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
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