Well it seems that I am forever apologising at the moment for not posting regularly enough about what is going on. All I will say is that the ukulele cover is still not finished!
Meanwhile though today has been a huge success. Made by Me ran a taster session this afternoon where you could come along and see what we were all about. There were 5 sewing projects and china decoration to do so not chance at all to be bored.
The Guide Hall was all set up with plenty of things to inspire including a rather charming twig stolen from the kitchen at home decorated with mini bunting (one of the projects which proved quite popular today) and these charming little chubby robins.
The infamous spotty cases of goodies; trims, buttons, threads etc were out as were my favourite ric rac spools
No afternoon of crafting is really complete without a cuppa and cake so we ensured that there was a well stocked tea stall. It was wonderfully manned by Cait and her friend Rosie. All afternoon they looked after us making sure that everyone had a drink and we raised some funds for Light Up Hassocks along the way.
As soon as 2pm struck the door was open and people started coming in and it wasn't long before people settled down to craft and chatter.
Elaines table was full to capacity almost straight away but there was chance later for Jordan and Luke to join her and have a go too. Having mastered making aprons form pillowcases they were both happy to have a got at lots more. Well done boys- for first time users of sewing machines you were both excellent.
At the sewing table the suffolk puff corsages proved the most popular and there were some really great creations.
Being a tad chilly and damp outside perhaps it was no surprise that it seemed people chose the warmer winter fabrics with lots of tweeds and wools used.
The second most popular sewing project was the pillowcase apron. As I mentioned earlier, Luke and Jordan both had a go but so did many others. Not all of my photos have come out that well but this piccie has thankfully. A great one completed by Mary.
... and another by Teresa.
Elaines china table was much in demand and some of the talent was just amazing. These are just some of the wonderful creations... proof maybe that everyone really can achieve something wonderful whether you consider yourself artistic or not.
I can't mention the day without thanking my wonderful mum who travelled down to help and without her the sewing table would have been organised chaos. The response had been great and there was no way that I could have helped everyone on my own.
I should probably also mention my wonderful Mr B who had prepared and cooked dinner ready just minutes after I got home from packing up, despite the fact that he was out with lads and not eating at home tonight. Thank you Mr B.
When Elaine and I first mentioned running this afternoon I only hoped that people would come and enjoy themselves. That they would get lost in an afternoon of sewing or china, forget about worries and chatter away. To see it all come to life just like that this afternoon was really lovely. I am so very pleased and Elaine and I have great plans for a similar event in the Spring.... but maybe we can make a day of it with some crusty rolls and some soup! (if you want to ensure that you hear about it pop to Made and Making and join the mailing list!)