Tuesday, October 21, 2014

CraftMad Annual Retreat - Part II

Time to catch up on some more photos from my Crafty Retreat :)
crafty goodies from Kaye

more crafty goodies

stand alone calendar for 2015

lucky prize - this was gifted to me as the recipient (Mandy) already had one :)

another project from Ruth

and yet more crafty goodies :)

A project from Kerry using the envelope board
(unfortunately, it got a bit squashed during the trip home)

tags made using the envelope board

beautiful photo frame and a kit to make a card

my homework ;)  projects yet to be completed
Once again, a huge shout out to Kaye, for hosting such a wonderful crafty retreat and a shout out to all attendees - Mandy, Kerry, Ruth, Jan, Tracey & Therese for providing such wonderful projects.


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Crafty Weekend Retreat and a short holiday

Well, I have been away from this blog a bit longer than anticipated - the last 6 weeks, have just disappeared into the blink of an eye.

I have been slowly dealing with Dad's estate - it is still difficult to go through his things ..... they have just been dumped in the lounge and I go through them one box at a time.

I made a baby quilt for a baby shower for Mr Fixit's niece along with the following card:


On Friday, 3rd October 2014, I flew to sunny Queensland for a much needed crafty retreat put on by the lovely Kaye, from CraftMad.

Earlier in the year, I started saving some 'Mad Money' - here it is with a sneak peek of the gifts I made for the girls :)

Mad Money $65  :)
This year, there were 8 ladies in attendance:  Kaye, Mandy, Ruth, Therese, Tracey, Jan, Kerry & myself.

Our Beautifully decorated meals area

a rather cheeky visitor

The CraftMad Ladies
Front - L to R:  Mandy, Jan, Kerry
Back - L to R:  Me, Ruth, Therese, Kaye, Tracey

A care package from Merry, one of the CraftMad Ladies that could not make it :(
My Project

Mandy starting my project

Jan & Tracey

Kerry did a bit of mix and match :)

Beaded Angel was one of my gifts to each lady :)



One of Kaye's projects

love the little cotton reels :)

Lunch break

Tracey's project

Kerry's project

Jan's project

Mandy's project

loved the butterflies :)

Strawberries at every meal break!  I was in heaven!

Jan's project

Another one of Kaye's projects - a beautiful card

and the box to present it :)

I had an absolute ball over our Crafty Retreat Weekend - I am really hoping I am able to go again next year ......... our theme will be Christmas :)  So thinking caps on, and off to get a new money box to start saving :)

These photos cover the Friday to Sunday :)  more photos will turn up on my Photography blog shortly

Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
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