Friday, October 29, 2010

Totally wireless, and two great workshops!

I promised I would tell and show you last weekend when I taught 2 classes at It's Crafting Time near Cambridge. I taught my utee ring book on Saturday and a mixed Media class on Sunday, and it was great fun, interspersed with gorgeous cakes and giggles, and fabulous creations!
 Two of the gorgeous books created

 workshop Saturday

 Workshop Sunday

 Nina was the hostess with the mostest and invited me to stay in her lovely home. We went on a trip up the river Cam in a punt on Saturday night which was great with ghostly tales told by the man with the pole! lol

Ghostly punting
and for those of you who are wondering about the missing wire... here is the story... get up at 5am on Saturday..coffee, bath, do hair, dress, get in car , drive to Cambridge , with stop on way for Starbucks Frappucino ( just loving I can get these on the motorways now!!). Arrive at shop, set up, start to teach workshop. Nothing new in that.. normal..until ( now this is for those who wear bras ( I am certainly not a 60's girl burn your bra etc!) .. I feel that uncomfortable, think I might have a wire coming out of my bra, feeling under my arm. I am teaching here, so do I excuse myself and go and fix it, or do I carry on? I go fix it, and it isn't fixable, so out it comes! The rest of day is brilliant, and we go punting, and out to dinner, and fall into bed , sleeping instantly! do you have any idea where this is going.. no me neither, but in the morning I asked Nina for some sewing kit so I could mend my bra so at least I didn't look too bad for the next class! I couldn't get the wire back into the bra, so Nina did it for me. Looked brilliant , until I said isn't it in the wrong side? at which point I realised I didn't have one on the other side either! Now, what I really need to know is how come I didn't notice that I was missing the other wire???? I mean how can you not know???  I went totally wireless for the entire weekend!! lol  I know I am wafty at the best of times, but I now know that I have completely lost the plot, so if you are coming to one of my workshops, you can tell me with pleasure that I am completely nuts!! So do you go wired or wireless? lol
Thank you to everyone who came to the workshops, it was a pleasure to teach you , and to Nina who was a brilliant hostess., and if you would like to meet the complete wireless body, I am doing more workshops this weekend at Sharon's Card Crafts, and I will be back in Cambridge on the 14th November for a Christmas Curio box workshop.
Hugs,

16 comments:

Sid said...

Ohh I always go wireless Jennie !!! lol I mean where electronics are concerned, that is.

Great workshop and fab books. Cambridge is fab too !

Daniele said...

sound like you had great fun, the book covers look awesome....all that utee, as for the wire, just use it on an altered project next time
hugs

Rachel said...

Pretty much the only wire I use is in my art.

The books are absolutely stunning. Could you come up and teach in Manchester?

Cheryl said...

oh hun what a hoot,about your bra,he he those books look amazing how I would love to be able to come to one of your work shops,but,too far away oh all the best people,are so far away,and so mega talented too,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Anesha said...

It was a wonderful workshop Jennie and the wire thing was such a hoot!! I agree Nina is such a lovely person. Can't wait for your next workshop!:)

Sam said...

i had a fantstic time at your workshop Jennie, thank you, I learnt so much.

Joanne said...

Oh I love those pages. I can manage 'til teatime with wires, then I'm afraid the whole lot comes off 'til the next day!!! I hate bras, but unfortunately, my waist is big enough already without adding a bit (lot) extra!!!
Luv Joanne xx

Jules said...

Such a fun blog entry and the ring books are divine!

Doone said...

you are perfect with or without wires - just check your washing machine filter for the missing wire in case you are heading for a blockage...

next blog I expect to hear how you explain away having a screw loose...

Dxxx

Hels Sheridan said...

ROFL At least it didn't get jammed in the washing machine... erm... mmm, wonder how I know that LOL

camcraft said...

Still giggling over you going 'wireless' :-) Such a brilliant workshop and great to finally meet you :-) Worrying bit of the story you did not mention is that your DH knows all about removable wires and you do not - well it seemed all or most of us ladies did not know either - so has your DH fessed how he knows such things LOL
Great pics. of the workshops and great pics. of the punting trip. :-) Totally agree - not only was Nina a fab. hostess, so was Caz the cheffess :-) Fabulous veg. soup and even more gorgeous cakes.
Carole x

Sarah Anderson said...

hee hee hee, what ArE you like ;) fab workshop pieces

Lori said...

Love your workshop pieces, love that UTEE! As for the, erm, wireless story, you never fail to crack me up! What a hoot!

Hazel said...

Wish I could have been there. Just enjoying catching up with what I've missed since my last visit x

Shar said...

You make the absolute coolest things, Jennie!

Lucy Edmondson said...

That made me laugh! I am definitely a 'wired' girl, and have often gone around wonky when one side has come out. It is when it pokes out of the top of your blouse it gets really shameful!

Lucy x