Sunday, 27 September 2009

Three Weeks to Go!

Creative Craft Retreat is less than three weeks away... can you believe it??!! It seems to be sneaking up on me too quickly! Registration is now closed, so I hope you haven't missed out! If you have, make sure you put next year's date in the diary (5-7 November 2010) so you don't miss out! We have more than 45 participants and teachers registered and if you are one of them you should have received your confirmation email or letter by now, and also a list of class requirements if you have signed up for one of the wonderful classes that we have on offer. If you have not received this information please contact me as soon as possible.

I have been busily getting lots of things organised for the retreat, and still have lots to do. One of those things is to make a name tag for myself, and so I have fiddled around with some wool and thread and have done about half of it now. Have you made a start on your name tag, or even finished it? Or maybe you'll take the easy option and bring a pre-made one, or write on a piece of cardboard and put a pin through it! Anything will do!

What about the craft stall? Have you been saving your pennies? Maybe you've been industrious and have been busily making things to sell? Or maybe you've been tidying up your craft corner and have found some no longer needed craft supplies or craft magazines?

Anyway, I hope you are having fun anticipating craft retreat! See you soon!

Monday, 24 August 2009

2009 Craft Retreat Registration Form!

I know there are some that have been waiting for the registration form for a few months... it is finally here! The 2009 Creative Craft Retreat registration form and information is below! Just click on the appropriate picture below to read all the information. Print out a form (instructions below) and fill it out... don't forget to send it off in the post quickly so you don't miss out! Hope to see you there!

If you want to print out a registation form, click the picture and choose print from your browser menu (or right click the picture). Choose print preview to check the form will fit on one page, and if not, choose the shrink to fit option.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

2009 Craft Retreat Update

Craft retreat is only 8 1/2 weeks away, so I thought I'd better let you know that craft retreat brochures and registration forms are being finalised and should be available on this site early next week... so stay tuned! We have an exciting line up of experienced teachers who have so much knowledge and expertise (see previous posts) as well as guest speaker, Julie Inskip. I hope you're looking forward to it, and have told all your friends about it!

Monday, 20 April 2009

The Teachers!

In the past three weeks I have found four more teachers to teach at the Craft Retreat in October, so I can now tick that job off the list!

Leanne Midgley, who taught folk art last year will be teaching folk art again and Helen Briese will also be returning to teach card making. The other two teachers taught at our first retreat in 2007; Kris Meares from Tag Along Teddies will be teaching one or two of her furry friends and Liz Whittaker from Scrap N Patch will be teaching scrapbooking. With the addition of Val Laird teaching embroidery and applique and Robyn Ginn teaching crazy patchwork and embellishing techniques (see previous post) we have a wide variety of classes and a great group of very talented teachers. I'm very excited to have these six lovely ladies lined up to teach... I hope you are too!

Sunday, 29 March 2009

2009 Craft Retreat!

I thought it was about time that I update you on the 2009 Craft Retreat... some ladies were asking about it at the beginning of the year, so I figure some of you may be keen for some more information!

This year's retreat will be held on the 16th - 18th October, 2009 at the same beautiful and very suitable location - Lake Perseverance Recreation Centre, north of Toowoomba near Crows Nest.

We already have two out of the six teachers lined up to teach - Val Laird who has taught at our previous retreats, and Robyn Ginn who spoke at our first retreat, and taught at our second. I believe Robyn will be teaching Crazy Patchwork and her embellishing techniques, and you will have to wait and see what Val will be offering! Of course there will be a range of craft classes to choose from but you will have to wait a while before you find out what they all are! If you don't want to sign up for one of the classes you can bring your own craft to do and enjoy a weekend away. In the meantime, tell your family and friends about the retreat and start saving your pennies!

You can also start making goodies to sell at the craft stall if you are that way inclined and if you want to be really organised, you could start thinking about your name tag - whether you make a fancy one or whether you will just right your name on a piece of paper! It's up to you.

While you are doing that, I had better find some more teachers to teach, and start thinking about the 101 things I have to do to make the weekend a great success!