Friday, 2 July 2010

Where Did The Week Go?

Sunday was another glorious, sunny day at the Chocolate Factory and Open Studios was as busy as ever, despite the heat and the football, what football?
Tea towels were a bit of a hit and I got rid of some big shades I'd had hanging about for a long time.  Always good to have a clear out and show off new work.

My mini workshop was just as entertaining for me as I hope it was for the participants. Much better than just sitting there and saying, 'hiyah!', every time someone walks in. There is the part of selling stuff of course, but I don't mind that bit! 

Each of my workshoppers that day, had something special about them....

There was wonder artist, quick draw Sylvia, who truly tested our cutting skills with the cat and the croc for her friend. I found out she just lives round the corner and her website is something quite unique! A truly talented lady with tons of enthusiasm.

Then there was Mattie, a little bit shy to begin with, but a natural with a pencil. I loved her cheeky cat and mini mouse. I think she was super pleased with the result.

Nathan, the bold, rocked up two of his monster ghosts in a matter of minutes after initially being a bit 'not bothered/maybe later' about the whole thing. One for him, one for his Gran.

Finally Juliea, laughing, lovely, poet lassie, who followed Nathan's leap of faith and revelled in an afternoon of fun. She even shared her chocolate brownie with us all!

What a joy they all were! Thanks for adding something special to my weekend you guys, and the Saturday bunch too.

I've posted pics from all the studios on our Facebook Page. There was some amazing work for sale and to peruse.  I will eventually get them all on Flickr when time allows.

Matt, from studio five and our super barman for the evening took some great shots of the private view too.

Since then I've had meetings with The wonderful Make Lounge | Look out for my workshops in August/September. Very excited about this!
They are also hosting a Charity Tea Party Workshop for Marie Curie Cancer Care on Sunday 18Th of July. Sounds like a great bash with tons of fab prizes.....just added one of my new tube lights to the long list too!

Next up was a 24hr bug that hit me like a big hammer to the head, a visit to Stanley's new school, an adventure playground day out and a serious session of trying to catch up. Oh no it's Friday already!

This is going to be a work free weekend......enjoy!


  1. It all looks great fun, really nice to see the workshoppers and their creations, wish I'd made it in (even London is a stretch in these days of full time Mothering), maybe next time?

    Still have one of your shades on my living room make-over wish list, am banned from spending at the moment but I will get one on the end!!


  2. Your workshop looks like great fun. And that website!

  3. Thank you both, it all seems so long ago now!



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