Wednesday, 17 April 2013

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday #202

Sewing has been on the back burner this week. The children didn’t go back to school until yesterday and I had a class, this morning, to prepare for.

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This was the state of play on Tuesday evening. Nothing like leaving it until the last minute. We made a set of any occasion cards and a folder to keep them in. I had three lovely new ladies come along today, all of them complete beginners at stamping and only one of them had done any card making previously. The classes are always fun to teach, but there is something extra special about showing folk the techniques for the first time.

That’s it from me for today. I’ll share what we made, later in the week, once I’ve had a chance to take some photos. Join in the fun at Julia’s place.

27 comments:

Peggy Cain said...

love the edge of your blue cardstock is that a Tim Holtz border die? have a great day!

Gracie O'Tripp said...

Your desk is very orderly. I wish I could keep mine that way.

pat said...

A folder is a great idea! I love to make cards.

Annie said...

Hope the class went well....I will be looking out to se the results later in the week :-)
Hugs,
A x # 41

Krisha said...

Looking very organised! I bet the ladies loved the idea of a folder to keep their new cards in.
Krisha #114

Eliza said...

I am doing that with my BF ATM showing her techniques she has never crafted before and I am loving the look on her face when we do crazy stuff in the journal.

Love the folder idea.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza 46

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That made me laugh...I'm the world's worst for leaving things until the last minute!! They were none the wiser and obviously enjoyed themselves!
Btw, thanks for the great post on bias binding and the tutorial links, really useful :)
Hugs, LLJ 37xxxx

Regina Hamilton said...

Sounds like a fun class. I love the edge on the blue card stock. Happy crafting #30

Ria Gall said...

I agree with you about how you feel when you teach someone a technique it is priceless.
Hope they all enjoyed the class
Have a great WOYWW today and enjoy the rest of your week
Ria #40

Maria Ontiveros said...

The blue and red are so striking!
Rinda

glitterandglue said...

Sharing a skill with others is indeed a precious gift we can give them. Well done. Have a great week.
Margaret (glitterandglue #89)

Sarah said...

Sounds like a great class! Sarah x #130

Jo said...

It is lovely to be the first to teach someone something, I hope we'll get to see the cards you made x

Lisa-Jane said...

Hope the class went well despite the last minute prep! That seems to be me all over at the moment...! Have a great week.

humel said...

That looks fun! I teach a papercrafts class on Wednesday lunchtimes, and have fallen into the bad habit of preparing for it on Wednesday mornings.... One day I'll be caught out when I realise I don't have enough of something and no time to get it!

Lizzie said...

I love the fancy edges! A set of cards with a folder to keep them in sounds so lovely - I'd have liked to join in!
I remember the first time I saw "stamping" - we had a shop in our high street where there was a whole room of stamps & stamping equipment upstairs. The ladies who owned the shop were giving a demo of stamping techniques - I don't think I had ever seen such fabulous hand-made cards; I was blown away. Of course, I had to try it for myself!

Could we see the finished results of those class preparations? (pretty please?)

Jaki Morris said...

Wish I lived nearer would love to come to your classes

Jakix

Shazsilverwolf said...

I hope your class went well, how lovely to be able to get people crafting for the first time. You'll have to teach blogging next, rofl! Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #70 xx

Sian said...

yep, I'd be up for coming to your class too if I lived anyway near close :)

Sandra said...

I'm so pleased to hear that your hard work is paying off and more are coming to your classes .... I would like to point out that I told you so lol

Twiglet said...

So neat and tidy!!! - just whizzing round a few desks while I have a breather from my wedding jobs! x Jo

alexa said...

Looks very organised to me :). With a bowl of happy fruit to keep you going!

Julia Dunnit said...

Me too, Fiona, newbies keep you fresh and remind you how marvellous it all is as you reveal the techniques..love it. Pretty colour of cardstock you've used for the folders..lovely idea.

Alison Wade said...

Happy.Very Belated WOYWW. Inspiring people to become addicted to craft like us must be wonderful. Ali x. #25

Karen Ives said...

It is the best reward to be able to teach or inspire someone.
Karen #61

Neet said...

I ove the look on people's faces when you first show them embossing. magic!
Take care and enjoy your teaching.
Hugs, Neet xx

Debs Willis said...

Yup, I love teaching classes too! Love the 'ooooh' moment when they see how great their creations turned out!

Happy woyww
Debs #75