Monday, 11 March 2013

Crafty Bloggers Unite!

On Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd March I went away for a crafty crop - my first crop ever! The room was filled with the nicest bunch of ladies you could hope to meet... in no particular order they were Lizzie, Alexa, K, Missus Wookie, Julie, Sandie, Jill, Jemma, Louise, Jacky, Fay, Kirsty, Alison, Ruth, Mel, and Me!


We'd hired out a Youth Hostel all to ourselves for the weekend, so we could make a nice mess of the long table... you can see a plate of homemade biscuits I took with me to share: 


Our evening meals were cooked by the YHA staff, but we'd all taken food towards lunch and breakfasts... and we had tons! Here's just a small amount of it:


There was plenty left for a midnight snack with a glass of red wine, while I played with a Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Stamp and some embossing powders that K lent to me:


One of my favourite items I made that weekend was a long-stitch handmade book. Lizzie taught a workshop on how to make one and I used some vintage fabric lined with scrapbook cardstock for my cover, and sketch paper for the pages:


I also managed a few layouts, a couple of cards, a fabric yo-yo, and 3 mini-books! They weren't all finished by the end of the weekend, but I've been finishing up since I got home. You already saw one of them - my Counterfeit Kit layout for challenge 2. The rest will appear here over the next week-or-so!

Thanks very much to all the lovely ladies that I spent the weekend with. It was wonderful to meet so many people whose blogs I have read for a while, and cool to meet Louise and Jemma that I'm on Design Teams with! Special thanks to Fay, Lizzie, and Mel, who were sitting nearest to me when I arrived rather late on the Friday night (I got stuck in horrible traffic on the way there) - they chatted to me lots, making feel at home straight away!

I can't wait to see everyone again at the next one! x

19 comments:

Sandie said...

Great post, Jennifer and I am very impressed with your longstitch book. Hoping to make one myself this week, love the fabric you used. Lovely to meet you and see your amazing pages and pop up's. So impressed, they are even better in real life!

LauraB whosthischick said...

That is an incredible book you made. Looks like you all had a great time.

scrappymo! said...

You made a fabulous looking book and sounds like you all had an amazing time!

Lesley G said...

Gorgeous hand stitched book and ALL that food! Glad you had a good time and met the lovely Jemma :)

alexa said...

Such a very beautiful book! You are right to be proud of it, and it was a glorious weekend, full of fun and interest - and lovely to meet you in person!

Jo said...

It looks like you all had a really great time x

Sian said...

It sounds brilliant! I have loved seeing the photos and hearing all the snippets of what you got up to

furrypig said...

your book looks fantastic Jennifer. i love how you have featured so many photos of food it really made me smile and your biccies were fab....did you ever publish the recipe anywhere???? xxx

scrappyjacky said...

The book looks wonderful,Jennifer.
I loved the whole weekend....though I'm surprised we survived on so little food!!

Sarah said...

Your book looks fab!! Sounds like you all had a fab weekend and lucky you meeting Louise! xx

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Your book turned out beautifully! Looks like you had a great time!

Katherine (sutty) said...

That looks fantastic and loads of fun :) Love the book :)

AnnieC said...

What a brilliant weekend! Very jealous - I went on a couple of weekends at a beautiful place called Belstead House in Suffolk, wish they still did them ... didn't know you could hire out a whole YH ... hmmm food for thought. Love your longstitch book :o)

Dawn said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Love the book you made!

Louise said...

oh Jennifer - your book is gorgeous...the fabric is just perfect. I must make a start on mine before I forget how its done! look forward to meeting you again... x

Lizzie said...

Lovely post, Jennifer! It was so nice to see you at the Bloggers' Weekend.
I was soooo impressed with your great little Longstitch book. It looked fabulous - the fabric was a great choice and you made the book so nicely. I do hope you find a good use for it.
Good photos btw. I might get round to a post on my own blog...soon I hope!
Hope to see you at the Next Weekend! x

Daphne said...

oh wow - this really looks like you all had MASSIVE fun! x

Abi said...

So good to see these pictures popping up! How I wish I could have been there!

Jimjams said...

It all seems so long ago already! It was great to meet you - thanks for the class too - you did great!

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