And as usual the retreat went far too quickly … but I wanted to share with you what an amazing fun packed weekend we all had at the end of May.
Be prepared for photo overload of the weekend, and over the coming weeks we will be showcasing the classes and layouts that some of our delegates completed.
The weekend consisted of the amazing Wilna Furstenberg teach two classes via video, showing the delegates various techniques using watercolours and acrylic paints, as well as Sam and Sheena teaching classes in person, I did two layouts that was self-paced class that the delegates could complete over the weekend.
So here goes, we set up and eagerly waited for our delegates to arrive.
As a welcome gift Sam had hand finished aprons for each delegate, we chosen aprons as a gift as we knew we would be using paints with Wilna classes, and they were gratefully received.
Once the delegates had arrived and settled into there places, the lovely Hey Little Magpie shop opened for business, and as true scrappers it wasn’t long before we where in there, seeing what we needed, like true Scrappers we need it all – lol.
The format for this weekend was to have as relaxed as possible craft retreat but at the same time having some fun.
So after we had our evening meal it was back to the crop room for a party game. Which involving rolling a dice, dressing up, inflating a palm tree and putting up a deckchair – which was so funny.
With the lovely Jooles was our winner.
After the game the delegates had an evening to themselves, and to get ready for the following day where we had planned 3 classes, including one video from Wilna.
The delegates all got struck into the classes – which we will share in another blog post,
and I just had to take a selfie, which was photobombed by Penelope – lol x.
We also had my son, James helping out, and he was made-up that Starbucks was on site and he could nip down for one or two during the weekend – lol.
And to finish off Saturday, we had the lovely Elaine attend from Stix2 to demonstrate their products with two lovely make & take gifts.
Sunday followed the same format, after breakfast we had 3 more classes, raffle prize draws, challenge winners and of course a photographs of us all in our aprons, and like I said the weekend ended far too quickly, and it was time for us all to head home.
But before I sign off, I wanted to share an extra photo of us and Wendy in our Paris Cardigans – Wendy had attended our Paige workshop in March with this lovely cardigan, and as we were going to Paris shortly afterward, Sam set herself the task to locate Paris cardigans for us – love them.
Well thats all for now, but we want to thank each delegate for attending our retreat, all the lovely feedback we received, and we are looking forward to seeing all the delegates again in the future.
Come back soon to find out more of what we are up to.