Morning, it's a beautiful sunny morning here in Lancashire and the bunnies are sunbathing in their run.
I had a fab time at the weekend at two InkBuds workshops with Hels Sheriden and Pauline Wheeler. They are such entertaining ladies, the sort of people that you feel like you've known forever 5 minutes after meeting them. I can't remember the last time I laughed so much as we had great ladies in the workshops too with friendly banter being batted around the whole time. Just don't ask them about the hotel room and wetting the bed!
In between the laughter we did actually do some creating and learned new techniques. On the Saturday we made the perpetual calendar shown although you could easily use it as a letter rack, crafty storage etc. There's other decorations on the sides too, but that's for my eyes only!
I was very impressed with the details of the workshops, for instance rather than stencilling on the writing we had professionally made vinyl transfers to add to give a really crisp finish against the distressed background and we were able to choose our own colours to work with. They even nipped into the craft shop where it was held and bought extra colours if needed for us to have the colours we wanted.
We all got goodie bags and personalised name badges and they did spot prizes during the day too. The whole day was really relaxed with plenty of time (and drinks and cake and sweets) to repeat demonstrations and help as required, but without feeling like time was wasted or rushed. Sadly my pain was pants by the end of it and kept me awake during the night, but it was totally worth it!
Amazingly, the craft shop is letting them back again (they've obviously not noticed the mess where I was working then) and so they are plotting, sorry planning another weekend in June in Preston. The InkBuds are planning on touring the UK, I think a workshop in Coventry was mentioned so if there's enough demand and there's a village hall or something they'll come to a venue near you! Apparently you can track them down on Facebook, I'm still refusing to join Facebook, but my resolve might be weakening....
I'm off for another lie down now, but will be back tomorrow with the project I made on Sunday and I might admit to what I bought in the craft shop who gave us a generous discount for the weekend (just don't tell Hubby!).