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