Thursday, 6 December 2012

Christmas Comes Early...On a Rainy Saturday

Saturday 24th November was one of those really rainy days - awful weather!!  However, everyone attending our last workshop of the year at the Thame Guide HQ, made it safely and we started the day with coffee to the hugely happy sounds of the Zumba class in the next hall.  It was a great start to a hardworking but fun-filled day.

When Father Papered the Parlour...The Week Before Christmas 
This was the theme for our all day workshop and it really did enthuse everyone; the room boxes took on their owners'  individual touches as the day progressed, which is particularly pleasing for us to see. 

Our workshop participants learned a new way of creating a lovely wooden floor, built a beautiful tiled fireplace with a unique tiled hearth specially created for this workshop using a vintage tile as the starting point for the design. 

Lots of fun was had deciding how to design the wallpaper! Presented with a series of suggestions, options, printing sticks, paint and pens, each lady produced her own individual wallpaper by embellishing and enhancing a simple craft paper. The results were stunning!! Then of course the wallpapering and pasting began....and finally some Christmas decorations that poor 'Mother' was hoping to hang up....

One of the stunning wallpapers that were created in 1/12th scale, and the start of the fireplace
No Christmas event would be complete without chocolates, mince pies and mulled wine (thanks Jennie) - LOVELY - and a Christmas Raffle!!
She looks happy with her Christmas prize!
This is the second year of Nostalgia in Miniature Workshops  - and attendees to our workshops always so very generously support our fundraising for Breast Cancer Campaign, through our small raffles and refreshments. We'd both like to take this opportunity of thanking everyone who has so kindly contributed and are delighted to tell you all that the total raised at the November workshop was £40.40, which brings the total raised over the four 2012 workshops to a rather wonderful....£163.65. 

A cheque will be sent off  to the charity shortly.

And now....the two of us are getting on with the business of detailed planning and building of the next project Underneath the Old Arbour which we will show you in the New Year. Booking for this all day workshop at the prestigious and wonderful Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire has already opened - half the places are filled - so if you are tempted to treat yourself to an early Christmas present, do hop over to the website for all the details and a downloadable Booking Form without delay.