Since my 40th Birthday I have decided myself what will happen as my birthday treat and mostly its a crafty Jaunt.
This year I decided Crab Apple Crafts was THE place to visit having met both Nigel and Rosemary in June at an event we all demoed at.
Rosemary is just as lovely in person as she comes across as on TV.
We were thrilled she agreed to make a little make and take with us which turned out to be 2 mini books for us to play at making.
Here she is showing us what we will make.
Before we began my Partner in all things inky had arranged a wonderful surprise and some delicious cheesecake from one of the sites shop appeared with tea/ coffee all round.
as you can see it was delicious!
Then down to the serious business of crafting.
with the odd bit of hilarity thrown in.
I'm sure they have been left feeling like we were completely bonkers as we were singing and dancing in the shop aisles to their inspiring music.
The shop is stuffed with scrapbooking and altered art goodies which kept us all captivated and we left filled with wonderful ideas of what to make with our goodies. Whats more there are other gorgeous shops on the Lady Heyes site which make it such a doable day trip.
We had a lovely time.
(huge thanks to Tracey who was the photographer)
and here is the full group shot taken by Nigel - I really lovely Guy.
From the back Left - Jean, Pam, Liz, Michelle, Rosemary, Tracey, Rita, Anna
bottom right - Mum, Me and Bee
We so missed Glynis and Alison who couldn't make it but I am sure we will do it again!!!
Just to be clear its not my birthday today - thats on Saturday and I have more planned for then!!!
huge thanks to both Rosemary and Nigel for a wonderful birthday treat.
What's more Michelle and I stocked up on books for the March Lovin' Ink retreat I can feel a whole lot of altering going on.