I know! I know! I apologise, but Gift Frippery HQ Christmas is arriving! There are articles for magazines being created and photographed. There are workshops being booked in lovely places like the botanic gardens and National Trust properties the ever faithful adult education service plus some new venues this year. One such place is Prema, a community arts establishment on the outskirts of Bristol. Have a browse at all the lovely things they’ve got on offer www.prema.org.uk
I’m also going to be offering a few dates for small workshops (4 people) at my home.
A new idea I have brewing, is to offer pop-up crafternoons in work places, cafes etc. If you know of anyone who might be interested please let me know. It’s all about spreading the word.
On that note, There is the most wonderful magazine called Pretty Nostalgic. Everything about it and the people who run it is wholesome and ethical. I was therefore thrilled when they asked me to contribute to their Christmas issue! Everything I will be doing is on their them of making do and not needing to buy everything new. If you’ve ever attended a Gift Frippery workshop you’ll already know that this is a bit of a running theme anyway.
And another new venture is working alongside Relish Events. Michaela attended one of my workshops in early summer and has now asked me to help with the decorative side of two event coming up pre Christmas! Without giving anything away I think I can say one is the Mary Howard sale at Hullavington and the other is an evening event at Bristol Grammar School.
I LOVE doing what I do but it always great when new opportunities come along too.
What about you? How early do you start preparing for your own Christmas? I bet some of you have already got a few presents tucked away……