Saturday, 20 September 2014

Autumn Butterflies

I really do love this time of year don't you?  Some of the leaves have started to turn now - we have a particularly beautiful vine in our garden which is turning all shades of red and orange - and we are still being blessed with fabulous weather here in Sunny Sussex.  Best of all, I was able to attend Youngest's Harvest Festival at school, which in previous years I had missed due to being at work.  All the 'Littlies' who just started in the Kindergarten a week or so ago looked so cute in their new uniforms (the obligatory 3 sizes too big to allow for 'growing room') dragging their bags of harvest gifts behind them as they filed in to the assembly hall, and when the Nursery sang "Cauliflowers fluffy and cabbages green ..." I have to confess to having a tear in my eye as I remembered Eldest singing it at his Harvest Festival over 26 years ago!  The funniest moment for me though was when two of the teachers, who were meant to be accompanying the hymns on keyboard and electric guitar (!), and who clearly thought they should have been the additional two members of Coldplay got completely carried away, getting louder and louder, until they had almost drowned out the children's singing!  Haha ... hilarious!

So, meanwhile back at the Crafty Ranch, I held my first Stampin' Up! workshop for a few of my neighbours **actually we make up a girl's team for the local pub quiz and while we may not be the cleverest, we certainly have the most fun and are definitely the loudest!**   It was a really fun morning **coffee, cake and crafting .... what's not to love?!** and by the end of the session everybody had made a really professional looking card to take home with them.  This is the card they all made using Papillon Potpourri stamp set, and the 2014-2016 In Color Stamp pads and card.

Didn't they do well?!

We all had so much fun that we have decided to make it a regular monthly event!  **Note to self ... better get working on some new samples**

I also managed to complete this week's Pastry Bake Off challenge with a late entry of ..........
Profiteroles ... Boom! Smashed it again!

Thanks for stopping by and as usual, lovely have your company.  Until next week ...
Bev x

1 comment:

  1. NOW we know who owns the creeper!

    Thank you for a great morning crafting. Can't wait for the next one.