Sunday, 3 August 2014

What Would You Like To Do on a Craft Getaway Weekend?

Hi Everyone,
I'm a little bit excited, oh well maybe a lot. My friend Marita, who has recently opened a B&B, (Marita's Place) and I are getting together to offer Weekend Craft Getaways in the beautiful Upper Murray region of north east Victoria.
Marita will look after the accommodation, meals and bookings and if you head over to Marita's blog she has most of the details about cost and what is included. The craft program is yet to be finalised, that is my part of the deal. I have lots of ideas but am having trouble deciding exactly what to offer. What would people like to do or learn?
If you have been following this blog for a while you will be aware that I do lots of different crafts and I love them all, so the options are:

Very basic, beginner to intermediate, machine or paper piecing, small or large projects.
I specialise in strip piecing where possible and I'm constantly on the look out for new quick easier ways to get excellent results. And I don't necessarily follow 'the rules' of patchwork.

My preferred method for applique is using freezer paper but I can do needle turn or buttonhole.

Beginner to intermediate, plain to fancy, small or large projects. Reading patterns (written or charts).


Beginner to intermediate, plain or fancy, small project. Reading patterns.


Beginner cloth dolls and softies.

Beginner quilling (paper filigree) and 3D origami.

These are a few of the other crafts I could can offer and various basic crafts also. Or a combination of crafts.
As you can see there is lots to choose from, so I am hoping you will be able to help me by answering
What would you like to do on a Craft Getaway Weekend?
I have put together a little survey and it would be great if you could take a minute to pop over here  and answer just 7 questions. Feel free to add any ideas or comments (on the survey or here), the more input the better and I will be very grateful. Plus one lucky person who leaves their email address on the survey by August 10th will get a little crafty gift made by yours truly. (This is the first time I have done a survey like this so please let me know if there are any problems)
The first Craft Getaway Weekend is planned for 19th, 20th & 21st of September (Friday night arrival to Sunday afternoon) and bookings will open on the 10th of August. For the first getaway there is a discount for multiple bookings. We will be catering for small groups (4 to 8) so if you have a few friends that are interested we can tailor a program to your liking.
I will post details of the craft program (as will Marita) when I get the results of the survey. If you have any crafty (or like to be crafty) friends send them this way because I would like as much feedback as possible.

Thanks for popping by and until next time 
I would love your feedback.
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  1. Looks like a busy weekend for you Michelle. I popped a link on my blog just to help spread the word. Good Luck!!

  2. Hmmm sounds wonderful. I'll pop over and answer the questions now