Thursday, 30 October 2008


Finally... I have put the craft retreat photos on here for you to have a look at! Sorry it's taken so long. To tell you the truth I was doing a little procrastinating in amongst all my busyness (and sick children), and then I landed a new computer which stalled everything for a week! I then had a 'light bulb' moment which caused me to realise how easy it was to put a heap of photos on, and then I had another 'light bulb' moment when I realised that I could convert the already made power point presentation into jpegs so that you could view them instead of lots of individual photos!

Anyway I hope you enjoy the photos! There is a link on the right so that you can view 2007 photos as well. Keep telling your friends about next year's retreat on the 16-18 October, 2009. It's not to be missed!

I am also interested to know your preferred time of year for Craft Retreat to enable me to plan for future craft retreats. You can now let me know by taking a vote (on the right)!

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

2008 Craft Retreat

The 2008 Creative Craft Retreat was a great success! There were 40 of us who attended, and we had a great time, learning a new craft, teaching a craft or doing our own thing; making new friends; having fun together; having a laugh together; being inspired.

Here are some comments from some of the ladies that attended:

"Had a great weekend... looking forward to next year!"

"All seemed to go smoothly and the speaker on Sun morning was just perfect."

"Thankyou for the wonderful organisiation of the craft retreat. I had a great time. The food was really good. The craft was excellent. I learn't a different craft that I had not done before."

"Everything was wonderful!"

"The talks were great."

"I was blessed by a relaxing weekend away."

"I really enjoyed it."

It's a thrill to see all the hard work 'pay off' and to see all the ladies having a wonderful time. Thanks to all who came, all who taught, and all who spoke!

What more can I say? Pictures speak louder than words, so stay 'tuned' for some photos which I'll pop on here real soon!

(By the way, some of you may be wondering if I finished the Christmas Angel Cross-stitch... I finished it the Thursday just after the retreat, just in time for Mum to sew it into a Christmas stocking before she went back to South Australia on the Friday! You can have a look at the photos of it finished here.)

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Close, But Still Lots To Do!

As I write this, Craft Retreat is only three weeks away! That doesn't leave me much time to get organised does it!!? Registrations are now closed and we have 40 participants (which includes teachers) registered for the retreat, which is very exciting.

If you have sent or given me a registration form you should have received your confirmation email or letter by now as well as a list of requirements for your chosen craft class. Please contact me as soon as possible if you have not received it, as there is lots of important information contained in the letter/email which is not to be missed.

Have you thought about bringing some things along to sell at the craft stall? If you have craft magazines or craft supplies that you no longer have a use for, you can pop them on the stall too.

What about your name tag? Have you started making one yet? Or are you going to take the easy option and just bring one along? I'm still thinking about mine. I do have one from last year, but I would like to improve on that this year! Whether I have time to do anything different... well that's another matter!

Anyway, I hope you are as excited about the retreat as I am! Looking forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

2008 Craft Retreat Registration Form!

The 2008 Creative Craft Retreat registration form and information is below! Just click on the appropriate picture below to read all the information. We have six crafts to choose from or you can take your own craft to do. We have a great line up of teachers and crafts... 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.

If you would prefer to download and print a pdf version click here.