Sunday, 4 May 2014

May Derby Dabblers

Our get together last Friday was lovely, lots of chatter and catch ups as well as a very productive evening for a lot of ladies and youngsters.  There was knitting, cards being produced as well as flowers, bunting going up and in general, a brilliant night was had by all.

We had one of our youngest crafters join us, along with her sister.  Here are Sandra's grandchildren with the cards and pictures that they made for their mum and dad





They certainly enjoyed the evening.

Here we all were at the end of the evening, although I am not quite sure where Leslie, Jayne and P.Ann went to (or do we need a better photographer?)


and of course, cakes were made for the night as well.

Next Friday, 9th May were have our Christmas card and chatter get together and then Derby Dabblers again on the first Friday of June.

Ladies dont forget, if you have a card or project to share with the rest of us, please do post it on the blog.


Saturday, 29 March 2014

Eggcellent News

Unfortunately there just havent been enough of us Derby Dabblers to be able to meet up for the last couple of months at St. Martins.  The room that we hire is quite expensive and if there arent enough people to cover the cost of the room, the Dabblers cant get together. 

With quite a few suggestions made by quite a few people, we have a few new and exciting changes for Derby Dabblers


NEW VENUE
- St. Edmunds Church, Sinfin Avenue, Shelton Lock, DE24 9JA There is a little map below but if you are struggling with where the church is, you are most welcome to meet at my house on Friday 4th April and you can follow me in my car.  I shall be leaving home at 6.15pm


NEW PRICE - as the new venue is a smaller room which is lovely with a nice atmosphere, there is off road car parking on the church grounds, lighting outside the building and a little ramp to push crafty trolleys up, the cost is considerable cheaper.  The price per person will be £1.50 which will include refreshments for a few months trial, to see how we get on.
DEMONSTRATIONS - Many have said they would like to see more demonstrations at each get together.  Perhaps we could club together and get some profession demonstrators to come to dabblers to give us demos for scrapbooking, cards or other crafts?  Something to discuss on 4th April.

On Friday, 4th April there will be a few Easter themed demonstrations such as making pom pom chicks
You will need
some yellow or white wool
A pom pom maker or two pieces of cardboard cut in circles
scissors
orange card for beak
wobbly eyes
If you dont have these, there will be some available to buy on the night.

Or you could make your own little Easter egg treat bag

You will need a piece of card which is 3" long by
A scoreboard or a ruler and embossing pen
A flower stamp or a leaf stamp. I have used Pocket Silhouttes Stamp set
An Oval punch
A cropodile
Yellow Ribbon
Cello Bag
Small Chocolate Eggs
Red sticky tape or glue/tape of your choice
Yellow card and ink to make a chick to go on the front.  3 d foam pads

If you would like to make this but dont have the items, there will be some available to buy on the night.

Or make a little Easter Box
You will need some White card for the box, for the ovals and for the flowers
A scoreboard or a ruler and embossing pen
An oval punch and a scalloped oval punch
A piece of Summery bright yellow or bright green paper
A long cello bag or acetate bag or treat bag to put chocolate in
Chocolate eggs
Ribbon
A flower stamp and punch, yellow and orange ink
Scissors to cut out flower if you dont have a punch
Dont forget your sticky stuff

If you dont have all the items to make this, you can purchase some on the night.
 
Or you could make little Easter bags to put in a chocolate treat or a little money or a card etc. etc.

For the bags you will need some double sided 12 x 12 papers.  If you bring along 2 sheets the same, you have a choice of the size of your bag.  There will be lots of bags there for you to see on the night

2 x 12 x 12 double sided papers (the thicker the paper the better)
some matching ribbon
some card the matches the ribbon and the papers
sticky stuff, glue or red tape
A cropodile if you have one
A timmer
A scoreboard or a ruler and embossing pen
If you dont have the items to make this, you can purchase some on the night.

Of course, you dont have to do any of the items being demonstrated.  Come along and have a cuppa , come and knit and natter.  Bring your photos and do some scrapbooking,  bring all the items you need  to make your own cards or finish of some jewelery you have been making.  Lots of new friends ready for you to meet.

The time of the get together remains the same, 6.30pm until about 9.30pm.  Demonstrations will begin at 7pm.

You may want to bring a mug/cup to this venue and please do put on a name badge if you have one.  If you have a friend or two that may be interested, bring them along, the more the merrier


Want more information?  Give me a ring on 01332 721877
 



Saturday, 8 March 2014

All boxed up

Goodness, it is a long time since anyone posted any information here.  Hopefully, we can all add a little something, now and again.  I have given us all a new front door, I hope you like it. 

