October's shaping up to be a beautiful month; walking with Billie, my Labrador, is a joy with all the wonderful colours of the Autumn leaves for us to kick our way through. It's also an inspiring month craft-wise, as the popular woodland theme continues to attract people to painting and making adorable animals such as badgers, foxes, hedgehogs and more. So, now is the perfect opportunity to get involved and join our new Creative Arts Club 'Craftastic', which runs on Saturday mornings from 10.30am till 12 noon. Each week I'm sharing with you my love of all manner of crafts, from paper weaving to polymer clay, mixed media collage, printing techniques and much more! Join me this Saturday for some fun making squirrel book ends out of clay. The workshops are £7.50 per person, are best suited for 8 year olds +, but younger children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Craftastic is also aimed at adult crafters who want a bit of 'me time'; a chance to share their love of crafts and develop their skills further. Sounds like fun? Here's the programme leading up to Christmas. Book ahead to secure your place.
10th October: Squirrel clay book end
17th October: Paper weaving using maps
24th October: Day of the Dead mono printing
31st October: Hallowe'en special glass painting tealight holders
7th November: Christmas cards polymer clay
14th November: Saz's Smiley Soup paper crafts (a tonic to beat glum Novembery weather!)
21st November: Felt Advent Calendar
28th November: Christmas Tree decoration using polymer clay
5th December: Wooden wreath craft
12th December: Table setting clay poinsettia candle holder
19th December: Acrylics & mixed media canvas
From Billie and me, enjoy.