Crafting, fun and friendship

Crafting, fun and friendship

Sunday, 25 May 2014


         CROP DAY - 24TH MAY 2014

Ok, without further ado......The Evidence!!
The calm before the storm....huge thanks to Shaz and Doug for helping set up. Mwah!
Julia welcomed everyone and outlined the day's itinerary....
The Croppers!
Another angle :-)  Showing Shaz's beautiful hair!
She's behind you.......
Soon everyone was hard at work...L-R, Ali H, Lynda B and Debbie Rock, all first timers! It was lovely to see you, gals...thanks for making the trip to join us!
From L-R: Ali H, Debbie Rock, Chris (of Pear shaped Chris blog fame), Morti, Shaz, LLJ, Kyla, Lynda B, Minxy, Mary Anne, Christine, Lisa-Jane, Julia, Helen, Fiona, Di, Livvy, Sam.
Seated L-R:  Zoe, Lisa, Cindy and Maggie C.
A fine bunch of crafters, all of us :-)
Before we knew it, lunchtime arrived. The nice thing about Burbage Hall is it's big enough to have a side dining area so the craft tables could be left....
Like this! It's amazing how much mess can be created in two hours, huh??
There were some tables with stash donated by the lovely gals....
Fortified by lunch, the afternoon session got underway...Di (Pixie) had these gorgeous pencils, mmmmm, colour :-P

Di and Sam are mates from The Playground - Fergus joined in the action too!
We were all amazed at Sam (Hettie)'s beautiful album. The detail is astonishing!
It was good to see Mary Anne again - she was making these great WOYWW Crop creatures!
Shaz Silverwolf's space was almost as colourful as her!!
Morti, Kyla and David (Mr Morti).....
Folk came from quite a distance to attend....Ali H and Lynda came all the way from South Wales...thanks girls, we appreciate you doing that!

Maggie C was doing some beautiful stencilling..

Cindy and Minxy were creating some lovely things!
Chris, Debbie and Helen......
Neither Lisa-Jane nor Fiona had realised that the other was attending, so there were squeals when they first met!!  I love this pic of you L-J!!
Christine (Bishopsmate) and Your's Truly :-)
Zoe and her mate Lisa.....Zoe was doing her usual amazingly high standard of fact, she gave a bit of a masterclass....
Doug and Shaz Silverwolf....who were fantastic in helping set-up, derig and generally being awesome. Love you, guys :-)
What it's all about.....the friendship and camaraderie of this wonderful group of folk...
There are many more pics uploaded into a Photobox Album if you want to see more.
Pleas email me if you want to see it and I will send you the link and password...I don't want to publish it here for obvious reasons!

But I will leave you with one more know how people try and make themselves look gorgeous when they take selfies................?

Well, this is the Julia/LLJ version!!!! LOL.  Who loves ya, baby??!

See ya Wednesday!


  1. How wonderful to see all those fab pics of all those lovely people. Looks like you all had such fun. I so so so so sooooo wish I'd been there. Next time hopefully.
    Love Jo x

  2. Ah, it was such a great day Jan. Over all too quickly. Love that pic of you and Julia. Big thanks to both of you for all your hard work and looking after us so well all day. What a lovely surprise it was to meet L-J, at long last, too.

  3. Lovely to meet up with everyone, such fabulous projects - I learnt sooo much.
    Thank you to the girls who had the patience to explain their work, and to the girls who donated such great stash - love the decoupage clippings, so neatly done.
    A brilliant day - as we say round here ..... ain't we had a lovely day .. ain't we just!

  4. Now that looks like a fab day was had by all....thanks for sharing it in such fab pics.
    Annie x

  5. Now that looks like a grand day out!! Thanks for sharing : D

  6. Looks like you had lots of fun.

  7. What a wonderful day! So glad you all had such a good time - just wish I could have been there, too. Looking forward to swapping on Wednesday. xx

  8. It was a fantastic day (always is) - even the rain went away eventually! Some great photos, especially that selfie! Thanks again for everything.

  9. OH MY GOODNESS!! I love that selfie!!! What a wonderful day it must have been. Everyone looks happy, beautiful, and creative! It just makes me so happy seeing the WOYWW UK gals. Jan, you look especially young and beautiful - you look like you're 30! Creative people just don't age. Yes, please include me on the photobox - I want to continue feeling like I was there. Hugs!

  10. Hi LLJ,
    I'm not dead or anything... ;-) Planning a return to blogland this week. Missed everyone so this post has been a great little catch-up. Loved all the pics and especially the last one.
    Ros. xx

  11. Fab pics Jan - what a great day you all had! Thanks for sharing it with us ALL! x Jo

  12. Fabulous day. Fabulous people. Even more fabulous food! What a day. I love seeing everyone and we had such fun and giggles. And those photos capture it all. Perfect!! Thank you so much lovely lady for all that you do and did. We all love ya lady! Take care Zo xx

  13. Wow it didn't take long for you all to trash the joint. LOL Looks like everyone had a fantastic day and the food was brilliant. I read somewhere about the lemon drizzle cake and now I want some. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs Eliza

  14. The amount of laughing over the camer and Lynda's erm, handling of the pop up bit...I'm surprised our picture doesn't feature snot and tears!!! Lovely photography dear friend.

  15. Thanks to you and the "'Boss" this was such a fantastic day! The photos can't include the buzz of the day but you have everything else there! Such fun!!! Thank you again, big hugs, Chrisxx

  16. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am simply thrilled to see these photos. It was truly a glorious day, even if I was there only in spirit. And of course, your photos filled in the gaps. Really loving this post and I can only imagine the joy everyone felt. Loved the selfie, too.

    I'm off to get that password (grin).

  17. I had to laugh. I fell asleep in my computer chair, and when I woke, I was in the process of loading my e-mail and trying to refresh my own blog at the same time (VERY SLOW INTERNET). That's when I saw the comment from you. Thanks so very much. What fun, fun, fun. And no, I'm not bothering (and didn't bother) Julia. I've put her through enough misery (and probably spent all my excess capital) as is over the ATCs (grin).

  18. awe....... it looks so much fun...... hopefully next year

  19. FABULOUS!! What a blast we had Jan. Thank you so much once again.

    Hugs, Di xxx

  20. A terrific write-up and wonderful photos, Jan!! That last photo of you and Julia is a treasure!! What great mates you are!! Wish I could have been there! Hugs, Darnell

  21. Awesome pics of the day Jan- and we love you too, lots and lots! We had an amazing weekend, loved every minute. Oodles of hugs, Love Shaz xx

  22. Looks like a fabulous fun day! I was there in spirit with you gals (n guys)! Where's 'beam me up, Scotty' when you need him?! Hugs to all.

  23. What an amazing day and your selfies are priceless.
    Sandra de

  24. OH Jan thanks for all the fun photos...what a fun way to spend some time together. Wish I was in the area !~ Some great creativity too....

  25. You two did good - love the selfie. When can we come again? Cindy x

  26. What an absolute joy to meet with you and Julia and the rest of the WOYWW croppers! How lucky we were to get the opportunity to do so and thanks, yet again, for all your hard work putting the event, and the delicious lunch, together! Am delighted to have one of your fab tote bags and a whole bunch of memories that will stay with me for a lifetime. Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving such lovely comments - I am so looking forward to now following your blog and seeing more of your wonderful creations. Lots of love from Debbie #54 xXx

  27. You two ARE gorgeous......

  28. Such great pics and such a great day! It was wonderful to meet so many people, especially Fiona who I have had plans to meet for such a long time. Bring on next year :-)