bus rolling girls and boys. Hey, one last thing, have you seen the Ideal World Christmas video yet? I think it's great. My favourite bits either Nigel or Ben (he's doing the groovy dance with a trolly thing). Love it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDWdQS9b6KM

17 comments:

jean.tutt said...

Stoke-on-trent please there quite a few craft clubs in this area and i know we would all love to see you allxx Jean

CazzaG said...

Manchester area would be good - prferabbly South.xx

sarah said...

sounds like a great idea - anywhere round worcester, worcs way would be great!

Billie said...

Hi Leonie

Good luck with the bad weather,take care when you gotta travel.

There are LOADS of free knitting patterns on line and so many tutorials on You Tube its great! I put lots of links together on
http://wp.me/PfNIR-1c2

Luv n jumpers

elainemiddleton said...

Hi Leonie. a wee visit to Bonnie Scotland would be great as we missed you not getting to Glasgow SECC in October. Glad to hear the dogs are back to their old selves. Keep up the good work. Elaine :-) x

maggieB said...

Blackpool please Leonie. Lots of crafties in the area and you would get to see the sea as well!xx Margaret

Gill M said...

Hiya glad you had a good time in darlington, i missed it this year - then again just as well with the weather and road conditions as id still be on the road !!
As for taking craftyness on the road thats a fantastic idea and glad to see you wanna visit scotland. Im in Inverness and although a beautiful setting with castle and its nessie territory it is harder for other folk to travel to so perhaps an ideal scotland venue would be Perth - have a word with Sheena Douglass as she runs workshops in perth. However if you did fancy coming further north to Inverness that would be brill. Is this the tour that Yvonne and Elena are trying to organise or something different? looking forward to hearing more. x

crafty card fairy said...

hi leonie, have already replied to you about adding cambridge but would go to peterborough, welwyn garden city, stevenage so that i could bring my sister. i personally would like some instruction on the cuttlebug with thin flat stencils that i have, having a bit of a mare with them, also using the masks i have through the cuttlebug too. thanks, best wishes, keep warm, Yvonne xxxx

Debbie said...

Great to hear you are going on tour. I live in South Wales, between Cardiff and Swansea and it would be lovely to see you somewhere here as we do not seem to get much in the way of craft shows, even our yearly one in the CIA Cardiff was cancelled this year due to the golf I belive!

jordiegirl said...

Worcestershire, please, I live in Stourport-On-Severn, so there, or Kidderminster, Bewdley or Worcester would be fine.

Can't wait to see if you are wearing a hat tomorrow!!!!

You really make me laugh.

Yvonne

louise.a.mitchell said...

Somewhere in Surrey or South West London please

Cazro said...

Somehere in the North East, didn't know about Craftaganza, how did I not know about it???

Anonymous said...

Great idea Leonie!! How about Bolton Arena or the Reebok Stadium both have good facilities and are near motorway, so good access from other areas. Let us know as soon as you have more details. Kath xx

Claire said...

Come and visit me in Melbourne!

nikkib said...

Great to hear you're going on tour, anywhere near Bromley, Kent would be great for me... had booked this year to go to Craftagnza but had to cancel as I was ill... by the looks of the photos everyone had a good time... off to watch the video...

Your Touch of Craft said...

Iknow you would get a fantastic reception in Bury st Edmund, and just in case you were getting withdrawel symtoms for your dogs l am sure mine would let you have a cuddle! kay. Amanda's mum

Jacqui said...

Please come to Bishop Auckland, failing that Darlington as everything is way down south from here.