Monday, 11 June 2012

Been away - did you notice?

 On my annual Claxby summer retreat with my Craft Sisters - we decided we would do a proper afternoon tea on Sunday so I made fresh scones - here is mine with clotted ream and strawberries!
 Of course we had patriotic accessories
 We were thrilled the Viking Centre also had a full tea service!
 With just 7 of us this time it was less folks but definately not any quieter!
 I made cupcakes
 and baked fresh scones - this were still hot from the oven
 Joanne made yummy cupcakes with chocolate - can you see my new cake stand?
 and what tea party is complete without English strawberries
 and bone china cups!
 I had some altering projects on the go - some went well - like this preserves gift cupboard Mum found in a Charity shop - I can see my alcohol inks in here! notice the paperchains?

My view across the table and spot my gone wrong altering project!  I took this in a break from scraping off 
the gesso and tissue I had put on!
So to recover from the stress I showed them how to play with the distress pens and my Hobby Art stamps by making everyone an atc.

I'm an untidy crafter and I think the girls had told my desk partner how much as she immediately gave me the house rules (or table rules) for sitting next to her.  I did refrain from spreading across her side but spread the other way instead onto Georginas table.  Still My Georgy will forgive me any-fing.
I feel so relaxed after all that de-stress its amazing what a retreat can do for the soul.
Hope you had a great weekend too x
Thanks for stopping by


  1. Oh wow! Sounds like the perfect way to spend the weekend :o))

  2. Love, love your cake stands. Looks like you had a lovely weekend! :-) d x

  3. Sounds like you had a great time Janet. I love your little rack and cupboard and wish I could find such useful things to alter. The cakes and scones look yummy! xx

  4. Oh you look like you had a fabulous time loving all the red white and blue!


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