Firstly Mandy from The Old Dairy showed us how to make our own soy candles.
It was quite an easy process I must say.
The wax is melting....
the wick is in place...
...now it just has to set. The only problem was that it is so hot that it hadn't set properly by the time we finished so we all had to drive home very carefully :-)
Tonya from The Crafty Mummy came along and showed us some of the Christmas decorations she has featured on her blog. She has a great blog so do check it out and spend some time there as she has some really good ideas and tutorials.
Her patchwork is very inspiring as well and almost makes me want to venture into the world of patchworking. Almost!
Shiralee from Vintage Papery brought along some of her very pretty handiwork and the top photo also shows her talents. The yellow flowers on her blog were part of her Secret Santa gift which one very fortunate person picked today.
Just look what our very clever co-ordinator Margy made!!!! Isn't it incredible? I have enlarged the photo so you can have a good look at how she has made the bee. I must give that a try.
Rachael brought along some jewellery that her sister makes and sells on her Etsy shop When Laura Meets Clay.
Wouldn't these earrings be a great gift for a librarian?
I took along my stamping kit and between mine and Margy's kit there was a lot of banging going on and hopefully nobody went home with a headache.
Of great interest was the reusable bow that I featured in a previous post after my friend, Sally gave me one to use as a template. For those ladies from the workshop who are looking for the instructions here is the link.
To finish off the morning we had a Secret Santa and exchanged a handmade gift to the value of $5. It was a perfect finish to a great year of successful workshops. We have more planned for next year and the first one will probably be held in February 2015. Come along if you live in the region and I am sure you will fit right in and enjoy yourself.