The first workshop I went to was with Donna. It was taught by Jennie of Artistic Stamper. (Just popped over to grab her link and she has a giveaway on at the moment, go leave some love!) We were creating Christmas keepsake boxes. I still love mine, I always get comments on it when it's out on display. Everyone's boxes turned out so differently too.
We made the little gingerbread men and candy canes in the melt pot and the little board book in the bottom corner (with the star on) is a tiny altered childrens book.
The second workshop was last year in June as it happens, can't believe it's been nearly a year. I met up with the Bristol Girls from UKScrappers.
L-R: Debbie, me, Jayne, Cheryl, Lynne & JoyThe class this time was with Jane Dean to create a wooden treasure box. Again, all our boxes turned out so differently. The rose is from a bracelet and stained with ink, the dress form and bird cage, if I remember rightly, are Tim Holtz die cuts. (I might be wrong - am rubbish at product names)
I love this box, this one stays out all year - you might have spotted it in my WOYWW posts, it sits on it's side on the shelf above my desk so that it's on display :)
If you can get along to a Pickleberry workshop I really recommend it. There are a couple more I hope to attend when funds allow. Kate who runs the shop is just lovely and keeps you well supplied with tea and chocolate biscuits. The shop itself is tiny but crammed full of goodies, it's amazing how much is actually there when you start looking around. Both Jane and Jennie were great fun and so generous with the supplies (as was Kate when I couldn't find papers to match my colours.) I learnt so many new techniques and it was a great way to meet up with some online friends too.
Thanks for stopping by :)
p.s I just reread this and realise it reads like an advert for Pickleberry Crafts. It's not, I just wanted to post a crafty post for the first time in ages and Donna mentioning she was going there this week got me remembering a couple of great days out :) No-one at Pickleberry knows I'm posting this or is paying/coercing/bribing me in any way.