Just at the moment, my life is full of poppies. This Saturday, Steph Baker is coming to do her monthly crochet workshop and guess what? She is making poppies. There are a few places left if you fancy coming along. The same afternoon and for most Saturdays in October, I will be outside the shop inviting passers by to make poppies from plastic bottles and give them an upcycle with a bit of paint.
I loved the poppy gates at the entrance to town which gave me the idea. It took a bit of tracking down to find out that our Scout and Beaver groups had made them back in May for the Forces March that comes through town. Our landlord Dean is happy for us to decorate the big gate that closes the precinct every night and we thought it would brighten up the place now the hanging baskets are all finished.
If you fancy making your own (with or without the kids), bring them to the shop and when there’s enough to make an impact, i will put them on the gate.
The last poppy related thing is that a beautiful bowl has been donated to raffle off to raise funds for the Royal British Legion. It’s currently in the shop window to view and tickets are available at £1.00 a strip so if you fancy donating or even winning, do pop in the shop and buy some tickets. The draw will take place on Saturday 10th in the precinct.
Just to let you all know that workshops for January and February 2018 are all fixed at £12 each. A good time to have a go at all those crafts you have been desperate to learn over the years and never got round to!
Workshops are usually in the mornings, however if this does not suit, please contact me and arrange a better time (or day) and I will do my best to accommodate you.
Workshops are on the premises and will not be cancelled for small numbers, in the case of you being the only one you get more attention and access to more biscuits! Why not bring along a friend and make a day out by visiting one of our fabulous local cafes and take a stoll around Somerton before going home.
Looking forward to seeing you soon,
Well hi folks! I have spent today populating the What’s on Events calendar on the Mrs McGregor’s webpage here, and yes, Christmas workshops are on the agenda. I am currently making too many typing mistakes so am giving it a rest for now, but i have gotten up to November and if you pop in the shop, the December dates are on the calendar.
I need to print out flyers, so that’s a job for another night I am afraid. Enjoy your last hurrah’s with the children before sending them back to school this week!
Have a restful rest of your day.
We had fun turning a man’s shirt into a tote bag this week, next class for this is Thursday 4th May (Star Wars Day if any of you are interested…)
Simply sew up the button placket, cut across the shirt from armpit to armpit then down the sides. (save these for the handles)
Right sides together, stitch up the sides and across the bottom
Use the offcut side pieces to fold over and sew up for the handles
Attach handles where you feel comfortable! If you need longer handles to go over your shoulder, then use the sleeves.
Got lots of exciting classes coming up soon!
Crochet with Steph Sat 22nd October 10 am to 12 noon at a cost of £15 to include all materials and instructions to take home.