Monday, 26 March 2012

Make It 2012, Craft Group King's Lynn, Tosouk and more...

Wow! What a busy busy time I've been having, which has resulted in the unforgivable neglect of my blog!

Last time I blogged I was panicking about making a Valentine's day card for my other half, since then life has flown by.  I'm now 7 weeks into my uni course and that is pretty full on! But I'm still finding time for crafting.

I went to Make It 2012 show at Farnborough where I attended a needle felting workshop and a blogging workshop by Craft Blog UK, both were fantastic! I now have an addiction to Twitter and needle felting!  Here are some of my purchases from Make It 2012:

As you can see I bought plenty of needle felting items alongside some washi tape, some decoupatch paper and some storage boxes.  The blog workshop was fantastic and Craft Blog UK do brilliant Tweet Chats: #cbuk

Through my Facebook obsession, I met some like minded crafters in my area who also wanted to start a social Craft Group in King's Lynn.  We have now had three meets. About 15 of us turn up to a local pub - The Winch at 7pm every other Thursday.  It has been fab and we've learnt to crochet and make paper/ribbon flowers so far. At our next meeting on the 5th April we will be making sock/glove animals.  I have met some amazing people and I will be asking a few of them to take part in some 'Inspiring Interviews' for me to share with you on here.  I have recently done an interview for Art of Crafts it can be found here.

I have also created an online shop on ToSouk where all my creations can be purchased: JewelOri.  Here are some of my new creations:

3D Gem Stone heart wall plaque
Origami Fan Necklace
I have booked in to do the Norwich Maker's Market on April 14th so...I also made myself a little something for my stall:

Business Card Box
And here's the inside...

Business Card Box
My next blog will contain an Inspiring Interview with Massingham Forge and Crafts.  Her creations are beautiful so I look forward to posting that soon!

Take care for now, I will blog again soon and not leave it as long!