Jo Na I attended a brilliant workshop at Graphicus in Barnard Castle, run by the wonderful Lesley Wharton and was called 'Fabulous Finds and Curios'. It was all about using items you have in your home or office to make fabulous crafty things out of.
Then we each picked 3 (empty) loo roll holders out of a bag which Lesley had the staff at Graphicus collecting for weeks. We flattened them and Lesley put them under house bricks to make sure they were completely flat. Once they were, we covered them with paper, put holes in them for book rings to hold them together and voila a mini tag book! We used a cheap elastic hair band to hold the book closed and it looks FAB!!!
Our final task for the day was after lunch and was an absolute killer for me. Lesley had to help me as I was s-o-o-o e-x-h-a-u-s-t-e-d. It was all about making another mini tag book from a DL envelope. Luckily Lesley gave us full instructions and did all of the folding and cutting for me. I just had the job of gluing down which I had to get Jo to help me with, but the result is stunning!!
Luckily Carrie had very kindly given us a lift through to the workshop, so I didn't have to drive. I was so exhausted when I got in I had something to eat then went to bed and slept from about 8pm. I had treatment the next day at the hospital and I came home straight afterwards rather than shop in Newcastle.
Although the workshops kill me, fatigue-wise, I won't stop going to them. At least when I feel dreadful for a few days afterwards I know that I've achieved something that I am proud of.
A big thanks to Lesley for a FAB workshop as well as to all the girls who attended. I think its safe to say we all had a great time!!!