Friday, 25 November 2011

Crafting at Coed-y-Dynas

For this crafting demo, I had to drive all the way to Welsh Wales. Luckily it was a lovely clear day when I set out and the roads weren't too busy so I arrived in good time after a journey of an hour and a quarter. The store was absolutely delightful. A labyrinth of buildings seperated by open passageways which hosted farmers market style stalls displaying delicious local food produce.
Once again, the staff were really friendly and welcoming and in good humour when I arrived. The craft department was in its own little annexe and seemed miles away from the main entrance, but there was a lovely atmosphere throughout the store as I made my way through.
I met a lovely lady who I believe was with her granddaughter. She was tempted to start making her own cards and, after being shown a few simple techniques, they carefully chose a few goodies to start them off on their new hobby. They turned up again later in the afternoon with a few questions and then chose a few more bits and pieces. They seemed so excited that I am sure that they will be paying another visit very soon. I don't think you ever lose that feeling of excitement when you make a new purchase and can't wait to get home and have a play.
There was another lovely lady with her husband who had been doing a little bit of on-line research before attending the event and they commented that the website photos did not do them justice. Blushes all round, but we all love a compliment don't we? They were fascinated by the pillow boxes I had made and bought one of the x-cut score boards to make their own. They really are so simple and only take a few minutes to make. The department supervisor kept one of the boxes to show other customers.

This pillow box has been made using an A4 sheet of Papermania textured card and works perfectly with the largest scorelines on the scoreboard. It's the perfect size for a scarf or gloves.
The smallest size on the scoreboard makes a really sweet little box which would be ideal for a small piece of jewellery or as a table favour.
If there is anyone who hasn't tried making these yet, give it a go. Once you've started, you won't be able to stop. :-)

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