Monday, 27 May 2013

Quick Rosette Make and Our First WI Meeting



Last Tuesday was the first meeting of the Kelham Island WI (KIWI) in Sheffield! It went really well, with a relaxed atmosphere, lots of new faces to get to know, and a really welcoming venue. We had a chef demonstration and barista skills on the menu, both of which were delivered by the talented Hayley of The Grind CafĂ©, and I was tasked with making name badges, to help us all get to know one another. 

After a bit of fiddling around with items hanging around my craft stash, I came up with these simple and fun rosettes. 



All you have to do is cut out a small card disc, glue a strip of ribbon into it, then layer up flattened out cupcake cases and doilies however you wish. Write your name on the doily - or a message of your choice - and tape a safety pin onto the back. Voila! Instant champion status! These worked well because the ladies were at my crafty table long enough to have a chat, but the make was super easy for those who feel daunted by crafts. Those who took part came up with some really clever personal takes on the design too!







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13 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun day!

    Claire x

    Http://Daydreamsinthegarden.blogspot.co.UK

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  2. What a brilliant idea! I've had rosette bunting on my To Craft list for a while, and this is the perfect way to make my own rosettes- thank you :) xx

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  3. what a lovely touch to your meeting and such a young WI group. Can you recommend a similar group in Derby / Nottingham? Sam x

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    1. Hi Sam, if you visit the WI website you'll find listings of groups in your area, or you could start one! x

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  4. It was a lovely evening. Good luck KIWI!

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  5. Great idea and looks like such a fun evening x Jane

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  6. Fab rosettes! It looks like you had such a good time too :) xxx

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  7. This looks fab! Are there any membership places for this group left? I'd be really interested in joining if there are! x

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    1. We do have places! If you email kelhamislandwi[at]gmail[dot]com we'll send you details of the next meeting - you can come as a guest and see how you feel :) x

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  8. Great post!
    Really like your blog,maybe we can follow each other! :)

    Only a storm in a coffee cup

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  9. Looks like so much fun. Wish I could join in!! :(
    Rosie

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  10. It looks like a great first meeting for your WI! The rosette idea is a great one and what a fab way to get people crafting, even if they haven't before.

    From a fellow WI member :-)

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  11. Looks like a brilliant meeting and I just love the rosettes, very creative! x

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