Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Big Crafty Card Table

As promised, here is how the Big Crafty Card Table looked on the day. Despite being told by some that it would just be a great big mess, it wasn't. this was taken after two hours of activity and nothing was out of place. In face some of the smaller piles had completely gone and i had to fill the edges with postcards from our friends at moo.com, and they disappeared too within the next hour...



And finally the Bundle of Love...
I'll add more as i receive them, sadly my camera let me down on the day, poor old thing, so i'm collecting members photos to use on the blog. Bear with me as these are assembled.

As you can see the response was fab, we raised several hundred pounds for the centre, short of the target but definitely a good contribution to their work. It came in the wake of the Adventure Club having just received 3 years funding from Children in Need, which everyone was just amazed at having won.

So all in all a good day, a great idea that worked well, and as you can see a brilliant display of love by all the crafters who contributed.

many thanks for everything.
Dave

Monday, May 7, 2012

Show and Sell - Etsy Sellers, Belly Dancers and...


Hi. This is a message of thanks to all who supported our amazing day at Dawdon CC on Saturday. We had great attendance in the morning, then someone forgot the sun wasn't supposed to shine on Bank Holidays  - it came out, and we lost a lot of potential visitors in the afternoon. The sudden appearance of a fairground on the sea front didn't help much either...

Most stallholders seem to have had a great day, they enjoyed the atmosphere and the entertainment...


Fabulous Egyptian Belly dancers performed all around the venue and then gave us a perfectly choreographed show in the reception, thanks ladies, and if you'd like to join their classes, just call Claire on 07801 276015, they're based in Newcastle, Jesmond i believe??? and we're such fun to have around on the day.

The stalls were really well presented and made a great feast for the eye, the quality of goods on show was simply brilliant. Everyone was impressed...

Outside the hall, the Big Crafty Card Table was incredibly popular, with several bloggers and journalists taking entire boxes of cards with them to sieve through at their leisure. We were also allowed to sell copies of Crafts magazine, kindly supplied by the Crafts Council, and we had copies of Craftseller donated to be sold as part of the fudraising, which worked really well. The end result was several hundreds of pounds donated, we're still counting and awaiting some donations, and a boost for this amazing centre.
Here's how the cards looked. - more pics may follow later... Thanks everyone.