Wednesday, 27 March 2013

A Cosy Evening at Craft Club


Just sharing a few impromptu snaps from a new craft club I attended in Sheffield last week. I met a lovely group of ladies, one of whom, Amy, is in #PostCircle and we'd been chatting via Twitter for weeks (in fact a Twitter chat with Amy is why #PostCircle started!) It was held in the delightfully friendly and cosy pub The Riverside, which is 100% owned by arts charity Point Blank. Very cool. 


This was the first meeting so there was lots of crafty chatter as we got to know one another, and I loved that it quickly became apparent that we are all into different crafts, but aren't afraid of launching in and being a bit experimental with our projects! (Mind you, I was being a little boring and working away on my never-ending scarf. No really. The ball of wool never ends). 



Such a warm and atmospheric venue teamed with new friends was a welcome treat, as I live quite a way out of Sheffield so don't feel as immersed in its crafty, creative culture as much as I would like. I'm looking forward to the next meeting already. 



(We were all being a little camera shy, but you can see much evidence of yummy cake-munching, tea drinking and merry crafty productivity!)


I'm a little quiet on this blog this week, but this is because I am absolutely snowed under with meeting custom button order deadlines, launching more #PostCircle groups (128 members now!), juggling two jobs and working on some techy stuff behind the scenes for this blog, too. You should see the state of my desk! I'll be sending out the first issue of the Miss Beatrix newsletter in the next few days, so if you haven't subscribed yet you'll see a wee box on the right there. I also have some time off over the next couple of weeks, so watch this space for creative endeavours aplenty!



26 comments:

  1. Your craft group sounds great and the place you meet looks really interesting.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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    1. It was a lovely warm and inviting venue :) x

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  2. Agree, your crafty group sounds really inspirational. Good luck with the button orders! Sam @createitsam

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    1. Thanks Sam! I love doing custom orders as it's really interesting to look at my buttons from other's perspective. x

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  3. this looks like fun, I didn't know anything about it. I am a bit out of the loop at the moment and haven't done any fairs or anything for ages.
    Your post circle sounds fabulous but I didn't join as I knew I just wouldn't have the time so I will look forward to hearing all about it on the blog and newsletter- keep up the good work!

    Mrs H x

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    1. You can join #PostCircle anytime, Nicky, so just drop me a line if you ever want in :) x

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  4. Awww I'd to have a craft club nearby, but I don't think there is anywhere. Sound like you all had a lovely evening though, you definitly sound like you've been a busy woman!

    Rhiannon x

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  5. ur craft group looks so cozy and funny.me and my neighbours started a craft group this year too. good times!there is nothing better then great people,yummy cake,tea,and a spot of craft.

    ive recieved a few post circle letters btw, thanks so much for putting it together,its been lovely.

    mezz x

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    1. I can't imagine being able to craft with my neighbours so I'm quite jealous!

      Glad you're enjoying #PostCircle! x

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  6. I think it's great that you are all involved in different crafts - lot's of different influences x Jane

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    1. Definitely, it'll be handy to know I can learn from others. x

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  7. Oh how lovely! I wish there was a craft group near me. That's fab you've been doing lots of custom orders Anna, yay!

    Jo :-) x

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  8. Sounds ideal. Exciting that your buttons are so popular :). Your #postcircle response is amazing - you have obviously hit on something big there.

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    1. #PostCircle is bigger than I ever imagined! I hope lots of people are having their days brightened by happy post :) x

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  9. Such fun! Isn't just great getting together with other crafters. There is never a shortage of things to chatter about!!
    Rosiexx

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    1. Craft is such a huge subject isn't it? If you talk about it with someone who doesn't craft the conversation is over in thirty seconds, but put a group of crafters together and the subjects are endless! x

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  10. Goodness, how do you do fit it all in? ;0

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    1. The wine? Oh, you mean being busy! Sorry ;) - I don't really, hence the quiet blog this week! (Another good word - 'hence') x

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  11. This sounds like so much fun! I would love to do a craft evening, and I really must get back into knitting- it's so relaxing! What is #postcircle though!? x

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    1. Knitting is my favourite for when I want a relaxing craft. If you scroll up you'll see a #PostCircle button on the left, and all is explained there, Alice. x

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  12. I went to my crafty club last night, love the companion of crafty souls! :) x

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  13. Lovely to hear you have found your a nice craft club to attend in amongst all the busy things!

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  14. What a lovely club! I am amazed you have had time to post anything at all with all those tasks on your plate!

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  15. A crafty group sounds like a lot of fun, and the venue looks quite cozy ... I'd hate for the evening to be over! Wendy

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