Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Hi everyone.  It has been a while since I posted onto this blog but there have been a few changes since the end of August last year. After a long time thinking about and listening to my head not my heart I decided to close the shop in Twyford, Berkshire. However,  I have not given up totally.  I have started up a website called Crafty Needs.  www.craftyneeds.com.  I am attempting to put this website together myself. So far so good!  I have alot more to go onto the website but each day you should see something new appear.  It is keeping the brain cells alive!

Along side the website I have started up a new blog. www.crafty-needs.blogspot.co.uk. All of the images on this blog will eventually be transferred to crafty Needs blog.  Your comments for each post I publish, good or bad, would be appreciated.

I am still continuing with the workshops as before and so far have been touched by the loyality I have received from my regular customers.  It is good to see the ladies and gentlemen on a regular basis.  Now I have a camera I will be posting the workshop examples on the new blog and am attending to put projects on the website.  You can see a list of the workshops on the website if not send me an email at craftyneeds@gmail.com.  I will then send you all the details.

During our time at Creative Craft Cabin we started designing and manufacturing our own line of templates under the name of Eureka Craft Designs.  We are still designing and selling these templates and these can be found by going on www.eurekacraftdesigns.blogspot.com. If you would like a catalogue sent to you showing the different ones we have available please email eurekacraftdesigns@gmail.com and I will email it to you.

Thank you for following my blog and I look forward to you following Crafty Needs and Eureka Craft Designs.

Jeanette x

Monday, 1 August 2011

Birthday Celebrations

The birthday celebrations started at 9.30 am, bright and early, with Michelle Johnson arriving to start the workshops arranged.  The ladies started arriving soon after and were really up beat and eager to get started.  The first workshop we were really please to have Kayleigh join us with her Mum.  Kayleigh is only 11 years old but to be honest is as good as or even better than us adults.  She had a lovely time and went away to carry on crafting.

During the workshop Michelle arranged for all the girls to play pass the parcel.  However, this was ordinary pass the parcel.  Each of the ladies picked out a number from a yellow container with a face on the front which looked like Sponge Bob.  This was passed around each of the ladies,when the music stopped a number was taken from the box and the lucky person received a prize. Each of the ladies in the end received a prize.  This was again repeated for the afternoon ladies.  Well our pass the parcel friend has not got a name so we therefore all had a hard think a placed a name for it inside.  At the end of the day a name was pulled out and finally our friend was named 'Crafty Pearl'

Before the excitment of Crafty Pearl, the ladies were enjoying making the embellishments with a glue gun.  This involved rubber stamping, foils and cosmic shimmers. 

In the photograph above is Kayleigh using the glue gun to make peals.

Here Sue has used the glue gun and a rubber stamp to make a flower image and then foil to give the flower colour. 

Avril is busy making her pearls.  At the side you can see one of her cards. The pearls are to go onto her card to complete it.

Above is Kayleigh's Mum, Tamena.  She has stamped this card and used Metallic pens to colour the inside of the flower.  On the card are also pearls made using the glue gun.  These are differcult to see!
Above are examples of the pearls and a stamped image using the glue gun and finished using mico powders and foils.

All the ladies including Kayleigh had a wonderful 2.5 hours of fun and enjoyed Michelle's workshops and have said they will look forward to another workshop with her and Crafty Pearl!


The Pharmacy, Hairdresses and myself are really pleased to have raised £106.00 for the Polehampton Junior School in Twyford.

Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket.  The lucky winners received, a meal for 2 at the local pub, and meal for 2 at The Bird in Hand, £10.00 gift voucher for the local garden centre, bottle of wine, voucher for the craft shop and a voucher for a blow dry for the hairdressers.

Thank you to everyone who came along to enjoy the fun and help us celebrate our 5th Birthday.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Birthday Month

      Birthday Celebrations

To celebrate our 5th year we are having a mid year

From Tuesday 12th July ~ Saturday 6th August

Up to 50% off

Come in to find out what is discounted and don’t miss out on the bargains.

Saturday 23rd July ~ Birthday Celebrations
for the Hairdressers, Pharmacy & Craft Shop

Raffle ~ Proceeds to be donated to Polehampton Junior School, Twyford.
Tickets on sale now in all 3 shops.
Colouring Competition for the Children (Sheets to be collected before 23rd)

Prizes to be given for Children Aged Between 4 ~ 7years, 8 ~ 11 years

Pharmacy & Craft Shop items swapped & hidden
Find the items to win a prize! (Remember to say quietly so not to spoil it for the others)

FREE cake & refreshments in Stylistix hairdressers next door

FREE Blood Pressure Checks at the Pharmacy


Workshops  With Michelle Johnson

Saturday 23rd July

10 am ~ 12.30 pm or 1pm ~ 3.30 pm

Learn how to make your own
embellishments, brads & pearls

 £12.50 for 2 1/2 hours of funBook now to reserve your place.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Tag Card/Book

This month during the General Card Making Club & Mini Scrapbook Club, the girls made a
Tag Card/Book

Bo-Bunny Papers were used to decorate the insides and the remaining pieces of paper to stamp and make the flowers on the front of the book.

A special way to display photographs.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Laugh & Craft Club

Laugh & Craft Club this month was busy and we also enjoyed the company of Kim's son seen in the photo below.  He did craft for a little while but found he could not resist his phone.  It was nice to see him and is always nice to see the younger generation enjoying the company of slightly older crafters.  This month Kim had come along with embossing in mind.  She made the place settings for Elaine's Daughter's wedding.  Ronnie helped by placing the gems on the flowers.  That's what I call team work.  Sheila in the middle of Kim and Elaine was completing new designs for her ATC cards.  Each month she comes up with different designs and then sends them to other ladies who enjoy making the ATC cards.

If you would like to join in the fun on the first Friday of every month, just give me a call (Jeanette) on 0118 9345666 to let me know.  We would love to see you.

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