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Spring at last

It is lovely to feel that it is spring at last, mind you we have had the daffodils out for quite a while down in Somerset and they are well and truly over now.  The blossom has flowered early due to our mini heatwave and it’s gone cold again so i am back to 3 layers of clothing and my thermal vest in the shop.

The theme for April here at Mrs McGregors is animals, so all the workshops this month have an animal theme. I very carefully made loads of plans and dates and promptly left the notebook at the shop so i can’t populate the online calendar, what a muppet!!!

I do know some of the themes for workshops are making the felt bear from January’s edition of Mollie Makes magazine, felt chicks for Easter, decorated glittery and papery easter eggs and  3d felted bumble bees.  We do have a rogue felted fairy workshop with Steph on Sat. 27th April if you would like to join us do get in touch.

There is still some papercraft left in the shop from our March sale, so if you need 12×12 cardstock, promarkers, stamps, inks and die cut decoupage come on in and have a rummage.

Enjoy your spring and let’s hope for the weather to warm up just a bit.

Hope to see you soon.

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Poppies!

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.

Decoupage Picture frames

I have a stash of large ish picture frames in the shop that could do with an upcycle.  Come over to the shop and choose one or bring your own from home or a charity shop find and upcycle it to be far more worthy of adorning your walls!

We will glue and stick our way through the session, so wear something you are not going to cry over if it gets gluey and we can munch our way through a packet of biscuits and tea whilst having fun.  Bring along some mates for a morning out!

All materials and equipment provided.