Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Craft Along & a Giveaway

Hi Everyone,
How are we all going? Hope all is well in your part of the world though if you watch the news at the moment it's a bit doom and gloom. I'm sure there's a lot more good going on in the world than they are reporting. I am opting for the head in the sand approach and trying not to watch too much news.
Anyway this is a happy creative place so let's stick with that. I was hoping that this post would be a round up about what a lovely weekend I had at the Craft Getaway that I was running with my friend Marita (details HERE) last weekend, but sadly we didn't get enough numbers so we had to cancel. We are not going to dwell on that though and will look at offering to do it again maybe early next year. Looking at the bright side, it gave us an extra weekend to enjoy the lovely weather and do some gardening. Marita is busy getting her place/garden ready for her son's wedding in three weeks and I'm getting our garden ready for the "Garden Getabout" open garden weekend in November. I will fill you in about that soon.
In lieu of the Craft Getaway not going ahead, I thought I might have a mystery project craft along here instead, using one of the projects I was going to do on the weekend. It is a fairly simple project, for anyone with basic sewing machine skills, so excellent for beginners. Here's a little sneak peak.
I haven't done anything like this before but this is what I thought I would do.
Every Friday for 4 or 5 weeks I will post the instructions for each step of the project.
It will start this Friday with the materials list.
Each step will not take very long (maybe an hour, depending on your skill level) so it is the perfect project for anyone who has trouble finding time for their creative pursuits. If you have more time available you might like to make more than one at a time, as it will make a lovely Christmas present.
So, what do you think? Would you like to join me and make a mystery project?
My Friday craft group are going to join in. It is a great idea for them, as not everyone can come every week and now they can follow along at home and not fall behind which tends to happen. Maybe you are in a craft group that might like to craft along too.
As a little treat I am going to giveaway a kit for the project to one lucky reader that leaves a comment here by next Tuesday (October 30th).
I have a few kits available for purchase if anyone is interested just send me a message via the 'Contact Me' on the right sidebar and I will send you the details.

Looking forward to you join me as we craft along.

Thanks for popping by and until next time 

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  1. Sorry to hear your Craft weekend didn't happen, I'm sure it would have been a wonderful few days. I will be very interested to see what your Mystery project is and will try to join in. x

    1. Thanks Jackie. It would be great if you can join in the Craft Along.

  2. i love your idea of the weekly craft project post :-))