Hello all, what a busy weekend that was! I met so many lovely people, both familiar and new faces and had lots of fun into the bargain. I was demonstrating at Topaz in the morning and then teaching a workshop in the afternoon. We made butterfly cards using various techniques...alcohol inks in the new bright shades, stamping, die cutting and peel offs, along with lovely K & Co papers. Then I went up to the hotel where Dawn Bibby was holding her residential weekend and said hello to everyone there. They were all busy making gorgeous books from acetate and K&Co papers and embellishments...very pretty.
I met up with Sarah, Leonie and all the girls from Dawn's team and helped to pack away so the hotel staff could get the room ready for the evening. A quick wash and brush up and then we all headed down to a lovely meal, followed by a crafty quiz....I was with the lovely Sarah and we were convinced that our table should have won! We definitely felt cheated! It was great to get some time to have a proper catch up as Sarah and I usually only have fleeting meetings. I just read Sarah's blog and she was burgled last night, as they slept, so hope that she is not feeling too shaken up today - it's a nasty experience for anyone that's for sure, and typical that it would happen to such a kind and caring person.
On Sunday the day began early as the ladies were bussed from the hotel to watch me, and some of Dawn's team, demonstrating. Lots of ATC swaps were done and plenty of hints and tips passed on. Then all change again for the afternoon worshop where we made my owl box. Joanne from My Toby Jug fame was at this one, so it was lovely to catch up. Hello to all the ladies from the weekend including both Margarets, Serena and Valerie. We had fun with the shrink plastic owls as it was the first time for some, so lots of giggling ensued as miniature owls flew around the room! I did take photos of the weekend, but will post them next time as I have so much to get through this week.
I am playing catch up with new product testing plus all my design deadlines and samples but hope to be able to give more details on what I am working on very soon. A giant headache has intefered with my progress today, so I went for a long walk to try and blow it away, with some success! Right, I shall press on and be back soon with piccies! Lindsay