WOYWW 661 - Back to Social Crafting

Good morning from a trying-to-be-sunny Pembrokeshire.

This will be a shorter than usual post, as I really need to get on with editing books for Amazon (after a much-needed day off yesterday). Join in with the crafty workspace blog hop at Stamping Ground.

I am not showing my crafty table today, but you can see my granddaughter's table. Yes, she was 8 last week and I thought it was time for her to be able to join me in my craft room. There were several user errors on my part - letting her have ALL of the paints and a lot of brushes. Letting her use my expensive daylight/magnifying lamp. Giving her liquid glue. Yes, I know now that I need to remember that she is not an adult! I took all the brushes, paint palettes etc and got them washed after she had gone (and cleaned the paint off the lamp). Not got round to cleaning off the table cover (I was sensible enough to get that on there), or sorting out some storage for her 'stash' - but I have bought a glue stick for her. I had bought her an apron and smock, so no terrible accidents with paint on clothes, and the paint is 'washable'. I made a unicorn out of a kitchen roll tube whilst she painted various pieces of art. She took that home (and I hope her mum doesn't feel the need to keep everything).

Yesterday we were able to start craft workshops again down at the shop in Milford Marina. Lovely to see people again. We made a clever card with some interesting folds and details. Not as complicated as it looks, and I will be using that template again.

As it was a sunny day (as it often is in Milford!), I took a couple of photos of the marina - you can just see the fancy new hotel (which is due to open in April - you can prebook rooms now).

If anyone would like to spend some time crafting in Pembrokeshire, we are planning a whole day workshop soon (on a Tuesday) where we will be making a gorgeous box with 2 sections that will hold an album and some cards. We get the kit with all the MDF etc pre-cut, you just need to bring your choice of papers (or buy in the shop). It will be approx. 10 am to 4 pm.

Our tutor had very kindly made some fantastic boxes for each of us for Christmas. I wasn't at the workshops then (I hadn't felt comfortable about going to a group event), so she had kept mine for me. I have filmed a video, as you really need to see it being opened up.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Ali xx

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