Thursday, 1 November 2012

A Happy Sunday Making.....The Other Room!

Where could you have more fun - productive fun at that - than in Thame on a rainy Sunday afternoon?

Last Sunday was spent at our final half-day workshop of the year.  Another lovely day with a group of enthusiastic and talented ladies of varying abilities who were there to create our unique project of 'The Vintage Hall.....The Other Room'. This additional little room  was designed to butt onto the hall from the previous workshop undertaken earlier in the year.

In each workshop we endeavour to introduce new techniques and original ideas - all designed to inspire the participants to go on to create their own original projects using the different skills they've learned.  So this time we had more new features such as a super arched window- components supplied by Malcolm's Miniatures. Each of our ladies painted a wonderful landscape behind and added some real foliage to suggest trees or bushes outside, which created a vivid 3D effect. To complete the project, other unique features were introduced including.....sliding doors and authentic 1930s lino!

That wall is coming along nicely! We love seeing earlier projects that may have had the finishing touches added later. Can you see Janet's little old shed on the table...magnificent!
 It was the first time that some of the ladies had ever painted a landscape - they were all really good (and they enjoyed it!)
Didn't they do well!!!!
The participants built on their previous experience to age the walls of the room, adding skirting and dado rails.  They also had the option to make either 1930s lino or floor-boards. Finishing touches were curtains and windows prepared for a wartime setting if required, a slatted bench or shelf and vintage posters.

At each workshop we raise funds for Breast Cancer Campaign by offering refreshments and a small  raffle featuring our original work as prizes.
Prizes this time consisted of an aged cardboard box of books by Celia of course (in her very distinct KT Miniatures style)! Plus a teapot, cake  and a special catering size WI teapot by Robin (in her also very distinct Coombe Crafts style)! All prizes were offered in both 1/12th and 1/24th scales. 

Congratulations to the prize winners and we are thrilled to tell you that at this last workshop a grand total of £48.00 was raised from the raffle and refreshements. Thank you ladies for your is very much appreciated.

When our final workshop of the year is over one very big cheque will be sent off to the charity on behalf of all our ladies who have attended our workshops this year.

Our November Workshop...

Our next workshop is our Christmas 'extravaganza' ......which is now fully booked, but you may enjoy seeing the video of this project and details of future workshops on our Website.

Finally.........We Are Pleased To Announce That Booking Is Now Open For Next April 7th Workshop To Be Held At Waterperry Gardens!!

Our 2013 calendar of workshops begins with 'Underneath the Old Arbour' - our venue is once again the inspirational and popular Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire. 

We are very excited about this project and it appears that so are many of you too, as already 13 places have been definitvely booked. Therefore that means just 7 possible places remain so please get in touch if you would like to come!
For full details including exactly what we will be making plus a downloadable booking form can be found on the following promotional page: