Tuesday in the Den

Tomorrow its ‘card and a cuppa’ in The Secret Cafe on Tenterfields. As there are only 4 more ‘card and a cuppa’ left, tomorrow we are making christmas cards, A bit of sparkle and a very large stamp, so we are going to use a brayer! Pop down between 9.30 and 11.00 and learn all.

Tomorrow afternoon we are making 3 cards. We will be creating 3 stunning backgrounds, using techniques we have done before but not for a long time. Message me if you would like to join us, we have tea and cake, lots of chat and everyone gets as little or as much help as they need.

Only 4 left…

Other than the regular Tuesday and Wednesday classes there are only 4 big classes left for this year.  The Star book that I detailed yesterday, the following Thursday is the Christmas wreath making class with Lisa. She will be busy next week collecting all the greenery from her garden and various suppliers. She does recommend you bring your gardening gloves as the Holly can be a bit tricky. This is a class I will be taking part in I have always wanted to make my own for the front door rather than buy one. Book online if you would like a go, I expect this class to be full.

On Saturday the 2nd of December Clare Rowlands is making a return to the Den. With her whimsical style she has created a little postbox. We will probably be making this in blues rather than reds and using her stamp of the ice skating mouse. Her new range of Christmas stamps are beautiful. Again book online as places are limited. If you would like to order stamps from her please get in contact.

post box

The following Saturday December 9th its Sweet and Simple, we will be making packaging in beautiful papers. More of this one another day.

Lovely evening…

Last night the Den was at Wainstalls Primary School. What a lovely little school it is. We were welcomed in, offered tea and coffee, the tables were laid out and labelled, so well organised. I had a lovely evening talked to lots of people and sold a few things too. Thank you to everyone involved.

Next week its card and a cuppa on Tuesday in the cafe, Tuesday afternoon class where we will also be making cards this week. On Friday the Den is out and about again at Luddendenfoot playgroup in the morning and Scout Road Primary in the evening.

Then on Saturday its the Star Book class.  There are only 2 places left for this annual event. Those who have seen the star book before think this one is the best ever. Come and see what you think.

November marches on…

I can’t believe we are nearly half way through the month already. Firstly a huge thank you to every one who came last Thursday night. The evening was a great success and we will be repeating it  before the end of the year.

Coming up on Thursday is the delayed Stamp a Sack. There is  one place left in this class so if you want to create 24 handmade cards please message me asap, details on the workshop page. Friday evening Our Creative Den is out and about at Wainstalls Ladies night followed by the Mytholmroyd lights switch on on Saturday.

Card and a cuppa next week on Tuesday morning followed by the regular afternoon class where we will be making seasonal cards. A week on Saturday –  the 25th is the Star Book class. The theme this year is the Nutcracker and many colleagues say this is the best one yet! I did love last years vintage style one, this one is in the traditional red and green and features the nutcracker, the sugar plum fairy and the rats! I have added a little mouse who appears on each page. I only have 2 places left for this class, check these pictures out.


The Den this week…….

The Den this week is probably the busiest it has ever been. Starting on Tuesday with card and a cuppa in The Secret Cafe. This week we are making two floral cards. Both have a thank you sentiment but this can be changed to happy birthday. In the afternoon we are creating a small bag with 3 small cards. All tree inspired.  On wednesday is the regular monthly class for more experienced  crafters. This week we will be developing 2 mini easels into little works of art! This class is earlier than usual running from 10.30 -1.00. Message me if you would like to come.

Then Thursday its market night. Plans are coming along well. Christmas trees are going up, the music has been organised and mice pies will be baked nearer the time. I still have a lot of making to do! But it will be a fun evening and a great time to get a bit of early shopping done at a dozen quality handmade stalls.

My special offer this week:- Book on the wreath making kit on Thursday evening and get a £5 discount.

Market Night

Our Creative Den craft studio is based on Tenterfields Business Park. All business units where originally  part of a large textile mill. The path/road between the studio and The Secret Cafe is cobbled. I have glass windows in the ceiling that face North and the whole site is built of stone. In its own way it is quite beautiful.

As the site is not  somewhere with much general footfall we have decided to have a market night to showcase what is in the park. To begin with the cafe is brilliant, great food on a daily basis and then twice a month they have a gourmet evenings. These are well worth a visit. The newest shop is Vintage Furniture, a lovely shop that I could spend a fortune in if I had a bigger house. With winter coming on its lovely to curl up on the sofa in front of a wood burning stove…… yes there is a specialist stove shop. Bet they could get you sorted in time for christmas. Sugar and spice have the unit next door to me, beautiful gifts, quirky gifts and some more daring items for that secret santa. The kitchen shop will also be open. The kitchens are built in Italy, very high quality, certainly worth checking out.

That is a taste of what is on offer. Thursday 9th November 4 – 8pm Join us for the very first market night at Tenterfields business park.

SPECIAL OFFER:- I am offering a £5 discount on the cost of the wreath class for anyone who books and pays on the night.