Archive for October 2011

Radiothread - October meeting

Sunday, 23 October 2011 § 0

October's meeting was Radiothread, and it was a general session for people to come along and work on their current craft projects.

We're pleased to report that we gained 12 new members, with lots of people taking advantage of signing up for 2012 early to get the rest of this year free. Thanks for being part of our WI group!

As well as enjoying a drink, a natter and some crafting, Suzanne from Potterdoodle brought our teacups and saucers that we had painted earlier in the month.

They look absolutely stunning now they have been fired and glazed. Drinking tea will never be the same again!

Buns & Roses WI at the Morley Literature Festival

Sunday, 16 October 2011 § 0

 Last weekend we were at the Morley Literature Festival, serving up tea and cake at the request of organiser Jenny.

Hayley spent all of Friday making more than 70 cupcakes and chocolate brownies. Gemma helped by choosing sprinkles, licking the bowls and making labels.

Helen and Gloria did a marvellous job serving tea to the participants. Don't they look good in their pinnys!

 Hayley and Gemma manned the craft stall.

 The focus for the afternoon's session was jewellery company Tatty Devine. On the left is one of our very own Roses Elly , who was the host for the interview.

The cakes went down very well and we made lots of new friends.

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Cuptown Girl - October workshop

Sunday, 9 October 2011 § 0

Our October workshop was aptly entitled Cuptown Girl, as we were painting our very own teacups and saucers!

Suzanne from Potterdoodle brought all the equipment along and gave us some excellent tips on how to get the best results. 

Everyone was raring to go as soon as they saw the paints in front of them - we became giggly schoolgirls but fortunately didn't make too much mess (plastic aprons were a very good idea!).

Sam and Jenn were particularly excitable.

Here's Jen very carefully making a polka dot cup. She even drew round the paint pot to make sure the circles were neat!

Note the look of concentration on everyone's faces!

There were many stunning designs and all the girls really got stuck in. Not only did we have free reign with the paints, but Suzanne brought loads of stamps and stencils to get the creativity flowing as well.

The cups and saucers have now been taken for Suzanne to fire and glaze, and we will have them back at our meeting later this month looking all bright and shiny. Not sure that tea will be the first thing drunk from them though, considering the excellent bar at the Cosmopolitan ...

If you want to paint your own teacup and saucer, or other crockery, give Suzanne a shout. You can find info at Potterdoodle.