My little crafting world....

Hi all
I'm a complete craft addict! I have a small business called Surrey Crafts teaching craft workshops from my studio in Esher, Surrey and at venues around the country. I teach mixed media, decorative painting, card making and papercrafts, jewellery making and creative embroidery classes. If you'd like to find out more just leave a comment, or take a look at my other social media pages:
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Sunday 16 December 2012

Chrismas update

It's been a busy few weeks. Lots of crafting and preparing for workshops, but lots of fun too.

I'm really excited about the New Year; I've got workshops lined up and a new after school craft club starting in January. Lots more hard work, but it's work I love so how bad is that?

Yesterday I celebrated a full year of running the monthly card making and papercraft workshops! My lovely ladies came along, made wonderful creations and enjoyed the mulled wine and minced pies which Head Elf (aka hubby) prepared in the kitchen. One of the girls brought along her daughter-in-law-to-be (marrying her son next year) and I was thrilled when I found out that after making the mini gift bag in the workshop, they'd decided to use them as a template for the wedding favour boxes! Can't get a better testimonial than that.

My New Year's resolution is to start running my blog properly.....and to loose weight.....go to the gym more.....etc, etc!

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Next Card Making Workshop
Saturday 15th December 
2.15pm - 4pm, Cost: £6
Make a Christmas themed card and gift bag
Beginners welcome. Tea, coffee/ mulled wine and biscuits
Venue: St Christopher’s Church Hall, Claygate Lane, Hinchley Wood, Surrey, KT10 0AQ
For more information contact Suzanne

Wednesday 12 September 2012

Link to my docraft gallery

Hi all. If you'd like a peek at some of the bits I've made previously you are welcome to look at my gallery on the Docraft site:

Tuesday 11 September 2012

Here is a pic of the fab cards my lovely ladies made at the last workshop. So much fun.
Saturday 22nd September 2012
2.15pm - 4pm Cost: £6
Beginners welcome
Tea, coffee and biscuits
Esher, KT10
Please contact me to book a place on.

Thursday 21 June 2012

Simple glass charms

These were really simple: Jewellery wire, small glass beads and charms from the Cousin range  by Docrafts.

  1. Cut 15cms of wire (28 gauge).
  2. Thread a charm half way along the wire.
  3. Add a crystal either side of the charm the wind a loop in the wire using round nosed pliers to keep the crystals in place.
  4. Create a double loop at the very ends of the wire then shape the wire around something cylindrical (like a wine bottle neck!), and your done.
Now put the charm around a glass stem, interlock the two end loops to secure the charm to the glass and push flag against the bottom to create a lovely shape and help you keep an eye on your glass (and it's contents)!

Lost bunnies and glass charms

Spent a while today hunting for our escape artist bunny. Each time we seal off exits in the garden she finds another, but until today we had managed to keep her on a tight reign. We eventually found her next door and it was another half hour getting soaked before we caught her again!

In between I was trying to finish a quick and easy project I'd been asked to do and take photos!

Monday 18 June 2012

Prepping for the workshops....

So busy today doing all the prep for the workshops, making things for the fairs, people collecting things, catching up on emails & uploading things.
So busy that hubby is cooking dinner - there is always a silver lining!

Friday 15 June 2012

Culture and craft all in one day!

Lovely day at Polesden Lacey yesterday with my Hubby. Some extreeme cycling (for me) around the hilly tracks. Nearly lost it a few times over the steep, slippery paths which were so stoney in places! Mirror decorating class in the evening, great fun - it was the perfect way of avoiding the footy too; would have hated watching Ireland loose.

Monday 11 June 2012

What a brilliant week - parties, craft and my first blog!

I've no idea how this blogging thing is done, I'm a complete technophobe, but I'm taking the plunge anyway so here goes......

In a fab start to my birthday/ Diamond Jubilee weekend, I hit the road and headed for an amazing crafting event in Sunny Wimbourne. A packed day of workshops, top tips from the Docraft Team, lovely chats with other Creativity Members, scrummy cakes and lots of crafting. (I made 3 cards and only ate 1 cake!).