Friday, 7 December 2012

Christmas Craft day


Well today was the Christmas Craft Day which we held for the 2nd year at the community building where I am the Chairperson

Sadly we didn't get as many takers as last year despite the projects being of a higher standard

We also had a few snide remarks about the cost of the day going up...all our previous craft days – think we had done 4 prior to today – we had charged £7.50 per person which included projects and demo's with coffee and cake

This time we charged £10 per person and for that they got 2 beautiful projects to do whilst there and another to take away with them...the tables were stocked with cake, biscuits and pies as well as fresh orange and apple juice...

A lunch of meat with salad and bread roll, sausage rolls, scotch eggs and we had non alcoholic wine too

Cashew nuts and chip sticks too!

Then everyone who attended were given several free gifts – a bit bag for their work space, double sided tape and a business type festive card thanking them for joining us...

All that for £10 and told we were over charging!!!!!!!!!!


We held a raffle and had 10 prizes – the 3 main prizes were a beautiful home made christmas cake made by one of my class ladies Ena – thanks Ena – and then we had a Crafters Companion bag that we filled with all kinds of craft goodies and the last was an MP3 player all boxed so ideal as a christmas gift.

The other 7 were craft bags or toiletry bags – all worth around £5 so well worth winning!!!

So to the projects

Paula did a beautiful stamped project – so people learnt how to do punch around the page using the Martha Stewart sets, they stamped the image and coloured using chalks and pro markers, then were taught how to make the amazing flowers too...

so the ladies went away with templates to do the flowers themselves when they want them!

I did a lovely christmas wreathe – it was made up of flowers in 3 sizes – we used dark red and gold shimmer paper as that was ideal for shaping flowers

The flowers were made 3 different ways and they all took some paper coils which create amazing small roses for cards...

And finally the kits they took to do in their own time was a fab calendar kit that can be used year after year – its a fisherman design and would make a perfect gift - I had shared this on the blog before so you know how good it is!

So there you have it – the run down of our Craft Day

Sadly we only had 7 on the day and 3 people paid for their kits and didn't attend – we had catered for 15 so got left with kits – oh well that's life as they say!

Keep warm and see you next time



  1. Sorry to hear your craft wasn't as good as last year, as I know you put a lot into EFFORT in such an event, It sounds as tho is was great value for money............The projects look great ...Love the blue flower.......Think every you one want every thing for nothing these days........Irene

  2. Sorry about the Craft Day Angie ,they dont realize just how much time and effort it takes to organize these things ,and by the way it was received they dont deserve you ducky .Hugs Cazxx