Monday, 18 August 2014

Craft Getaway Weekend

Hi Everyone,
I'm very happy and excited to let you know that bookings for the first Craft Getaway Weekend are now open, actually they have been open for a week now but I have been a bit busy this last week (seems to be my life story at the moment). As I mentioned last time it is a collaborative venture with my good friend Marita who owns a B&B, Marita's Place near Corryong in the beautiful Upper Murray region of NE Victoria. The weekend will run from Friday evening the 19th of September to Sunday afternoon the 21st so if you are interested or you have a friend/s who are interested pop over HERE for more information and to book. There is also a fantastic deal going if you book with a friend and numbers are limited to a maximum of 8 so it is best to get in early.
If that particular weekend doesn't suit, or you would like to organise a weekend for a group of friends (minimum 4) leave your name and contact details with Marita and we can organise something for you.

I thought I would tell you a bit about the craft part of the weekend but first of all I would like to thank those who took part in the survey, it was very helpful.
The winner of the giveaway was Kylie Harvey and as it happens she is a fellow blogger, Indigo and Quince, with some of the same interests as myself.
As a result of the survey I have decided, for the first Craft Getaway, we will have some fun with patchwork and another mystery craft.
My aim for the weekend is to have fun and keep it fairly flexible with a bit of structure and to cater for the beginner through to the more advanced.
NB. If you are a beginner, and you let me know before hand, I can supply the equipment for you to use on the weekend.

Introductions and show and tell.
There will be a patchwork project to make. This will be suitable for beginners but still fun for the more advanced.
Once the first project is completed you can choose between:
Another patchwork/sewing project
I will show you some easy time saving piecing techniques and you will have the opportunity explore your own creativity. This would be the ideal opportunity for you to bring along some of your own fabrics or scraps to play with. (If you are a beginner and don't have any fabrics yet they can be supplied for a small extra cost.)
You can bring along an unfinished project of your own to work on or get some help with it if you need it.
There will be a mystery craft to learn
You can continue working on the Saturday projects.

NB. Kits for all projects are supplied (included in the price) and are yours to keep whether you choose to do them on the weekend or not.

The weekend will be full of hints, tips and inspiration along with delicious food & fun so I hope you will join Marita and I for a great time.
If you have any questions about the craft or what you need to bring please use the 'Contact Me' form on the right and I am happy to answer any enquiries. Also, if you would like to organise a weekend more suitable to your needs please let me know about that too. Fingers crossed now for some bookings.

Thanks for popping by and until next time 
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  1. How wonderful Michelle! I wish I lived in Victoria - so much going on in your state. Would love to learn more about quilting. I went to a craft retreat weekend a couple of years ago. It was the most productive weekend of my life. I got so many projects started and finished. I look forward to hearing all about it.

    1. Thanks for the encouragement Deb. I hope we get some bookings as I think I will be a fun, productive and inspiring weekend.
      Queensland does seem so far away and Corryong is tucked away in most north easterly part of Victoria. It's well worth the trip though, if you're ever down south.