Sunday, 6 November 2011

2011 Craft Retreat Photos

We had a wonderful time at the 2011 Creative Craft Retreat... I hope you did!  I have just finished uploading the photos, in record time (for me)!  I hope you enjoy the slideshow.  There were many more photos taken but I had to put a limit somewhere!

Every year we receive many wonderful comments about the retreat, and this year is no different.  Here are some of the comments:
  • “It was brilliant.”
  • “It would be great if craft retreat was held twice a year.”
  • “I didn’t want to go home.”
  • “The speaker's message and the retreat were very timely for me, I’m so glad I came.”
  • “I can’t wait until next year’s!”
Thank you to all who helped behind the scenes, and out in front.  It is wonderful to have willing helpers and able teachers who give of their time to make the retreat what it is.

Creative Craft Retreat 2011 has been proudly sponsored or supported by:
The next retreat will be the 2-4 November 2012, and plans are already well underway.  It seems that we have a speaker lined up, think spot person, most teachers and an on-line registration and payment facility.  Can you wait that long... a whole year?!

Friday, 14 October 2011

14 Days to Go!

Yes, it is only two weeks to craft retreat - sounds better than 14 days don't you think!  Registrations are closed and you should have your confirmation letter and requirements lists by now, so if you haven't, you'd better let me know ASAP! If you need transport, the details will be arranged next week.

Are you excited yet? Have you got all your supplies ready? I'm still deciding on what "Do Your Own Thing" craft/art I will be taking, and I will probably decide in two weeks time as I have so much to do and think about before then!  Don't forget to bring your name tag along.  If you don't have one, just a piece of cardboard with your name on will do! If you are feeling creative you might like to make something a little more interesting! 

Maybe you've been busy making things for the craft stall or have found some no longer needed craft supplies or craft magazines to sell. Or maybe you're saving your pennies so you can spend it on some lovely crafty goodies!  There is always an amazing array of things to choose from.

Well, time is ticking on, so I'd better get back to my big list of things to do! See you soon!

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Registrations Close This Friday (7th October)

Doesn't time fly?!  It is already October which means registrations close for the Craft Retreat this Friday, the 7th October. If you don't want to miss out on a wonderful weekend away, this week is your last chance to fill out a registration form and pop it in the post.  Some classes are proving popular, so you will need to be quick to ensure you get your first choice.

If you have already registered, I plan on emailing confirmation letters and class requirements lists this week, so be sure to check your email inbox! There is lots of information in the letter, so it should answer most, or all of the questions you may have!

Sunday, 11 September 2011

2011 Craft Retreat Registration Form!

I'm sure you have been waiting for all the information for the 2011 Creative Craft Retreat.  The registration form and relevant information is now available.  To read about this year's classes, blurbs about the teachers and lots of vital info, you have two options:

You can click here to view and print the pdf version of the brochure and registration form or...

Click on the appropriate picture below (and click on it again when it opens, to enlarge it if necessary)

Don't forget to print out a form and fill it in, and send it off in the post quickly so you don't miss out! Tell your friends about it too... the more the merrier! I hope to see you at the retreat!

If you want to print out a registration form from the picture, 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.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

2011 Craft Retreat Teachers

While you are waiting for registration forms to come out (next week, I hope!), I thought you would like to know who our teachers will be this year. If you have been to previous retreats, you will recognise most of the names: 
Of course, you can bring your own craft project to do (or reading, or whatever else you might want to do!) and enjoy a relaxing weekend away. Make sure you tell your friends and family about it - it's a great, affordable retreat and caters for those who are on a budget... and those who aren't! You will find photos of previous years in the photo tab to give you an idea of what we get up to!

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.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Some Updates for 2011

You may have noticed a few changes here at the Creative Craft Retreat blog. Do you like the green for this year?

For a start, I'm not Janelle! I'm Tonya and I'm a friend of Janelle's who is helping out a little here in the Blogosphere. I usually blog over at the The Crafty Mummy. Nice to meet you!

You can now get updates in some new ways:

  • Via email - by entering your email address in the little box in the sidebar over there you will get all new posts in your Inbox. Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time.
  • Via Facebook - at our new Facebook page here you can chat on our wall and read updates as they appear.
You can now email to our new email address: CreativeCraftRetreat {at} gmail {dot} com

The Retreat is being held at the end of October this year - Friday 28th to Sunday 30th. Janelle is currently working on finalising all the details and getting the Registration process ready so watch out for more information soon.

(Don't tell her I told you but she has been a little busy though... See what she has been up to here. What a clever lady!)