Wednesday, May 18, 2016


September Weekend Break
Card Making Workshop with Karolina Pietrzak 
September 23rd to 25th 2016
Workshop 24th of September (fully booked)
Check Karolina's Face Book page here; https://www.facebook.com/Craftolina-175512012553814/

I will add a list of items you need to bring nearer the time.
1. Top of the list wine and chocolates.
2. You might like to bring a box of embellishments, such as lace and ribbon scraps, broken jewelry, buttons, tassels, flowers. Any special little bits and pieces you have bought and haven't got round to use.  ( we all have them, the little things that are to special to you) 



Friday Evening  Mini Classes ( kits still available)
for about 2 hours before dinner
and Sunday morning after breakfast  for 2 hours
I will have a mini class, (cost €10.00) each
these classes are optional, you can bring your own stash to craft with.
Please let me know if you want kits.

Friday evening
Decorated Gift tags. 
I will have some samples with me, and do a quick demo before we start. the thing is we'll be playing and having fun creating mini works of art.

These can be for wedding/ baby/ and men’s cards this time.
which can be added to card when you get home.
the kit will contain everything you’ll need to make at least 6 tags,
lots of pretty lace, ribbons, embellishments, flowers, images and pre-cut tags and pretty backgrounds.
please let me know if you would like on.
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list of items to bring
1. small border punch
2. needle and thread.

Sunday morning 
Christmas cards
The kit will contain everything you’ll need to make at 2 card,
lots of pretty lace, ribbons, embellishments, flowers, images, inserts, envelopes, pre-cut tags and pretty backgrounds.
and enough to make 4 extra toppers to finish at home.. 


Hotel  2 night break in Macroom,
at the beautiful Coolcower House Hotel http://www.coolcowerhouse.ie/   
Travelling Friday, with a full day workshop on the Saturday.
I need to know ASAP who is interested, as September is a very busy month for hotels.
Workshop €45.00
Booking deposit required. €25.00 to confirm your class place, (payable to Karolina) which is non refundable, if for some reason you can't make it on the day, you can pay the balance and Karolina will post your kits to you. postage extra. 


More details will follow for the class from Karolina.

If you would just like to do the workshop, and not stay over at the hotel, you are more than welcome, but class places will offered to people staying for the weekend first.


Hotel Quote
Coolcower House, Macroom, http://www.coolcowerhouse.ie/
Co. Cork.
Tel: 026 41695
B&B + Evening Dinner for 2 nights
(per person sharing) €136.00
Please note single supplement of Euro 10 per night 
for a single room.





Karloina has 1 double rooms available at her house €40.00 for 2 nights, you can join us for breakfast and dinner, at the hotel. I will ask hotel for price. and let you know. 1 room still available

The hotel is now fully booked but there is still a room available for Saturday night only. 
however there are hotels near by, and you are more than welcome to join us for dinner on the friday and Saturday evenings. 

Riverside Park Hotel  Macroom  http://www.riversidepark.ie/ 
Castle Hotel Macroom  http://www.castlehotel.ie/en/

Travelling to Macroom
By Train to Cork (kent ) station,
to Coolcower House is about 35 mins from the station.






Sunday, March 20, 2016

List of items needed for the weekend
up dated 20th of March 2016
1. Large and smaller trimmer
2. Craft mat
3. 3 x  pairs of scissors (1 for paper. 1 for sticky tape, and 1 good one for ribbons)
4. Needle and thread. pink or white.
5. Craft Knife/pokey tool/ tweezers.
6. Good quality all purpose glue, (collall or bostic)
7. Hi-Tac glue, or book binding glue ( collall or anita)
8. Ruler/ rubber/pencil/ note pad.
9. Peel-off boarders and corners.
10. Selection of foam pads and foam tape
11. something to put rubbish in, (old sweet tin)
12. Small container for embellishments.
13. Hot glue gun and extension lead.
14. Fine tip black marker, (to do some faux stitching.)
15. Pinking Shears, or fancy edge scissors

Updates 14th of April
16. Hi-tac double side tape
17. if you like a mug of tea/coffee can you bring your own mug, as the hotel only supply cups.
18. the menu is in, so please check your emails and let me know asap, as I have to give it to the chef tomorrow. thanks 


I have spare tools if anyone needs them, but need to know by 14th of April, so that I can bring them for you.

Please check back nearer the date to see if I have updated the list

thanks Everyone 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


Card Making Weekend Break 
At
The Wilton Hotel Bray.Co Wicklow
Friday 15th, Saturday 16th, and Sunday morning 17th of April 2016

What the weekend is all about
Purely Relaxing and crafting



Each 2 and a half hour class will cost €17.50
or all 3 workshops for €50.00

Whats Happening
Friday From 1.00pm
The class room will be open from 1.00 so bring any unfinished projects you are working on, I will do a few demo's of cards we have made recently. so if you missed the classes you can catch up.
Bar food available at the hotel or you can pop out, there are a few restaurants and coffee shops near by, or bring a pack lunch.
Tea/coffee will be available all day, with some homemade goodies.

Friday evening get together in the craft room for chat and crafting.
Again if you have any craft questions, you want help with, let me know beforehand, and we can show you Friday evening.

Classes
Class room open at 10.00

Saturday Classes 10.30 am (sharp) to 1.00 pm
Crafty Friends in mind
As these are the recipients who appreciate handmade cards the most, this class we will make 2 projects
1.   Crafty gift for a craft friend with a matching card.

