Sunday, October 09, 2011

Bee Crafty’s 10th Birthday Celebrations

Hi - it’s Debz here, with my first guest blog for my wonderful friends at Bee Crafty and what a lot of crafty news I have to tell you. So much has happened at Bee Crafty over the past week, it’s hard to know where to start!
The Bee Crafty 10th Birthday Week Celebrations began with a re-jig of the shop and what a difference the move around has made. The new shop layout has meant that the crafting tables and chairs that were upstairs on the mezzanine have been able to be relocated down stairs. So all you lovely crafters, who found the stairs a little tricky, will find it much easier to attend the many classes, crops and demonstrations that Bee Crafty  regularly arrange.
The week was also a big one for Macmillan, who held the World‘s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 30th September 2011 . Bee Crafty whole heartedly supported MacMillan by holding a Coffee Morning in the shop. Sam provided a bounteous supply of delicious homemade cakes (of which I had to try at least one of each flavor!) and coffee was generously donated by the Shakespeare Coffee Company. A big thank-you on behalf of Bee Crafty, to everyone who came along and supported them, It really was appreciated. Thank-you also to Ollie Gallant of Touch Radio, who interviewed Bev and helped publicize the Bee Crafty event.
Coffee Morning and Make & Take

Bev being interviewed by Ollie Gallant from Touch Radio

The grand finale of the week was the Bee Crafty Demonstration Day on Saturday 1st October 2011,  Those who know me, will know that I didn’t do “messy” crafting – I was happy to do a bit of stamping, maybe a bit of embossing and a bit of colouring in, but generally I was a cut and stick crafter. Well, this has all changed since attending the Bee Crafty demo day with Michelle Johnson from Stix 2 & Woodware. I simply can't get enough of "messy" crafting now!
Michelle came along armed with a glue gun, clear stamps, mica powders, foils, glitters, beads, Christmas crackers and the new Woodware Crafty Edger and WOW did she inspire me! So much so I think I bought one of almost everything she demonstrated!.  She made: centre’s for Gerbera’s out of glue, mica powders and foil, she also made glittered backing papers, foiled backing papers and beautifully decorated Christmas crackers. Michelle really knew her stuff and all of us that attended the demo day came away having learnt loads! 
Christmas Cracker Kits by Stix 2
Gerbera topper made with a glue gun & mica powder
Bee Crafty are planning to have Michelle Johnson back to do a class sometime before the end of the year and I for one can’t wait!, So all you keen crafter’s - keep your eye on the Bee Crafty web page and Facebook page for more information nearer the time,  as I know places will get booked very quickly!
Thank you to Julie-Ann for allowing me to guest on Bee Crafty’s blog … have a very happy and very crafty week everyone.  Till next time!
Debz x

1 comment:

Julie-Ann said...

yayyyyy love it. Your a natural, thank you so much and looking forward to the next one.....x


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