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Crafternoon Success!



Wow, what an afternoon, or should I say “Crafternoon”?

A houseful of lovely people busily crafting away to the tune of “Café Olé” on the stereo, fuelled by home-grown egg sandwiches, scones with jam and cream and Red Nose fairy cakes.

Oh, and gallons of Bucks Fizz:)

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The dining table was laden with masses of fabric and supplies, together with printouts of the projects on offer.


The coffee table in the lounge housed yet more felt and yarn for what turned out to be a good variety of crafts for everyone to choose from.


Mr. H-L played Butler in his lunch break as he was working from home.

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The felt chicks were very popular makes.

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Two ladies made good headway with their Cloud mobiles and took them home to finish off.



A classic Red Nose at the start of its crochet journey…..


More cakes….


My daughter’s very first attempt at sewing….



….a cushion for her boyfriend to take on his fishing trips.

Didn’t she do well?!


Mollie Makes’ own rag doll, Mollie, was lovingly crafted as a joint effort between a mother-daughter combo.


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Just the eyelashes and mouth to add at close of play.



A Hen doorstop (as seen in an earlier blog post) reached the stuffing stage before the school run ended play.

I am assured photos of all finished off items will be winging their way to me in due course.


All in all, a very jolly and productive three hours was had by everyone…..


….and £265 raised so far with further pledges yet to be collected!

I would like to express HUGE thanks to Ali of Thimberlina, Kerri of Bristol Crochet and Sarah Holmes for their very generous donation of supplies for this event, without which such a great choice of materials would not have been available.

T H A N K  Y O U !

Author: sewchet

Sewing, Crochet and other loveliness!

55 thoughts on “Crafternoon Success!

  1. Looks like so very much fun . . . sharing so many different projects yet enjoying the craft of creating something handmade together!

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  2. Fabulous afternoon.. Well done Ms Sewchet! Thank you for having us and for your hospitality and teaching patience x

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  3. Thank you so much for a really fun social afternoon. We were really well looked after, and our every need was catered for!! I cant wait to finish the mobile I made for a friend’s tiny baby and post a picture online for you x

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  4. Beautiful! Fun,craft, cakes, smiles and beautiful ladies! I wish I lived nearby..

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  5. If an afternoon is that much fun – imagine an entire day – or weekend ……. 🙂

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  6. What an amazing time you all had! And I’m even more impressed that you’ve got the energy left to blog about it on the same day! I’m going to rename you super-chet!
    Well done!!!!! ✂️😀✂️

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  7. Looks like you had a fab time! Great effort all round, very jealous couldn’t join you 🙂

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  8. I so wish I lived closer. I definately would have come and joined in all the fun. Looks like everyone enjoyed themselves. I love the little molly dolly and the chicks. They are both so cute. Congrats on the nice sum to send off to the cause. 🙂

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  9. Wow well done you! I still love those little chicks! And your daughter’s first attempt at sewing, she did well! Is she hooked yet?!

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  10. Loved looking at all the pictures! What an awesome fun time!! Makes me wish I wasn’t so far away!! 😀

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    • We do have regular craft evenings but somehow it’s more fun when it’s for charity. It was especially nice to have a few new faces join in. Money raised is £310 so far!


  11. What a fabulous pics !!! – they definitely show the story of a fun afternoon and many congratulations on your fund raising too!! My, you have raised the stakes on entertaining guests, having your ‘butler’ LOL! 😀

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    • I can’t think of a better way to raise money for charity and everyone got to take something home too. Apologies for the way my Butler was dressed – his official uniform was at the dry cleaners! You just can’t get the staff…..

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      • Nor can I – I’m surprised you’ve not had them back knocking at your door to arrange another fun craft day already 😉
        LOL..I’m sure a relaxed butler dress code was perfect for the day!! 🙂

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  12. Looks like great fun! Congratulations on your success. Glad to see you roped the OH in too. 😉

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  13. It looked like great fun! I love your daughters cushion. X

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  14. My favourite sandwiches! 🙂 What fun was had by all. It looks like a super time. I especially love the little birds!!

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    • The eggs were fresh from the coop that morning but I hadn’t accounted for the smell that pervaded the entire house – I had to tell everyone on welcoming them in that it wasn’t a bad case of wind!! The birds turned out to be the most popular thing to make:)

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      • The birds are the cutest ever. Would you have a template that we can get from you. I am sooooo tempted to make some as well.. They would look super cool on my desk, at work. 🙂


  15. What a gorgeous afternoon! And what a wonderful use for your beautifully long kitchen table.

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  16. It looks and sounds like your Crafternoon went amazingly well! The cakes looks delicious too!

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    • It was a great success, thanks! I was worried I hadn’t made enough to eat but actually, because people were engrossed in what they were doing, there were cakes and scones left over for the weekend!

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  17. What a marvellous crafternoon you must have had – I love seeing all these wonderful photos of so much fab creativity! And how wonderful of YOU to have organized this! Marianne xx

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    • I have to admit, it took some organizing to make sure that each project on offer had exactly the right supplies and I still had to flit around giving help and advice, but it was well worth it!

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  18. It’s great to see that your Crafternoon was a success! It looks like you were very organised and everyone looks so involved with what they are doing 🙂 Well done you!

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  19. You’re more than welcome. It looks like you had a fantastic time. I so love those little chicks

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  20. Looks like a lot of fun and the food looks so yummy, and to have your very own butler…what fun! Your daughter’s pillow turned out wonderful as did all the crafts pictured.

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