Unfortunately, there were not enough of us to have a get together at St, Martins Church Hall last night.  There needs to be quite a few to make it viable to pay for the room hire but, this is something that I am looking into.  Moving on.

A few of us did meet up in my house, the invitation went out to everyone who said they could make dabblers.  And we sat and made a box or two, I did a bit of decopatch and Christina sorted out a few cards.  We sat and chattered, ate fresh cream cake (thank you P.Ann).  Here is one of the boxes that I made.

Our next get together is as usual, first Friday of April,  which is the 4th.  Plans are being made for an EGGsellent evening with the theme of Easter, along with a demonstration or two (possibly 3).  I shall keep the blog posted with all the new plans so please, do watch this space.

Have you got a card, a box, an item that you can share with the rest of the Dabblers?  Please do add anything you want on to this blog, it is for all the Derby Dabblers members.  Not sure how to?  Let me know and I will try and explain how it all works.


Saturday, 4 January 2014

Happy 2014

Well 2014 is well and truely with us now.   I bet everyone has had enough of Christmas Cards but I received this one from a friend who's 84 year old Aunt in Law made it and I thought it was lovely.  Although not many Dabblers stitch cards as crafter's we know how much work goes into them






Wishing you all a very Happy and Prosperous 2014



Lesley x

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Birthday Card List

I hope that everyone has had a wonderful Christmas so far and that you are enjoying this festive time. 

Unfortunately the Birthday Card List has not worked out so well during 2013 and quite a few ladies on the list have asked to be removed as they felt it was a little unfair that they go to the trouble of making and sending cards and this isn't being reciprocated. Therefore for 2014 there wont be a Birthday Card List for Derby Dabblers but that doesn't stop you from sending cards to anyone on the list, if you wish. 

Friday, 13 December 2013

2013 Derby Dabblers Christmas Fuddle

What a wonderful time we had last night at our last 2013 get together.  The turn out was lovely,everyone outdid themselves with the fuddle, it was a lovely selection
Here are a few photos that I took. 










The official photographs, taken by our official photographers, you know, the ones around the Christmas tree, will be on the blog a little later.  Buffy and Jane took those for us.

Now we were all making tags and boxes but guess what, I was having such a lovely time that I didnt take pictures of those so, if you have a picture of a tag or two, please do pop it on the blog.


Sunday, 24 November 2013

Christmas Fuddle





Friday 13th December will be the last get together of Derby Dabblers for 2013.  It would be lovely if we could all meet up for the Christmas Fuddle and a Secret Santa as well as a little crafting of course.

As usual we shall be at St. Martins Church Hall, Flint Street, Allenton, DE24 9BG from 6.30 - 9.30 and there will be the usual tea, coffee and squash.  The price will be £3 per person.  If you can come along with a little something either sweet or savoury, homemade or shop purchased,  for the fuddle table that would be great.  If you cant dont worry, please dont let that stop you from coming along, we will still be very pleased to see you.

 
If you would like to take part in the secret Santa, please let me know so that I can keep updating everyone. If you would like to take part, you purchase a little present up to the value of £8, wrap it up and then put it in Santas Sack.  At the end of the evening, everyone who participated will put their hand in the sack, pull out a present and put it under their Christmas tree for Christmas day, I think its a lovely idea.

It doesnt matter if this is the first time that you are coming along to dabblers, you will receive a warm welcome from everyone.  Just bring a mug, a name badge and some crafty item to keep you busy.

The theme for the evening, if you wish to craft is TAGS.  Christmas tags, birthday tags any type of tag at all.  You will need card, maybe a stamp or two, perhaps some glitter?  Anything at all to make a tag and, if you have already made some, why not bring them along to show others.

Dont forget, if you would like to hand out a Christmas Card or two, please bring those along with you, saves on the postage.

Let me know if you can / cant make it and I shall keep the Dabblers Blog Up to date with what is happening.  If there are not enough of us, I am afraid it wont be able to go ahead - UPDATE - There are enough of us so this will be going ahead.  Please continue to let me know if you are coming along though. Thanks


Tracey


Attending Fuddle - 8 +2
JW, LR, TR, BG+1, LK, SW, MH+1, DF

Secret Santa 7 

JW, LR, TR, BG, LK, SW, MH