Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Crafting in London
This weekend I headed up to London for a couple of days to myself. I don't think I've done this since I had my children and it was great. I spent the whole day on Friday in workshops with Donna Downey. I love her work and really enjoyed her online classes, so I have been really looking forward to the workshops. The day was fantastic and I learnt loads of new techniques.
I was the only person who was there for all three workshops through the day ( there were lots of others there for one or two classes) and Donna and her husband Bill very kindly invited me to join them for supper in between the second and third classes. They are really easy to chat to and I had such a great day.
Here's the camera bag/ purse we decorated...
Here is album we worked on in the evening...
The main workshop took up most of the day and it's about two thirds finished as Donna packed in so many ideas and techniques. I'm really looking forward to spending some time finishing it off.
On the Saturday I spent some time wandering about Covent Garden and watched a fabulous street performer - he was so funny. I headed up to Alexandra Palace after that for the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking show. There was a lot of excitement on online forums about this show, but I was left a little underwhelmed. I think I'm heading in a more mulit-media direction in my work at the moment and so I guess there was just a bit too much stamping and scrapbooking for me (the title of the show should have given me a clue to that!). I still managed to find a few things to buy though!