As we come to the end of the school holidays I can’t help but wonder if I am the only Mummy out there who is breathing a sigh of relief..
To be fair this holiday has been a particularly drawn out one with my eldest having a different holiday to his younger siblings and a virus being dutifully passed around the household. I always begin the holidays full of excitement at the thought of no school runs and freedom to spend the days with my gorgeous children doing whatever we fancy, but as the reality of limited budget, rainy days and squabbling siblings sinks in I find myself counting down the days until we can get back into my beloved routine. We are lucky enough to have zoo and national trust membership (well used Christmas presents from both sets of grandparents) so we have had some lovely days out. And we had a fab day in the mud up at Ashridge with friends who came to visit. But… does this sound terrible? I miss my work. I am so lucky that my job brings the flexibility of being able to cut down on work over the holidays but after a couple of weeks without it I begin to feel out of sorts.
So here we are at the last Sunday of the holidays. Hubby has taken the children shoe shopping (we do like to leave things to the last minute in this household) and I am planning my timetable for the next few weeks. And what the next few weeks bring are lots of lovely craft workshops. Hooray!! Next week we have Spring wreaths to look forward to and the following week is crochet bunting. Then in May I have felt flowers planned. Crafting, chatter, tea, cake, who could ask for more?!
It seems to me to be the perfect time to plan a bit of me time… So if you, like me, are looking forward to a little bit of time to spend on yourself after a long (and surely enjoyable) couple of weeks with your children (or grandchildren!) take a look at my posters and treat yourself to a fun and relaxing morning of crafting in a beautiful setting with like minded people…
And tea and cake of course!!
Next week we have Spring wreaths to look forward to:
There are only a couple of spaces left on the wreath workshops so book soon!
The following week is crochet bunting. This is an intermediate class suitable for people with some crochet experience. The Saturday is full but I have some spaces available on the Friday:
Then in May I’ll be running a felt flowers workshop. These are fun and easy to make. They look beautiful made into hairbands:
or as a grown up brooch:
I’ll be providing hairbands, hairclips and brooch backs on the workshops so you can make as many as you like (all included in the price). I’ll also have wicker wreaths available to buy for a small charge if you would like to make a wreath with your flowers.
You should have plenty of time to make several flowers on the course so you could take home a brooch, hairclip and hairband! Or just make lots of flowers to embellish your own bag or hat. I think they would look lovely on birthday cards too.
I also have more beginners crochet courses coming up as well as amigurumi animals and crochet baskets. But I’ll tell you more about them at a later date.
Finally I will be having a stall at the Aldbury May Fair again this year on 2nd May. This is a lovely event and makes a fab family day out so do pop along and see me!
Hope to see you at a workshop soon!