2.   Craft Caddy for a Crafty friend. 



Lunch 1.00 to 3.00 pm
Bar food available at the hotel or you can pop out, there are a few restaurants and coffee shops near by, or bring a pack lunch.

Afternoon class 3.00 to 5.30 pm
The Faded Rose
We will make 3 really pretty cards at this class all with a rose theme. all with a best wishes insert, so they can be used for any occasion. 
Card 1. Lace wreath card. with rose detail.

Card 2. A Little vintage cherub. with very pretty ribbon detail.

Card 3. The Shabby Chic Rose, Elegant Lady card. 


This Class you might like to add some shabby chic finishes to the projects, so please bring, some distressed  inks, Spun sugar., or vintage photo, or old newspaper by Tim holtz.
Also bring some Needles and thread, pink or white. as you have some stitching to do.


Saturday Dinner about 8.00 pm 
Back to the craft room for fun and craic.

Sunday
Sunday class 11.00 to 2.00 (3 hour class)
Theme Vintage Elegance
We are making 2 very pretty elegant lace cards at this class.
lots of flourish and detail.
Card 1. Teddy bears picnic (really special boxed card with a tiny jointed teddy bear)


Card 2. Card for a cook.

I have a few more photos to add tomorrow.


Sunday Workshop Updates
If your coming to the class on Sunday and and would like to stay all day to craft. the cost including the class is €25.00. for Sunday only. I will be doing some demonstration Sunday afternoon, but please bring some unfinished kits to work on in the afternoon, if there are some techniques you want help with, please email me HERE in advance so I can prepare the demonstration. 

Raffle in Aid of the Five Loaves Homeless Charity in Bray (draw takes place Sunday after lunch)
We are having a raffle in aid of the Five loaves Homeless Charity in Bray, Co Wicklow, and need a few more raffle prizes, so if you have any unwanted craft items or Christmas presents they would be very much appreciated.
the last event in November we raised €793.34, and hope to do as well this time. you can bring them along to the weekend, we can group small items to make a goody bag. so anything will help.
many thanks Everyone Yvonne xx 



Lunch Sunday 2.00 to  3.00
Bar food is available or there is a restaurant, at the hotel or you can pop out as there are a few restaurants and coffee shops near by. 

Sunday afternoon
The class room will re-open after lunch and you can stay to craft until 6.00

Tea/coffee and some homemade goodies will be available during the day.



Booking your Room
You would have to book your room yourself, at the Wilton hotel. (say you are part of the craft weekend) and ask for Lynn
And pay a deposit of €10.00 for each class booked. (€20.00 for all 3 classes) Deposits required by 25th of March.
Only 4 rooms available (updated 20th of February)



Witlon Hotel Quote
The best rate we can offer you for 2 nights bed & breakfast plus one evening meal in April 2016 is €105.00 per person sharing a double/twin and 
single room will be €155.00



Here is the link to the hotel http://www.wiltonhotelbray.com/

When making a reservation please ask for Lynn, Tele; 01 2760258 and state its for the Craft Weekend. in April 2016


Classes
You are more than welcome to come for the day to do 1 or 2 classes, you do not need to say the whole weekend to come to a class.


Directions
Directions to the hotel off M11
Take N11, M11 and N11
to Southern Cross Rd/R768 in Wicklow. 
Take the exit
toward Bray/Greystones/Enniskerry/Kilcroneyfrom N11
The Wilton is on your Left opposite Kilruddery house.


Coming by Train, to Connolly station , 
take dart for Bray /Greystones,
Get off in Bray.

Coming by bus  No. 184, or the No 84, pass the end of the road
 Veyay Road, Briars Wood. 
Cross the road, and walk about 5 mins up the Southern Cross Road,

 hotel is on the right, Kilruddery will be on the left.





I think that's everything covered
but please let me know if I forgot anything.
Please get in touch HERE to book a place


Here is the link to the list of names booked in to stay over and class places HERE




Monday, September 1, 2014



A Great Big Thank You
 To all my lovely ladies who travel far and wide to stay the weekend.
It was lovely to catch up with all, my lovely crafty friends, some I met for the first time 9 years ago in Craftzone. and have come to nearly every event since, to all the lovely ladies who joined us for the first time, Ruth, Linda, Esther, Yvonne, Aideen, Edel, Kelly, Annalea, and Julie. you were all so welcome.
A Special Thank you to Roberta my right hand women, 
who is just fantastic.
To Margaret, for all your help, banter, craic and fun.

I hope you got home okay, and are not to exhausted.

Would love some feed back on how you though the weekend went,
so please pop me an email or leave a comment below.




FEEDBACK
I had some feed back about the Taste of Home Card
Some of the ladies didn't manage to finish the project, as they had to leave about 5.30 on Saturday. most ladies stayed on to get it done, but there was 3 cards in the afternoon class. so we never got to finish them on Saturday, however nearly everyone did on the Sunday.
and I think I stretched you all with the afternoon class, but we did chat a lot, and a lot of question were asked,
The Taste of home card was probably a class in itself
so next time I will allow more time, and a shorted lunch break.

But need to know, Do you prefer to be challenged with something new at my classes, or make pretty cards but simple cards.

At my Carlow Class, the ladies prefer to finish 5 pretty but simple cards.
would love some feedback
thanks Yvonne
           


Click HERE for the list of names for the
Carlow Christmas Workshop
Saturday the 18th of November

many thanks
Yvonne

Cards from September
















Monday, April 14, 2014